Your recordings made better
10in | 6out Audio Interface
Designed to take your recordings to the next level in every way, the iD14 (MKII) delivers professional audio performance in a compact and modern desktop package, giving you everything you need to make studio-quality recordings at home.
- 2 x Audient Console Mic Pres
- Class-Leading Converters
- 1 x JFET Instrument Input
- Dual Headphone Outputs
- Digital Expansion
- USB Bus Powered
Audient Console Mic Preamps - The professional sound you deserve
Every iD interface features the Audient Console Mic Preamp, the same discrete circuit design found in their renowned recording console, the ASP8024-HE. Designed to deliver ultra-low noise and low distortion with a touch of classic analogue warmth, iD14’s two Audient mic pre’s will give you the professional sound you deserve.
How does it sound?
The Audient mic pre is a high-grade hybrid discrete and op-amp design that delivers a clean, accurate and detailed translation of your source.
Now that’s quiet
With a noise floor, 30,000 times quieter than the signal level, your recordings will be captured with stunning clarity.
Class-leading converters - It's all in the details
iD14’s converters make sure you hear every nuance, every detail of your audio, enabling you to take your recordings to the next level. Offering an incredible 126dB of dynamic range, you will hear your audio more accurately, make better creative decisions and experience stunning clarity directly from your desktop.
120dB Dynamic Range (ADC)
126dB Dynamic Range (DAC)
0.001% THD+N (ADC)
0.0005% THD+N (DAC)
Speaker Outputs - Be immersed
Connect and listen to your mixes through two sets of speakers with iD14’s four line outputs. Alternatively, use the extra line outputs to send audio to an external headphone amp for distribution to your artists.
Dual Headphone Outputs - Powerful performance
Equipped with both a jack and mini-jack connection and a powerful headphone amp capable of driving headphones up to 600Ohms, iD14 is ready to take on the most demanding recording sessions.
JFET Instrument Input - Plug and play
Designed to replicate the input stage of a classic valve amplifier, iD14’s harmonically rich JFET Instrument Input is the perfect sonic foundation for your guitar or bass and amp sims.
Expand via ADAT - More channels, more possibilities
Plan for the future with iD14’s digital input. Supporting both ADAT and SPDIF, iD14 gives you the option to add up to eight extra mic pre inputs letting you expand your rig and take on larger sessions.
Software Mixer - Experience ultra-low latency
Keep it simple with the powerful but intuitive iD Mixer. Create and customise low latency headphone mixes, utilise the flexible monitor control or simply keep an eye on your levels – all from one easy to use app.
Talkback - Innovation meets communication
iD14’s dedicated talkback technology enables you to use any audio source connected to your computer, such as a built-in or USB microphone as your talkback mic, freeing up valuable mic pres for recording.
Advanced Monitor Control - Work Faster
Speed up your workflow with the iD button. Assign any of iD14’s advanced monitoring features to the iD button, including DIM, CUT, Polarity Reverse, Mono Sum, Talkback or Cue Mix monitoring, and experience complete control at your fingertips.
Lose yourself in the creative process, knowing you’re getting studio-quality recordings from the moment you hit record.
With Audient, you will be in good company as their mic pres have been used to record 1000’s of hit records all over the world.
True Phantom Power - Get the most from your mics
Designed to deliver true phantom power over USB, iD14 will ensure your mics get the power they need to ensure optimal sonic performance.
USB Bus-Powered - Set up in seconds
No need to find a power outlet as iD14 is powered directly from your computer via USB without compromising sound quality or performance.
Audio Loop-back - Creativity unleashed
Audio Loop-back enables you to capture playback from applications on your computer at the same time as your microphones. Ideal for content creators, podcasters and streamers.
- Record your computer's audio
- Record guest video calls
- Record gaming audio
What is Audio Loop-back?
Audio loopback is becoming an increasingly in-demand feature due to the prevalent rise of podcasting, Youtube/content creators and gaming streamers. So just exactly what is loop-back, and how would you use it?
