Audient iD22 USB Audio Interface
Audient iD22 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 iD22 is a compact and robust Audio Interface and monitoring system.
A two in, six out interface armed with 2 Class-A Audient Console Mic Preamps and Discrete JFET instrument input, utilizing high-performance Burr Brown© AD/DA converters that churn out superb-quality audio at 24-bit/96kHz.
Found on the iD22's rear face are the dual combi mic/line inputs with available 48+ Phantom Power, Powered by Audient Class-A mic preamplifiers (fitted throughout the Audient interface range). With a gain range of 0-70 decibels, these preamps capture every subtle nuance of your sound with crystal clear harmonics, even at lower volumes.
Additionally, the iD22's JFET D.I input is designed to "replicate the input stage of a classic valve amplifier", and can be used to record a variety of instruments including guitar, bass, drum machines, keyboards and more.
Two balanced insert points allow you to hook up processing equipment before signal conversion, just as the insert returns give you the best signal path available for integrating outboard line-level sources and more.
If like many your recording projects develop and therefore require your system to grow, the Audient iD22 can be easily expanded via its optical input and output connectors (ADAT and SPDIF). connect outboard effects units in stereo via the S/PDIF, or increase mic pre inputs via simple ADAT chaining. The applications are endless.
New to Audients range, the iD22 also comes complete with their new creative hub ARC. Exclusive to Audient customers, ARC gives you access to a vast array of software worth over 500GBP when you register your product. This amazing offer includes industry-giant software and plugins such as Cubase LE + LE2, Eventide plugins (worth over 350GBP), 10 free LANDR masters (worth over 120USD) and even two free Producertech courses and a 20GBP voucher to help you develop your skills via their comprehensive online courses
- 2-in, 6-out high performance 24-bit/96kHz AD/DA converters
- 2 superb class-A mic preamplifiers & 1 discrete JFET instrument input
- Fully balanced insert points for integrating outboard gear
- High current headphone amplifier fed by an independent DAC
- Low latency DSP mixer for artist mixes
- Main and alternative stereo outputs
- User defined monitoring functionality with hardware control
- USB2.0 class compliant connectivity - Mac OS10.6.8 or later
No upgrades available
I've been using my standalone digi-recorder as an interface for the last 5 years. It still works and because it has 8 mic inputs it will record 8 simlutaneous channels of digital audio onto my DAW. But, I bought the iD22 because while it has fewer inputs, (I mostly only ever use 1 at a time, anyway) it has numerous other features, plus the quality people have come to expect from Audient mic pre's, and it brought my DAW's latency down by a staggering amount. It also has a few other useful console & control-room interface features that make it feel and operate like a much more expensive piece of pro kit (phantom, -10db pad, phase reverse, HPF, assignable function keys, monitor dim & cut and a nice headphone pre) Because of circumstances, I mainly mix on headphones, so I need to know the headphone output is good. It is, and it's made me hear quite a bit in my mixes that weren't revealed with such accuracy prior
A British company knocking out great audio interfaces.
Nice sound...had to recalibrate my monitors as volume was a lot lower than my previous interface ...so far so good.....need a little more time with it to up the stars