NAMM 2018: Audient enhances USB interface range with new iD44Jan 25, 2018 - 10:17
With 20 years of expertise in analogue hardware design, iD44 is their most powerful audio interface yet. Featuring four Audient console mic pres, class-leading converters, ADAT expandability and more, iD44 delivers the audio performance of an an Audient console on your desktop, giving you the professional sound you deserve.
iD44 features four Class-A console mic pres, the same discrete circuit design found in our renowned recording console the ASP8024-HE and throughout our product range. Designed to deliver ultra- low noise and low distortion, the Audient mic pre will provide an accurate reproduction of your source, along with enough analogue warmth to add a bit of character, making it the go to mic pre for any project.
Pristine Converter Technology
Hear your audio more accurately than ever with iD44’s all new high performance AD/DA converter technology. Our next generation converters have been designed to deliver optimised dynamic range, ensuring you hear the most honest and natural translation of your recording. Hear subtle detail, make better mix decisions and experience remarkable clarity from the moment you press play.
As well as offering you 4 channels of mic pre, iD44 has two harmonically rich JFET D.I inputs designed to replicate the input stage of a classic valve amplifier. Simply plug in your guitar, bass or synth whenever inspiration strikes and start recording instantly.
Two fully balanced insert points enable you to integrate your outboard gear prior to conversion, letting you quickly insert your favourite compressors, vintage mic pres or EQs. The insert return also gives you direct access to the analogue to digital converters - providing the cleanest signal path possible, making it great for print-backs or integrating outboard analogue line level sources. Whether you’re creating vocal chains or processing stems iD44 gives you the flexibility you need.
Get the most out of your headphones and your artist with iD44’s advanced headphone amp technology. Whether you’re tracking an artist or working on a mix, iD44’s two stereo headphone amps have been designed to provide enough power for your headphones to perform to their highest potential. Set up two separate cue mixes through iD44s independent stereo outputs, each driven by their own DAC - giving you incredible depth and accuracy at all times.
Console Style Monitor Control
Taking inspiration from our heritage in analogue console design, iD44 features a range of flexible monitor control functions including dedicated talkback, cut and dim buttons along with polarity, mono, speaker select and cue mix monitoring.
All monitoring functions can be assigned to three programmable function buttons. No more time spent searching for software controlled features or scrolling through menus, just assign the monitoring functions you need and quickly take control of your session. Real hardware control at your fingertips.
iD44’s all new mix focused software the iD Mixer has been designed with simplicity and elegance in mind. Create up to four stereo artist cue mixes, name and customise channels, save layout presets, assign hardware function buttons, quickly setup advanced routing, use presets in standalone mode and more. Tightly integrating hardware and software, the iD Mixer makes the recording process easy giving you total control and reliability where you need it most.
With a touch of a button iD44’s volume encoder becomes a virtual scroll wheel, enabling you to take control of your DAW, plug-in parameters and more - just like you’re adjusting a piece of hardware. Quickly dial in settings, adjust faders or even write in automation without spending hours staring at a screen.
Audient will be demonstrating the new iD44 interface on its NAMM booth #10602 this week. Expected to ship in the first quarter of 2018 and will retail at £499.99 inc VAT.
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