It was difficult to miss the Audient ASP8024-HE at the opening party in the London-based Institute of Contemporary Music (ICMP) studio facility, this month. One of the first Heritage Edition consoles to leave the Audient factory, it sits at the heart of the new recording studios and provided a majestic backdrop to ICMP director, Pete Whittard and facilities manager, Mike Sinnott as they gave their welcome speech.
«It not only looks and sounds fantastic but represents great value for money»- Mike Sinnott on ASP8024-HE
“I am thrilled that ICMP have forged a partnership with Audient. I have always been a big fan of their gear and absolutely love their new Heritage ASP8024 console. It not only looks and sounds fantastic but represents great value for money so when deciding which console to choose for our control room it was a no-brainer,” said Sinnott.
The Heritage Edition is billed as ‘the definitive version of David Dearden’s classic design’ taking the existing features of ASP8024, which has been installed in several hundred studios around the world, and adding a host of enhancements ‘under the hood’.
Similarly, Whittard and Sinnott were able to showcase the enhancements at ICMP at the recent launch party. Comprising one control room and two adjoining live rooms fully stocked with ProTools HD, Logic & Ableton the studio space was designed and built by Slowglass Creative. ‘It was great to see the guys from Audient at our recent studio launch. It was a great success giving us the opportunity to present our new facilities as well as Alchemea@ICMP’s shared vision and philosophy.” The pair were also able to introduce legendary producer Gary Katz as patron of the new Creative Music Production courses.
«it was a no-brainer»
“We are also thrilled to have launched the Audient Scholarship which offers the winner a place on ICMP’s 1-year Creative Music Production Diploma and provides discount the for 2 runners up. We look forward to following the progress of Ezra (our first winner) as he progresses through the course,” concludes Sinnott. We all do!