It’s no secret that we’re living in budget-conscious times, and it’s likely that music producers and audio engineers from the professional to the amateur will be watching their wallets a little closer this year, perhaps pulling back on some of the less essential studio purchases. This means producers should be keen to discover cost-effective ways to continue scaling up their studio and improving their set-ups without breaking the bank.
Audient is offering producers an opportunity to do exactly that with the announcement of the EVO SP8. Described by Audient as “the mic preamp of the future”, this 8-channel Smart Preamp is designed to be the ultimate partner for expanding your existing audio interface via ADAT.
Delivering eight studio-quality analogue preamps, phenomenal audio performance and a modern, intuitive and hassle-free user experience, EVO SP8 might just be the world’s smartest mic preamp.
EVO SP8 empowers producers to revitalize their studio set-up with eight intelligent, Smartgain-enabled preamps, next-level AD/DA converter technology and a bucketload of I/O connectivity.
The interface is equipped with eight mic/line inputs, eight line outputs, two JFET instrument inputs and two ADAT connections, delivering enough connective power to take on complex, multi-microphone sessions that will demand exceptional performance and versatility.
The deciding factor when it comes to purchasing any audio equipment is without a doubt the sound quality, and this is where EVO SP8 truly shines. Equipped with high-performance 32-bit converter technology, the SP8 provides unmatched clarity and precision that ensures you’ll consistently be hearing audio accurately, no matter the mixing situation.
These work in tandem with eight studio-grade EVO preamps that take advantage of Audient’s 25 years of engineering experience, precisely designed to produce the most accurate, clean and transparent audio, regardless of what’s being recorded.
EVO SP8 makes use of the same Smartgain technology that’s found in the hugely popular EVO 16 interface. Smartgain will automatically adjust the gain across all of the SP8’s eight channels at the touch of a button, simultaneously. This time-saving innovation transforms complex recording sessions, making the laborious task of gain adjustment quicker, easier and simpler than ever before.
Smartgain is particularly useful for those working with multiple channels and a large number of mic inputs - drummers, or producers recording a full band - and enables them to spend less time calibrating settings and more time recording, producing and playing.
The Motion User Interface system that sits at the heart of EVO SP8 provides unparalleled control over the unit, allowing you to navigate SP8’s hardware features swiftly and seamlessly through a backlit, full-colour screen that displays channel status and metering levels while providing you with real-time visual feedback.
Centred around a one-knob system, the Motion UI lets you modify every single one of EVO SP8’s hardware parameters from one single point.
The EVO SP8 delivers unparalleled audio performance, an advanced control system and the revolutionary multi-channel Smartgain, enabling you to cost-effectively expand your existing interface and radically enhance your studio capabilities.