Synergy Core

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Synergy Core

Conversion & Clocking

• Class-leading AD/DA conversion with up to 127dB of headroom

• Recording, mixing and playback at up to 24-bit/192kHz

• Proprietary 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC™) technology & Jitter Management algorithm delivering increased width, separation, and detail.


• 2×Discrete ultra-linear preamps with 65dB of gain for studio-quality recordings. Both work as microphone/line/ Hi-Z inputs, on combo XLR jacks, and supply 48V of phantom power

• 2×Hi-Z/line instrument inputs over TRS

• 2×DC-coupled line outputs over TRS

• Thunderbolt™ 3 port (for Zen Q Thunderbolt) or USB2.0 type C port (for Zen Q USB) carrying 16 input and 16 output channels in any popular DAW with custom macOS & Windows drivers

• Digitally expandable over ADAT IN , with 8 channels available

• Digitally expandable over S/PDIF I/O, with 2 channels available

• 1 × Stereo monitor output over TRS

• 2 × Stereo headphone outputs with separate volume control

Workflow-enhancing features

• Bus-powered interface powered by the Thunderbolt or USB-C connection without the need for a dedicated power source

• Direct monitoring with Synergy Core effects, processed in real-time with imperceptible latency

• Simplified I/O routing with pre-configured settings, allowing immediate recording and playback

• Front panel with easily accessible controls over input and output levels, and other settings

• Customizable presets with signal routing, level adjustments, mixer and effects settings

• Customizable monitoring mixes with adjustable volume, pan and reverb

Real-Time Effects Processing

• Collection of 37 Synergy Core effects modeled after classic and rare analog outboard gear

• Synergy Core proprietary onboard platform powered by 2×DSP & 1 × FPGA chips for real-time effects processing with imperceptible latency

• Modeling Engine allowing pairing with the Edge line of microphones for real-time use of vintage microphone emulations

37 Included Synergy Core Effects

Gyraf Gyratec IX (Dual Tube Mic Preamp with HPF)

VCA160 (VCA Compressor / Limiter)

Stay-Levin (Vari-Mu Tube Compressor)

FET-A76 (FET Compressor / Limiting Amplifier)

VEQ-1A (2-Band Tube EQ)

VMEQ-5 (3-Band Tube Mid-Range EQ)

X903 (VCA Compressor / Limiter)

PowerFFC (Feed-Forward Compressor)

Clear Q (Parametric EQ)

Power EX (Expander)

VEQ-HLF (Tube 2-Band HPF / LPF)

Auraverb (Reverb)

BA-31 (Germanium Mic Preamp)

Power Gate (Noise Gate)

A-Tuner (Guitar Tuner)

Plexi 59 (UK) (Tube Guitar Amp)

Bass SuperTube VR (Tube Guitar Amp)

Darkface 65 (US) (Tube Guitar Amp)

Top30 (UK) Bright (Tube Guitar Amp)

Tweed Deluxe (US) (Tube Guitar Amp)

Overange 120 (UK) (Tube Guitar Amp)

BurnSphere (DE) Lead (Tube Guitar Amp)

Marcus II (US) Lead (Tube Guitar Amp)

Modern (US) CH3 (Tube Guitar Amp)

Rock 75 (UK) (Tube Guitar Amp)

Rock 22.10 (UK) (Tube Guitar Amp)

Darkface 65 2×12 (2×12 Guitar Cabinet)

Top30 2×12 (2×12 Guitar Cabinet)

Modern 4×12 (4×12 Guitar Cabinet)

Green 2×12 (2×12 Guitar Cabinet)

Vintage 4×12 (4×12 Guitar Cabinet)

Green 4×12 (4×12 Guitar Cabinet)

Caliper 50 1×10 (1×10 Guitar Cabinet)

Bluelux 1×12 (1×12 Guitar Cabinet)

Clst 1×12 (1×12 Guitar Cabinet)

England 4×12 (4×12 Guitar Cabinet)

Bass Tube 1×15 (1×15 Guitar Cabinet)

In-the-Box Content

• Zen Q Synergy Core

• Dual USB-A to USB-C Y-cable for Zen Q Synergy Core USB

*Note: Thunderbolt cable is not included

• Getting Started leaflet

Buy Zen Q Synergy Core USB

Select the audio interface with the connectivity you need

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