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Audient iD22 Desktop 10x14 USB Audio Interface

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Audient iD22 Desktop 10x14 USB Audio Interface
Key Features
  • Musicians, Producers, Songwriters
  • USB Type-A Connectivity
  • 2 Class-A Mic Preamps, 1/4" Hi-Z Input
  • 1 Headphone Out, Main/Alt Monitor Outs
Simplify the recording process and attain the audio performance of a large-format console in a compact and elegant desktop package with the Audient iD22, a high-performance 10x14 USB audio interface designed by respected experts for musicians, producers, songwriters, and more.
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Audient iD22 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Two Class-A Microphone Preamps
  • 3Analog I/O
  • 4Balanced Inserts
  • 58-Channel Digital I/O Expansion
  • 6Pad, Polarity, and High-Pass Filter Switches
  • 7ScrollControl
  • 8Console-Style Monitor Controller
  • 9Software Mixer
  • 10Built-In Talkback
  • 11Rugged Durability
  • 12Bundled Software

Simplify the recording process and attain the audio performance of a large-format console in a compact and elegant desktop package with the Audient iD22, a high-performance 10x14 USB audio interface designed by respected experts for musicians, producers, songwriters, and more.

The iD22 boasts a pair of the same Class-A mic preamps found in Audient's world-class consoles, ensuring gold-star treatment for your dynamic or phantom-powered condenser microphones. A harmonically rich JFET 1/4" instrument input is also provided, so you can plug your guitar or bass directly into the interface and get the character of valve amplifiers. Each analog input channel offers switches for 48V phantom power, a -10 dB pad, polarity reverse, and a high-pass filter.

Outfitted with 24-bit / 96 kHz Burr-Brown AD/DA converters, the iD22 delivers premium accuracy while remaining natural and musical, devoid of problems caused by distortion and unstable clocking. The inclusion of a TOSLINK optical input port enables expansion for more recording channels via an ADAT- or S/PDIF-equipped external mic preamp or A/D converter. Use the TOSLINK optical output to feed tracks to a digital mixing console, a multichannel headphone distribution system, or a high-end D/A converter.

With stereo 1/4" main and alt monitor outputs, an independent Class-AB headphone output, and comprehensive console-style monitor control, the iD22 interface lets you listen to your content in high quality, smoothly adjust your levels, and access dim, cut, mono sum, and more. Plus, there's the revolutionary ScrollControl, a function that can be used to control anything over which your mouse pointer hovers.

DAW software, virtual instruments, samples, cabinet simulation, and more are included to get you started on your path toward achieving polished productions. The iD22 connects to your Mac/Windows host computer via USB and it includes a 12 VDC power supply to provide reliable power for its premium circuitry.

Two Class-A Microphone Preamps

The iD22 incorporates a Class-A microphone design developed by legend David Dearden and optimized over 20 years of refinement. It features an 8-transistor discrete design that delivers low noise, low distortion, and high common mode rejection at all gain levels. The all-analog circuitry runs on ±15V (30V rails) and provides high headroom and class-leading drive capability.

Analog I/O

The analog I/O includes two Neutrik XLR-1/4" combo mic/line inputs and a harmonically rich JFET DI input, which is designed to replicate the input stage of a classic valve amplifier—plug your guitar, bass, keyboard, or drum machine straight in and start recording instantly.

With two pairs of balanced 1/4" stereo speaker outputs and an independent Class-AB 1/4" headphone output, you can enjoy clear and convenient monitoring through your favorite headphones as well as main and secondary active monitors.

Balanced Inserts

Two fully balanced insert points enable you to integrate your outboard gear prior to conversion, letting you quickly insert your favorite compressors or vintage EQs. The insert return also gives you direct access to the A/D converters, providing the cleanest signal path possible and making it great for print-backs.

8-Channel Digital I/O Expansion

The iD22's TOSLINK optical input can accept ADAT or S/PDIF digital signals, allowing up to eight additional inputs over a single digital cable. Expand your recording setup with an ADAT-equipped 8-channel mic pre such as the ASP880 (available separately).

The iD22 features a TOSLINK optical output for sending two channels of S/PDIF or up to eight channels of ADAT to an external mixer, a multichannel D/A converter, or a headphone distribution system.

Pad, Polarity, and High-Pass Filter Switches

In addition to switchable phantom power, each analog input channel of the iD22 has switches for a -10 dB pad (for increasing headroom), polarity reverse (vital when recording multiple mics on the same source), and a 12 dB/octave high-pass filter at 100 Hz (helpful for removing rumble).


With a touch of a button, the iD22's volume encoder becomes a virtual scroll wheel that allows you to adjust DAW hosts, plug-in parameters, iD22's mixer app, and even scroll through your iTunes library. Wherever your mouse pointer hovers, the iD knob can scroll to control.

When not using the virtual scroll wheel, the iD button can be assigned to control the unit's monitoring features such as dim, polarity reverse, mono sum, talkback, and more.

