Audient releases next generation iD44 (MKII)
“Console sound on your desktop”
Bringing its most powerful desktop audio interface, iD44 into line with recent product upgrades, Audient raises the stakes once again with the launch of iD44 (MKII).
“As far as audio performance was concerned, iD44 was already fully spec’d,” says Andy Allen, Audient’s marketing director. “Yet we saw an opportunity to make the best better: making a major improvement to the all important ADC’s, incorporating additional must-have features and styling it with a beautiful new smoke-grey finish. All at the same price, delivering yet more value to our customers!”
The ADCs’ THD+N figure sees a 9dB improvement, representing an astounding step up in audio performance for the iD44 (MKII). “That’s super clean audio with less added noise and even less audible distortion,” says Andy.
iD44 (MKII) now also benefits from the addition of Audio Loop-back, so users have the ability to capture playback from multiple applications on the computer at the same time as the microphones – ideal for content creators, podcasters and streamers.
The incorporation of a dual headphone amp – including both a ¼” jack and a mini-jack, means three sets of headphones can be plugged in at once – as well as the makeover of the unit’s all-metal aesthetic, complete the key upgrades.
Andy continues, “The combination of these enhancements alongside four Audient Console mic preamps, class-leading converters, ADAT expandability and balanced inserts means iD44 (MKII) really does deliver the audio performance of an Audient console straight to your desktop, and ensures with iD44, our customers get a professional grade audio interface without breaking the bank.”
iD44 (MKII) is expected to ship in June 2022 and will retail at the same price as its predecessor: £499.99 inc VAT, €599 inc Local VAT and $699 MAP.
- 4 x Class-A Audient Console Mic Preamplifiers
- Class Leading AD/DA Converters
- 2 x ADAT Inputs & Outputs for Digital Expansion
- 2 x Discrete JFET Instrument Inputs
- 2 x Fully Balanced Inserts
- 1 x Independent Headphone Output
- 1 x Independent Dual Headphone Output
- Main and Alt Speaker Outputs
- Audio Loop-back
- 3 x User Defined Function Keys
- Dedicated Talkback, Dim and Cut Controls
- +48V, Pad, and HPF Switches
- Ultra-low Latency DSP Mixer
- Word Clock Output
- Standalone Mode
- USB 2.0 Compliant
- All-Metal Design
- Power switch
- Free Software + Plugins
Audient’s iD44 (MKII) audio interface
Audient’s mission is to make professional audio quality available to everyone through the power of technology. Driven to find the balance between audio excellence and user experience, Audient is continuously innovating; designing audio recording products that both empower creativity and simplify the recording process.
A dedication to designing products that balance quality and simplicity, including analogue recording consoles, audio interfaces, mic pres and monitor controllers, has seen Audient build a strong community of music makers in professional and home studios across the globe.
Audient also operates its sub-brand, EVO which aims to make recording both easy and accessible to creatives.
Audient was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in the UK.