Audient Evo SP8 8 Channel Smart Microphone Preamp

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  • Evo 16 features include 8 EVO mic preamps, 2 JFET instrument inputs, 8 line outputs, 2 ADAT inputs and outputs, and class-leading AD/DA converters.
  • Smartgain with multiple channels
  •  EVO Motion UI control system
  • One knob for centralized control and clear metering
  • Channel status indication • Optional rack ears • Word clock input • 24bit / 96kHz

Audient Evo SP8 8 Channel Smart Microphone Preamp:

The best studio preamp expander is here. EVO SP8 is intended to be the ideal partner for expanding your current audio interface. Give your studio the performance and capability it requires with eight intelligent EVO preamps that determine their levels with Smartgain, powerful 32-bit AD/DA converter technology, and a wide range of I/O connectors. Add to that two JFET instrument inputs, the all-new, game-changing Motion UI control system, and outstanding audio performance throughout. The EVO SP8 might be the world’s smartest microphone preamp.

The ideal partner for your audio interface.
Larger sessions require additional channels, and increasing your existing audio interface via ADAT may be the most cost-effective way to scale up your studio. The EVO SP8 has eight mic/line inputs, eight line outputs, and two ADAT connections, providing you with enough I/O capability to handle multi-mic sessions like recording drums or taking on a full band.

Get studio-quality recordings. The EVO Microphone Preamp
Say hi to your studio’s preamplifiers. Eight musically astounding EVO SP8 preamps will simply elevate your records, providing professional-grade audio performance backed by 25 years of technical expertise. Our analog mic preamp is designed to provide the most accurate, clean, and true-to-source version of your audio, regardless of what you’re recording.

Professional Sound

  • Get studio-quality recordings.
  • 58dB microphone gain
  • Easily power those gain-hungry microphones
  • Tons of headroom
  • The signal route is fully balanced with EIN. Spec (No noise or gibberish)
  • Signals with extremely low distortion and noise

An analog microphone preamp, but smarter.
Our powerful EVO Preamp technology will propel your studio into the twenty-first century. The EVO Preamp combines all of the sound advantages of a studio-grade analog mic preamp with digitally controlled tactile precision, allowing you to regulate your gain with pinpoint accuracy, even down to the decibel.

  • Configure each channel independently
  • Perfectly match stereo pairs’ levels
  • Software control Real-time screen feedback
  • Better converters mean better audio.

Advanced Converter Technology.

Sound is everything in the studio, and the EVO SP8’s high-performance 32-bit AD/DA converters ensure that you always hear your audio precisely, whether you’re recording music or transmitting audio to and from your favorite outboard gear when mixing. Better converters result in better audio, allowing you to confidently make creative decisions, uncover difficulties, and improve your overall recording and mixing game

A major game changer… Smartgain
Smartgain makes it easier to record drums and huge sessions. With a single button press, you can automatically adjust the gain for all eight channels. In less than 20 seconds, Smartgain analyzes, modifies, and tunes your gain to the ideal levels using its lightning-fast Smartgain algorithm. Now it’s up to you to decide what to do with your saved time.
It works on 8 mics at once, saving time.

Avoid clipping. Working alone?Your own assistant engineer.
Record, modify levels, and repeat. Sounds familiar? With Smartgain, you can save time and record on your own with ease. Simply set up your mics, hit Smartgain, and start performing, and EVO SP8 will handle the rest.

EVO Expanded System Compatible with EVO 16.
Increase your efficiency in the studio. Pair two EVO SP8s with an EVO 16 audio interface to create 24 Smartgain-enabled mic preamp channels. An expanded EVO system supports 24 channels simultaneously. We are light years ahead of our competitors.
Smartgain supports 24 channels and can soundcheck a complete band in under 20 seconds.

The Screen
Every adjustment, every detail, and every button press is beautifully displayed on a TFT backlit LCD screen, giving you real-time visual feedback on your audio, letting you make changes on the fly, and taking complete control of EVO SP8 without ever looking at your computer.
Plus, IPS technology means information on the screen remains legible no matter your viewing angle, making it ideal for a variety of setups.

Channel Status
When you press an input button, the channel name, levels, and activated functionalities for that channel appear briefly. All the information you ever need is in one place.

Keep an eye on your levels by quickly cycling through your input levels with EVO SP8’s crystal clear, full-color metering.

One Knob Control
Designed to keep your session in motion, One-Knob-Control lets you glide through EVO SP8’s hardware features from a single central point. Unlimited power, simple control.

Classic tone with a contemporary sound. 2 x instrument inputs
To build a monster guitar sound, you need the right foundation. Our 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
SP8 has been meticulously designed to look amazing on both your desktop and on your rack. Super bright backlit LED lighting not only looks stunning but also ensures visibility in the darkest of studios, while a solid steel chassis makes sure the EVO SP8 is up to the challenges of daily use in the studio and on the road.

Stacked or Racked Portable
Designed to slot straight into your studio, the EVO SP8 defies the norm with its deceptively small form factor. Although jam-packed and full of features, at just over 14 inches wide with non-slip rubber feet, SP8 works perfectly whether on your desktop, in a portable rig, or as a permanent fixture in your studio.

Environmentally Friendly
To minimize our environmental impact, EVO SP8’s detachable rack ears will be available as an optional extra, reducing required raw materials, shipping volumes, and thus our carbon footprint. EVO SP8’s packaging utilizes recycled materials while keeping plastic usage to a minimum.

Features of Evo 16:

  • The digital I/O expander enables 8-in/8-out via a shared ADAT connector.
  • 8 analog Evo mic preamps provide 58 dB of gain and digitally precise control.
  • It includes two JFET instrument inputs and a word clock input.
  • High-quality 24-bit/96kHz AD/DA converters deliver crystal-clear audio with 121 dB of dynamic range.
  • Smartgain automatically analyzes your input signals and adjusts each channel’s preamp gain.
  • Motion UI control system with a high-resolution TFT-LCD display
  • The channel status indicator shows the name of the channel, its levels, and the activated features.
  • The easy-to-read, full-color metering makes it simple to keep track of your levels.
  • The one-knob control offers uncomplicated, trouble-free operation
  • One knob for centralized control and clear metering
  • Channel status indication, Optional rack ears
  • Word clock input with  24bit / 96kHz

Additional information

Preamp Type

Solid State

Number of Channels


Phantom Power


Sample Rate

Up to 96kHz

Bit Depth


Analog Inputs

8 x XLR-1/4" combo (mic/line)

Analog Outputs

8 x 1/4" TRS

Digital Inputs

2 x Optical (ADAT)

Digital Outputs

2 x Optical (ADAT)

Clock I/O


Rack Spaces


Power Source

Standard IEC AC cable







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Audient Evo SP8 8 Channel Smart Microphone Preamp

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