At this year’s Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany, British console manufacturer Audient released the iD14 audio interface ($299 MAP) and ASP800 8-channel microphone preamp and A/D converter with tone controls ($799 MAP).
The bus-powered iD14 interface offers two channels of Audient’s classic console mic pre's, delivering 10 inputs and four outputs with Burr-Brown A/D converters in a compact desktop package. Key features also include a discrete JFET DI input, ADAT expandability, console-style monitor control, intuitive software and the ScrollControlmode.
ScrollControl turns iD14’s volume encoder into a virtual scroll wheel, giving complete hands-on control. When not using ScrollControl, the iD button can also be assigned to enable iD14’s console-style monitor control features, such as DIM, CUT, Polarity Reverse, Mono Sum, Talkback and Cue Mix monitoring.
Audient ASP800 8-channel microphone preamp and A/D converter
Aside from the eight console mic pre's and two discrete JFET instrument inputs, ASP800 also has two Retro Channels featuring tone controls HMX and IRON. HMX is a custom harmonic distortion designed to emulate the sweet, thick tones often associated with 1960s tube designs, while Audient’s new British transformer saturator, IRON, is designed to add sparkle, replicating the coveted transformer "zing" of British audio in the 1970s.
Key features also include 118dB Burr-Brown A/D converter, ADAT connectivity, a word clock input, a -15dB pad per channel and balanced analog line outputs in a single-rackspace unit.
For more information, visit Audient at audient.com.