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Audient EVO 4 USB Audio Interface
- 2 x EVO Mic Pres Designed to sound clean, detailed and accurate
- Class Leading Converters AKM converters (AD/DA)
- Smartgain Dial in your channels automatically
- Smart Touchpoints Intuitive and fast control at your fingertips
- JFET Instrument Input Plug in guitars, basses, keyboards and more
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Capture your microphones and instruments and start recording audio directly to your computer with EVO 4’s intuitive feature set. Combining leading tech specs with incredible performance and sound quality, EVO 4 is the perfect interface for beginners and pros alike. Whether recording your latest track, producing a beat, or creating a podcast, get your ideas down fast with EVO 4’s advanced and versatile feature set. Building on Audient’s 20+ years of audio design experience, EVO 4 gives you unrivaled audio quality on your desktop.
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With the EVO 4 you get that plus a second XLR input channel, a JFET instrument input, and 1/4in TRS stereo out for speaker/headphone monitoring. Additionally, you can mute the channels by long pressing the numbered buttons. The smart gain feature is a great innovation for getting levels set up quick during your sound check without having to worry about the possibility of clipping. I occasionally will pick up one of my two guitars, so it is nice to now have a device that makes it very simple to record if I ever find myself improvising something that I'd like to remember how to play later. My primary use is just as the interface for my XLR microphone for communication purposes while online gaming and it comes crystal clear through the preamps on this device with low to no background noise being picked up. I don't have any kind of sound treatment in the room I use it in and the sound from my PC tower fans are not even noticeable recording at 75% to 80% gain. The same set of LEDs around the digital knob in the center relay various information such as volume control, monitoring L/R balance, and when your input device is in use - the levels it is reaching for the channel you selected. If it lights up the right most LED then you are probably getting clipping and have the gain set too high.
Audient provides access to the compact DAWs Cubase (PC/Mac) and Cubasis (iOS) LE 2 and some VST synthesizers if you register your product on their site, which is a nice set of freebies for some aspiring songwriters or producers to add to their arsenal.
The only complaint I know people have is that you can't use speakers and headphones for monitoring at the same time, because plugging in headphones will automatically mute the speaker output channels, but this doesn't really affect me personally for how I'm going to be using it.
You get 2 recording channels but it's worth noting that the EVO 4 creates an input selection that mixes those together as 1 channel for you if you'd like, plus provides both mono and stereo loopback channels for recording your PC's audio output. The 1/4 TRS JFET input routes only to channel 1, and it takes priority over XLR port 1 and thus automatically mutes that signal when in use.
Overall, I don't think you can go wrong with this unit if you just need to record a couple of mics for a podcast, or vocals and an instrument for your original music or a cover song. It may be overkill if you want to use it for something like teleconferencing for work because let's face it, most people aren't going to notice how much better your microphone sounds than everyone elses'. But hey, someone might and they can be your second new best friend, after the EVO 4.
First of all, the unboxing experience is nearly Apple-class, with a great deal of thought placed into the packaging. Unfortunately, the unit itself is not nearly as premium, being composed of a partially hollow-feeling soft-touch plastic casing. On the whole, the aesthetics are much better than other audio interfaces that I have handled.
Secondly, this device is relatively painless to setup, and integrates fairly well with MacOS. All that needs to be done is download the drivers from the site listed in the box and you will be up and running in no time. What's really nice is that MacOS can directly control both output levels AND input gain, so there isn't any need for trying to adjust knobs to balance with software levels. (Also now in Windows: see most recent update below)
Now for the actual audio performance in the limited capacity in which I have employed it. Keeping in mind that I have only used it for spoken-word applications so far, it's relatively decent. The headphone amp in it isn't the loudest with my Sennheiser HD6xx headphones, and the microphone preamps do get reasonably loud enough to use the SM7b without any external amplification, but only at the highest gain setting, which is not surprising given the price point. I personally use a Cloudlifter to amplify the signal to a more easily usable level.
Here's a more expanded take of it's standout feature: a digitally controlled preamp. This interface is the cheapest one I could find with a digitally controlled preamp, and it is very easy to operate, with remarkably detailed metering (for an LED display) and even a convenient auto-gain feature. Furthermore, if you are recording a stereo source, you can stereo-link the preamps for one knob fast adjustment, instead of trying to fiddle with knobs in a panic before a show every time you need to change levels.
Overall, I love this interface, as it is friendly for an amateur user while still being versatile enough for a more experienced recording engineer.
Within the past few weeks, I had the chance to use the interface for recording a stereo pair of condenser mics, and it has definitely proven its value. The digitally-controlled mic preamps allow for stereo gain linking, which is a real time saver. When I would use a Zoom H6, it would take a long while to try to match the levels, and if the gain needed to be adjusted again, more time would be wasted.
However, one issue that cropped up was phantom power delivery with two channels. I have accidentally dropped the interface a few times, so it likely isn't a flaw, but damage.
Evo Audio has released a new tool as part of their latest drivers, called Evo control, that allows for full software control of the interface from the connected computer, and it works like a dream, exactly as promised. Furthermore, with the new Windows drivers, the interface volume knob controls the output from Windows, so there is just one output level, no matter where you change it from. This is much better than before, when there were two separate output levels to monitor (from Windows to interface, and output level from interface). The longer I have this interface, the more glad I am that I bought it, as there have been consistent feature additions.
