Audient EVO 4 Audio Interface review

Promising unique, user-friendly innovations, is the entry-level EVO 4 a no-brainer for beginners and digital multitaskers?

Audient EVO 4 Portable Audio Interface review
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Guitar World Verdict

Audient has delivered a solid product that’s a strong contender for people starting out in their musical recording journey, or digital “creative” types that need a bit more sonic juice in their production rig.


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    Clever, user-friendly design innovations.

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    Small, light and stylish.

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    Good hands-on workflow.


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    Analog-to-digital and USB specs are lower than competing products.

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    Lack of MIDI compatibility.

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    Plugging in headphones automatically mutes the master outputs.

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Last year, one of my bandmates got in touch and asked me about an audio interface for his teenage son, who’s become really passionate about guitar. I did recommend him something good and cheap, but to be honest it felt a bit arbitrary selecting one product from a sea of lookalikes (and soundalikes). The democratisation of audio production has led to an explosion of cheap consumer gear. 

In practice this amounts to companies just repackaging the same old features and designs under competing brand marquees. Audient’s new brand of EVO interfaces is an admirable attempt to bring some new features to the table. These innovations are not just novelty for the sake of it, they can meaningfully improve the quality of recordings and the device’s workflow.

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