Audient iD44 Desktop 20x24 USB Type-C Audio Interface

BH #AUID44 • MFR #ID44
Audient iD44 Desktop 20x24 USB Type-C Audio Interface
Key Features
  • Bands, Project Studios, Musicians
  • USB Type-C and Type-A Connectivity
  • 4 Class-A Mic Preamps, 2 Hi-Z Inputs
  • 2 Headphone Outs, Main/Alt Monitor Outs
Simplify the recording process and attain the audio performance of a large-format console in an elegant and extremely capable desktop package with the Audient iD44, a high-performance 20x24 USB audio interface designed by respected experts for musicians, producers, bands, and project studio engineers.
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Audient ID44 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Four Class-A Microphone Preamps
  • 3Analog I/O
  • 4Balanced Inserts
  • 516-Channel Digital I/O Expansion
  • 6Pad and High-Pass Filter Switches
  • 7ScrollControl
  • 8Powerful Console-Style Monitor Controller
  • 9Programmable Function Buttons
  • 10Software Mixer
  • 11Built-In Talkback
  • 12Rugged Durability
  • 13Bundled Software

Simplify the recording process and attain the audio performance of a large-format console in an elegant and extremely capable desktop package with the Audient iD44, a high-performance 20x24 USB audio interface designed by respected experts for musicians, producers, bands, and project studio engineers.

The iD44 boasts four 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. Two harmonically rich JFET 1/4" instrument inputs are also provided, so you can plug your guitar and 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, and a high-pass filter, much like a traditional recording console.

Outfitted with 24-bit / 96 kHz Burr-Brown AD/DA converters, the iD44 delivers premium accuracy while remaining natural and musical, devoid of problems caused by distortion and unstable clocking. The inclusion of two TOSLINK optical input ports enables expansion for up to 16 more recording channels via ADAT-equipped external mic preamps or A/D converters. Use the TOSLINK optical outputs to feed as many as 16 tracks to a digital mixing console, a multichannel headphone distribution system, or high-end outboard D/A converters. Thanks to the BNC wordclock output, the iD44 may be used as a clock reference for other digital equipment in your studio.

With stereo 1/4" main and alt monitor outputs, two independent Class-AB headphone outputs, and comprehensive console-style monitor control, the iD44 acts as the ideal hub for your entire monitoring system while letting 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 iD44 connects to your Mac/Windows host computer via USB (Type-C and Type-A cables are supplied), and it includes a 12 VDC power supply to provide reliable power for its premium circuitry.

Four Class-A Microphone Preamps

The iD44 incorporates a Class-A microphone design developed by legend David Dearden and optimized over 20 years of refinement. The circuitry delivers low noise, low distortion, and high common mode rejection at all gain levels, yielding a fast, open, and detailed sonic signature.

Analog I/O

The analog I/O includes four Neutrik XLR-1/4" combo mic/line inputs and two harmonically rich JFET DI inputs, which are 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 two independent Class-AB 1/4" headphone outputs, you can have clear and convenient monitoring through multiple sets of headphones as well as main and secondary active monitors. Set up two separate cue mixes through the iD44's independent stereo outputs, each driven by their own DAC, giving you incredible depth and accuracy at all times.

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.

16-Channel Digital I/O Expansion

The iD44's two TOSLINK optical inputs can accept ADAT or S/PDIF digital signals, allowing up to 16 additional inputs over two digital cables. Expand your recording setup with a couple ADAT-equipped 8-channel mic preamps such as the ASP880 (available separately).

The iD44 features two TOSLINK optical outputs for sending stereo S/PDIF or up to 16 channels of ADAT to an external mixer, a multichannel D/A converter, or a headphone distribution system.

Pad and High-Pass Filter Switches

In addition to switchable phantom power, each analog input channel of the iD44 has switches for a -10 dB pad (for increasing headroom) and a 12 dB/octave high-pass filter at 100 Hz (helpful for removing rumble).


With a touch of a button, the iD44's volume encoder becomes a virtual scroll wheel, enabling you to take control of your DAW, plug-in parameters, and more—just like you're adjusting a piece of hardware. Quickly dial in settings, adjust faders, or even write in automation without spending hours staring at a screen.

Powerful Console-Style Monitor Controller

Taking inspiration from Audient's heritage in analog console design, iD44 features a range of flexible monitor control functions including dedicated talkback, cut, and dim buttons along with polarity, mono, speaker select, and cue mix monitoring.

Programmable Function Buttons

All monitoring functions can be assigned to three programmable function buttons. No more time spent searching for software controlled features or scrolling through menus, just assign the monitoring functions you need, and quickly take control of your session. Real hardware control at your fingertips.

