Saturday, September 14, 2013

Audient iD22 Interface and Monitor Controller

 I've been hearing/reading good things about the Audient iD22. It's described as a USB DAW recording interface but seems to offer much more:

"iD22 provides two classic audient microphone preamplifiers, ALL NEW pristine AD/DA convertors that have been designed to deliver impeccable detail and impressive depth during both tracking & mixing. iD22 is expandable via ADAT i/o - perfect for partnering with an ASP008 for 10-ch recording [total 10-in, 12-out + headphones]. Our console-style monitor controller functionality and USB2.0 connectivity complete the ergonomic desktop package."

Not only does the iD22 provide 2 top notch mic pres and 6 AD/DA converters but it can also be used as a monitor controller with the ability to control 2 sets of speakers.

  • 2-in, 6-out high performance 24-bit/96kHz AD/DA converters 
  • 2 superb class-A mic preamplifiers & 1 discrete JFET instrument input 
  • Fully balanced insert points for integrating outboard gear 
  • High current headphone amplifier fed by an independent DAC 
  • Low latency DSP mixer for artist mixes 
  • Main and alternative stereo outputs 
  • User defined monitoring functionality with hardware control 
  • USB2.0 class compliant connectivity - Mac OS10.6.8 or later 

Here's a video with Audient's Luke Baldry giving a quick overview of the iD22 features.

and here's another video showcasing a song by the band Kielo in which the iD22 was used to do the recording session.

Available at VintageKingAudio for $795