Large format recording console
This year sees British audio company, Audient celebrate the success of its flagship ASP8024 console with the launch of the Audient ASP8024 Heritage Edition, the definitive version of David Dearden’s classic design. Building on the existing features, which have seen the ASP8024 installed in thousands of studios worldwide, Audient ASP8024 Heritage Edition comes with a brand new look as well as an array of added enhancements ‘under the hood’, giving the renowned console renewed vigour ahead of the company’s 20th anniversary.
ASP8024-HE features the all new variable mix bus technology RETRO IRON. Technical Director Tom Waterman explains, “By utilising an all-discrete and warm sounding output amplifier with Carnhill output transformers, RETRO IRON adds punch and ‘vibe’ to the consoles’ mix output. We based this design on two custom consoles from David’s first job in 1970 at the now legendary Advision Studios in London. The circuits used are a homage to the finest in late 60’s American & British console technology, but remain unique to the ASP8024-HE.”
The classic VCA mix bus compressor now has smoother make-up gain circuitry, includes a slick new gain reduction meter and a high pass filter in the compressor’s sidechain: BASS EXPAND. “This little tool tightens up mixes and adds punch without destroying the low end, particularly useful for bass heavy productions,” continues Waterman.
Price is for the 24-Channel configuration