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Zen Tour is a professional portable interface which easily covers the needs of a band. Plug your microphones and instruments into the four preamps and four line inputs, then explore Antelope Audio's vast library of effects, amp and mic emulations - all for free and happening in real-time on the interface's integrated FPGA chip. The included Edge Solo modeling mic takes full advantage of the Zen Tour's capabilities, giving you the means to capture professional recordings anywhere.

Shape-shifting studio mic

Edge Solo is a high-quality single-capsule large-diaphragm condenser microphone with the superpower to transform itself into the world’s most iconic, best-known studio microphones - with uncanny accuracy.

Key Features

    • Studio condenser modeling microphone

    • 10+ authentic-sounding emulations of iconic studio microphones

    • Single capsule with large 6u gold-sputtered membrane

    • Fixed cardioid pattern

    • Full frequency response (20Hz - 20kHz)

    • Low THD+N and self-noise

    • Works with standard 3-pin XLR cable

One for the band

With Zen Tour, Antelope is offering not just a portable Thunderbolt™ & USB audio interface, but a pro piece which easily covers the needs of a small band. Zen Tour comes with 4 switchable Mic/Line inputs and 4 more Hi-Z/Line-ins; 8 analog outs; digital I/O over ADAT and S/PDIF; 2 independent headphone amps; 2 separate pairs of monitor outs; and touchscreen control to put all its potential at your fingertips.

Key Features

  • 4 mic pres with phantom power & 4 line/hi-z inputs
  • 70+ real-time effects and mic emulations running on integrated FPGA chip
  • Compatible with AFX2DAW software bridge for using FPGA effects as DAW inserts
  • Ultra-fast and stable proprietary Windows Thunderbolt(TM) driver
  • Next-generation Acoustically Focused Clocking technology
  • 24-bit / 192kHz AD/DA conversion with up to 129dB dynamic range
  • Up to 32 audio channels over Thunderbolt(TM) (up to 24 over USB)
  • 2x ADAT & 1x S/PDIF I/O
  • Remote Control from PC/Mac or Android/iOS mobile devices
  • Intuitive and flexible routing, effects stacking, and mixing
  • Preset saving, loading, and sharing
  • 2x ReAamp outputs
  • Sturdy and portable

The ultimate effects rack

Now with an ultra-fast Windows Thunderbolt drivers for sub-milisecond round-trip latency and performance that defies expectations, the Zen Tour includes the complete Antelope Audio FPGA FX library.

The latter is packed to the brim with 70+ circuit-level models of iconic gear from BAE, Lang, Gyraf Audio, and many more; the Reel to Reel tape machine developed by Igor Levin himself; guitar amplifiers and cabinets; an array of preamps, equalizers and compressors; and a slew of cutting-edge microphone emulations to be used with the Edge Solo.

With the availability of AFX2DAW, users can employ the real-time FPGA FX power in their preferred DAW environment, allowing them to spend their time focusing not on technicalities and signal routing, but on writing and producing music instead.

Technical Specifications

Specifications Zen Tour:


Analog Inputs

4 x Mic / Line Instrument on XLR combos on the back

4 x Hiz / Line on TRS on the front

Analog Outputs

8 x Lines on 1 x DB25 (8 channels)

2 x Stereo Monitor out on TRS (4 channels, only 1 active at a time)

2 x Stereo Headphone out on TRS (4 channels)

2 x ReAmp outs on TRS (2 channels)

D/A Monitor Converter

Dynamic Range: 129 dB

THD + N: -108 dB

D/A Converter

Dynamic Range: 120 dB

THD + N: -107dB

A/D Converter

Dynamic Range: 120 dB

THD + N: -110 dB

Mic Preamp

Gain: 0 – 65 dB

THD + N: -108 dB


Digital Inputs

2 x ADAT (up to 16CH)

1 x S/PDIF

Digital Outputs

2 x ADAT (up to 16CH)

1 x S/PDIF


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 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

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


Operating Temperature

0-50°C, 32-122°F


1.4 kg / 3.10 lb (approx)

Dimensions (Approx)

Width: 25.5 mm / 10”

Height: 5.9 mm / 2.4”

Depth: 16.6 mm / 6.5″

Electrical specs

DC Universal input: 18V

Power Consumption: 25 Watts Max

In the box:

Zen Tour – Portable Thunderbolt™ and USB AD/DA Interface

Wall Wart Power Supply Unit

Cleaning Cloth

1 USB cable

Owner’s Manual

Warranty Card

Specifications Edge Solo Modeling Mic: 

Microphone type: Condenser microphone

Diaphragm: Large condenser, single-sided 6u gold-sputtered membrane

Diaphragm diameter: 34mm

Polar pattern: Cardioid (fixed)

Freq. response: 20HZ ~ 20KHZ

Sensitivity: -35dB | 18mV/Pa (-1 to +3dB)

THD+N: -116dB

Self-noise: 19dB(A)

SNR: 75dB(A)

Output impedance: 50 Ohms @ 1kHz

Power requirements: 48V DC Phantom Power

Output connector: 3-pin male XLR

Color: Black matte

Package content

Breakout cable: Not included (standard 3-pin XLR cable)

Mount: Hard mount included

Case: Standard small suitcase

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