The Foundry’s Big Audient Console ‘Got It Covered’ For BBC Children In Need Album

11th noviembre 2019

The Foundry’s Big Audient Console ‘Got It Covered’ For BBC Children In Need Album

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Audient was pleased to be a part of the making of the BBC Children In Need album, Got It Covered with The Foundry Studio’s extra-large classic  ASP8024 mixing console being used to record the Grimethorpe Colliery Band for one of the songs on the charity record.

 

“Recording Grimethorpe Colliery Band was an absolute breeze thanks to the sonic purity of the Audient ASP8024 console”

 

“Recording Grimethorpe Colliery Band was an absolute breeze thanks to the sonic purity of the Audient ASP8024 console,” says The Foundry Studio’s Chris Palmer (pictured below). “We have 72 of these pristine channels in our console which gives us near limitless options in recording session of this size.”

 

BBC Children In Need album producer, Jonathan Quarmby; actor/singer, Shaun Dooley & The Foundry’s Chris Palmer at the Sheffield studio on the day of the Grimethorpe Colliery Band recording

 

The brass band – which shot to wider fame in the global hit movie, ‘Brassed Off’ – provided backing for Woman In Black actor, Shaun Dooley (pictured, above) who sings a cover of Taylor Swift’s Never Grow Up.

 

“We have 72 of these pristine channels in our console which gives us near limitless options in recording session of this size.”

 

Shaun joins a host of stars who have got together in this exclusive collaboration for BBC Children In Need to record an entire album to raise money for this year’s appeal. Each star has handpicked a song significant to them and received expert guidance from Brit & Mercury award-winning record producers & songwriters, Guy Chambers and Jonathan Quarmby (also pictured, above).

 

Classic ASP8024 console at The Foundry studio

 

In a quirky twist, producer Jonathan was also one of the original team involved in building and setting up what is now The Foundry Studio.

 

BBC Children In Need CD, Got It Covered resting on the classic ASP8024 mixing desk at The Foundry Studio

With 1000 square feet of live room, the Sheffield studio boasts one of the largest live rooms outside of London, so has the capacity to fit in larger choral groups and orchestral ensembles. It’s also purpose-built to offer what the website describes as “the perfect acoustic properties for a brass band to record” which was ideal for the recording the charity record.

 

Chris adds, “Grimethorpe band have become regular visitors here at the Foundry Studio in Sheffield where we have recently finished another fantastic album with them, featuring the music of film composer Nigel Clarke, to be released next year on Naxos Records.”

 

Click here to listen to BBC Children In Need Got It Covered.

 

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