Producer and prolific songwriter & composer, