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Resident Audio T4 Four-Channel Thunderbolt Interface  

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The Resident Audio T4 is one of the first ever 4-channel Thunderbolt audio interfaces that requires no external power-a breakthrough in the worlds of live performance and recording. It adds four chann... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Resident Audio T4 is one of the first ever 4-channel Thunderbolt audio interfaces that requires no external power-a breakthrough in the worlds of live performance and recording. It adds four channels of I/O to Thunderbolt-equipped Mac and Windows computers*, with support for high-resolution 24-bit/96kHz audio and near-zero latency for virtually instantaneous recording and playback.

The lightweight and portable T4 comes with all required software drivers and a ton of innovative features such as an auto-detecting Multichannel Output Mode and Smart Monitoring, which automatically switches between stereo and mono depending upon input configuration. Four combo XLR / 1/4" input jacks allow you to plug in microphones, instruments and line-level devices- with phantom power for all inputs-and there are four balanced TRS outputs for connection to speakers and external mixers. MIDI connectors enable the T4 to be used as an ultra-stable MIDI interface, and there are even dual headphone outputs. Tilted tactile gain controls with three-color wraparound LEDs allow you to quickly set optimal levels, even in low-light onstage environments.

Why Thunderbolt?
Developed by Intel Labs in collaboration with Apple, Thunderbolt is the most advanced input/output (I/O) protocol available today. Twice as fast as USB 3.0, twenty times faster than USB 2.0 and twelve times faster than Firewire 800, it provides unparalleled audio performance with near-zero latency. For more information about Thunderbolt, click here.

Innovative Design
The T4 offers a number of features that make recording and live performance easy. These include a "Big Knob" master volume control; an Input Mix control for blending live signal with computer playback; Smart Monitoring, which automatically switches between stereo and mono depending upon input configuration; and two different modes of operation: Stereo Mix mode, optimized for the studio, and Multichannel mode, perfect for live performance.

Great Sound
The T4 allows you to record and play back audio with awesome sound quality. Unlike USB devices (which can only carry a maximum of 2.5 watts of bus power), Thunderbolt allows for a full 10 watts of power to be carried over the same wire as the audio signal. This allows us to use higher quality components in the T4, such as custom designed analog preamps (the T4 has eight of them-two for each channel) and high-power A/D/A converters.

Everything Included
Setting up the T4 is fast and easy. It comes with everything you need: a Thunderbolt cable, a QuickStart guide, and a USB card preloaded with all required software and user manual. Simply plug it in, install the drivers, and you're good to go.

The T4's drivers have been programmed by some of the best engineers in the industry. They're specifically designed to ensure stable performance and minimal CPU overhead, allowing your computer to focus on tasks like effects processing and real-time graphic display.

Portability Personafied
Built with both the studio and the road in mind, the T4 is mounted in a sturdy aluminum/acrylic chassis that can stand up to the wear and tear of an artist on the go. And because it doesn't need a power cable, it can easily be integrated into any live performance rig.

Features

Near-zero latency for virtually instantaneous recording and playback
Support for high resolution 24-bit/96kHz audio
Four channels of I/O
Four combo XLR / ¼" inputs, each with input gain controls and three-color wraparound LEDs
Four balanced TRS ¼" outputs
Dedicated headphone output and secondary headphone output
Input mix control to blend live signal with computer playback
Master "Big Knob" output control
Smart Monitoring automatically switches between stereo and mono
High quality mic preamps and ADA converters
Phantom power allows use of condenser microphones
Bus-powered (no need for AC or batteries)
Compatible with Thunderbolt equipped Mac and Windows computers*
Thunderbolt cable included
Comes with all required software drivers
Lightweight and portable
Sturdy aluminum/acrylic chassis ensures roadworthiness
Specifications
CONNECTORS
Input |
4 x Combo XLR mic / balanced ¼" TRS, line / instrument level
Output |
4 x balanced ¼" TRS line-level
1 x stereo ¼" headphone output
(optional second headphone output via Output 3)
MIDI |
Input / Output
Thunderbolt port |
1 (bus-powered)

