Zen Studio Professional Portable Audio Interface by Antelope

Antelope Zen Studio USB 2.0 Interface, Portable, Flexible Routing, Onboard DSP, 192 kHz, 12 Mic Pre's, 20/11 Analog I/O

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Product Overview Zen Studio is a professional, compact, all-in-one audio interface with 12 mic pres, DSP effects and 24 channel low-latency PC & Mac connectivity.

Studio quality and functionality in a sleek easy to carry box
Zen Studio is the professional, portable audio interface with the most competitive analog and digital connectivity. The 12 world-class mic pres, Antelope's signature clocking, the on-board DSP effects with multiple monitor mixers and the proprietary low-latency USB connectivity make Zen a world-class mobile recording system, that can easily fit inside a backpack or gear bag. Zen Studio is designed to meet the needs of the modern day producer or engineer on-the-go, as well as location sound engineers, sound designers, independent bands and musicians in search of greater sound quality and flexibility.

Proven technologies for supreme audio
Antelope Audio Acoustically Focused Clocking provides the most authentic analog sounding A/D & D/A conversion on the market. Antelope's clocking and conversion along with the custom USB technology implemented in Zen are identical to the ones in the top-selling 32-channel Orion interface which is a centerpiece in the playback rigs for artists such as Rihanna, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake, and inside the mixing and mastering studios of engineers like Eric Sarafin (aka Mixerman), Brian Vibberts, Howie Wienberg or electronic music producers like Robert Babicz and Dusty Kid.

Intuitive control and signal routing bringing unique versatility
Zen Studio is fully controllable using an intuitive desktop application on both PC and Mac, offering flexible signal routing and DSP-based effects alongside custom presets. Users can create up to four independent, zero-latency mixes assignable to any outputs, including the two independent headphone outputs and monitor outputs. All audio I/O is available simultaneously for a total of 38 possible input and 32 output channels, plus 24 simultaneous I/O channels via custom USB, supporting 24-bit, 192 kHz audio.

DSP effects and flexibility to enable creative audio production
In addition to proven sound quality, Zen Studio offers an extremely powerful DSP, based on a custom FPGA device with massive parallel processing capabilities. The proprietary FPGA makes the DSP chip in Zen Studio eight times more powerful than the ones used in similar devices. This allows fast and easy simultaneous processing of multiple effects, enhancing the workflow like no other device on the market.

The latest addition to our multifunctional audio interface is our first reverb - AuraVerb. It creates various ambient colors, or “Auras”, using a unique algorithm to provide color and richness like no other reverb so far. Producers can easily design thickening effects, washing effects, bright halo type film score effects. There are also darkened mood effects and long, clear and rich decays - just a few of the many dimensions, which AuraVerb is able to add to the mix. In addition AuraVerb comes with reverb presets, specifically designed by the 5-time Grammy Award winning recording and mixing engineer Brian “Dr. Vibb” Vibberts.

More information can be found in the PDF below:
Data Sheet Features • 12 Mic Pres: 12 analog inputs, allowing you to record and mix a full band in-the-box.
• 24-Bit, 192 kHz AD/DA: Analog sounding conversion on a device that fits in your backpack.
• 24 I/O Channels: Battle-tested, custom USB technology supporting 24 simultaneous I/O channels.
• Acoustically Focused Clocked: Antelope Audio's 4th gen 64-bit AFC jitter management technology.
• Custom FPGA: Custom FPGA-based DSP for massive simultaneous effects processing.
• Zero Latency: Create up to four independent, zero-latency mixes assignable to any output.

Technical Specifications

Analog Inputs
• 4x Mic / Line Instrument on XLR combos on the front
• 8x Mic / Line on XLR combos on the rear
• 8x Lines on DB25 (8 channels)

Analog Inserts
• 2x Inserts on TRS (inputs 1,2)

Digital Inputs
• 2x ADAT (up to 16)
• 1x S/PDIF

World Clock Input
• 1x Input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 - 192kHz

• USB 2.0 Hi-Speed; Data stream up to 480 Mbits/192kHz, 24 channels I/O, Type B

Analog Outputs
• 8x Lines on DB25 (8 channels)
• 1x Monitor out on TRS (2 channels)
• 2x Stereo Headphone outs on TRS (4 channels)

Digital Outputs
• 2x ADAT
• 1x S/PDIF

Word Clock Output
• 1x Outputs @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 - 192kHz

D/A Converter
• Dynamic Range: 118dB
• THD + N -98 dB

A/D Converter
• Dynamic Range: 118dB
• THD + N -105 dB

Mic Preamp
• Gain: 0,10 – 65 dB
• THD + N -108 dB

Sample Rates (kHz)
32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192

Clock Specs
• 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

Additional Information
• Operating Temperature: 0-50ºC/32- 122ºF
• Weight: 2 kg/4.41 lb approx.
• Dimensions (approx.):
- Width: 418 mm/16.8”
- Height: 45 mm/1.8”
- Depth: 145 mm/5.8”
• Power Supply: DC Universal Input 18V
• Power Consumption: 25 Watts Max
Computer Interface Type USB 2
Analogue Inputs (Total) 20
Analogue Outputs (Total) 11
Connections (Input)
  • 1 x 25 Pin D-Sub Analog Input
  • 2 x AD Analog TRS Inserts
  • 2 x ADAT Optical
  • 1 x S/PDIF Coaxial
  • 1 x USB Type B
  • 1 x word clock
  • 12 x XLR / Jack Combo
Mic Preamps (Max) 12
Instrument Inputs (Max) 12
Phantom Power No
Sample Rate (Max)
  • 176.4 kHz
  • 192 kHz
  • 32 kHz
  • 44.1 kHz
  • 48 kHz
  • 88.2 kHz
  • 96 kHz
Bit Resolution  
iPad Compatible No
Dynamic Range 118 dB
Connections (Output)
  • 2 x 1/4" TRS Monitor Output
  • 2 x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone
  • 1 x 25 Pin D-Sub Analog Output
  • 2 x ADAT Optical
  • 1 x S/PDIF Coaxial
  • 1 x word clock
Dimensions (mm) 418 x 45 x 145 mm WxHxD
DSP Processing Yes
Misc. Notes  

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Zen Studio Professional Portable Audio Interface by Antelope
Zen Studio Professional Portable Audio Interface by Antelope