Loop-back Control via Software Mixer - Flexible routing control
iD14’s software mixer enables you to select the Loop-back source from 6 different options to suit a variety of loop-back scenarios. Endless possibilities, speedy workflow.
ScrollControl - The virtual scroll wheel
Turn iD14’s volume knob into a virtual scroll wheel and take control of a variety of compatible onscreen parameters. Quickly dial-in settings, adjust faders or even write in automation without spending hours staring at the screen.
3 Year Limited Warranty
All Audient products come with a three-year limited warranty guaranteeing you further protection and peace of mind when you choose Audient.
All Metal Construction - Built to last
Engineered to survive everyday use, iD14 delivers professional quality audio in a small but durable package.
Bundled with a free suite of creative software, including Cubase LE and Cubasis LE for iOS, alongside industry-leading plugins and virtual instruments, you can start recording as soon as you open the box.
"Great service from Aaron-already Aaron has helped me make some important early decisions for going forward. It's clear he has an ability to keep things in understandable terms for noobs like me, and I have no doubt he can scale up the advice for all levels. Cheers Aaron and look forward to our next sesh. Pete"
Pete A (Musician)
Choosing the best gear for your recording set-up and budget?
Choosing the correct item for your home recording set-up is easy for some and confusing for most. Even if you have been working with audio for years, things are constantly changing. The marketing guff and searching the net usually sends you down a rabbit hole of time-wasting.
The core of Indigo Oak Studio is to help people set up and record by taking the mystery and costs out of recording. Right now, that cost you will save is time and patience.
I can search the net!
Do you want to know why there is not a definitive answer to your question on the net? Because no one knows what is right for you. All your specific variables add up to a unique situation. The articles and reviews you are reading are usually specific to their situation, or they're generalising. Neither is going to help you.
I offer free advice
Check out my blog and look throughout my site for free advice focused on Kiwis recording at home.
Need more advice?
Are you just wanting to record some regular stuff in an ordinary place? News flash - there is no such scenario! You may as well walk into Resene and say, "Which is the best paint for my room?" Blank stares follow. Are you wanting to record a super tight double kick in an old shed, some opera vocals in a tiny bedroom, or a big band after hours in an office building?
Get personalised advice from an expert
I've been doing this for 20+ years, and I have been in more home studios than anyone else in New Zealand! I've experience helping people get the best for their unique situation. According to my long list of client reviews, I successfully provide the highest standard of service. Save yourself time, stress, and the cost of getting the wrong thing.
"Over the last 20 years I've worked with a number of different recording studios and engineers, and by far and away Aaron is easily the best of the bunch!
What sets him apart is his absolute dedication to any client or project. He has a knack of asking the right questions and finding out exactly what is most important to you and tailoring his service to this.
Amazing patience, knowledge and expertise - and is quick to learn and understand anything 'outside the box' you may be looking for....
For absolute professionalism I believe there is no better than Indigo Oak Studio - I'd add more stars to this rating if I possibly could!"
S Williams (Professional Musician playing the Wellington scene for 20+ years)
But you'll sell me the most expensive thing and hound me until I buy
Nope - I am a big fan of only getting what you need. I have recorded many demos using some very inexpensive gear (including things just lying around the house). So if you have a small budget, I will work hard to find the best solution to fit that budget. I am also a "soft seller". I might reach out once after our catch up to see if you have any more questions, but after that, I will leave you to make up your mind in your own time.
Do you offer personal help setting up and learning to use the gear (and the whole recording and mixing process if required)?
YES - I can be booked in to get you up and tracking. I can teach you as little or as much as you would like to know about home recording and mixing.
"I got to ask all the questions I needed to ask regarding the basics of recording audio into my DAW. Everything was explained clearly and with good examples. Great value for my money"
Alejandro C (Musician)
I charge to give personalised advice - WTF?!? Yep. But why? Because I value my time, and a lot of people want my help. So I only personally people who value my time. "But if you give me the advice, I'll buy the product." I am a small independent business, so there is not much money to be made selling electronics on the internet. Also, note - Some people take my recommendations and then purchase from one of the big chain stores... Then ask me to help them set it up because the salesperson from the chain store doesn't seem very helpful...