In the Pro Tools Expert 2017 Christmas Competition, we offered the chance of winning an Audient iD22 USB audio interface worth over $400, as one of 31 great prizes on offer worth over $16,000 in total. We can announce that Jean-Christophe Boulay is the lucky winner.
The iD22 was Audient's first small form factor interface. They took their time to get it right but right from the off they nailed it. The iD22 delivers the audio performance and quality of a large format console in a compact and user-friendly desktop unit. The iD22 houses a pair of Audient's stunning sounding console mic pres, class-leading Burr-Brown converter technology with 120dB of dynamic range, console-style monitor section, a JFET instrument D.I, an ADAT optical port for expandability, as well as user-defined function keys and balanced inserts.
- 10-in, 14-out Desktop Interface
- 2 x Class-A Audient Console Mic Preamplifiers
- High-Performance Burr Brown AD/DA Converters
- Fully Balanced Inserts
- ADAT Input & Output for Expandability
- 1 x Discrete JFET Instrument Input
- Low Latency DSP Mixer
- Main and Alternative Speaker outputs
- Independent Class-AB Headphone Output
- User Defined Function Keys
- Full Monitor Control Functionality (software controlled)
- USB2.0 Compliant
- All-Metal Enclosure
- Over £500 worth of plugins and software with ARC
Audient has designed ARC to be the go-to place for current and future registered Audient hardware owners. ARC is the one-stop-shop for deals, full versions of Pro Audio software, training courses, audio services and plug-ins - all for free.
Check out Technical Editor James Ivey's review of the iD22 in the video below.
We are very pleased to announce that the winner of the Audient iD22 in the Pro Tools Expert 2017 Christmas Prize Draw is Jean-Christophe Boulay from Québec, Canada. JC says "After spending my teenage years in seedy practice studios taping bands, I decided to make sound recording and mixing my career. I studied in Montreal and after a few years of music recording and mixing work, I got an opportunity in audio post. The work was mainly for advertising clients and I did my classes in a big studio, starting as the proverbial tea boy and working my way up. Along the way, I got to work on smaller documentary and art film projects and loved the looser boundaries and opportunities to express myself through the work while solving bigger technical problems than advertising presented.
I moved to Quebec City five years ago and got onto the team of a great studio in a smaller market that offered more varied opportunities. I now do a lot of sound design and mix work on television series, with projects ranging from cartoons and kids' shows to documentary and nature series. I still work on a lot of advertising and corporate projects with the odd documentary film mixed in as well".
"The Audient iD22 will open up new possibilities in the management of different signals in the studio. Its robust monitor control capabilities will prove very useful in mix referencing.
The iD22's rugged construction will be of great value in opening up possibilities for a more flexible portable setup that will make recording out of the studio and much more streamlined operation. Its mic inputs, DI input and ADAT I/O will offer great flexibility whatever the source may be. Easily accessible individual hardware switches for the main mic input parameters, which are much too rare these days, will streamline the process even more. The two stereo line outs and onboard headphone output mean monitoring the recorded signals will never be a problem.
The hardest part will be in choosing which role to assign to the Audient iD22 as it can cover so many".
Once again many congratulations to JC on winning the Audient iD22. If you would like to be in with the chance of winning some amazing prizes, check out our WIN page to see what is on offer this month.