Audient iD14 High Performance USB Audio Interface
- Model: Audient iD14
- Manufactured by: Audient
iD14 High Performance USB Audio Interface
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The ID14 is small enough to fit in a back pack or courier bag with a laptop and a mic. It has two phenomenal mic preamps and super musical Burr Brown converters and its bus powered and can record studio quality sessions at 24/96k in an old cathedral or on the top of a mountain. How awesome is that? When plugged into the included power supply it can provide phantom power to studio condensers that require 48volts. It is also expandable with an 8 channel ADAT inputs so you can just plug in an ASP880 or similar 8 channel source for tracking 10 inputs at a time. The software is just like the iD22 just great, what you would expect from a leading console manufacturer. The iD14 has become our goto box for home studio and field recording. It is a perfect small interface that gives truly professional quality recording.
The iD14 delivers the audio performance of a large format console in a compact and elegant desktop package. iD14 provides a pair of world-class Audient console mic pres, class-leading Burr Brown converter technology, console style monitor control, JFET D.I and the revolutionary ScrollControl. With its versatile feature set and intuitive layout, iD14 will become the hub of your studio in no time.
2 x 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
USB2.0 Bus Powered
Audient is the only company that use the same Class-A mic pre design throughout their 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.
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.
As well as offering you 2 channels of mic pre, iD14 has a harmonically rich JFET D.I input. Designed to replicate the input stage of a classic valve amplifier, you can plug your guitar, bass, keyboard or drum machine straight in and start recording instantly.
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.
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!
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.
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.