Antelope Audio Zen Studio Audio Interface is Shipping

June 26 2014, 18:54
Antelope Audio’s widely anticipated Zen Studio multichannel recording interface is now shipping. Priced at $2,495, Zen Studio is a multi-faceted, portable audio interface with best-in-class analog and digital connectivity. Measuring just 16.8” (418 mm) wide and constructed in an attractive and durable housing, the Zen Studio delivers “world class” capabilities to audio professionals who want to capture outstanding, studio-quality recordings in any location.

Zen Studio offers a fully featured recording interface complete with Antelope’s industry standard clocking technology and a built-in monitoring section. It consists of 12 studio-grade mic pres, on-board DSP effects and the company’s proprietary low-latency USB connectivity—all in a package that can easily fit inside a backpack. Zen Studio is perfectly suited for traveling musicians, location sound engineers, field recordists and producers seeking the ultimate in portability and sound quality.
The Zen Studio features 12 studio-grade microphone preamplifiers, Antelope Audio’s Acoustically Focused Clocking jitter management algorithm and high-quality ADC & DAC technology. The unit’s custom USB and conversion technologies are identical to that of the top-selling 32-channel Orion32 interface, which is currently a centerpiece in the playback rigs for artists such as Rihanna, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake, and integral to the many mixing and mastering studios.
In addition to audio quality, Zen Studio offers an extremely powerful DSP, based on a custom FPGA device with massive parallel processing capabilities. This allows fast and easy simultaneous processing of multiple effects, enhancing the workflow like no other device on the market.
All audio I/O is available simultaneously for a total of 38 possible input and 14 outputs (including headphone outs), plus 24 simultaneous I/O channels via custom USB, supporting 24-bit, 192-kHz audio. It enables up to four independent zero-latency mixes assignable to any outputs, including the two independent headphone outputs and monitor outputs.
 The unit is fully controllable using an intuitive desktop application on both PC and Mac, offering flexible signal routing and DSP-based effects along with custom presets.
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