CONTROLS
Trim |
4 (1 per channel) with 0 to +35 dBu mic gain range
LED clip indicator |
5 (1 per channel and 1 for Input Mix)
Line / Instrument switch |
2 (Inputs 1 & 2 / 3 & 4)
Phantom Power |
On/Off +48V (global for all channels)
Input Mix |
Blends live input signal with computer output signal
Big Knob |
Controls headphone level and monitoring level (Stereo Mix mode only)

PREAMPLIFIERS

MICROPHONE
Connector |
XLR Female
Input Impedance |
1.5k Ohm
Dynamic Range |
> 92dB
Gain Range |
+15dB +60dB (45dB range)
Maximum Input at Minimum Gain |
-1dBu
Equivalent Input Noise |
-124dBu (Gain +60dB @150 ohm termination)
Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise |
> 0.009% (@1kHz, -1dBFS)

LINE
Connector |
TRS 1/4" Phone
Input Impedance |
9.2k Ohm
Dynamic Range |
> 95dB
Gain Range |
+0dB +45dB
Maximum Input at Minimum Gain |
+15dBu
Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise |
> 0.008%

INSTRUMENT
Connector |
TS 1/4" Phone
Input Impedance |
1000k Ohm
Dynamic Range |
> 91dB
Gain Range |
+0dB +45dB
Maximum Input at Minimum Gain |
+15dBu
Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise |
> 0.01%

AUDIO
Bit resolution |
24-bit
Sampling rates |
44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz
Mac- and Windows-compatibility |
Recommend Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or higher, Windows 8 or higher
Supports |
ASIO, Core Audio, Windows Audio Session API (Windows 8)

HARDWARE
Preamps |
2 per channel, mic / instrument
Chassis |
Aluminum/Acrylic
A/D/A converters |
More than 100dB dynamic range
Smart Monitoring |
Stereo or Mono, selected by Line/Instrument switch
Stereo Mix mode |
All inputs and outputs to Outputs 1 & 2 plus Output 3
Multichannel mode |
4 individual output channels
Dimensions |
10.6 x 4.4 x 1.8 in.
Weight |
2.3 lb

What's included
T4 Audio interface
Thunderbolt cable (0.5m / 19.5 in)
USB card with T-Series driver
QuickStart guide
Warranty

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Resident AudioT4 Four-Channel Thunderbolt Interface
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good audio (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (3)

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very happy with this product

By Ken

from Cincinnati

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Resident Audio T4 Four-Channel Thunderbolt Interface:

    I love this interface. I have an early 2013 MacBook Pro with 16 gb of RAM a SS drive running Reaper. I can record at 64 buffer with 25 effects with no problems. Solid feeling build. Sound's great. I never write reviews but this product needs more customers. If you have Thunderbolt in's I highly recommend this product. Thunderbolt rocks!

    (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Clean and bright signal

    By Bob

    from New Orleans

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Resident Audio T4 Four-Channel Thunderbolt Interface:

        Nice!

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        ResidentAudio T4

        By jmmusic

        from NY

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact

        Cons

        • Limited Functions
        • Sound is OK

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about Resident Audio T4 Four-Channel Thunderbolt Interface:

        My focusrite thunderbolt interface was send for repair and I got this RESIDENTAUDIO T4 as back-up.
        If you in a budget or if you recording live performances for demo purpose, this is the perfect audio interface.
        My primarily interface is Focusrite Saffire Pro 40, and the difference of sound between the two has no comparison. Focusrite is a professional gear and although it has a confusing software interface layout in terms of the flow and how it connects with your computer all that is put behind once you hear the sound coming out of this box.
        Resident Audio has good and simple layout (too simple if I can say that) but I personally won't consider the sound pristine enough to deliver a professional sound quality recording. But if you in a budget and in need of a thunderbolt audio interface by no means, this is the way to go.

         
        5.0

        Having fun with this!

        By GrimAce

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Resident Audio T4 Four-Channel Thunderbolt Interface:

          In the past I had bought a refurbished Firebox from Presonus and didn't have any luck recording with it. I am happy to say that with this T4 from Resident Audio, I am finally recording my ideas. It is pretty easy to use. Just like anything, I ran into hurdles, but getting over them was very rewarding. I am a novice and I am recording entire songs on my MacBook Pro with Garageband. I have a little crackle going on in one of the tracks, but I think that is because I was using a guitar cable with a small cut in it showing an exposed piece of copper. In the other tracks where I didn't use this cable there is no crackle and it sounds good.

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