Software Mixer

Whether you're creating low-latency cue mixes or utilizing the flexible monitor control, the iD44 tightly integrates the hardware and software to make the recording process easy. Create up to four stereo artist cue mixes, name and customize channels, save layout presets, assign hardware function buttons, quickly setup advanced routing, use presets in standalone mode, and more.

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 iD44 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 iD44 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 ID44 Specs

Form FactorTabletop
Display2 x Multi-Segment LED Meter
Channels of I/OAnalog:
4 Inputs / 8 Outputs at 96 kHz
16 Inputs / 16 Outputs at 48 kHz
Max Sample Rate/Resolution96 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Mic Preamps4
Input Level Adjustment4 x Knob
Solo/MuteMute per Master
Pad-10 dB (Switchable per Channel)
High-Pass Filter100 Hz, 12 dB/Octave
Expansion SlotsNone
Analog Audio I/O4 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced Mic/Line Input
2 x 1/4" TS Unbalanced Hi-Z Input
4 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line Output
2 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Insert Send
2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Insert Return
Phantom Power+48 V ± 4 V (Selectable on Individual Inputs)
Phantom Power Current10 mA per Channel
Digital Audio I/O2 x TOSLINK Optical ADAT / S/PDIF Input (S/MUX Support)
2 x TOSLINK Optical ADAT / S/PDIF Output (S/MUX Support)
Host Connection / USB1 x USB Type-C (USB 2.0)
USB (Non-Host)None
Sync I/O1 x BNC Word Clock Output
Network I/ONone
Wireless ConnectivityNone
Memory Card SlotNone
Frequency ResponseMic, Line Inputs:
10 Hz to 65 kHz ±0.5 dB
Hi-Z Inputs:
10 Hz to 50 kHz ±0.5 dB
AD/DA Converters:
10 Hz to fs/2 ±0.5 dB
Headphone Outputs:
10 Hz to fs/2 ±0.5 dB
Gain/Trim RangeMic/Hi-Z Inputs:
0 to +60 dB
Line Inputs:
-10 to +50 dB
Max Input LevelMic Inputs:
+18 dBu
+28 dBu (with Pad)
Hi-Z Inputs:
+10 dBu
Insert Return:
+18 dBu
Max Output LevelLine Outputs:
+18 dBu
Insert Send:
+18 dBu
Headphone Outputs:
+14 dBu
Headphone Output Power225 mW into 30 Ohms
210 mW into 60 Ohms
54 mW into 600 Ohms
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)
D/A Converters:
< 100 Ohms (Balanced)
Headphone Outputs:
< 50 Ohms (Balanced)
Dynamic RangeA/D Converters:
121 dB (A-Weighted)
D/A Converters:
126 dB (A-Weighted)
Headphone Outputs:
124 dB (A-Weighted)
SNRMic Inputs:
96 dB
Hi-Z Inputs:
95 dB
THD+NMic Inputs:
-96 dBu / 0.003% (1 kHz)
Hi-Z Inputs:
< 0.03% (1 kHz)
A/D Converters:
-103 dB / 0.0008% (1 kHz, at -1 dBFS)
D/A Converters:
-104 dB / 0.0006% (1 kHz, at -1 dBFS)
Headphone Outputs:
-103 dB / 0.0008% (1 kHz, at -1 dBFS)
CrosstalkMic Inputs:
< -90 dBu (1 kHz)
A/D Converters:
-115 dBu (1 kHz)
D/A Converters:
-118 dBu (1 kHz)
Headphone Outputs:
-110 dBu (1 kHz)
EINMic Inputs:
-126 dBu
CMRRMic Inputs:
> 80 dB (1 kHz)
Digital Audio
dBFS Reference Level+18 dBu = 0 dBFS
Sample RatesUp to 96 kHz
Sample Rate ConversionNone
Bit Depths24-Bit
Latency5.6 ms at 44.1 kHz (Dependent on Buffer Size, Input to Output)
4.2 ms at 96 kHz (Dependent on Buffer Size, Input to Output)
Sync SourcesADAT, Internal, S/PDIF
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.7.5 or Later
Windows 7 or Later (32-Bit, 64-Bit)
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)
Rail VoltageAnalog:
±15 V
AC Input Power90 to 264 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
AC/DC Power Adapter12 VAC at 2 A, Center-Positive (Included)
Anti-Theft FeaturesKensington Security Slot
Dimensions10.9 x 6.9 x 2" / 27.6 x 17.4 x 5.1 cm
Weight4.0 lb / 1.8 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.67 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.5 x 9.6 x 4.6"
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