Also work great connecting to audio mixers. Update: An earlier version of this article suggested Resident Audio was a new Zoom sub-brand. And the latest kid off the block is the T4, from newcomers Resident Audio. These are great cables to use as an alternative to running multiple extension cords and mic cables. When a connection is made to output 4 it operates in Multichannel mode with four mono outputs from the computer to the hardware, and live input sent to the headphone jack only.
Further to this is Smart Monitoring, whereby you can switch between mono and stereo monitoring. Our goal is to design products that not only sound amazing, but look and feel great too. This is from the manufacturer, per my several phone calls to them. In Stereo Mix mode, where no connection is made to output 4, all live input signals, together with the output of the computer, are mixed to stereo and sent to outputs 1 and 2. Inputs have switchable phantom power, as well as individual gain controls which are illuminated for dim studio or stage use.
You also have a volume control for your input mix and mains. Would love to see this company make an 8-output model. I need super solid performance with very low latency to play these instruments alongside my music. We do not endorse or disapprove of any products presented here. I hope my first unit was just a fluke but others on here have expressed the same reliability issues so not holding my breath. To top it off, mine arrived with a crack on it.
Sound-wise, I had no complaints about the results, which seemed eminently clear and free of unwanted noise or coloration. But here at Resident Audio we're committed to pushing the envelope because what the audio world needs is leaders, not followers. However, I had to pay to ship it back but I must say I'm a bit concerned it could just die prematurely again without notice. Usually you have to have a much bigger unit to enable engineer and performer to monitor at the same time, but not here. A Big Knob volume control sets the level of connected headphones as well as overall monitor level.
In this mode you can use output 3 as a headphone jack. Apple have been giving Thunderbolt the hard sell for several years now, but uptake among audio interface manufacturers remains fairly low. For example, the T4 has 8 custom designed analog pre-amps 2 per channel. Fidelity Plus The T2 provides crisp, clear sound. Join us as we blaze new trails in music technology. Instead, input audio can be routed directly to the outputs in the analogue domain. In this mode, all four line outputs are removed from the control of the Monitor dial, so it now governs only the level of the dedicated headphone output, while direct contributions from the inputs are now routed only to the headphones and not to the line outs.
In Stock Warning: Last items in stock! The main volume knob is nice and fat too, which is a plus because I like the hands on control. In this case, the T4 boasts 24 bit, 96K audio with virtually no latency. The one I picked is the Resident Audio T4. Software Stability The software drivers for the T2 have been programmed by some of the best engineers in the industry. There are four balanced line outputs and a headphone-out port on the back, which is mildly inconvenient and one of the other line outs doubles up as a secondary headphone output in a specific mode. Unfortunately, no photo available now.
Perhaps they are developing a Thunderbolt 3 interface for Windows 10. Drivers-mac, no driver required or coreaudio supported. It defaults to the latter, in which case the front-panel Monitor knob controls the level of both headphones. Ready for the Road If you're a performing artist using a laptop computer onstage, you won't find a more perfect interface than the lightweight, compact T2. Hasn't failed me once in a year already. But the while the company itself might be new; its engineering team already has a long history in creating cutting-edge hardware and software for musicians. The unmarked and uncalibrated gain controls associated with each input are surrounded by ring-shaped indicators which glow green when an input signal is detected, amber when it gets hot and red when clipping occurs.
Specifications subject to change without notice. Thunderbolt® Speed In A Portable Package The Resident Audio T2 Thunderbolt interface is perfect for performers using a laptop computer onstage or for anyone doing recording at home or on the road. The software control panel, which is certainly nice and simple. Output 3 has a headphone icon above it, and you can plug an additional set of phones in there, with a full stereo signal. It will not work with the adapter sold by Apple, despite all of my other tb interfaces working with it without issue.
Resident Audio is a new company, based out of a newly renovated, eco-friendly facility on Long Island, New York. Nevertheless, smaller and cheaper Thunderbolt interfaces are now beginning to emerge. But all things considered, the control panel gives you access to the core of what you need quickly and easily. Wrap Up So to wrap up, here are my thoughts on it. This worked great for me for a few months but then suddenly just died.