The professional sound you deserve
Designed to deliver professional audio performance at home and in the studio, iD44 is Audient's most powerful iD interface yet.
- 4 x Audient Console Mic Pres
- Class-Leading Converters
- 2 x JFET Instrument Input
- Independent Headphone + Stereo Outputs
- Fully Balanced Inserts
- 2 x Digital Inputs + Outputs
Audient Console Mic Preamps
Every iD interface features the Audient Console Mic Preamp, the same discrete circuit design found in Audient's renowned recording console, the ASP8024-HE. Designed to deliver ultra-low noise and low distortion with a touch of classic analogue warmth, iD44’s four Audient Console 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 detail
Offering an incredible 126dB of dynamic range, iD44’s class-leading converters have been designed to deliver the most honest and natural translation of your recording, helping you hear subtle detail, make better mix decisions and experience remarkable clarity from the moment you press play.
126dB Dynamic Range (DAC)
124dB Dynamic Range (Headphone DAC)
0.0006% THD+N (DAC)
Expand via ADAT - More channels, more possibilities
Equipped with two optical input and output connectors, iD44 gives you plenty of options for expansion. Supporting both ADAT and SPDIF, add up to 16 channels of mic pres to your setup – ideal for bigger sessions.
Balanced Inserts - Hardware Integration
Integrate your favourite outboard FX prior to conversion and start creating signal chains that rival the very best. The insert returns also gives you direct access to the A/D converters providing the cleanest signal path possible, making it great for print-backs or integrating outboard line-level sources.
- Track with hardware FX
- Mix with hardware FX
- Record external mic pres
JFET Instrument Inputs - Plug and play
Designed to replicate the input stage of a classic valve amplifier, iD44 features two harmonically rich JFET Instrument Inputs giving you the perfect sonic foundation for your guitars or basses and amp sims.
Connect and listen to your mixes through two sets of speakers with iD44’s four line outputs. Alternatively use the extra line outputs to send audio to an external headphone amp for distribution to your artists.
Easily record and collaborate with others by utilising iD44’s two stereo headphone amps, both providing more than enough power for your headphones to perform accurately.
Software Mixer - Experience ultra-low latency
The iD mixer tightly integrates hardware and software, letting you effortlessly create up to four stereo artist cue mixes, name and customise channels, save layout presets, assign hardware function buttons and quickly set up advanced routing.
Talkback - Innovation meets communication
iD44’s dedicated talkback technology enables you to use any audio source connected to your computers such as a built-in or USB microphone as your talkback mic, freeing up valuable mic pres for recording.
Made for music
Reliable performance, a simple layout and a delightfully intuitive user experience let you focus on doing what you do best, making music.
Console Style Monitor Control - Work faster
Speed up your workflow with iD44’s three programmable function buttons. Assign any of the advanced monitoring features, including Speaker Select, Mono Sum, Polarity Reverse or Cue Mix monitoring, to any of the F-buttons and quickly take control of your session.
ScrollControl - The virtual scroll wheel
Turn iD44’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 of Audient's products come with a three-year limited warranty guaranteeing you further protection and peace of mind when you choose Audient.
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.
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 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...