Zen Studio Portable Audio Interface

The first professional portable solution with 12 mic pres, 20 analog ins and 14 outs, DSP effects and 24 channel low-latency PC & Mac connectivity.

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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.

 

 

 

 

   

Zen Studio

The most analog-sounding A/D & D/A conversion
Comprehensive mic pres, HiZ instrument and line inputs
Massive parallel DSP and effects processing
Battle-tested zero-latency USB audio interface
Extremely flexible routing and mixing capabilities
The most acclaimed clocking technology

 

Inputs

Analog Inputs 4 x Mic / Line Instrument on XLR combos on the front
8 x Mic / Line on XLR combos on the rear
8 x Lines on DB25 (8 channels)
Analog Inserts 2 x Inserts on TRS (inputs 1,2)
Digital Inputs 2 x ADAT (up to 16)
1 x S/PDIF
World Clock Input 1 x Input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 - 192kHz

Outputs

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

2 x ADAT
1 x S/PDIF

USB I/O
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed; Data stream up to 480 Mbits/192kHz, 24 channels I/O, Type B
Word Clock Output 1 x 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

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

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
12 Class A mic preamps, with phantom power
  8 mic/line inputs
  4 mic/line/instrument inputs
2 Independently assignable headphone outputs
2 DSUB-25 connector (8 channels I/O)
1 Stereo monitor out
4 ADAT connectors (up to 16 channels I/O)
2 SPDIF RCA connectors (I/O)
2 Inserts over TRS
2 Word Clock BNC connectors (I/O)
1 Low-latency high-bandwidth USB 2.0

Zen Studio Portable Audio Interface

Zen Studio audio interface quick start guide

Zen Studio software control panel overview

Zen Studio Connectivity Chart

In The Box Zen Studio Portable Audio Interface
DC Power Supply
USB cable 
Quick Start Guide
Warranty card