Mitch's Soundcheck said it was good
and so it is
Cool product video from Mitch and the iD4 is all he says it is
very happy,thanks Mitch!
and so it is
Cool product video from Mitch and the iD4 is all he says it is
very happy,thanks Mitch!
Traded up from an AudioBox and it sure is a massive improvement in sound and ease of use.
My tracks sound way more clear and detailed and all I changed was the interface.
Feature set is exactly right for what I need for recording vocal and acoustic guitar.It's built like tank,all metal box gives it just the right weight and feel.Controls are on the top so very easy to use.
I'm not an expert so I want something that just works and the Audient iD4 sure delivers.
Thank you Sweetwater for the great service.
I'm a VO guy and was looking for something better to really reveal my tone and not the sound of the audio interface,after all that's what my clients buy.Having read the other reviews here and sought my Sweetwater guy's advice ,I'm now the proud owner of an iD4 and got nowhere to hide if I don't get it right.
This interface is awesome for $. No idea how they do it for the $'s,as far as I am concerned the iD4 is the new VO standard.
Traded up from my ECHO.
Unbelievable improvement in the quality of my tracking,clear and clean ..... at last!
Controls on the top make Logic's workflow real easy and Scroll control is genius for editing.
The iD4 just inspires
Simple feature set,housed in a rock solid metal chassis and has all the features I need to get recording instantly.
Very clean sound and it just works.
The Audient iD4 delivers on it's promise,at $,what's not to like ?
This little interface is an audio powerhouse.
USB powered makes it perfect for grabbing it from my bag and get recording within seconds.
No problem with bus powering my Rode and the dual headphone allows me to share with no hassle.
Pro level sound,solid build,this thing will be with me for a long time.
These days big things come in small packages!
I use the iD4 as a mobile "notepad" type of interface,just for getting idea's and sounds down quickly.
Bus powered from my MBP + Logic,a great combination with great sound.
For my use,the iD4 proves although it's small in size,it's big on quality
Hadn't really heard of them before but Audient seem to be really happening these days !
This is my first review and Audient iD4 is my first interface.
I can't compare to anything else but the iD4 seems to be a great way to get started with recording as it was so easy to set up and it's build quality seems top notch,very reassuring from the moment I opened the nice box.
My recordings seem very clean and transparent and it looks very cool next to my MBP.
No power lead,just the USB cable so my desktop is not cluttered.
I find scroll control very helpful to control my Logic plugins.
I expect the Audient iD4 to last me a long time.
Great experience Audient and Sweetwater.
I'm just starting out and I know my review title is a little sad!
As a noob,I was getting VERY frustrated with my previous interface,just couldn't track a clear sound no matter what I tried.Grabbed the iD4,10 minute set up,plugged in and the recording I got was transformational.I don't know how or why and I don't need to!
Results were clean and clear which is all I need as I have such a lot to learn with recording to Reaper
Love that I don't have to fight the technology as well.
Seems with iD4 I don't have to ... stellar results for $
Been learning the iD4 over the holidays or perhaps more honestly,it took less than a couple of hours to get to grips with the iD4 (set up was a breeze) and the rest of the time was spent trying to improve my recording technique to match the iD4 audio performance !
This little guy does everything the other reviewers have commented on and I'm really loving the dual headphones and the sound of the Mic pre.I don't track for more than a simple vocal and acoustic,anything to get my ideas down quick before I loose the flow.
The iD4 is perfect for note padding rough ideas.
Thank you Sweetwater for great service and recommendation.
The iD4 is my second interface and I'm still learning how to track with Pro Tools.
Although I've only been using it for a few days over the holidays I'm already astonished as to how clean it sounds,making tracks created with my previous M ***** sound fuzzy and mushy (not sure if that's the right way of explaining the obvious difference between the two as "sound" is hard to describe in words).
The product build feels very solid and with the metal knobs on the top surface it just inspires the tracking process when pulled out of my gig bag and a simple USB lead connection to get started (no set up drivers needed).
The Di seems to add a nice tone to my guitar and dual headphone outputs are very cool for use when working late.
Ridiculous price,ridiculous value
THANK YOU SWEETWATER!
Been using this thing for a couple months and I love it! Easy to use, built like a tank, and it sounds great! I had an Emu 1820m for the past 12 years and it finally puked on me. I actually had to track down a very old computer just to keep it going the last couple years. Anyway I wasn't sure if a USB audio interface would compare with that system. I bit the bullet and bought a decent computer, cubase, and this and I'm not looking back. This bedroom rocker is up and running again. I love toiling away in obscurity with this thing!
