Audio interfaces; MIYO vs Audent iD4?

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  1. Great Satan

    Great Satan Hell-o

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    Looking at new portable interfaces these two caught my attention;

    the H2 Designs MIYO

    and the Audient iD4

    Both make fairly similar claims, that they have parred down pieces of high end audio components inside a more portable & entry-level interface (the Miyo having studio level digital-analog converters and the iD4 having a high quality console preamp built-in).

    With only a $100 difference between them, what would you go for?

    Did a little preliminary research into opinions on both, & they're consistently pretty highly praised.
     
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    KingAenarion Resident Studio Nerd

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    VERY different tools.

    I'd take the Audient if you're looking at recording.
     
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    Presonus, Focusrite and other brands also have interesting audio interfaces with good quality at affordable prices, eventually lower than those you are looking at. The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (I think it's its name) costs about the difference between those 2 units...
     
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    Audient if you want recording, never heard of MIYO so I won't comment on that.

    The Audient stuff is excellent for the price. Definitely a league above the Steinbergs, Rolands, Behringers, Focusrites, M-Audios, PreSonuses, etc...
     
  5. Great Satan

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    Well with a preamp you can also use the miyo for recording,
    they've stated as much on the gearlsutz thread i linked somewhere up there
    (Plus i already have a joe meeq mic pre/eq/compressor studio rack)
     
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    Also just wanted to add; the miyo can record a stereo signal,
    so you're able to simultaneously record with two mics+preamps by sending the preamp mono signals through a split stereo cable into the miyo stereo input.
     
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    H2 designs doesn't have DI input if you want to record guitar or bass. It looks to me like some fancy, expensive audio interface for iUsers that they don't really need.

    Audient was designed with mobile recording in mind at first place
     
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    I already have di interfaces personally (& i hate digital amp sims so i never do it), with the audient you're stuck using their built-in preamp, which is perfectly fine, but you might have some studio preamps you prefer to use and are just after a studio quality DAC, recorder and playback device.

    The next upgrade up from that digital converter from a recording studio perspective would be $1500+

    To write it off as just 'some imac' recorder (& i don't use apple anything i despise them) relates back to how serious you are about recording quality.
    I've got plenty of entry-level devices lying around already, i'm looking for the next level up from that technology-wise.
     
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    I think the Audient has preamp bypass if you go up one model.
    Personally, I'd go Audient out of these two, the other one seems to be a prosumer device that just doesn't seem serious considering the small inputs. The Audient pres are also very good.
     
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    Id 14 adds expansion option via adat, id 22 has fx send/returns between preamps and adc
     
  11. KingAenarion

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    Not even.

    Apogee Duet or Element Series
    RME Babyface
    UAD Apollo Twin

    All Studio Grade converters.

    Further the AD Converters on the MIYO have pretty poor THD.

    The input is unbalanced. It also looks like it's operating at Consumer Line Levels of input, not Professional audio levels.

    Like I'm REALLY not sold on it as a product for anything more than playback and on the go rough recording ideas, and even then, there are far better tools for that.
     

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