We don’t just hear, we listen

Audient is Latin for ‘to listen’

Our Story

With a proud heritage of award winning audio excellence, Audient continues to develop innovative products for the professional audio industry. Audient are recognised worldwide for delivering high quality products designed with users working preferences in mind and which, most importantly deliver outstanding audio quality at affordable prices. Audient operates from its headquarters in Hampshire, England.


Our ethos

At Audient we believe that quality begins with the first steps of design. Whether we’re deciding on a products features or selecting its components, we make every decision with audio quality in mind - a philosophy that has seen us build a community of users in professional and home studios alike.

With the majority of our team still actively involved in audio, we have a passion for understanding our customers needs and we constantly strive to deliver products that make the recording process easier for you.



Where it all began

Audient was founded in 1997 by David Dearden and Gareth Davies. They had previously been founding partners of DDA – a company best known for designing mixing consoles in the 1980s and 1990s. After the sale of DDA and the emergence of digital consoles they decided to stick with their guns and start Audient with the aim of designing a great sounding, affordable and efficient analogue console. An idea they were told at the time was crazy…



That idea gave birth to our flagship console the ASP8024, a large format, inline analogue console renowned for its simplicity and sound. 20 years later and after finding its home in thousands of studios across the world the ASP8024 continues to be sold to this day, a testament to the original design. Audient have since continued to follow that same innovative philosophy and redefine it in other products such as our award winning interface range and rack mount mic pres.


“I worked full time with Eddie Veale building consoles and studios, including private studios for John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison.”

– David Dearden

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