British manufacturer Audient raises the stakes once again with the release of its latest, and to date most powerful desktop audio interface, iD44, further cementing itself as a leading brand in the audio interface market (see also our previous Audient iD4 review) .
Four Audient Class-A console mic pres offering 60 db of gain, all new class-leading converter technology, options for digital expansion, new intuitive, mix-focussed software specifically designed for ease of use when managing large sessions, an impressive potential I/O of 20in / 24out and an all-metal build, providing the basis of the complete recording studio.
Introducing The iD44
The ADAT inputs and outputs give the user flexibility to grow their studio, enabling the addition of up to 16 extra channels of mic pres – ideal for bigger sessions such as tracking a live band or mic-ing up a drum kit.
Channels 1 & 2 also feature two fully balanced insert points. Add your favourite compressor, reverb or EQ while recording, or get direct access to the analogue digital converters for unlimited creative options, such as print-backs, FX processing or integrating outboard analogue line level sources.
Audient’s upcoming Windows drivers update will also provide significant performance enhancements, allowing for reduced buffer sizes and operation at lower latency, giving customers reliable software as well as hardware.
20-in, 24-out Desktop Interface
4 x Class-A Audient Console Mic Preamplifiers with 60 db of gain
Class Leading AD/DA Converters
2 x ADAT Inputs & Outputs for Digital Expansion
2 x Discrete JFET Instrument Inputs
2 x Fully Balanced Inserts
2 x Independent Stereo Headphone Outputs
Main and Alt Speaker Outputs
3 x User Defined Function Keys
Dedicated Talkback, Dim and Cut Controls
Low Latency DSP Mixer
Word Clock Output
Over £500 worth of plugins and software free with ARC
Pricing & Availability: iD44 is expected to ship in the first quarter of 2018 and will retail in the US at $699 MAP /569,00 €. Visit the official Audient web page to learn more.
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