EVO 8 USB Audio Interface external sound card for music productions (4 in / 4 out, Smartgain, Smart Touchpoints, loopback function, 48V phantom power, 4 microphone preamps, Windows / Mac / iOS), Black
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A more angled top would have suited us more, but then the ID range never had this so it’s curious as to why EVO brings this to our attention! All front panel controls are intuitive and immediate. Want to mute an input or output? Hold down its button. Want to link channels 3 and 4? Hold down both their input buttons. Want phantom power? Hit an input button, then press the 48V button. The basics are exactly as simple as you’d hope.
The preamps are remarkably clean and transparent with a gain range of 58dB – enough for most microphones. Notably, there is comfortably enough gain for an SM58, Røde NT-1 and Aston Origin. You can even get a passable level out of the notoriously low-sensitivity Shure SM7B for spoken word, but you do have to max out EVO 8’s input gain. We’re calling it the mic preamp of the future,” says Andy. “Our powerful EVO Mic Preamp technology combines all the sonic advantages of a studio-grade analogue mic preamp with digitally controlled tactile precision, so you can set your gain with pin-point accuracy – right down to the decibel.” EVO Mic Preamps provide 58dB Mic Gain, while its advanced 32-bit converter technology offers 121dB dynamic range.There’s also a high resolution, full-colour LCD screen built into the unit. “Navigate SP8’s hardware features with blazing speed, courtesy of our Motion User Interface. The wide angle screen intelligently displays information as you need it, transforming EVO SP8 into a fully immersive, easy to use Smart Preamp – the first of its kind,” Andy continues. With the option to view the channel status and keep an eye on metering levels, Motion UI uses a centralised one-knob system to adjust all EVO SP8’s hardware parameters. The EVO interface comes complete with a professional software bundle including premium-grade plugins to get you started straight out of the box. Features
The Monitor Mix switch allows you to easily blend your input signal with your DAW output so you can play along and record with your songs Too often, though, attempts to circumnavigate the technicalities of the recording process result in limited and limiting feature sets... With the EVO 4, however, Audient has created an audio interface that is genuinely simple to use but is in no way simplistic." The compact and portable design makes the EVO perfect for musicians on the move. Whether you’re recording vocals for your latest song or podcasting with friends on the go, the EVO is the perfect choice. It’s even USB powered, meaning you don’t have to bother with tedious power supplies, just plug it in and you’re ready to go.Needed more inputs (stereo for acoustic guitar and another input for vocal mic) and this did the job perfectly. This is the ideal solution for this scenario as ADAT is a bit glitchy in my experience We are delighted to partner with Rational Acoustics in integrating our huge selling EVO 2, 4 and 8 channel audio interfaces into the Smaart v9 platform,” says Audient Marketing Director Andy Allen. “With EVO’s ability to digitally control the interface’s gain, phantom power and polarity via our EVO Control app running on users’ laptops and now with Smaart’s embedded integration, we’re providing a new, intuitive workflow for Smaart users everywhere. Indeed, a Gain Changing solution.”
Each of the inputs can handle microphone or line-level signals, all with 48V phantom power for condenser mics. Power to the interface is supplied directly over a USB-C cable, meaning there’s no need for a separate power supply. It is worth noting that if your computer only has the larger USB-A ports, you’ll need to connect via a USB-A to USB-C cable and only be able to use phantom power on two mic inputs. If your computer has USB-C ports, you can use the supplied cable and run phantom power on all four mic inputs simultaneously. Setup is plug-and-play on a Mac with drivers required under Windows, but either way it’s advisable to install the Evo Mixer application, which allows you to do things like set up routing and upgrade firmware. Low-latency, customisable software mixer - route outputs/inputs, apply phantom power, configure headphone mixes, set sound levels and more.The audio quality of the Evo 4 is very good. Yes, it’s true that most audio interfaces sound good these days but to my ears Evo has that Audient quality sound that I know and love" The EVO 8 is equipped with 4 EVO preamps. These deliver 58dB of gain range and are characterised by a precise, warm nature. They'll squeeze every piece of potential from any of your connected microphones. If an item can not be repaired, a similar alternative product or cash discount (as defined in this policy) will be offered