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Portable. The Antelope Zen Tour covers the needs of the whole band. Current technologies have made sound recording as easy as grabbing a pen and pouring your feelings on paper. So producing your own music has become the contemporary equivalent of writing poetry. Unlike the solitude that writing requires, music creation is usually a shared experience. And a creative jam with friends will require at least eight channels, packed in a portable interface that could easily fit in a backpack. A simple two or four-channel audio interface is no longer enough.

Unbeatable amount of I/O. With Zen Tour we have pushed the envelope once again. Antelope is offering not just a portable Thunderbolt™ & USB audio interface, but a pro piece, easily covering the needs of a small band. Zen Tour comes with 4 switchable Mic/Line inputs and 4 more HiZ/Line ins. Two reamp outs and a Talkback button on the front panel put it in the spotlight of portable interfaces.

Forget about latency. Custom FPGA will allow you to create and stream multiple complex mixes and process audio with zero latency. Zen Tour borrows the powerful Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) from Antelope Audio’s top-selling pro studio devices. This game-changing technology provides the interface with massive parallel processing capabilities, thus the lowest latency levels on the market.

Portable guitar interface. Enjoy the true sound of classic guitar amps with Zen Tour’s hardware-based Vintage FX. Forget about buying expensive DSP plugins. Zen Tour offers something better. Get creative with Antelope’s brand new hardware-based FPGA effects. These include guitar amp & cab simulations, lengedary EQ and compressor emulations, plus the extremely versatile AuraVerb reverb. The FPGA effects offer unbeatable authenticity and realism. They not only sound truly analog, but also feel and behave like real hardware gear.

Enhanced connectivity. Have tons of gear hooked in – Zen Tour has quite a few options Some portable interfaces have to go for either a decent amount of I/O channels or high-end DSP effects. Zen Tour gives you all: 4 switchable Mic/Line 4 HiZ/Line ins 8 analog outs digital I/O on ADAT & S/PDIF two independent headphone amps two separate pairs of monitor outs. Plus, the FPGA powered Thunderbolt™ & the custom USB make the Zen Tour lightning fast and compatible with any DAW.

Specifications

Analog Inputs: 4 x Mic / Line Instrument on XLR combos on the back; 4 x Hiz / Line on TRS on the front
Digital Inputs: 2 x ADAT (up to 16CH); 1 x S/PDIF
Analog Outputs: 8 x Lines on 1 x DB25 (8 channels);
2 x Stereo Monitor out on TRS (4 channels, only 1 active at a time); 2 x Stereo Headphone out on TRS (4 channels); 2 x ReAmp outs on TRS (2 channels)
Digital Outputs: 2 x ADAT (up to 16CH); 1 x S/PDIF
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed; Data stream up to 480 Mbits/192kHz 24 channels I/O
Thunderbolt: 1 x Thunderbolt, 32 channels
USB I/O; 1 x USB 2.0 Hi-Speed; Data stream up to 480 Mbits/192kHz, 24 channels I/O, Type B
D/A Monitor Converter: Dynamic Range: 129 dB
THD + N: -108 dB
D/A Converter Dynamic Range: 120 dB; THD + N: -107dB
A/D Converter Dynamic Range: 120 dB
THD + N: -110 dB
Sample Rates: 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 (kHz)
Mic Pre: Gain: 0 – 65 dB; THD + N: -108 dB
Clocking System: 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking; 64-bit DDS; Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator
Clocking Stability: <+/-0.02 ppm, oven controlled at at 64.5ºC/ 148.1ºF
Clock Aging: < 1 ppm per year
Clock Calibration: <+/-0.001 ppm
Power Supply: DC Universal Input 18V
Power Consumption: 25 Watts Max

System requirements

Windows

OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10
Disk Space: Minimum 512 MB available disk space
USB: 1x USB 2.0 Port
Required USB bandwidth: 80%-90%
CPU: Intel or AMD equivalent CPU with at least 2GHz operating frequency
Memory (RAM): 4GB Minimum (8GB or more Recommended)

MAC

OS X: 10.9/10.10/10.11 (El Capitan 10.11.5 Recommended)
Disk Space: Minimum 512 MB available disk space
USB: 1x USB 2.0/3.0 Port
Required USB bandwidth: 80%-90%
Memory(RAM): 4GB Minimum (8GB or more recommended)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo (Minimum) Intel Core i3 ™ or higher (Recommended)

Plus, over 50 free vintage Realtime FX plugins!

The EQs, compressors, and effects in the Antelope FPGA suite are just the beginning. Antelope's engineers are continuously working on creating new models of classic vintage gear, and for now you'll be able to add them for free to your software suite as they become available.

Vintage EQs
VEQ-1A
VEQ-5A
VEQ-HLF
BAE 1023
BAE 1073
BAE 1084
LANG PEQ2
HELIOS69
VEQ-55A
VEQ-HA32C
VEQ-STU 900
VEQ-STU 169
VEQ-STU 089
NEU-W492
NEU-W495
NEU-PEV
VEQ-4K Black
VEQ-4K Brown
VEQ-4K Pink
VEQ-4K Orange

Modeled Cabinets
Darkface 65 2x12
Top30 2x12
Green 2x12
Vintage 4x12
Green 4x12
Caliper 50 1x10
Clst 1x12
England 4x12
Modern 4x12
Bluelux 1x12

Mics Modeled for Cabinets
California121 Ribbon
Austria Gold 414
American57
German FET87

Modeled Guitar Amps
Darkface 65 US
Top32 UK
Modern US
Plexi 59 UK
Rock 22.10 UK
Rock 75 UK
Marcus II US
Tweed Deluxe US
Overange 120 UK
BurnSphere DE

Modern AFX
Antelope EQ
Antelope Compressor

Vintage Compressors
FET-A76