Antelope Zen Studio+ Thunderbolt & USB Audio Interface With 12 Mic Preamps

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Antelope Zen Studio+ is a Thunderbolt & USB Audio Interface With 12 Mic Preamps that features Powerful FPGA: Custom FPGA for powering multiple monitor mixers and real-time effects processing

Powerful FPGA For Real-Time FX Processing

Whilst Antelope Audio have already made a name for themselves in the world of digital audio clocking, their work with developing new and innovative features through digital audio interfaces is bringing audio realism to a new level. The custom FPGA chip within the Zen Studio+ provides you with the ability to take advantage of massive hardware modelling capabilities.

The Antelope Audio Zen Studio+ brings with it an attractive collection of Vintage EQs, compressors, and guitar amps/cabinets, all authentically modelled on a variety of classic British and German vintage units, and all completely FREE to all new and registered users of Antelope's world-class interfaces. Developed in collaboration with Overloud, and even featuring Antelope's own enhanced versions of legendary studio equipment, these FPGA-based effects are made possible by the Zen Studio+'s custom FPGA chip. The benefit to this invaluable chip is that your Zen interface becomes much faster and significantly more powerful than many other devices. With the ability to control multiple monitor mixes whilst employing these legendary studio hardware effects in real-time, the Zen Studio+ is an impressive and versatile piece of hardware.

Intelligent & User Friendly Features

With an incredibly useful integrated Talkback function, communication between your studio team becomes a breeze. The Zen Studio+ utilizes intelligent features to provide an excellent recording solution for an enormous range of applications. Dedicated re-amp outs for getting the best from your guitar recordings, and the ability to create up to four independent real-time mixes are just two of the user-friendly details available with the Zen Studio+.

Total Control

Through Multiple Formats The Antelope Audio Zen Studio+ gives you the ability to fully control it through software that's fully compatible with both Windows and Mac OS. Flexible signal routing, customizable presets, these are but a pinch of features available straight at your fingertips allowing for quick setup and changes from the click of a mouse. Remote control is also available through IOS and Android applications so you can make sure your mic levels are exactly where you want them from anywhere in your recording location.

World-Class Clocking Accuracy

Antelope Audio are renowned for their accurate clocking, and the Zen Studio+ is no exception. With 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) jitter management technology, your transients will shine, and give you access to the perfect stereo image. Sonic perfection with incomparable depth and detail is easily achieved with the Zen Studio+


  • 12 Studio Grade Mic Preamps: 12 Class-A Mic preamps, Hi-Z, Mic & Line ins with phantom power
  • Powerful FPGA: Custom FPGA for powering multiple monitor mixers and real-time effects processing
  • Extended Connectivity: 20 Analog Inputs, 2 Monitor Outs, 8 Line Outs on DB25, ADAT, S/PDIF, 2 Re-Amp Outs, 2 HP Outs
  • Supreme Clocking: 64-BIT AFC Technology built-in, Word Clock Out, Word Clock & Atomic Input
  • Integrated Talkback: Front Panel Controllable Talkback with IOS/Android App implementation
  • Software Control: Routing, mixing, real-time effects processing via OS X & Windows compatible app

Technical Specifications

  • Analog Inputs:
  • 1 × DB25 (8 channels)
  • 4 × Mic / Line / Hi-Z on XLR combos on the front
  • 8 × Mic / Line on XLR combos on the rear
  • Analog Inserts: 2 × Inserts on 1/4″ TRS (dedicated for inputs 1, 2)
  • Analog Outputs:
  • 1 × DB25 (8 channels)
  • 1 × Stereo pair of Monitor outs on 1/4″” TRS
  • 2 × Stereo Headphone outs on 1/4″” TRS (4 channels)
  • 2 × ReAmp outs on 1/4” TRS
  • D/A Monitor Converter:
  • Dynamic Range: 118dB
  • THD + N: -98dB
  • A/D Converter:
  • Dynamic Range: 118 dB
  • THD + N: -105 dB
  • D/A Converters:
  • Dynamic Range: 118 dB
  • THD + N: -98 dB
  • Mic Preamp:
  • Gain: 0,10 – 65 dB
  • THD + N: -108 dB
  • Digital Inputs:
  • 2 × ADAT (up to 16 channels)
  • 1 × S/PDIF
  • Digital Outputs:
  • 2 × ADAT (up to 16 channels)
  • 1 × S/PDIF
  • USB I/O:
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed;
  • Data stream up to 480 Mbits/192kHz, 24 channels I/O, Type B
  • Thunderbolt™ I/O: 1 x Thunderbolt™, 32 channels I/O
  • Word Clock Input:
  • 1 x Input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 – 192kHz
  • Word Clock Outputs:
  • 1 x Outputs @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 – 192kHz
  • Clocking System:
  • 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
  • 64-bit DDS
  • Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator
  • Clock Stability:
  • +/-0.02 ppm, oven controlled at 64.5ºC/ 148.1ºF
  • Clock Aging:
  • 1 ppm per year
  • Clock Calibration:
  • +/-0.001 ppm
  • Sample Rates (kHz):
  • 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192
  • Operating Temperature:
  • 0-50°C, 32-122°F
  • Weight:
  • 2kg / 4.4 lb ( approx )
  • Dimensions (Approx):
  • Width: 418 mm / 16.5”
  • Height: 45 mm / 1.8”
  • Depth: 145mm / 5.7″
  • Electrical specs:
  • DC Universal input: 18V
  • Power Consumption: 25 Watts Max
In the box:
  • Zen Studio+ Portable Audio interface
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Card
  • 1 USB Cable
  • 1 DC Power Adapter

System Requirements


  • 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)
  • OS X: 10.9/10.10/10.11/10.12 (El Capitan 10.11.6 Recommended)
  • Disk Space: Minimum 512 MB available disk space
  • USB: 1x USB 2.0/3.0 Port
  • Thunderbolt: 1x Thunderbolt/USB-C 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)
Model Name:
Zen Studio+

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