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Episode 34 – Jonathan Mosen reviews and demonstrates the Audient Evo 16 audio interface

From the manufacturer:

Make studio quality recordings with EVO 16’s next-level audio performance. Eight award winning EVO intelligent mic preamps that set their own levels with Smartgain, the all new, groundbreaking Motion UI control system, and enough I/O firepower to tackle even the biggest of sessions, EVO 16 is truly a studio powerhouse, designed from the ground up to make recording easy.

Eight stunning Evo microphone preamps Evo 16's eight Evo mic preamps reflect Audient's 25 years of engineering innovation. These excellent-sounding pre's yield a respectable 58dB of gain for your microphones, along with impressive EIN specs for low-noise, low-distortion results. These digitally controlled analog preamps provide ultra-precise control, enabling you to set your gain with pinpoint accuracy. Matching the levels of stereo-paired mics has never been easier! Evo 16 also boasts top-notch AD/DA conversion with a remarkable 121dB of dynamic range. In short, this audio interface sounds amazing!

Smartgain takes the guesswork out of setting levels This incredible technology automatically sets the gain for all eight of the interface's channels — simultaneously — at the touch of a button. Smartgain employs advanced peak analysis to automatically analyse your input signals and adjust each channel's preamp gain to its optimal level. This feature not only safeguards against clipping, but it's also a huge time saver when you're recording drums or setting up large sessions. On top of that, it makes recording yourself much easier, since you won't need to continuously adjust your preamp gain.

Easy-to-use Motion UI control system Navigating Evo 16 is a walk in the park, thanks to its intuitive Motion UI control system. The interface is centered around a high-resolution TFT-LCD screen, which includes IPS technology for clear viewing at any angle. A channel status indicator displays the channel's name, levels, and functions activated with a push of a button. Crystal-clear, full-colour metering makes keeping an eye on your levels a breeze. What's more, Evo 16's 1-knob control and customisable F-button ensure simple, trouble-free operation.

Key Features: USB 2.0 audio interface provides 24-in/24-out over a common USB-C connection 8 analog Evo mic preamps yield 58dB of gain and digital-precise control Contains 2 JFET instrument inputs, 2 headphone outputs, and ample digital I/O Includes monitor control, audio loopback, and a word clock output Top-notch 24-bit/96kHz AD/DA converters supplies crystal-clear audio with 121dB of dynamic range Smartgain automatically analyses your input signals and adjust each channel's preamp gain Intuitive Motion UI control system with high-resolution TFT-LCD screen Channel status indicator displays the channel's name, levels, and functions activated Easy-to-read, full-colour metering makes keeping an eye on your levels a breeze 1-knob control and customisable F-button ensure simple, trouble-free operation.

Other show notes.

The Audient Evo range is a shining example of what can happen when a manufacturer engages with, and truly listens to, the blind community. The accessibility features of this family of audio interfaces will improve and simplify all kinds of audio production. Jonathan orientates you to the hardware and walks you through the software, using the Evo 16.