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Audient celebrates launch of ASP4816 at SAE

Audient’s new compact analogue recording console was launched earlier this week at SAE Institute in London. PSNE was there to have a listen, writes Erica Basnicki.

The threat of snow in the capital failed to put a chill on the warm reception Audient’s new ASP4816 compact analogue console received at SAE Institute in Hackney this week. The introductory event included a live recording session of rock/folk collective Flight Brigade to put the new console through it’s paces. The demonstration was held at Studio 2 in SAE’s brand new facility along the Regents Canal on the outskirt of Shoreditch, Bankstock Studios]. Audient’s Steve Flower engineered the session (pictured), and Flight Brigade were quick to comment that they liked what they were hearing. “Must be that Audient analogue sound!” quipped Luke Baldry, international sales and marketing director at Audient. The ASP4816 features the same key benefits as the ASP8024, (as preferred by The Who’s Pete Townshend), with the same input and monitor design in a smaller frame size. The new console is described as the ideal centrepiece for production studios and educational facilities.

In addition to using the ASP4816, all microphones used in the session were provided by Sontronics. Gareth Williams, Audient’s UK sales manager commented: “We all had a great time on Tuesday and were very pleased with the turn out. What a fantastic response from a number of people who are looking forward to having ASP4816 in their studios soon! Flight Brigade sounded great through the chain of Sontronics microphones and Audient mic pres. Special thanks to Luca [Barassi, SAE studio manager] and his team at SAE Bankstock studios for all their hard work and allowing us to host this event at their amazing new building.”