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Resident Audio T4 - Thunderbolt Audio Interface

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Resident Audio T4 - Thunderbolt Audio Interface
Key Features
  • 4 Input/4 Output
  • 4 Mic/Line/Instrument Preamps
  • Near-Zero Latency
  • Phantom Power
The T4 from Resident Audio is Thunderbolt equipped, four input, four output audio interface with support for 24-bit/96 kHz audio and near-zero latency for virtually instantaneous recording and playback. In addition, the unit is sturdy while being lightweight and truly portable by virtue of being entirely bus powered from the Thunderbolt port. Add a pair of MIDI I/O ports and the unit extends its usefulness for both studio and live applications.
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Resident Audio T4 Overview

The T4 from Resident Audio is Thunderbolt equipped, four input, four output audio interface with support for 24-bit/96 kHz audio and near-zero latency for virtually instantaneous recording and playback. In addition, the unit is sturdy while being lightweight and truly portable by virtue of being entirely bus powered from the Thunderbolt port. Add a pair of MIDI I/O ports and the unit extends its usefulness for both studio and live applications.

Tilted tactile gain controls with three-color wraparound LEDs allow for quickly setting optimal levels, even in low-light onstage environments. Four combo XLR/TRS input jacks accept microphones, instruments and line-level devices, with phantom power available globally for all inputs, and four balanced TRS outputs provide for connection to speakers and external mixers. An auto-detecting Multichannel Output Mode and Smart Monitoring automatically switch the outputs between stereo and mono depending upon input configuration.

When a connection is made to output jack 4, the unit operates in multichannel mode. Four discrete monophonic output signals from the computer are routed to the corresponding four output jacks, with the live input signal sent to the headphone jack only. When no connection is made to output jack 4, the interface switches to stereo mix mode and all live input signals, along with all output signals from the computer are internally mixed to stereo and routed to outputs 1 and 2. In this mode, output 3 can be used as a second headphone source.

Four input, four output Thunderbolt audio interface
Near-zero latency for virtually instantaneous recording and playback
Support for 24-bit/96 kHz audio
Four microphone preamps
Four combo XLR/TRS inputs, each with input gain controls and three-color wraparound LEDs
Four balanced 1/4" TRS outputs
Dedicated headphone output and secondary headphone output
Input mix control to blend live signal with computer playback
Master "Big Knob" output control
Smart Monitoring automatically switches between stereo and mono
MIDI I/O
Phantom power allows use of condenser microphones
Bus-powered (no need for AC or batteries)
Compatible with Thunderbolt equipped Mac and select Windows computers
Includes all required software drivers
Lightweight and portable
Sturdy aluminum/acrylic chassis ensures roadworthiness

Resident Audio T4 Specs

Interface
Maximum Sampling Rate
96 kHz / 24-Bit
Connectivity
Host Connection
Thunderbolt (MDP) (Thunderbolt 1)
Analog I/O
4 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Input
4 x 1/4" TRS Output
1 x 1/4" TRS Headphone Output
Phantom Power
+48 V (Applied to All Inputs)
Digital I/O
No
MIDI I/O
1x DIN 5-Pin Input
1x DIN 5-Pin Output
Performance
Gain/Trim Range
Hi-Z Inputs:
+0 dB to +45 dB
Line Inputs:
+0 to +45 dB
Mic Inputs:
+15 dB to +60 dB
Max Input Level
Hi-Z Inputs:
+15 dBu
Line Inputs:
+15 dBu
Mic Inputs:
-1 dBu
Dynamic Range
A/D Converters:
100 dB
Hi-Z Inputs:
91 dB
Line Inputs:
95 dB
Mic Inputs:
92 dB
Impedance
Hi-Z Inputs:
1 Megohm
Line Inputs:
9.2 Kilohms
Mic Inputs:
1.5 Kilohms
THD+N
Hi-Z Inputs:
0.01%
Line Inputs:
0.008%
Mic Inputs:
0.009%
EIN
Mic Inputs:
-124 dBu
Digital Audio
Sample Rates
44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 kHz
Bit Depths
24-Bit
Compatibility
OS Compatibility
macOS 10.9 or Later
Windows 8 or Later
Power
Power Requirements
Thunderbolt Bus Power
Physical
Dimensions
10.6 x 4.4 x 1.8" / 269 x 112 x 46 mm
Weight
2.3 lb / 1.0 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.56 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
13.85 x 8.2 x 3.15"

Resident Audio T4 Reviews

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Does this unit come with the Thuderbolt 1 cable?

Does this unit come with the Thuderbolt 1 cable?
Asked by: William A
This interface comes with a 19.5" (0.5 m) Thunderbolt cable.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2019-07-03

Would this work reliably on a 2015 MacBook Pro ...

Would this work reliably on a 2015 MacBook Pro Retina which uses Thunderbolt 2 with an adaptor to Thunderbolt 3?
Asked by: Anon
This product has a Thunderbolt 1 connection. If your computer has Thunderbolt 2, you would connect it directly to that computer with a standard Thunderbolt 1/2 Cable. You would not use a Thunderbolt 3 adapter. https://bhpho.to/2b1NWLi
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-05-19

Is this Thunderbolt 2 or 3 ? I've read elsewhere ...

Is this Thunderbolt 2 or 3 ? I've read elsewhere that it is Thunderbolt 2. The picture looks like Thunderbolt 2. Also read converting to Thunderbolt 3 does not work?
Asked by: Anon
This product has a Thunderbolt 1 connection, which is the same connection as Thunderbolt 2.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-05-19

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Would this interface provide enough of a preamp for a Shure SM7B mic?
Asked by: Chris P.
i think ok for SM7B
Answered by: Fu W.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Hey, does anyone have any experience using this live from FOH for Effects and Compression?
Asked by: Jan Thomas H.
I've got one of these and I can't recommend it for any critical live operations. The bus power system is not reliable, and the audio glitches intermittently. It's OK as a recording device, but I bought it to use live for it's low latency, and I haven't been able to do so with any reliability. Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings!
Answered by: Nathan B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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does it work with Windows 10?
Asked by: Pedro W.
There is no drivers for Win 10 on Resident Audio website. You can download drivers only for Win 8. So how it is possible to run this interface on Win 10?Martin
Answered by: Marcin P.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Does it work on a Mac Pro cylinder with pro tools?Thank you
Asked by: Anonymous
The Resident Audio T4 is compatible with Pro Tools Software and Mac computers with Thunderbolt connectivity running OS 10.9 or higher
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2019-02-10

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Is the Resident Audio T4 - Thunderbolt Audio Interface compatible with Adobe Audition ?
Asked by: E T.
The T4 from Resident Audio is Thunderbolt equipped and Compatible with Thunderbolt equipped Mac and select Windows computers. The T4 Includes all required software drivers.
Answered by: John P.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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