Finally, An Interface For Guitarists
Sono is the ultimate audio interface for guitarists and musicians, combining Audient’s award-winning analogue recording technology with the world’s best speaker-cab simulation from Two notes.
The Ultimate Valve Guitar Preamp
Combining an onboard 12AX7 analogue valve and 3-band Tone control with Two notes Torpedo power amp modelling and cab simulation, Sono lets you quickly create, record and store the guitar sounds you hear in your head.
3 Band Analogue Tone Control - Shape your sound
Fine-tune your sound on the way in with Sono’s 3 band analogue EQ and add body to your heavy tones or that extra bit of sparkle to your clean tones.
Torpedo Remote Software - Onboard DSP
We teamed up with Two notes to bring you their renowned Torpedo Power Amp Modelling, and Cab Simulation built straight into Sono. Letting you accurately emulate the sound and process of miking a guitar or bass cabinet in a professional recording studio all from your desktop.
Customisation where you need it most - Create your ultimate rig
No live room or extensive cab & mic collection? No problem! Customise everything from the room type, microphone model and placement and even stylistic tone control such as vintage and modern, all from your computer.
Record through your favourite cabs
Pick and choose from a wide range of guitar and bass cabs models and play through or record emulations of the classics such as the Marshall 4×12, Fender 2×12, Ampeg 8×10 and many more.
Inspired by Marshall® JCM900 2x12" Celestion® G12T
Inspired by Vintage 70's Marshall® Artiste 4x12 with greenback Rola Celestion® G12H30 55Hz Closed
Inspired by Mesa/Boogie® Rectifier® Standard 4x12" Celestion® e V30 closed back
Inspired by Ampeg® 8×10″
Inspired by Vintage 70's Marshall® Artiste 4x12 with greenback Rola Celestion® G12H30 55Hz Open
Inspired by Vintage 1961 Fender® Vibrolux® 1×12″ Celestion® V30 Open
Inspired by Engl E 412 Pro with Celestion® Vintage 30® Closed.
Inspired by Ampeg® B15N 1x15” CB Jensen® C15N, Vintage Ceramic
Inspired by Ampeg B15 Portaflex BassFlex
Inspired by Marshall® 1965A 4x10" Celestion® G10L-35 open back
Inspired by Roland® JC120 2x12"
Inspired by Marshall® 1960A 4x12 with Celestion® G12T-75
Inspired by Markbass® 2x10"
Inspired by AER® Cab One 2x10"
Inspired by Fender® Twin Reverb® 2x12"
Inspired by 72 Orange® with Celestion® G12H - Open
Inspired by 1965 Vox® AC30 2x12"
Inspired by Hiwatt® 2×12″ Fane closed back
Inspired by Marshall® Slash Signature 4×12″ Celestion® V30 closed back
Inspired by David Eden® 4x10"
With Sono, you’re able to bypass the built-in preamp stage to use your own preamp pedals with the Two notes cab simulation in low latency.
Route your mics or synths through the classic valve preamp, analogue EQ and Two notes processing, start creating crazy new sounds or add that classic analogue warmth to your recordings.
Integrate Your Existing Pedalboard - Your pedals, our cabs
Plugin your favourite reverb, delay or distortion pedals, combine your unique sound with the power of Two notes and start recording your favourite tones.
Use in standalone mode - Store 3 presets onboard
Once you find a tone you love, store up to 3 presets onboard Sono and start recording your favourite tones right away. Practice without the need for a laptop or even take 3 amps with you on stage!
Record your hardware amps - Re-amp at any time
No need to buy a dedicated re-amp box. Sono always records a clean D.I signal so that you can capture your performances as creativity strikes and re-amp through your favourite hardware amps later.
Record on the fly - Jam at home - Perform live
Load up your go-to sound and start recording instantly without the need to mic up and play through a noisy amp – perfect for home studios.
No need to set up big rigs or turn on your computer. Just load up your favourite preset plugin and start jamming without the risk of annoying your neighbours.
Leave the amp at home and travel light. Sono lets you plug straight into any PA using the direct outputs, giving you great results and minimal setup.
Valve Instrument Input - Perfect for feeding an amp sim
Use Sono’s onboard effects to record latency-free and without interruption from processor hungry amp sims. Then run your clean D.I take through your favourite amp sim afterwards, whilst still benefitting from the sonic character of the 12AX7 valve instrument input.
A powerful interface under the hood
Sono is still an incredibly powerful but simple to use recording interface even without the guitar processing, giving you all the tools you need to get studio quality recordings at home.
Two Audient Console Mic Pres - The professional sound you deserve
You’ve spent years perfecting your sound. Why compromise now? Sono provides over 20 years of analogue console design heritage on your desktop. Get studio-quality recordings with two of Audient’s renowned console mic preamps.
Zero Latency Recording - Get better performances
Don’t let latency get in the way of your creativity. Monitor mix allows you to blend between the input signal from your guitar and DAW playback, letting you record and monitor without delay.
Better headphone mixes - Advanced headphone technology
Hear your music as it should sound with Sono’s advanced headphone amp technology, designed to provide enough power for any headphones to perform to their highest potential.
Expand via ADAT - Get more channels
Expand up to 10 inputs via ADAT and record drums, multi-mic cabs or even capture live performances. Sono lets you take your track from start to finish.
3 Year Limited Warranty
All of our products come with a three-year limited warranty guaranteeing you further protection and peace of mind when you choose Audient.
"Sono is sublime. I can’t quite believe the variety of sounds you can get straight out of the box", Dave Dobbyn (you know who! - Loyal, Bliss, Slice of Heaven etc.)
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...