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Zen Studio+ comes with our growing library of hardware-based FPGA effects

Zen Studio+ comes with a growing arsenal of vintage FPGA-based effects, including accurately modeled EQs, compressors, guitar amps and cabinets.

The key to the Zen Studio+ modeling engine is its custom FPGA chip. This proprietary technology makes the interface much faster and more powerful than competing devices.

Overview

POWER MEETS MOBILITY

Portable Thunderbolt™ and USB interface with 12 mic pres

Zen Studio+ is the successor to Antelope’s first of a kind professional portable interface Zen Studio. It’s extensive analog and digital connectivity, 12 world-class mic preamps and Antelope’s signature clocking are now accompanied by an evolving library of hardware-based vintage effects. With both Thunderbolt™ and USB connectivity, Zen Studio+ is the most versatile high-end mobile recording system and capable of turning any location into a professional recording studio.

Features

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12 STUDIO GRADE MIC PREAMPS

12 Class-A Mic preamps, Hi-Z, Mic & Line ins with phantom power

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POWERFUL FPGA

Custom FPGA for powering multiple monitor mixers and real-time effects processing

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EXTENDED CONNECTIVITY

20 Analog Inputs, 2 Monitor Outs, 8 Line Outs on DB25, ADAT, S/PDIF, 2 Re-Amp Outs, 2 HP Outs

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SUPREME CLOCKING

64-BIT AFC Technology built-in, Word Clock Out, Word Clock & Atomic Input

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INTEGRATED TALKBACK

Front Panel Controllable Talkback with IOS/Android App implementation

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SOFTWARE CONTROL

Routing, mixing, real-time effects processing via OS X & Windows compatible app

Zen Studio+ Features

DESCRIPTION

FPGA POWERED

Reinvent your studio workflow with the growing Antelope FX library

Now you can create and control multiple monitor mixes in realtime and also employ the sound of legendary studio hardware classics, while exclusively working in-the-box.

The exquisite collections of Vintage EQ’s include authentically models of Lang PEQ1, BAE 1073, 1084, 1023, UK69 and many other classic British and German vintage units. Vintage Compressors begin with the life-like model of the FET76 and many more are soon to be available, FREE to all new and registered users of Antelope’s growing line of world class interfaces.

“Zen Studio+ […] is killing it with its insanely detailed sound.”

Angel Simitchiev is an artist and electro-acoustic music composer from Sofia, Bulgaria. Mostly known under the name Mytrip, he’s involved in music ranging from ambient and drone to hardcore punk. He’s currently teaching Sound Art in Sofia’s National Academy of Arts. His music is also often found in various art forms such as theatre, performance, video art, short film and fashion.

ARTIST FRIENDLY!

Zen Studio+ perfectly suits every pro working on-the-go

The interface features аn integrated Talkback function, allowing easy and fast communication between recordings artists, the engineer and the producer. Zen Studio+ offers dedicated Re-amp outs, making it the perfect choice not only for mobile recordists and traveling artists, but for pro guitarists as well.

Users can create up to four independent, realtime mixes, which are assignable to any output, including the two independent headphone outputs or the Monitor or Line outputs with Antelope’s proprietary routing matrix.

ZEN MEANS YOU ARE IN CONTROL

Access all Zen Studio+ features via desktop & mobile apps

Zen Studio+ is fully controllable via an intuitive desktop application for PC and Mac, offering flexible signal routing and customizable presets.

IOS/Android Apps offer remote control for adjusting Mic Pre gain levels from anywhere in the studio, perfect for checking mic levels right at the source instruments.

… it reacts right away, it shows exactly what you’re doing at the moment, there’s zero latency. And it’s a beautiful thing.”

Michael “Fish” Herring. An accomplished musician, Fish toured the world with artists from the unknown to the legendary. He has also appeared on records for artists such as Mariah Carey, Tupac, Nas, LeAnn Rimes, Siedah Garrett, Celine Dion and other superstars, as his discography continues to grow.

CLOCKING LIKE WE LOVE IT

Perfect sound through flawless clocking

The unbeatable clocking accuracy of Zen Studio+ is provided by Antelope’s renowned 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) jitter management technology. Transients will shine like never before, you’ll achieve a stereo image with incomparable depth and detail. And that sparse and crystal clear high-end… Yes, we’re talking sonic perfection just like in our game-changing OCX HD and Trinity master clocks.

VIDEO TUTORIALS

Coming soon…

Connectivity

2 x Reamp Outs

These direct outputs should be used with guitar amplifiers for reamping

4 x Intrument/Mic Preamps/Line Inputs

4 Class A mic preamps with phantom power over Combo input with switchable line/ Hi-Z input

TalkBack Button

The talkback microphone can be distributed to the selected headphones and/or monitors using the software control panel or the touchscreen

Power Button

Toggles standby/operation state. Clicking and holding for two seconds allows you to enter sub-menu of the device

Rotary Control

Large stepped attenuator for headphone volume and main out volume

Display

Multi-function display that can scroll (using the 2 option buttons (6) to the right) through five different option screens

2 Option Buttons

Two option buttons allow you to scroll up and down between five different option screens

2 Headphone indicator lights

These lights are illuminated to indicate which headphone outputs are active

Headphone Outputs

Two independently assignable headphone outputs, selectable and controllable via the main volume control knob

48V Indicator light

Displays when phantom power is enabled at any of the inputs

USB High-Speed

1 USB connector Type B and operates up to 192kHz sample rate with Antelope ASIO on Windows & Mac OS X

DC Power Connection

For use with Antelope’s DC power supply only

ThunderboltTM port

Enables you to connect your Zen Studio+ to a ThunderboltTM port on a Mac computer using a ThunderboltTM cable (not included)

D-SUB 25pin TASCAM Analog Outputs

A connector enables you to attach breakout cables, each with 8 lines

D-SUB 25pin TASCAM Analog Inputs

A connector enables you to attach breakout cables, each with 8 lines

Main Stereo Monitor Outputs

Assignable unbalanced stereo output

S/PDIF Input/Output

75 Ω S/PDIF inputs for use with compatible equipment

Word Clock Output

1 Word Clock Output with a BNC connector

Word Clock & Atomic Clock Input

BNC connector used to receive Word Clock reference.

8 Line and Mic Preamp Inputs

8 Class A mic preamps, with phantom power over combo XLR.

AD Inserts

Two ¼” TRS insert points (L & R) for connecting analog gear such as dynamics processors or EQ’s, just before the A/D conversion

ADAT Inputs and Outputs

2 Inputs & 2 Outputs (up to 8 channels per line)

Specifications

  • ANALOG

    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: 120 dB
    THD + N: -110 dB

    D/A Converters

    Dynamic Range: 118 dB
    THD + N: -105 dB

    Mic Preamp

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

  • DIGITAL

    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

  • CLOCKING

    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

    • OTHER

      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

You can download the comparison table for all our Audio Interfaces.

Download the Comparison Table

System requirements

WINDOWS

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)

MAC

OS X: 10.9/10.10/10.11/10.12 (Sierra 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)

Additional Info: Internet connection required for product activation.

FEATURED REVIEWS

Coming soon…

If you want to review Zen Studio+, please contact us.

Downloads

MANUALS

User manual

Zen Studio+ user manual

SOFTWARE

Launchers

Windows
Download Zen Studio+ Launcher for Windows7 and newer (Jan, 2017)

MAC
Download Zen Studio+ Launcher for Mac OS X 10.9 and newer (Jan, 2017)

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