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iD22 - The "Standalone Converter and Monitor Controller" Configuration

(Standalone) Convertor and Monitor Controller Configuration 

This setup is optimized for someone wanting to mix, but would like to have an analogue piece of outboard gear available to be used at the same time for example. In this case iD22 is being used as a converter to take the digital output of the other audio interface and then carrying out D-A then A-D conversion with the outboard gear in the middle of that process.

iD22 can work in a 'standalone' mode (see standalone article) with this setup if connected to another audio interface via the Digital I/O (with the other interface being used as the audio device of the computer). This means that iD22 acts as an A-D/D-A convertor to apply analogue processing via a piece of outboard gear, as well as a monitor controller (all the monitoring buttons and features will work the same as in normal operation). This is useful if the audio interface it is connected to does not have those features.

The audio to be processed is routed out of outputs 1+2 and then brought back into the return jacks (which bypass the mic press and go straight to the ADC). This can then be brought back into the DAW or sent to the other audio interface via ADAT if being used in 'standalone' mode.

Note that iD22 must be kept powered on to keep the mixer settings, restarting iD22 will make it revert back to default, so if you are wanting to use it in a standalone way, it is best to try and leave the USB plugged in so it is easy to load settings (and change them if need be). iD22 will not interfere with your other interface as long as you make sure to set the other interface as the computer's audio device.

The mixer settings from this example can be downloaded from this page and imported into the iD22 mixer by pressing "load" in the system panel and then pressing "load from file". Alternatively, the preset can be placed in:

~/Library/Application Support/Audient/iD/presets (Mac)

(C:) > Users > [yourusername] > AppData > Roaming > Audient > iD22 > Presets (Windows)

After placing the preset within this file the preset will be available in the load menu without having to load from file.

 

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