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+ Nice plastic case, well shielded, good weight (nice+good, not incredible+perfect)
- It's NOT robust enough to be thrown in a gig-bag
- No dB labels on the case near the LEDs [see screenshot attached of some video I watched on YouTube]
- You need to be looking down on it to see all the lights - and you cannot put it on it's side if you are using the headphone or instrument jacks
+ I never thought I would use the "auto-input-level" toy, but it has made life SO much easier!
+ It has loopback for streaming (ie. mixing 'game' noises with 'commentary')
+ It has an instrument input for musos (overlaid on input #1)
+ Independent phantom power
+ The latency is low enough to use my PC for live effects (reverb, etc.) [*IF* you use the official drivers]
+ You can pair the two channels for stereo in/out if you wish.
+ Full support for both balanced and unbalanced inputs and outputs!
+ Auto-mutes the monitors when you plug in headphones
- There is no way to override the headphone auto-mute feature
- It can be a bit fiddly to press the buttons in the right order when pairing channels or selecting what the rotary encoder (volume knob) controls.
- You cannot turn off the LEDs while it is connected to a PC
- No MIDI ...Do you need MIDI? Consider a MOTU-M4
+ The noise floor is *amazingly* low
- Struggles to drive my DT770/80's with any great volume - especially when mixing between PC and Inputs - but I have lost a LOT of hearing over the years :/ ...Kids, invest a tenner in some Etymotics BEFORE you get tinnitus and start to go deaf :,(
If your budget is £100 - I suggest you stop looking ...If you have £200 in your budget, consider the MOTU-M4, it upgrades to: MIDI (5pin DIN); better physical layout; mutliple 'knobs' for easier adjustments; a nice OLED display; 4 inputs; and other technical stuff you can find in YouTube videos by the likes of Julian Krause.
I only bought the evo 4 while waiting for MOTU, who are are having problems shipping kit to the UK at the moment [Spring 2020] ...And I really don't think I could have made a better choice :) ...Why only 4*? See the "-" points above!
I'm an audio engineer, I was getting this for super mobile use, not to replace my studio gear. Within the limitations of a low-cost plastic device I did expect something I could actually use, but that proved impossible.
Why 1 star, what's the big issue? - there's two...
1. the headphone output picks up radio inference / wifi chatter.
I inspected a recording, recordings are free of the interference chatter - so maybe ok...? ...no, as when monitoring a performance through headphones you'll hear background noise and ticking going on - you'll be wondering it this just 'innocent' interference from the EVO, or is it a fault with your other gear - and so would be recorded, how would you know?
Ok so I turn the computer's wifi off, the interference chatter stops, now someone's phone starts to interfere, the ticking and hissing is back. How do I know if I have a problem with one of my mics or instruments, or is it the very prevalent EVO interference chatter kicking up again? - I can't waste my time constantly getting to the bottom of where a new bout of interference is coming from - which might make it through to a recording - or not if it's coming from the EVO. Monitoring through headphone is now deemed useless.
Very frustrating. I need a quiet interference-free headphone out, otherwise what's the point in monitoring.
DO NOT BUY this unless you need a toy or want to waste loads of time tracking down if interference is coming from the EVO's HP out (and so actually harmless to a recording) or from your other gear (which would harm a recording).
100% of the time the interference I hear through headphones is being produced by the EVO, but what do I do - accept that? - and then if I get a noisy instrument I'd accept that too - not good.
2. The other issue...
The speaker outs mute when you plug headphones in. Some may like this as a 'feature', but most of us don't like to have to keep plugging headphones in and out of a lightweight plastic box every 5 minutes just to hear our monitor speakers! - an extra dial would be far better or even a toggle switch.
The amp of the speaker outs and headphone out are also quite weak, you'll often be running it on max to gain average listening levels. This is also probably why the speakers mute when plugging headphones in, weak amps; ok - but I wish they'd been a toggle switch - so I could leave my headphones plugged in.
What's also not great... the DACs are too filtered, lack detail and forward character, a bit lifeless, even at 96kHz definition and 'power' is missing, too soggy. Definitely sub-standard for an audio production product.
Take a look at NI Komplete Audio 2, Audient ID4, or at a higher price SSL 2 and MOTU M2.
The whole package is, in my opinion, really well thought out. Not everyone will like the button-+-knob way of setting values but I have found it soon becomes second nature. As an alternative there is the Evo software which is simple but adequate. The software includes green-amber-red input-level metering that some might prefer.
In summary the Evo 4 is a superb sounding USB interface. I think that it is a really clever design that makes good use of digital technology to keep the unit price down without sacrificing quality.
Sound wise it is very good. It's hard to rate mic pre amps, but you notice when they are not great. I had digital multitrackers where they were sub par and also interfaces, but the Evo 4 seems to have plenty of clean gain and works with a variety of mics (I have mainly used an SM57 and LDC so far). Also, unlike other interfaces I've had, there are no earth loops, buzzes or interference, just a clean sound. I've recorded vocals and loud harmonica and guitars, certainly high volume is not a problem with a mic which can handle the SPL's. So although it's probably aimed mainly at content creators etc, it has no issue in the studio.
Based on the price I can't give anything but 5 starts so far. It is of lightweight construction, I would prefer it if it was metal, but I've no reason it won't hold up. The headphone amp is more suited to lower impedance phones if you are dealing with loud sources and want headroom in the cans. I tried it with DT770 80 ohms and it was okay, but changed to 32ohm cans to give me a bit more headroom. That said 80 ohm would be fine for solo acoustic or content creation. Just something to be mindful of. All in all a great value little unit, I wanted to get the ID14 but budget meant I went for the Evo and I have no regrets.