Audient raises the stakes with the release of its most powerful desktop interface to date, the iD44. Capable of recording 24-bit/96k audio over USB 2.0, the iD44 has four Audient Class-A console mic pres offering 60dB of gain, all new converter technology, options for digital expansion, new mix-focussed software designed for ease of use when managing large sessions, an I/O count of 20 in/24 out, and an all-metal build. You get two independent headphone outputs along with Main and Alt monitor output pairs. The top panel features three user definable buttons, Talkback, Dim and Cut controls.
“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.
Dual ADAT inputs and outputs give you some expansion flexibility for larger tracking sessions. The two fully balanced insert points on channels 1 and 2 are a nice touch if you’ve got some favourite pieces of outboard you like to track through.
Audient’s upcoming Windows drivers update will also provide significant performance enhancements, allowing for reduced buffer sizes and operation at lower latency, giving customers reliable software as well as hardware.
You can find Audient (and the iD44) at NAMM booth #10602. iD44 is expected to ship in the first quarter of 2018.