Audient iD14 USB Audio Interface
Audient iD14 USB Audio Interface overview by GAK
Delivering first-class studio-grade equipment since 1997, Audient boasts a proud heritage of innovative products for the audio industry.
The Audient iD14 is an advanced USB Interface and monitoring tool, compact yet powerful, with a versatile set of applications that make it the ideal addition to your studio. The iD14 is a 10-in, 4-out USB interface, equipped with 2 Class-A Audient Console Mic Preamps and a Discrete JFET instrument input. Its high-performance Audient AD/DA converters produce 24-bit/96kHz audio with 116dB of dynamic range, retaining every small detail of your recording with unparalleled clarity.
On the rear face, 2 combo mic/line inputs with additional +48V Phantom Power accommodate condenser microphones. These high-quality mic pre's are powered by Audient Class-A mic preamplifiers, used consistently throughout the entire audient range. Boasting a wide gain range of 70dB, low noise floor and low distortion, the Audient preamp offers a "faithful reproduction of the source with just enough colour to give it some character".
Accessible via the front panel the ID14's JFET D.I input accommodates the immediate plug and play of various instruments including guitar, bass, piano and more, intended to replicate the sonic qualities of a classic valve amplifier.When your recording demands grow, use the iD14's optical input connector to connect up to ten inputs via an eight-channel mic preamp such as Audients own ASP800. A priceless tool when the necessity to record drums or a live band arises.
Audient pride themselves on the versatility and functionality of their interfaces, and for good reason. The iD44 features monitoring features assignable to the iD button found below the encoder wheel. DIM, CUT, Reverse, MonoSum, Polarity Reverse, Cue Mix and Talkback monitory can all be assigned to this button. Furthermore, the ID44's 'Scroll Control' feature gives you hands-on control of your software with the touch of a button. Turn the Encoder wheel into a scroll wheel for your DAW and adjust parameters, scroll libraries and even apply automation.
The included mixer app is a simple and intuitive mixer display that gives you a clear platform to set up and record. Audient have ensured a superb integration between their hardware and software, giving you a no-hassle option to record efficiently.
Software included: Cubase + Cubasis LE, Retrolouge 2 Synth, Two notes Wall of Sound, Loopmasters Samples, Waldorf Edition 2 LE, LANDR credits and free courses with Produce Like a Pro Academy.
- 2x Class-A Audient Console Mic Preamplifiers
- High Performance Burr Brown AD/DA Converters
- 1 x Discrete JFET Instrument Input
- Main Speaker Output
- Independent Class-AB Headphone Output
- Full Monitor Control Functionality (software controlled)
- ADAT Input for Expandability
- Low Latency DSP Mixer
- iD ScrollControl Mode
- All-Metal Enclosure
- USB2.0 Bus Powered
- World Class Mic Pres
- -We are the only company that use the same Class-A mic pre design throughout our entire product range, whether you're in the studio with an Audient console or on the road with iD14, you're always guaranteed the same world class Audient sound.
- -Developed by design legend David Dearden and optimised over 18 years of refinement, our mic pre is used by thousands of professional studios around the world. With its versatile nature and smooth tone, the iD14 will quickly become your 'go to' mic pre.
- Pristine Converter Technology
- -iD14 provides you with high performance AD-DA converters from Burr Brown, the leaders in converter technology. Quality in the analogue stages of design comes from years of experience as analogue console designers, and when coupled with outstanding converter technology it enables you to hear audio as it's supposed to sound. The importance of converters should never be underestimated. Experience audio the Audient way.
- Intuitive Software
- -We understand the need to keep things simple and iD14's mixer app was designed with that in mind. Whether you're creating low latency cue mixes or utilising the flexible monitor control, iD14 tightly integrates the hardware and software making the recording process easy. Enabling you to concentrate on what's really important - the music.
- The Revolutionary iD Mode
- -Get hands on control of your software with iD14's ScrollControl. With a touch of a button iD14's volume encoder becomes a virtual scroll wheel that allows you to adjust DAW hosts, plug-in parameters, iD14's mixer app and even scroll through your iTunes library - just like you're adjusting a piece of hardware. Wherever your mouse pointer hovers, the iD knob can scroll to control!
- Console Style Monitor Control
- -It gets even better! When not using the virtual scroll wheel, the iD button can be assigned to control iD14's monitoring features. Following in the footsteps of it's critically acclaimed big brother iD22, we've still included DIM, CUT, Polarity Reverse, Mono Sum, Talkback and Cue Mix monitoring, all of which can be assigned to the iD button.
- -Need to track drums? No problem! As your system grows, iD14 can be expanded via the optical input connector, supporting both ADAT or S/PDIF. Enabling you to expand up to ten inputs via an eight-channel mic pre, such as the ASP880.
- Built to Last
- -iD14 has been designed to last, from its all-metal construction, hand finished aluminium knobs and high grade component selection, iD14 will stand up to countless late nights in the studio and days on the road.
No upgrades available
Solid bit of kit
Captures Audio very well. Good and easy to use on screen display.
Simple to set up with nice mixer interface. Finally got to hear the quality of my Aston Origin mike. The mike pre amps are actually silent, and the quality of the capture is great. When played back the double bass and 12 string sounded really like they sound, if you know what I mean.
Great product and price
Nothing much to say apart from crystal clear sound - great price.