The ultimate studio preamp expander is here: Audient Evo SP8 is designed to be the perfect partner for expanding your existing audio interface. Give your studio the performance and capability boost it needs, providing eight intelligent Evo preamps that set their own levels with Smartgain, advanced AD/DA converter technology and a versatile range of I/O connectivity. Add to that two JFET instrument inputs, the groundbreaking Motion UI control system and exceptional audio performance across the board. Evo SP8 might just be the world's smartest mic preamp!
Bigger sessions demand more channels, and expanding your existing audio interface via ADAT might be the most cost-effective solution to scale up your studio. Evo SP8 provides eight mic/line inputs, eight line outputs and two ADAT connections, giving you enough I/O firepower to easily tackle multi-mic sessions like recording drums or taking on a full band.
- 8 × Evo mic preamps
- 2 × JFET instrument inputs
- 8 × line outputs
- 2 × ADAT inputs
- 2 × ADAT outputs
- Class-leading AD/DA converters
- Multi-channel Smartgain
- Evo Motion UI control system
- High-res LCD screen
- One-knob centralized control
- Ultra-clear metering
- Input/output control
- Channel status indication
- Word clock input
- 24-bit / 96kHz
The Evo mic preamp: get studio-quality recordings
Say hello to the preamps your studio needs. Eight sonically stunning Evo preamps will effortlessly level up your recordings, delivering professional grade audio performance backed by 25 years of engineering experience. Audient's analog mic preamp has been designed to deliver the most accurate, clean and true-to-source version of your audio, no matter what you're recording.
An analog mic preamp, but smarter
Fire your studio into the 21st century with powerful Evo preamp technology. Combining all the sonic advantages of a studio-grade analog mic preamp with digitally controlled tactile precision, the Evo preamp gives you the ability to set your gain with pinpoint accuracy, right down to the decibel. Control it from software or use realtime visual feedback on the screen to perfectly match the level of stereo pairs.
Advanced converter technology
In the studio, sound is everything and Evo SP8's high-performance 32-bit AD/DA converters make sure you hear your audio accurately at all times, whether you're recording music or sending audio to your favorite outboard gear and back when mixing. Better converters mean better audio, helping you make creative decisions confidently, identify issues and improve your overall recording and mixing game.
Smartgain: a total gain changer
Make recording drums and larger sessions easy with Smartgain. Automatically set the gain for all eight channels at once with a simple touch of a button. Powered by Audient's lightning-quick algorithm, Smartgain uses advanced peak analysis to automatically analyze, adjust and set your gain to the perfect levels – all in less than 20 seconds! Now it's up to you to figure out what to do with all that time you're saving. Smartgain works on up to eight mics at once to help you avoid clipping.
Working solo? Smartgain is your own assistant engineer
Record, adjust levels, repeat – sound familiar? Save time and make recording on your own a breeze with Smartgain. Simply set up your mics, hit Smartgain, start performing and Evo SP8 will take care of the rest.
Evo expanded system: compatible with Audient Evo 16
Become more efficient in the studio. Unleash Smartgain's capabilities by pairing two Evo SP8s with an Evo 16 audio interface (sold separately) and get 24 channels of Smartgain-enabled mic preamps. Yes, with an Evo expanded system that's 24 channels at once, light years ahead of the competition.
Introducing Motion UI, a powerful control system
Navigate SP8's hardware features with blazing speed, courtesy of the Motion user interface. For the first time, a stunning high-resolution, full-color screen intelligently displays information as you need it, transforming Evo SP8 into a fully immersive, easy-to-use 'smart preamp,' the first of its kind.
Every adjustment, every detail, every button press is beautifully displayed in real time on a 240×240 TFT-backlit LCD screen, letting you navigate hardware features effortlessly, make changes on the fly and take full control of your recording session without ever looking at your computer. Plus, IPS technology means information on the screen remains legible no matter your viewing angle, ideal for a variety of setups.
Pressing an input or output button momentarily displays the channel name, the levels and the functions activated for that specific channel – all the information you ever need in one place.
Keep an eye on your levels by quickly cycling through your inputs and outputs with Evo SP8's crystal-clear, full-color metering.
Designed to keep your session in motion, one-knob control lets you glide through Evo SP8's hardware features from a single centralized point. Unlimited power, simple control.
Two instrument inputs: classic tone, modern sound
To build a monster guitar sound you need the right foundation. Audient's harmonically-rich JFET instrument input circuit is designed to replicate the input stage of a classic valve amplifier, providing an ideal sonic foundation before you hit your guitar sims.
Looks that could kill
Evo SP8 has been meticulously designed to look amazing both on your desktop and in your rack. Super-bright backlit LED lighting not only looks stunning but ensures visibility in the darkest of studios, while a solid steel chassis makes sure Evo SP8 is up to the challenges of daily use in the studio and on the road.
Stacked or racked
Designed to slot straight into your studio, Evo SP8 defies the norm with its deceptively small form factor. Although jam-packed full of features, at just over 14" wide with non-slip rubber feet, Evo SP8 works perfectly whether on your desktop, in a portable rig or as a permanent fixture in your studio.
Free software with ARC
Compatible with all major audio software and plugins, Evo SP8 comes bundled with a collection of professional recording software including Cubase LE, giving you everything you need to start recording right out of the box.
|Included From Manufacturer||Power cord|
|Max Sample Bit||96 kHz / 24-bit|
|Product Unique Features||
Evo Motion UI control system
Multi-channel Smartgain to automatically set input levels
|Digital Conversion||96 kHz / 24-bit|
|Audio Inputs|| 8 × XLR / 1/4" combo mic/line inputs
2 × 1/4" JFET instrument inputs
2 × ADAT optical inputs
|Audio Outputs|| 2 × ADAT optical outputs
8 × 1/4" line outputs
|Phantom Power||Switchable 48V (±4V) phantom power rated at 10mA/channel|
Audient Warranty Statement
Three years parts and labor on all Audient Ltd products.
Warranty covers all defects in material and workmanship.
The following are not covered: damage caused by accident, misuse, abuse, product modification or neglect; damage occurring during shipment; damage from failure to follow instructions contained in the instruction manual; damage resulting from unauthorized repairs; or damage caused by improper installation; or damage caused by AC power overvoltage conditions.
Audient Ltd's liability is limited to the repair or replacement, at our option, of any defective product and shall not include incidental or consequential damages.
Audient LTD reserves the right to replace a discontinued model with a comparable model. Any replacement units or parts may be new or rebuilt.