Audient EVO SP8 - 8 Channel Smart Preamp

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Expected: Feb 28, 2023

  • EVO SP8 8 Channel Smart Preamp by Audient, the ultimate studio preamp expander.
  • Designed to remove the technical barriers creatives face when exploring the world of audio and make recording simple.
  • Eight sonically stunning EVO preamps will effortlessly level up your recordings, delivering professional-grade audio performance along with 2 JFET instrument inputs.
  • Combines all the sonic advantages of a studio-grade analogue mic preamp with digitally controlled tactile precision.
  • Make recording drums and larger sessions easy with Smartgain, using advanced peak analysis to automatically analyse, adjust and set your gain to the perfect levels.
  • Comes bundled with a collection of professional recording software, giving you everything you need to start recording right out of the box.
Our price £399.99


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Audient EVO SP8 - 8 Channel Smart Preamp

Make recording easy with the Evo by Audient, the perfect interface for beginner and pro musicians alike. Delivering a powerful recording solution with technology that Audient has refined over the past 20+ years.

Evo makes tracking your ideas easier than ever. When you are singing or playing the Smartgain mode automatically sets the correct input levels with a 58dB gain range from the clean, warm, and accurate EVO preamps.


The Mic Preamp of the Future

The ultimate studio preamp expander is here. 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 all-new, ground-breaking Motion UI control system, and exceptional audio performance across the board. The EVO SP8 might just be the world’s smartest Mic Preamp.


The Perfect Partner for your Audio Interface

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 2 x ADAT connections, giving you enough I/O firepower to easily tackle multi-mic sessions like recording drums or taking on a full band.


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 analogue 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.

  • Professional Sound
  • Get studio-quality recordings
  • 58dB Mic Gain
  • Easily power those gain-hungry mics
  • Tonnes of Headroom
  • Fully balanced signal path
  • EIN Spec - (No noise, no nonsense)
  • Ultra-low distortion, low noise signal


An Analogue 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 analogue mic preamp with digitally controlled tactile precision, the EVO Preamp gives you the ability to set your gain with pin-point accuracy, right down to the decibel.

  • Configure each channel independently
  • Perfectly match the level of stereo pairs
  • Control from software
  • Real-time visual feedback on screen


Advanced Converter Technology

Better Converters = Better Audio

In the studio, the 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 favourite 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 the lightning-quick Smartgain algorithm, Smartgain uses advanced peak analysis to automatically analyse, 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.

  • Works on 8 mics at once
  • Save Time
  • Avoid Clipping


Working Solo?

Your own assistant engineer. Record, adjust levels, repeat. Sound familiar? Save time and make recording on your own a breeze and gain the power to save time 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 EVO 16

Become more efficient in the studio. Unleash Smartgain’s capabilities by pairing two EVO SP8's with an EVO 16 audio interface 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.

  • 24 Channels of Smartgain at once
  • Soundcheck an entire band in less than 20 seconds
  • Creativity uninterrupted


Introducing Motion UI

A powerful new control system

Navigate SP8's hardware features with blazing speed courtesy of the all-new Motion User Interface. For the first time, a stunning high-resolution, full-colour 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.

The Screen

Every adjustment, every detail, every button press is beautifully displayed on a TFT backlit LCD Screen giving the real-time visual feedback of your audio, letting you make changes on the fly and take 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 - ideal for a variety of setups.

Channel Status

Pressing an input 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 input levels with EVO SP8's crystal clear, full-colour 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 centralised point. Unlimited power, simple control.


Classic Tone, Modern Sound

2 x Instrument Inputs

To build a monster guitar sound you need the right foundation. The 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.

SP8 has been meticulously designed to look amazing on both your desktop and in your rack. Super bright backlit LED lighting not only looks stunning but ensures visibility in the darkest of studios, whilst 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 normal with its deceptively small form factor. Although jam-packed and full of features, at just over 14in 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

In order to minimise the SP8's 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 utilises recycled materials whilst keeping plastic usage to a minimum.



All Audient products come with a three-year limited warranty, guaranteeing you further protection and peace of mind when you choose EVO Audient.



Compatible with all major audio software and plugins, the 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.

More Information

Microphone Preamplifier

  • Mic Gain Range: 58 dB
  • Line Gain Range: 58dB with -10dB Pad
  • Phantom Power: 48v +/-4v @ 10mA/Channel
  • CMRR: >80dB @ 1kHz
  • Maximum Input Level: +16dBu
  • Input Impedance (Mic): >3kΩ Balanced
  • Input Impedance (Line): >10kΩ Balanced
  • Frequency Response: +/-0.5dB 10Hz to 40kHz
  • Crosstalk: <-105dBu @ 1kHz <-103 @ 10kHz
  • THD+N @ 0dBu (1kHz): <0.0015%
  • SNR: 100dB
  • Mic EIN: <-127.5dBu
  • XLR: Pin 2 (Hot), Pin 3 (Cold) & Pin 1 (Shield)
  • 1/4" Jack: TIP (Hot), RING (Cold) & SLEEVE (Shield)


D.I Gain

  • D.I. Gain Range: 58dB
  • Maximum Input Level: +10dBu
  • Input Impedance: 500k
  • THD+N @ 0dBu (1kHz): <0.1%
  • SNR: 100dB
  • Frequency Response: +/-0.5dB 10Hz to 20kHz
  • ¼" Jack: TIP (Hot) & SLEEVE (Shield)


Analogue to Digital Converter

  • Digital Reference Level: 0dBFS = +10.5dBu
  • Frequency Response: +/-0.5dB 10Hz to Fs/2
  • Crosstalk: -125dBu @ 1kHz & 10kHz
  • THD+N @ -1dBFS (1kHz): <0.001%
  • Dynamic Range: 112.5dB A-Weighted


Digital to Analogue Converter

  • Maximum Output Level: 12dBu
  • Digital Reference Level: 0dBFS = +12dBu
  • Output Impedance: <50Ω
  • Frequency Response: +/-0.5dB 10Hz to Fs/2
  • Crosstalk: <-110dBu @ 1kHz
  • THD+N @ -1dBFS (1kHz): <0.006%
  • Dynamic Range: 117dB A-weighted
  • 1/4" Jack: TIP (Hot), RING (Cold) & SLEEVE (Shield)