After a long wait, Antelope Audio has finally introduced afx2daw for Windows. Currently, afx2daw for Windows only works on Thunderbolt 3 connection. However, there is a slight exception in the case of Zen Go Synergy Core that supports afx2daw over USB. The pricing for afx2daw for Windows remains the same as macOS i.e. $199 USD.
For smooth operations of afx2daw, Antelope Audio recommends using one of the following buffer sizes:
- 256 samples at 44.1/48.0kHz,
- 512 samples at 88.2/96.0kHz,
- 1024 sample at 176.4/192.0kHz.
Does Antelope Audio afx2daw for Windows add latency?
The afx2daw bridge plugin adds latency for both Windows and macOS but it’s not perceivable. So theoretically it processes audio in real-time. While the latency of afx2daw is imperceptible on all of the Antelope Audio interfaces, macOS Zen Go Synergy Core users might experience a deviation of around 10 samples because of USB audio processing limitations on macOS. Fortunately, Windows users won’t face this problem.
Compatible Audio interfaces with afx2daw for Windows:
|Model||Current Price & Availability|
|Zen Q Synergy Core||Check current price & availability|
|Zen Go Synergy Core||Check current price & availability|
|Zen Tour Synergy Core||Check current price & availability|
|Discrete 4 Synergy Core||Check current price & availability|
|Discrete 8 Synergy Core||Check current price & availability|
|Orion Studio Synergy Core||Check current price & availability|
|Orion 32 + Gen 3||Check current price & availability|
|Orion Studio 2017||–|
In order to use afx2daw for windows, don’t forget to update the firmware on your Antelope Audio interface.
Maximum afx2daw instances supported by Audio Interface
All of the audio interfaces from Antelope Audio support up to 32 Mono and 16 Stereo afx2daw instances except for Zen Go Synergy Core that supports 8 Mono and 4 Stereo afx2daw instances. In one instance, you can load up to 8 Synergy Core effects.
Syatem Requirements for Antelope Audio afx2daw for Windows
- Windows computer with available Thunderbolt 3 port
- Windows PC: Windows 10 or Higher with Intel/AMD based CPU architecture
- 100 MB storage space for plugin installation.
- The latest Antelope Audio software for your interface.
Antelope Audio is currently running a Starter pack for $249 that includes:
- afx2daw Bridge Plugin
- VEQ-4K-PINK (4-Band EQ / HPF / LPF) 55
- RD47 (Tube Mic Preamp) 75
- OPTO 2A (Tube Optical Compressor / Limiter) 75
- Master De-esser (De-Esser) 55
- BBD Chorus (Bucket Brigade Chorus) 150
So for $40 more, you’ll be getting 5 premium plugins worth $410 along with afx2daw.