Console-Style Monitor Controller

Take advantage of the onboard console-style monitor control functions including mono sum, polarity, dim, cut, talkback, and cue-mix monitoring; all the pro-level features you'd normally only find in far more expensive interfaces.

Software Mixer

Whether you're creating low-latency cue mixes or utilizing the flexible monitor control, the iD22 tightly integrates the hardware and software to make the recording process easy.

Built-In Talkback

New dedicated talkback technology enables you to utilize any audio source connected to your computer (e.g. your computer's built-in mic or a USB microphone) as your talkback mic, freeing up valuable mic pres while offering an effective talkback solution no matter where you are.

Rugged Durability

Thanks to all-metal construction, hand-finished aluminum knobs, and high-grade component selection, the iD22 can stand up to countless late nights in the studio and days on the road.

Bundled Software

Compatible with all major audio software and plug-ins, the iD22 comes bundled with a collection of professional software, giving you everything you need to start recording.

  • Steinberg Cubase LE and Cubasis LE 2: Turn your Mac/Windows computer or iPad into an easy-to-use music studio with all the basic tools for recording, editing, and mixing, for everything from the initial musical idea to the final track.
  • Steinberg Retrologue 2: This virtual instrument emulates the warmth and fatness of classic analog synthesizers, producing a wealth of sounds that will inspire you time and again.
  • Waldorf Edition 2 LE: Software emulations of three classic Waldorf products, including the legendary synth PPG Wave 2, drum module Attack, and filter D-pole.
  • Two Notes Torpedo Wall of Sound: A speaker and miking simulation plug-in with eight carefully selected cab emulations, including emulations of MesaBoogie, Fender, and Ampeg.
  • GForce M-Tron Pro LE: An industry-standard emulation of the classic Mellotron tape playback keyboard.
  • The Sample Boutique from Loopmasters: Over 2GB of drum loops, synth loops, vocal loops, and more.
  • Produce Like a Pro: Three free online courses full of valuable insight and techniques.
  • Subitopiano: Get 20 minutes of time (at no extra cost) recording your MIDI tracks on a real grand piano through a specifically designed and fully automated studio, all over the web.

