Audio gear manufacturer Antelope Audio has announced that it will be showcasing their new Zen Studio at the 2014 Summer NAMM Show later this week. The Zen Studio is a “revolutionary” new portable audio interface that features a total of 38 simultaneous inputs, including 12 studio grade mic pres, and 32 outputs.
The Zen Studio interface is compact enough to fit inside a backpack or gear bag, and is designed with the traveling musician, location sound engineer, field recordist and other end user in mind: users who need a combination of portability and sound quality.
- 20 analog inputs, 14 analog outputs (includes headphone outs)
- 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
Pricing and Availability. The Zen Studio began shipping last month and the suggested retail price is $2,495. For more information, visit the Antelope Audio website.
FYI, in addition to Zen Studio, Antelope Audio will also demonstrate its Orion32 multi-channel interface at the Summer NAMM Show this week. The Orion32 interface features 32 channels of 192 kHz I/O through USB in a single 1U rack space unit.