With only a couple of days left before NAMM 2018 Audient has revealed the iD44, their most powerful desktop audio interface to date…
The iD44 features four Audient Class-A console mic pres offering 60 db of gain, an all-new class-leading converter technology, options for digital expansion, new intuitive, mix-focussed software designed for easy management of large sessions and an I/O of 20in / 24out; all housed within an all-metal build.
iD44 key features
- 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
- USB2.0 Compliant
- All-Metal Enclosure
- Over £500 worth of plugins and software free with ARC
“iD44 is the natural expansion of Audient’s high performance audio interface range, building on award-winning features; utilising high grade components and adding innovative, new enhancements inspired by listening to our customers’ feedback,” says Andy Allen, Audient’s marketing manager.
“As with our smaller interfaces, the mic pres are the exactly the same as those you find in our large format recording consoles, making us the only company to use the same discrete Class-A mic pre throughout our entire product range. iD44 continues to deliver real analogue heritage right to our customers’ desktops.”
Audient tells us that the ADAT inputs and outputs will give the user flexibility to grow their studio, allowing them to add up to 16 extra channels of mic pres – making it perfect for bigger sessions. “iD44 is the perfect long-term investment for those wanting to build up their setup over time,” continues Andy.
“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. iD44 really provides all the flexibility the modern producer needs.”
Windows users will be pleased to hear that the arrival of the latest driver updates promises significant performance enhancements, such as reduced buffer sizes and lower latency.
Pricing and Availability:
The iD44 is expected to ship in Q1 of 2018 and will retail for £499.99 (inc. VAT)/€569 inc local VAT/$699 MAP. For further information head to Audient’s website.
You can see the iD44 in the flesh at NAMM at booth #10602.