Innovative Tech and Manufacturing Startup Uses EVO 8
UNITED STATES – The EVO 8 audio interface powers audio from Studiobox, the innovative new technology and production company that delivers complete filming solutions right to your doorstep. Designed for live webinars, interviews, press junkets, live streamed web content, talking head TV segments or even running a virtual class, each “Studiobox” includes a professional grade 4k camera , lighting and audio equipment, without the need for a film crew: a complete studio capable of broadcasting, all in one box.
Studiobox is proud to provide a complete, unique and ready-to-use solution. The technology is completely hidden, leaving a simple and straightforward interface for customers, while everything is controlled remotely. That’s absolutely everything: from adjusting the camera angle, lens settings, color correction and lighting to the audio. “In order to control the lights, camera and audio via a computer, each element requires an interface. The EVO 8 is our interface between the computer and the multiple microphones we use,” says co-founder Ian Smith.
“A key requirement for our product was an audio interface that could be controlled from a computer. The EVO provides a very simple and easy to use computer interface,” he continues, explaining their choice of EVO 8. “We work with the EVO through its software, allowing our operators to remotely control the unit through Internet without asking talent to touch any material.
EVO 8 is a four-input/four-output audio interface with an intuitive feature set. This includes four EVO preamps offering 58dB of gain along with high performance converters offering 113dB of dynamic range. Powered directly via USB, EVO 8 can be controlled via its customizable software, EVO Mixer. “The software controller is the main standout feature. It was the best we’ve found in an audio interface,” confirms Ian.
Studiobox was born during pandemic shutdowns as a solution to continue production. Ian and co-founder Max Ostrove quickly realized they could do better than send in kits of parts. “We thought we could leverage technology to control the lights, camera and audio through a computer, then combine them into a record-ready unit that could be shipped anywhere and set up in minutes” , explains Max. “In solving for Covid, it turns out we stumbled upon the future of production, where it’s just easier and cheaper to send a Studiobox over than it is to fly and house a crew for a shoot.”
With an EVO 8 in each of their seven Studiobox units so far, has steadily expanded its configuration as demand increases, having installed the first in the summer of 2020. “Customers are amazed that this box can do it all adds Max.
With operators monitoring and adjusting audio in real time, they have yet to use the automatic level adjustment feature, Smartgain. This could change, however, according to Ian: “We plan to automate many functions of the box, so that an operator is not necessary. At that time, the Smartgain function could be an essential feature. »
Max confirms that the future looks bright for this booming start-up. “Studiobox is currently developing software to allow anyone to control a box. We imagine remote production units being part of the video creator’s kits, like a drone or a slow motion camera. For the audio world, the remote podcast recording box will be released next.