EVO by Audient brings EVO 8 to market this month, promising to “make recording easy” while offering high-end converters at a midrange price.
Anticipating a warm reception equal to the one its little brother EVO 4 received earlier this year, the larger, 4in/4out audio interface, EVO 8 also provides advanced features and stunning aesthetics, along with the professional sound and technical quality expected from Audient.
The second interface from the new EVO range, EVO 8 is designed with intuitive user experience in mind, for beatmakers, producers, home recordists – and even podcasters and streamers. Working from the benchmark set by EVO 4, EVO 8 is all about creatives working smarter, not harder.
With an extra set of outputs and the ability to set monitoring levels of the two outputs independently, EVO 8 gives even more monitoring flexibility. Marketing director, Andy Allen explains, “We still want to make technology accessible for all, no matter the skill-level or art form.
“EVO 8 has all the same features as EVO 4 with more inputs & outputs so you’re getting more bang for your buck. EVO 8’s additional inputs can really broaden your options: whether that means more musicians playing together, better definition recording instruments using multiple mics or just more guests on your podcast. It’s still all about making great-sounding recordings as easy and effortless as possible.”
EVO 8 also has Smartgain which automatically sets the gain levels when the user starts playing or singing. Andy continues: “This is perfect for anyone who wants to focus on being creative, or perhaps is just starting out,” he says. “Of course, pros can still dial in the gain manually if they choose, as well as benefiting from other features they’d expect from a professional audio interface.”
The EVO range provides high performance, all new EVO mic preamps with 58dB gain range, class-leading converters with a 113dB dynamic range alongside a JFET D.I, Smartgain, Smart Touchpoints, two speaker and headphone outputs, ultra-low latency, a dedicated EVO software mixer and audio loop-back functionality – an impressive feature set for its price point.
EVO 8 is retailing at US$199 MAP.
- 4 x EVO Mic Pres
- AKM Converters
- Smart Touchpoints
- JFET Instrument Input
- 2 x Stereo Speaker Outputs
- 2 x Headphone Outputs
- Low Latency Software Mixer
- Audio Loop-back Functionality
- USB Bus Powered
- Free Software + Plugins