Wish he'd showed up earlier before I bought the other English brand's interface that's now on Craig's.
Breeze to set up,no driver hassle as it just shows up in PT,tracks sound smooth and clean and the second headphone socket is really useful.
The iD4 just works,how amazing is that in todays music creation world!
All I can add is it's a great time to start creating music with all the amazing tools available to us for so few $'s
Thank you Sweetwater for bring us such great deals!
Putting together my bedroom studio with Sweetwater's help.
iD4 is the key piece as it all routes through it.
Great professional sound,this little thing has a better mic pre that on the console we had at College!
Easy to use,don't need to be a computer nerd to get tracking and the results seem stellar.
No hesitation in recommending.
The iD4 is my second audio interface,replacing an old M Audio product which finally gave up after many years of service.
I don't really know how to describe just how much the difference in audio performance this little thing delivers,I hadn't realized just how smeary and fuzzy the M Audio was.
Up and tracking in 15 minutes from opening the box,built like the brick outhouse,great sound and metering and love the scroll control knob,can even use it with my iTunes library!
I look forward to using the iD4 for a long time.
Been having driver problems with my previous interface so took the leap and bought this guy.
Amazing improvement in every respect,just works,why should I think that's brilliant!
back to the music!
Logic + MBP + iD4
My Sweetwater Sales guy recommended I try the Audient iD4 as an upgrade to my previous interface which was starting to have MBP usb connection issues.
I checked what others have said here and I now figure that I should have asked for his advice way earlier !
This little box is an interface powerhouse,I'm hearing tracking detail that was absent before and just so simple to use.Di input is nicely colored when driven hard,the dual headphone out is such a cool idea as it means we can both listen to what's going on through our AT's and it's just so much easier to have the controls on the top rather than on the front,allowing me to concentrate on the take not the interface.
Scroll control,what a cool idea,it just shows that the Audient designers sure know their stuff!
Rather than just comment on all the excellent features and sound I now get in Logic,I recommend you just try for yourself.
iD4 and Reaper.
Despite being only a few $'s more,iD4 delivers pro style and shows up my previous audio interface choice to have been low grade.
Making music is so easy and affordable these days and Sweetwater's SE really help with the choices we have!
The Audient iD4 seems to be a major trade up at every level from the other English brand I was using.
Rock solid build quality and tracks with a sound to match.Lot's of detail that wasn't present with my other interface and a nice saturation effect on my vocal when the pre is overdriven a little.
Love the Di,seems really smooth.The headphone metering choices shows that the designers are recording musicians.
Check this thing out,you won't be disappointed.
This little thing is small in size but HUGE in performance.
The console mic pre delivers real detail in a rock solid build package.
Loving the warm Di,neat metering choices and the scroll control feature is just genius for Logic PI's.
In my opinion,there's nothing like it for 'my first audio interface' choice,it just inspires creativity and keeps it all very simple.
Big league sound and great advice from Sweetwater
Way better than I am at recording which is why I bought it on Sweetwater's recommendation.
The iD4 only costs a few $'s but delivers at a level way more than I could have imagined and will stay with me as I progress.
PT12,dream to set up and so simple to use,built like a tank and just plain sounds great.
Just getting into recording and wanted to start simple as I haven't got too many spare $'s or experience and wanted to see if the recording process could excite me to venture more into the world of dreams of a singer,songwriter.
Haven't had much experience with the other interfaces at this price level but I think I sure made the right choice with the iD4 (thanks for the recommendation Sweetwater!)
My tracks just sound 'right' to my ears,what I hear in my head is what I hear back through my headphones.
Real simple to use,this interface just feels like a class act in every respect and no wall wart to power it !
The guys at Audient have got this one down - no hesitation in recommending it to anyone.
I'm lucky enough to have an iD22 as the central hub for my home project studio,an amazingly flexible product that delivers a rich and detailed sound.Been a very happy user for 3 years now without ANY issues
I saw the iD4 and it's claim that it delivers the same sound but for bus powered mobile use!
To my ears, the iD4 delivers in every way as it's big brother has done.The same Mic pre,same Di and headphone but with even better metering.
Same sound,mobile or desktop,genius.
Great service from Sweetwater as well.
Simple feature set and seems to do all I need and does it brilliantly.
Great sound,a few minutes to set up and with the controls on the top makes tracking so easy.
