Audient's Evo 16 is a high-quality USB audio interface with next-level features and outstanding performance. This interface vaunts eight award-winning Evo preamps and top-notch 24-bit/96kHz AD/DA conversion, along with cutting-edge Smartgain technology that ensures optimal recording levels in every application. You also get enough I/O firepower to tackle mammoth-sized sessions, which includes two JFET instrument inputs, two headphone outputs, and enough digital expansion to futureproof your setup. You also get monitor control, audio loopback, and a word clock output. You'll appreciate the usability of Evo 16's Motion UI control system, which includes a 1-knob centralized control, clear metering, channel status indicators, and a high-resolution TFT-LCD screen. Evo 16 is one of the easiest ways to achieve studio-quality recordings — it's a veritable production powerhouse.
Evo 16's eight Evo mic preamps reflect Audient's 25 years of engineering innovation. These excellent-sounding pres 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!
Our favorite feature of Audient's Evo 16 here at Music Experience is Smartgain. 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 analyze 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. You can just set up and start playing!
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-color metering makes keeping an eye on your levels a breeze. What's more, Evo 16's 1-knob control and customizable F-button ensure simple, trouble-free operation.
Eight award winning EVO Preamps alongside our advanced converter technology will make everything you do, sound better. Add to that, 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.
Level up your audio performance with eight sonically stunning EVO Preamps. Backed by 25 years of engineering experience, our analogue mic preamp has been designed to deliver the most accurate, clean, and true to source version of your audio, no matter what you’re recording.
Make recording drums and larger sessions easy with Smartgain. Automatically set the gain for all 8 channels at once with a simple touch of a button. Powered by our lightning quick Smartgain algorithm, Smartgain uses advanced peak analysis to automatically analyse, adjust and set your gain to the perfect levels – all in less than 20 seconds.
Record, adjust levels, repeat? Sound familiar? Save time and make recording on your own a breeze with Smartgain. Simply set up your mics, hit Smartgain, start performing and EVO 16 will take care of the rest.
Providing a MASSIVE 121dB of dynamic range, EVO 16’s high performance converter technology makes sure you hear your audio accurately, helping you make creative decisions confidently, identify issues and improve your recording and mixing game.
The Motion user interface (UI) has been designed to change the way you interact with your audio interface. For the first time, a stunning high resolution, full colour LCD screen intelligently displays information as you need it, transforming EVO 16 into a fully immersive, easy to use experience.
The Screen Every adjustment, every detail, every button press is beautifully displayed in real-time on a 240X240 TFT backlit LCD Screen, letting you navigate hardware features effortlessly, make changes on the fly and take full control of your recording session without ever looking at your computer. Plus, IPS technology means information on the screen remains legible no matter your viewing angle – ideal for a variety of setups.
Pressing an input or output button momentarily displays the channel name, the levels and the functions activated for that specific channel. All the information you ever need in one place. Metering Keep an eye on your levels by quickly cycling through your inputs and outputs with EVO 16’s crystal clear, full colour metering..
Keep an eye on your levels by quickly cycling through your inputs and outputs with EVO 16’s crystal clear, full colour metering..
Designed to keep your session in motion, One-Knob-Control lets you glide through EVO 16’s hardware features from a single centralised point. Unlimited power, simple control..
Thanks to the customisable F-button, you can assign any of EVO 16’s advanced monitoring controls to the programmable function button. Your workflow, just the way you like it..
Connect and listen to your mixes through multiple sets of speakers with EVO 16’s eight line outputs. Alternatively use the extra line outputs to send audio to external outboard gear, such as compressors or FX units, or to headphone amps for distribution to your artists.
Drive even the most demanding headphones with EVO 16’s two dedicated headphone amps. Easily power headphones up to 600 Ohms all while experiencing detailed monitoring and playback as well as plenty of volume.
To build a monster guitar sound you need the right foundation. Our harmonically rich JFET instrument input circuit is designed to replicate the input stage of a classic valve amplifier, providing an ideal sonic foundation before you hit your guitar sims.
Future proof your studio and configure your setup to tackle bigger sessions. Whether you’re recording drums or taking on a full band, EVO 16’s optical inputs and outputs have got you covered. Supporting both ADAT and SPDIF, add up to 16 channels of mic preamps to your setup, giving you plenty of options for expanding your studio down the line. Pairs great with any external mic preamp.
EVO 16 takes critical listening seriously and is packed full of monitoring functionality to back it up. Whether you are switching between two sets of speakers using the ALT monitor feature, checking your mix in Mono or quickly communicating with your artist using Talkback – all features can be activated straight from EVO 16’s front panel. The best part is you get to customise which control is assigned to the hardware F-button.
EVO 16’s dedicated talkback technology lets you use any audio source connected to your computer such as a built-in or USB microphone as your talkback mic, freeing up valuable mic preamps for recording.
In the studio, every second counts – and with rock solid driver performance, high-speed USB connection, and ultra low latency monitoring, EVO 16 will always deliver the reliability needed to keep up with your creativity.
In the world of content, your audio needs to not only sound great but be easy to control. Audio Loop-back makes this possible. Ideal for content creators, podcasters and streamers.
Engineered to simplify your workflow, the EVO Mixer enables you to effortlessly set up and route your inputs + outputs, provide ultra-low latency monitoring, set up dedicated artist headphone mixes and so much more.
EVO 16 has been meticulously designed to look amazing on both your desktop and in your rack. Super bright backlit LED lighting not only looks stunning but ensures visibility in the darkest of studios, whilst a solid steel chassis makes sure EVO 16 is built to last.
Although packed full of features, EVO 16 defies the normal with its deceptively small form factor. At just over 14” wide with non-slip rubber feet, EVO 16 works perfectly whether on your desktop, under your laptop or as a permanent fixture to your studio with optional rack ears.
In order to minimise our environmental impact, EVO 16’s detachable rack ears will be available as a free optional extra, reducing required raw materials, shipping volumes, and thus our carbon footprint. We have also taken great steps to ensure EVO 16’s packaging utilises recycled materials whilst ensuring what little plastics we use are recyclable.
Compatible with all major audio software and plugins, EVO 16 comes bundled with a collection of professional recording software, including Cubase LE, giving you everything you need to start recording right out of the box..
|Computer Connectivity||USB 2.0|
|Simultaneous I/O||24 x 24|
|Number of Preamps||8 x Mic|
|Analog Inputs||6 x XLR-1/4" combo (mic/line), 2 x XLR-1/4" combo (mic/line/instrument)|
|Analog Outputs||8 x 1/4" (line)|
||2 x 1/4"|
|USB||1 x USB-C 2.0|
||EVO Software Mixer, ARC Creative Hub access|
||Mac, Windows, iOS|
|Power Supply||USB bus powered|
|Width||16.1 (1U/19" rackmount kit not included)|
|Manufacturer Part Number||EVO16|