Audient iD22 Specs

Form FactorTabletop
Display2 x Multi-Segment LED Meter
Channels of I/OAnalog:
2 Inputs / 6 Outputs at 96 kHz
8 Inputs / 8 Outputs at 48 kHz
Max Sample Rate/Resolution96 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Mic Preamps2
Input Level Adjustment2 x Knob
Expansion SlotsNone
Pad-10 dB (Switchable per Channel)
Gain/Trim RangeHi-Z Inputs:
-16 to +54 dB
Line Inputs:
-20 to +40 dB
Mic Inputs:
-10 to +60 dB
High-Pass Filter100 Hz, 12 dB/Octave
Analog Audio I/O2 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced Mic/Line Input
1 x 1/4" TS Unbalanced Hi-Z Input
4 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Monitor Output
1 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Insert Send
2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Insert Return
Phantom Power48 V ± 4 V, Selectable On/Off (Selectable on Individual Inputs)
Phantom Power Current10 mA per Channel
Digital Audio I/O1 x TOSLINK Optical ADAT / S/PDIF Input (S/MUX Support)
1 x TOSLINK Optical ADAT / S/PDIF Output (S/MUX Support)
Host Connection / USB1 x USB Type-B (USB 2.0)
USB (Non-Host)None
Sync I/ONone
Network I/ONone
Wireless ConnectivityNone
Frequency ResponseA/D Converters:
10 Hz to fs/2 ±0.5 dB
D/A Converters:
5 Hz to fs/2 ±0.5 dB
Headphone Outputs:
5 Hz to fs/2 ±0.5 dB
Mic, Line Inputs:
10 Hz to 100 kHz ±0.5 dB
Hi-Z Inputs:
10 Hz to 50 kHz ±0.5 dB
Max Input LevelMic Inputs:
+22 dBu
+32 dBu (with Pad)
Line Inputs:
+16 dBu
+22 dBu (with Pad)
Max Output LevelLine/Headphone Outputs:
+18 dBu
Insert Outputs:
+22 dBu
Headphone Output Power250 mW into 30 Ohms (Max)
300 mW into 60 Ohms (Max)
105 mW into 600 Ohms (Max)
ImpedanceMic Inputs:
> 3 Kilohms (Balanced)
Line Inputs:
> 10 Kilohms (Balanced)
Hi-Z Inputs:
1 Megohm (Unbalanced)
Insert Return:
> 10 Kilohms (Balanced)
Insert Send:
< 100 Ohms (Balanced)
Line Outputs:
< 100 Ohms (Balanced)
Headphone Outputs:
< 50 Ohms (Balanced)
Dynamic RangeLine Inputs:
117 dB
120 dBA
Line Outputs:
110 dB
114 dBA
Headphone Outputs:
114 dBA
SNRMic Inputs:
96 dB
Hi-Z Inputs:
93 dB
THD+NMic Inputs:
-96 dBu / 0.0015% (1 kHz)
Hi-Z Inputs:
< -70 dBu / < 0.03% (1 kHz)
Line Inputs:
< -94 dB / < 0.002% (1 kHz, at -1 dBFS)
Line Outputs:
< -101 dB / < 0.0008% (1 kHz, at -1 dBFS)
Headphone Outputs:
< -101 dB / < 0.0008% (1 kHz, at -1 dBFS)
CrosstalkMic Inputs:
< -90 dBu
Line Inputs:
-100 dB
Line Outputs:
-110 dBu
Headphone Outputs:
-110 dB
EINMic Inputs:
< -125 dBu
CMRRMic Inputs:
> 80 dB
Digital Audio
dBFS Reference Level+18 dBu = 0 dBFS
Sample Rates44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 kHz
Sample Rate ConversionNone
Bit Depths24-Bit
Latency6.18 ms at 44.1 kHz (Dependent on Buffer Size, Input to Output)
4.51 ms at 96 kHz (Dependent on Buffer Size, Input to Output)
Sync SourcesADAT, Internal, S/PDIF
Memory Card SlotNone
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.7.5 or Later
Windows 7 or Later
Included SoftwareCubase LE
Compatible Software (Not Included)Any Core Audio (Mac) Compliant Software
Supported Drivers/API & Plug-InsProprietary
Processor RequirementMac:
1.6 GHz Intel Core 2
RAM Requirements1 GB
Mobile Device CompatibilityNone
Required HardwareAvailable USB 2.0 Port
USB Cable (Included)
Internet ConnectionRequired for Registration, Software/Driver Download
Power RequirementsAC/DC Power Adapter (Included)
AC Input Power90 to 264 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
AC/DC Power Adapter12 VDC at 1.5 A, Center-Positive (Included)
Anti-Theft FeaturesKensington Security Slot
Dimensions8.9 x 7.1 x 3.5" / 22.6 x 18 x 8.9 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.89 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.7 x 8.85 x 3.95"
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Can somebody tell me what the major differences are between the iD22 and the iD14. What constitutes the large difference in price?Thanks.
Asked by: Billy
The major difference between the iD14 and the iD22 is a collection of minor differences. Throw them both up in the compare function here and look at the areas that are important to you. Maybe you don't care about the low end capability of the mic/line inputs being 20 Hz vs 10 Hz, or the high end being 22kHz vs 100 kHz. Maybe you do. Consider how the unit will physically fit in your workspace, and how you'll interact with it. Jeff P notes other important software/hardware access differences, but I'd add the hardware knob for the headphones. That's a much bigger deal than one might realize without thinking about that specifically. Major for me: The iD14, like the cheaper iD4, has a main volume dial that spins and spins and spins, rather than being (just short of) one turn from 0/min to 10/max like the iD22's main volume control. I prefer that specificity and repeatability. (The headphone knob on the iD22 is also single-turn. One o'clock on that dial is always volume level 6.) These might count as major: locations of the headphone jack and the Direct In jack for line level instruments like a guitar. If you don't leave a dedicated pair of headphones plugged in, you might want/need that jack to be on the front. If they stay put, the jack on the back keeps the front tidy. The D.I. in the back on the iD22 works best for my particular situation (with a dedicated cable left plugged in.) Both those cords would want to run across my keyboard if they came out the front. Finally, Charles H. is right about the converters being different. The pre amps are the same, and really, really good. Okay, finally, part two: Please allow me to direct your attention back to the iD22's headphone volume knob... Just sayin'.
Answered by: Lawson
Date published: 2020-12-19

Can you listen to your microphone direct say 50 ...

Can you listen to your microphone direct say 50 percent and the output audio at 50 percent using the software mixer? I'm coming from a focusrite and usually have it set to 50% so I can hear myself as I record or when not recording but just testing without a DAW running.
Asked by: Timothy
We now have one Yes and one No, so I'll say Yes and No. You can directly monitor live microphones et cetera on the iD22's two analog input channels using the headphone jack, without a DAW running and with no lag. (IDK if the extended digital I/O inputs on an optical breakout unit can be monitored without the DAW, but I'd assume so.) You can &quot;mix&quot; those two inputs using the gain. Without the DAW running, I'm not sure what the &quot;output audio&quot; source would be from the iD22 besides the same live inputs(s) that you're feeding to the headphones directly. If you mean output from another application playing out of your computer through the iD22 (as the OS's system out instead of computer speakers), that will also work concurrently with direct headphone monitoring of live inputs. You'll just need to adjust volume on that other application's output in that app to get the mix you want. (AFAIK, the mixer can't take other apps as assigned inputs, except a DAW.) To follow B&amp;H's rules, I can't include a link. But you'll find a lot of good info if you search Audient's site for &quot;iD22 Cue Mixes and Routing&quot; Hit the &quot;system&quot; button on the &quot;master section&quot; of the mixer to control routing. I hope that helps.
Answered by: Lawson
Date published: 2020-12-19
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