Mic pre and Di deliver detail I've not heard before,makes previous interface sound 'smeary' and scroll control is just such a better way to mix.
Audient rocks it
If you like what it has to offer then buy it. The ID4 is simple and it WORKS. Plugged it into my Mac Mini and works like a charm. Set your audio ins and outs in preferences and software, plug in your guitar, set the input, mix in the DAW, and you are good as gold.The other audio interfaces I have tried all have problems (software crashes, clicks and pops). Also, Audient support answered my questions regarding something unrelated to the ID4 in less than 24 hours. Did I mention it WORKS.
I'm sitting on the tour bus,Mac Book Pro,bus powered iD4,AT headphones and fooling around with my DAW tracks to pass the miles away.
This thing is genius,solid feel (dropped it a couple of times already),true plug and play and it just makes you feel creative.
Gave up on my Solo as too much hassle to keep it working with W10 and my Sweetwater guy recommended I gave the iD4 a spin.
Total no brainer in all respects with just a perfect feature set for my small VO business.
The pre is amazing,delivers a real smooth tone and the iD4 just works.
Been playing with the iD4 for a couple of weeks now,so far so good.
It's been flawless with my Macbook Pro,a breeze to set up and loving the very simple feature set,just what I need to track on the go.The unit feels rock solid and having the controls on the top panel is just genius,makes tracking so easy when needing to adjust the gain of the Mic pre.
The iD4's noise floor seems invisible (unlike my previous interface) and the metering is clear and helpful.
Top class product,no hesitation in recommending it to anyone.
I'm a noob to recording so wanted something simple to get started with and Sweetwater recommend I give the new iD4 a try.
I checked some of the online reviews and decide to put down the $199.
Very happy so far,very classy sound
I bought the iD4 as an upgrade from a cheaper interface I had been using and to put it simply I love it!
I've had no issues thus far, it's efficient, sturdy, recording is seamless, it does exactly what I need it to do. When I first plugged it in and started listening I noticed a much higher level of clarity and detail in the music that I had not heard before with my other interface. The dim and iD scrolling feature are also very nice little additions which come in handy!
If you're looking for a new interface and on a budget I highly recommend you look into the iD4
I've got an iD22 at the centre of my project studio and now need to track on location.
The iD4's full 48v bus powering sealed it for me,same crystal clear sound as it's big brother so no difference which interface the track came from.
iD4 is great value at $199.
I'm a simple user,just need an interface to use for location recording.
My previous interface had been having some driver issues and I'd always felt that the recordings I was making were a little fuzzy when I played them back through Reaper.
Read great things about the Audient iD stuff, so for $199 I thought there's not much to lose and boy,have I now understood how much there is to gain!
The results are truly,truly,amazing. Same mic,same DAW but not the same results.
This thing is night and day better.
This sounds amazing. The sound you get with this is simply beautiful. Natural, beautiful, clear, no words.
It is very easy to use, has some nice features and looks really great and is highly portable. Beautiful sounding product!
I bought an iD22 a couple of years ago to use as the central hub of my project studio.
Been very happy,no issues at all and it seems to make things sound just 'right'. A great feature set.
We're off on tour and I needed a portable interface for the long hotel room nights and days on the bus so I grabbed the iD4 based on my iD22 experience.
Very happy to say that to my ears,the iD4 has the same sound as the iD22 and the same ease of use.
No drivers this time,just plug and go.
The feature set with just the pre and Di are just what I need and the 2 headphones outputs are so cool so we can listen as we go.
Pure gold for the road!
Rode NT1 and iD4
As a solo artist looking to just make music,this pairing is a winner for me.
Way better than my previous interface that seemed to add a 'film' over my tracks,iD4 is crystal clear and clean and build like the outhouse!
Simple to use,no drivers and with the controls on the top, it seems to make it real easy to concentrate on the track.
True plug and play and bus powered with plenty of juice for my NT1,means I'm mobile and not tied to the wall.
Just my opinion but Audient seems to be a happening company!
Quality build, great sound. I chose audient based on many reviews who praised the id14 but the id4 seemed to be enough for me. If it had midi i/o I would give 5 stars :)
Was looking for a sweeter sounding version of my original 'red colored' box, this aint it.
Preamps are bland and brittle sounding, its awkward to carry around too.
I gave this to a guy at church and instead bought the 2nd gen red colored interface and its exactly what I was looking for.
Don't waste your time, stick with the market leader.
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