Audient was founded in 1997 by David Dearden and Gareth Davies. They had previously been founding partners of DDA – a company best known for designing mixing consoles in the 1980s and 1990s. The first Audient console was hand built by David Dearden in a garage, word spread and we are still making them to this day.
After seeing the massive success our analogue consoles and the David Dearden designed Audient Console mic pre we thought "why not take that mic pre design and put it in a desktop package?" So that's exactly what we did and our award winning rack mount mic pre's and audio interfaces, the 'iD range' was born and we're proud to say that our customers are getting a real piece of analogue heritage on their desktops.