Today I’m going to be writing and recording a song in only 20 minutes using the EVO 4! We’ve had this unit since about NAMM, so a video is long overdue! The EVO 4 is made by our good friends over at Audient- we’ve done lots of good stuff with them over the years, however this video is NOT sponsored. They didn’t ask us to do this video, I just decided to do it!
I was thinking, what can we do that shows real world experience? We’re just going to plug in the EVO 4, write and record a song in the box in about 20 minutes and show you how we do it!
In this demo I write and record electric guitar (both lead and rhythm), acoustic guitar, bass, and even vocals!
It just goes to show you that you don’t need something expensive to make something great sounding! With the smart gain function that they have- it’s completely idiot proof! Which is great because I just want to write ideas and get them down super quick! I don’t want to spend ages trying to get the perfect gain setting when I’m just trying to come up with ideas! Especially when songwriting or producing (or coming up with guitar parts!)
It’s small, easy to use, and it sounds great!
EVO 4 — A New Take on the Audio Interface
Arguably, we’re living in a new Golden Age of recording, with unprecedented access to great-sounding recording gear at affordable prices. Audient has embraced this sea change, challenging what artists should expect from their gear through constant innovation and superior quality. Embracing the growing culture of independent musicians, recordists, and podcasters, Audient has developed the EVO 4 USB audio interface. Featuring two transparent EVO 4 preamps, a JFET instrument input, class-leading converters, 24-bit/96kHz, ultra-low latency performance, and an innovative Smartgain automatic level setting function, the EVO 4 has everything you need to start your recording journey. And, for established artists, it is an ideal travel companion — super portable with uncompromising sound. Sweetwater is excited to offer the EVO 4 USB Audio interface, a new type of interface for a new generation of artists.
Professional performance at an entry-level price
Don’t let the price point fool you! The EVO 4 is packed with professional-level components and functionality that deliver high-quality performance and stunning audio. Class-leading converters, along with a 24-bit/96kHz sample rate and a 133dB dynamic, ensure that you’re capturing pristine, distortion-free sound. Built to Audient’s high-standards, the EVO 4’s mic pres are transparent and flattering, and the JFET instrument input adds just a touch of color for a rich and satisfying sound. The EVO 4 has stereo monitor outputs and a front-panel headphone jack, and it’s powered over its USB 2.0 connection — so no need for an additional power adapter. And, the large volume knob feels great and gives you precise control over your monitor mix and output levels.