The quality of the recording largely depends on the selection of the audio interface. And it doesn’t matter exactly where this record happens. Most of the success depends on the quality of the equipment. And the main components of the equipment can be considered a microphone and audio interface. In the music equipment market, you can find many different options for audio interfaces. But not all of them are equivalent. And in this case, the quality of the future sound will be determined not even by the price of the equipment, but by its technical characteristics.
The computer already has a built-in sound card, why not use it? By and large, yes, this is also an interface, but for serious work with sound, the capabilities of the built-in sound card are not enough. Flat, cheap sound and limited connectivity make it almost useless when it comes to recording and processing music.
Most standard built-in sound cards have one line input for connecting an audio player and other similar equipment. As outputs, there is, as a rule, access to headphones or household speakers.
Many experts in the field of studio recording consider Audient iD14 the ideal audio interface for a home studio. At the same time, despite that. that the studio is home, within its limits you can record a very good sound quality, especially when professional or at least semi-professional equipment is used.
Audio interface Audient iD14 is made in a compact strong package, has a total of ten inputs and four outputs, supports sampling frequencies up to 96 kHz. According to the manufacturer, the iD14 model has a universal set of functions and provides as high sound quality as full-size consoles.
The product is made in a compact strong housing, has a total of ten inputs and four outputs, supports sampling frequencies up to 96 kHz. According to the manufacturer, the iD14 model has a universal set of functions and provides as high sound quality as full-size consoles.
The main features of the new audio interface for USB 2.0 bus:
- two Audient microphone preamplifiers operating in Class A and providing «world-class sound»;
- high-quality analog to digital and digital to analog Burr-Brown converters;
- a pair of analog microphone/line inputs on the combined XLR + TRS connectors from Neutrk;
- 2 linear TRS outputs plus independent stereo output to headphones with a class A/B amplifier;
- one discrete JFET instrument input on the front panel for direct connection of the guitar, bass, etc.;
- ADAT digital optical input to extend switching capabilities (eight-channel ASP880 microphone preamplifier can be connected);
- вuilt-in low latency DSP mixer plus monitoring control functions («intuitive» software attached);
- iD ScrollControl mode allows using the encoder to control DAW, plugin parameters, mixer and even library iTunes.
Power via USB bus or external adapter. All-metal design and aluminum gein and volume adjustment handles.
The recommended retail cost of the Audient iD14 audio USB interface is $400.
Of the control elements, the iD14 has channel gain regulators, phantom power switches and a common volume handle that controls all outputs (there are buttons for switching the main outputs and outputs for the headphones). The audio interface software allows you to use mono mode, switch pairs of monitors, turn on phase inversion and turn off sound. At the same time, users can assign one of the functions to the physical button iD.
There is no need to hire a specialist for detailed instructions. It is enough to see the detailed operating instructions in YouTube or download it on the Internet.