Zen Tour Portable Thunderbolt ™ Zen Tour is a king among portable tabletop interfaces with its astounding number of analog and digital I/O and integrated hardware-based FPGA effects. A portable interface to grow with!
4 Mic/Line & 4 Line/Hi-Z ins Zen Tour features 8 analog outs, 2 headphone and 2 reamp outs, plus an array of digital I/O
Zero Latency Effects Hardware-based custom FPGA FX for next level guitar amp modeling and effects processing
Networking Control Control Zen Tour from multiple computers or via mobile and desktop apps. Advanced Remote Apps
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.
Most Mic/Line Channels With Zen Tour we are pushing the envelope once again. Antelope is offering not just a portable ThunderboltTM & 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. Lowest Sound 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 and the lowest latency levels on the market. In Zen Tour portability meets studio power like in no other device. No longer will portable interface stand for a starting point for your career, Antelope turned Zen Tour in a powerful tool for growing huge in the crazy music business!
Realistic Vintage FX The custom FPGA is a rock-solid platform for creating multiple, zero latency mixes and applying an exciting stack of effects. Forget about buying expensive plugins – Zen Tour offers something better. Get creative with Antelope's brand new hardware-based guitar amp & cab simulations, the classic Pultec EQ emulation and the extremely versatile AuraVerb reverb. The FPGA effects offer unbeatable authenticity and audio realism, comparable only to the sound and behavior of legendary hardware gear.
Advanced Remote Apps Zen Tour control is literally at your fingertips via the intuitive touch screen. 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. Did we mention iOS and Android mobile apps will allow you to manage all Zen Tour features from your smartphone or tablet?
Enhanced Connectivity While other portable interfaces have to go for either a decent amount of I/O channels or high-end DSP effects Zen Tour gives you both! With the 4 switchable Mic/Line and 4 HiZ/Line ins now come 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 not only lightning fast but compatible with any DAW as well.
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.
Forget about expensive DSP effects They often sound flat and soulless and can be quite a pain to your computer. Our FPGA effects bring audio realism to a new level. They not only sound great, but behave and feel just like real hardware gear. Orion Studio, Zen Tour and Goliath – all our latest audio interfaces – feature this new breed of powerful hardware-based audio effects. These include vintage and contemporary guitar amp & cab simulations developed in collaboration with Overloud, plus Antelope’s very own enhanced versions of legendary studio gear.
The Guitar Classics Top30 is the choice for the followers of the so-called “British Invasion Sound”. This amp & cab produces a remarkably pure tone both if you like your guitar sound clean or overdriven. For over 60 years some of the world’s most loved and accomplished artists have been returning to this unique blend. Top30‘s controls include Volume, Bass, Treble and Top Cut. We’ve added a 2×12” speakers cab for this gem, because that’s exactly what it needs to do its magic.
Darkface is our tribute to the most classic amp of the 60s. If you have a heart for vintage rock, jazz, country or good old blues you’ll surely love this sound. Designed to preserve the natural tone of the guitar, even at high volumes, is what made this sound so popular. That’s what we went for when designing this. Just strum a chord through it and you’ll love it
Modern is what you pick when you want to unleash a crushing wall of guitar sound. Suitable for any metal sub genre, this all tube guitar amp simulation is your best choice when you need super heavy distortion, but also when your leads and solos need some help to shine in the mix. This contemporary classic sounds best through a wall of speakers so, its default cab features 4×12” ones. Those are here to help you feel the sound of your guitar as you’ve never done before.
EQ Legends You’re surely into studio legends if you’re reading this so let’s take you back 60 years ago when a tube legend was born to become a part of every pro studio in the world. VEQ – 1A is not only breathing a new life into a classic, but sounds as thick as the real piece and it does hide quite a few tricks. For example simultaneous cut and boost of the same frequency, which gives the sound a unique quality you can’t really get with another EQ. Massive bass, gentle highs and richness – these knobs surely do some analog magic.
But what’s proper low and high end with no guts in the mids? VMEQ-5 is this range’s best friend. Two peak bands and a dip one are all you need to give your vocals, synth, guitar leads or snare drum the analog punch they’ve always needed. This little beast can also clean up a murky midrange like a boss.
Your hands are surely already itching to try all these out, but not before we tell you about the parametric VEQ-55A. Having issues getting your bass guitar sound edgy enough? Need some meat in your drums or maybe some body in the guitars? Problem solved, VEQ-55 will emphasize all tiny details your mix has been missing. All that, which has been causing troubles will be gently cut.
Born in the 70s this channel module has been surely used on all your favorite records. BAE 1073 can handle it all – from classical music to TV pop, badass hip-hop and rock. Inspired by the hardware original we made sure this tiny beast can give your sound that very specific analog punch, which top producers have been cashing in on for decades now.
AuraVerb - New Reverb Leveraging Unique Algorithms and Proprietary DSP Chip for ‘Smooth and Clear’ Sound — AuraVerb Includes 24 Custom Presets Designed by Five-Time GRAMMY Award Winner Brian Vibberts —
Antelope Audio introduces AuraVerb, the professional audio company’s first reverb. The software-based reverb leverages Zen Studio’s powerful 64-bit DSP chip and features a unique algorithm designed by Antelope’s team of mathematicians, including company founder Igor Levin. AuraVerb is free for all current and future Zen Studio owners with a simple firmware update and is fully compatible with other upcoming Antelope Audio products.
AuraVerb provides color and richness using a simple new approach via a unique algorithm. The reverb features eight different controls including a ‘color’ parameter to create everything between darkened textures to a brighter, sizzling presence; and a ‘Richness’ parameter that controls the reverb density compared with the source audio, AuraVerb is capable of producing a wide range of authentic sonic landscapes.
Highlights of Antelope Audio’s new AuraVerb include:
New algorithmic reverb runs in real time on Antelope’s own DSP engine
24 custom presets created by Brian Vibberts for various instruments and styles
‘Color’ and ‘Richness’ parameters enable users to control different textures and densities
PreDelay can delay the onset of reverb by up to 150ms
Long and smooth decays feature no digital artifacts
Create your own savable presets and share with other AuraVerb users
Signals can also be routed from DAW software as a Hardware Insert