Audient’s original iD4 had the audio industry rethinking what an entry-level audio interface could offer. Now, with the Audient iD4 MKII, Audient’s Little Interface That Could is an even better value for home and mobile music producers. Packing large-format console performance into a sleek desktop chassis, the Audient iD4 MKII fortifies your studio with one of Audient’s renowned Class A console mic preamps — the very same found in Audient’s ASP8024-HE recording console — along with an analog JFET DI stage to authentically capture the depth and dimension of your guitar or accompaniment instrument. We at Music Experience are pleased to report that this latest version of Audient’s iD4 packs even better audio conversion, zippy USB 3.0 transmission speeds, and a future-looking USB-C connection for greater compatibility with modern laptops and tablets. Two studio-grade headphone outputs and a console-style monitor control supply trustworthy track monitoring and audiophile music reproduction. Then there’s Audient’s intuitive ScrollControl virtual scroll wheel, which lets you use the iD4 MKII’s big volume knob to tweak DAW and plug-in parameters and even dim your monitor output on command. Also new for MKII is Audient’s fully loaded ARC software suite, which gives you instruments, cab sims, plug-in FX, and Steinberg’s Cubase/Cubasis LE3 desktop and mobile DAWs upon product registration. Take it from recording engineers at Music Experience: the Audient iD4 brought major value to the home and mobile studio. And with Audient’s iD4 MKII USB-C audio interface, there’s even more to love in this little box. Sales Engineers at Music Experience have been turning our customers onto Audient’s iD4 interfaces for years. Now, the iD4 MKII brings even better performance and modern USB 3.0 transmission speeds to this impressive little box. Here’s what’s new for MKII:
A sleek new gunmetal housing and cleaner top-down interface gives the iD4 MKII a look and workflow that are better built to stand the test of time in your studio.
With a data transmission cap that’s 10 times higher than its predecessor, the iD4 MKII boasts a much snappier connection to your laptop or iOS device. This translates to lower latency and much-reduced round-trip speeds.
A USB-C to USB-C connection (cable included) makes the MKII version of the iD4 compatible with even more modern devices on the market. It’s completely USB 3.0 bus powered, so you can produce great music and content beyond the studio walls.
The previous iD4 was one of the cleanest and quietest interfaces in its class. We’re pleased to report that the iD4 MKII is even better, with an improved dynamic range on both the ADC (+7dB) and DAC (+11dB). This means, whether you’re tracking or monitoring, the MKII is your key to a cleaner, quieter studio.
A new 600Ω headphone amplifier with dual independent outputs (1/4" and 1/8") makes the iD4 the ideal front end for track monitoring to casual listening.
Thanks to its included software bundle, the iD4 MKII is an even better option for budding songwriters and producers. Registering your product online gets you access to Steinberg’s Cubase/Cubasis LE3 DAW, the Two Notes Wall of Sound cab simulation, a host of virtual instruments from Waldorf and Gforce, and three introductory courses from Produce Like a Pro.
The iD4 MKII brings one of Audient’s discrete Class A console mic preamps — the very same found in its ASP8024-HE recording consoles — to your home studio. And trust Music Experience when we say that this thing sounds killer. Audient uses the same Class A mic preamp design throughout their product range, so whether you’re in the studio working on an Audient board or on the road with your iD4 MKII, you can count on world-class Audient sonics.
For the best possible sound, both the DAC and ADC have been improved in the Audient iD4 MKII, boasting an even higher dynamic range at both conversion stages. The result is stunningly transparent sound, through headphones or studio monitors, with just a hint of ear-tickling analog coloration. It’s the ideal prescription for stellar studio sound.
Instrument inputs on lesser interfaces can leave something to be desired. But not the Audient iD4 MKII. Its transistor-driven JFET direct injection input is engineered to reproduce the rich harmonics and deep fundamentals of your guitar, bass, or keyboard, whether you’re capturing the sound au naturale or feeding it into an amp modeler.
Designed to take your recordings to the next level in every way, the iD4 (MKII) delivers professional audio performance in a compact and modern desktop package, giving you everything you need to make studio quality recordings at home.
Every iD interface features the Audient Console Mic Preamp, the same discrete circuit design found in our renowned recording console the ASP8024-HE. Designed to deliver ultra- low noise and low distortion with a touch of classic analogue warmth, iD4’s Audient mic pre will give you the professional sound you deserve.
The Audient mic pre is a high grade hybrid discrete and op amp design that delivers a clean, accurate and detailed translation of your source.
With a noise floor 30,000 times quieter than the signal level your recordings will be captured with stunning clarity.
iD4’s converters make sure you hear every nuance, every detail of your audio, enabling you to take your recordings to the next level. Offering an incredible 126dB of dynamic range you will hear your audio more accurately, make better creative decisions and experience stunning clarity directly from your desktop.
Equipped with both a jack and mini jack connection and a powerful headphone amp capable of driving headphones up to 600Ohms, iD4 is ready to take on the most demanding recording sessions.
Designed to replicate the input stage of a classic valve amplifier, iD4’s harmonically rich JFET Instrument Input is the perfect sonic foundation for your guitar or bass.
Speed up your workflow with the iD button. Assign any of iD14’s advanced monitoring features to the iD button, including DIM, CUT, Polarity Reverse, Mono Sum, Talkback or Cue Mix monitoring, and experience complete control at your fingertips.
Lose yourself in creative process knowing you're getting studio quality recordings from the moment you hit record.
With Audient you will be in good company as our mic pres have been used to record 1000’s of hit records all over the world.
Designed to deliver true phantom power over USB, iD4 will make sure your mics get the power they need to ensure optimal sonic performance.
No need to find a power outlet as iD4 is powered directly from your computer via USB, without compromising on sound quality or performance.
Turn iD4’s volume knob into a virtual scroll wheel and take control of a variety of compatible onscreen parameters. Quickly dial in settings, adjust faders or even write in automation without spending hours staring at the screen.
Engineered to survive everyday use, iD4 delivers professional quality audio in a small but durable package.
Bundled with a free suite of creative software including Cubase LE and Cubasis LE for iOS, alongside industry leading plugins and virtual instruments, you can start recording as soon as you open the box.
|Computer Connectivity||USB 2.0|
|Simultaneous I/O||1 x 1
|Number of Preamps||1
|Built In DSP/FX||Yes|
|Analog Inputs||1 x XLR-1/4" combo (mic), 1 x 1/4" (instrument)|
|Analog Outputs||2 x 1/4" (monitor out), 1 x 1/4" (headphones), 1 x 1/8" (headphones)|
|USB||1 x Type C|
|OS Requirements - Mac||OS X 10.7.5 or later, iOS 6 or later|
|OS Requirements - PC||Windows 7 or later|
|Power Supply||USB bus powered|
|Height||2.44" (with knobs)|
|Manufacturer Part Number||ID4 MKII|