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Audient was founded in 1997 by David Dearden and Gareth Davies, previously of Soundcraft. They had been founding partners of DDA – a company known for designing mixing console in the 1980s and 1990s. The company was later purchased by Simon Blackwood in the winter of 2013.

Audient Mico with Drawmer 231 into Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd gen. Any thoughts?

Online I found a second hand Audient Mico Mic pre-amp for sale. I already have the Drawmer 231 Compressor/limiter and the Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd gen.

I have the Drawmer for a few month now, but haven't used it much yet. Would it be a nice combo to get my mic signal into the Audient Mico - Drawmer 231 - Focusrite Scarlett 18i20, and apply some mild compression before going into the DAW. I know I have plenty of compression options in my two DAW's, but sometimes I have the feeling some anoloque processing is nice for the sound too.

Audient id14 and id22 in 2019

I may have mentioned it before but after listening the Audient's, I'm pretty much sold on them. It's been almost 10 years since the eleven rack was out so I'm sure technology has got better. Audient id14 is about 4 years old? now and I know in some cases people will say older is better but when it comes to home recording, getting newer usually means better performance but again, certainly not in all cases. I'm asking more now because the drivers for the id14 and id22 are supposed to be solid but, I don't own one so I cannot really comment. id14 is around £170 but id22 is around £300.

Earthworks QTC50 and Audient ASP800 - recording Vivaldi's Four Seasons


I made a recording with a couple of Earthworks QTC50 going to Audient preamp ASP800.
Just fell in love with this combination.
Still there is more to search on, did use the clean path of the Audient, will try to test the saturation possibilities next time to see if I can make the sound even more full and rich.
All went through ADAT to RME Digiface and laptop with the Audient as master.

FMR RNP vs. upcoming Audient ASP800

Ok, I know it's again another preamp post ! lol
So I'll make it short.
I already have 2 LA-610, 4-710, 4x ISA and a RME Fireface 800
I need at least 4 more preamp, to allow me to track a full band and this is not happening very often.
Since I already have somewhat colored preamps, I figure that a 4 or 8 affordable relatively clean preamps would complete my setup nicely.

What about the new Audient ASP800 ?

HI guys,

I already have 10 somewhat colored preamps and since I changed my Saffire 56 for a RME ff800
I'm missing a few preamps to drive a complete band.

There isn't many choices around 1 k. I'm planning the buy at the end of summer.
I had a Octopre and was disapoined by it.. it's a bit narrow sounding and doesn't have enough gain and headroom for my taste.

Audient vs. my current pres?


I'm currently using an ART MPA Gold, M-Audio Tampa and DMP3 as my pres.
I mainly record vocals and occasionally guitar and bass.

I've read that upgrading the tubes in the ART MPA Gold makes a big difference to it's performance so I'm torn between upgrading these or selling all my pres and get the Audient Mico?

Are there people with experience with either of these here that could advise me?



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