Hey what’s good fam?
Back with a new review, this one is a new interface from Novation.
I wanted to check it out for my iPad, so let’s dig in!
What is the Audiohub 2×4?
It’s an audio interface that’s also a USB hub.
It works with Mac and PC, as well as iOS…which is why I wanted to check it out.
It’s got 2 inputs, 4 outputs, and a 3 port USB hub built in.
I consider it a mobile or portable unit because it’s such a compact size, but also feels really well built.
The case is aluminum with plastic on the front and back, and the knobs feel really smooth with no wobble at all.
- connectivity: 4 unbalanced RCA out, 2 TRS balanced out, headphone out, RCA in, USB host port, 3 x USB device ports
- price: $199
- product page: http://us.novationmusic.com/audio-interfaces/audiohub-2×4#
- purchase: http://www.zzounds.com/a–1786589/item–NOVAUDIOHUB
What’s the bottom line?
This is a great audio device, especially for my use as an iPad interface. It sounds great, both the input and output get the job done, and the output can get pretty loud!
I also dig how rugged it is, it really feels well built with smooth knobs and it’s aluminum case.
I absolutely LOVE the USB hub functionality, this allows me to connect all types of USB MIDI devices directly to my iPad.
Overall I give the Audiohub 4.5 out of 5 subs, depending on your needs, this is the perfect interface for iOS connectivity.
I’m sure it would fit the needs of those looking for a straight forward interface on their Mac or PC as well, but I specifically wanted to test it as an iPad interface.
There was nothing to setup, just plug and go.
It would have been cool to see traditional 5 pin MIDI connections, and I’m sure some would have liked to see a couple of XLR combo jacks, but even without those it’s just a really great device.
If they somehow made it so you could charge your iOS device while the unit is plugged in that would be crazy.
Overall, I love this thing man, I’ve tried many different options for using my iPad in my setup, as I mainly use it as an instrument or wireless controller. So being able to connect a controller directly to the interface and getting great high quality audio output gave me the options I was looking for.
If you’re looking for an iOS interface and you don’t need xlr/preamps then I highly suggest checking this out.
Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think.