Producing your own music has become the contemporary equivalent of writing poetry. Current technologies have made sound recording as easy as grabbing a pen and pouring your feelings on paper. However, unlike the solitude writing requires, music creation is usually a shared experience. A simple two or four-channel audio interface is no longer enough. A cool, creative jam with friends will require at least eight channels, packed in a portable interface that could easily fit in a backpack. Everything your band needs with the Antelope Audio Zen Tour, they are pushing 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.
Hardware-based Audio Effects: Massive Hardware Modeling Capabilities
Already leaders in the field of digital audio clocking Antelope Audio is now on a mission to revolutionize the world of digital audio interfaces. Our custom Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) not only guarantees the lowest sound latency on the market when creating and streaming multiple mixes, but provides our devices with massive hardware modeling capabilities.
Included Guitar FX:
- Modern - A Mesa-style Amp and Cabinet Combo
- Top30 - A Vox style Amp and Cabinet Combo
- Darkface 65 - A Fender-style Amp and Combo
- (all guitar amp heads and cabinets can be used with each other to create custom stacks. All include mic models of various well-known dynamic, condenser, and ribbon mics.
Included Vintage FX:
- EQP-AA - A Pultec-style vintage passive EQ with low end and top end boost/cut.
- VMEQ-5A - A Pultec-style vintage mid-range EQ
- VEQ-55A - An API-style 3-band vintage EQ
- BAE 1073 - A current rendition of the industry’s top 1073 re-issue
- Antelope EQ - 4-band parametric EQ
- Antelope Compressor - Features Attack, Release, Threshold, Ratio
Zero Latency Performance
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 and the lowest latency levels on the market. In Zen Tour portability meets studio power like in no other device.
The custom FPGA is a rock-solid platform for creating multiple, zero latency mixes and applying an exciting stack of effects. Those feature Antelope's brand new hardware-based guitar amp & cab simulations, the legendary Pultec EQ emulation and the extremely versatile AuraVerb reverb. The FPGA effects offer unbeatable authenticity and audio realism, comparable only to the sound of classic hardware gear.
Next Generation Software Control
Zen Tour control is literally at your fingertips via the intuitive touch screen or the handy mobile app. The OS X and Windows compatible software control panel follows Antelope's innovative concept for networking. You can now manage all Zen Tour features from multiple computers in the same network.
Zen Tour offers 8 analog outs, digital I/O on ADAT & S/PDIF, two independent headphone amps and two separate pairs of monitor outs. The FPGA powered ThunderboltTM and custom USB make the device compatible with any DAW.