Audient’s iD4 is a compact bus-powered audio interface for singer songwriters and on-the-go producers. Features include one renowned Audient console mic pre, pristine AD converters, a JFET D.I, dual headphone outputs, console-style monitor control and Audient’s virtual scroll wheel technology, ‘ScrollControl’, all housed in compact, ergonomic, solid steel and aluminium casing.
“iD4 puts Audient’s renowned sound into the hands of budding producers as well as singer songwriters wanting release-quality recordings from the start,” says Audient’s technical director, Tom Waterman. “Even when you only need one mic pre, you still get to use the same Class-A mic pre technology found in our flagship ASP8024 Heritage Edition mixing console, so you know you’re getting an accurate translation of your source.
“You can just plug in and play too,” adds Waterman. The harmonically rich JFET instrument input is inspired by the input stage of a classic valve amp, allowing users to plug in their guitar, bass, keyboard or drum machine and start recording instantly with great tone. “Having both a mic pre and a D.I lets you lay down ideas quickly – whenever they come to you, wherever you happen to be.”
iD4 features a Class-A/B headphone amplifier with dual outputs. “This allows you to use them in a classroom as independent teacher – student outputs, share the music with a friend or bandmate, or just use either one depending on the last time you lost your large headphone jack adapter. Let’s face it, we’ve all been there!” he adds, great news for those who want to get creative together.
Describing the quality of components as well as its all-metal construction, Waterman concludes, “It might be the smallest audio interface we’ve made, but it’s definitely built to last.”
1 x Class-A Audient Console Mic Preamplifier
High Performance AD/DA Converters
iD ScrollControl Mode
1 x Discrete JFET Instrument Input
Main Speaker Output
Independent Class-AB Headphone Output (dual outputs)
Monitor Control Functionality
USB2.0 Bus Powered
iD4 retails at $199 MAP.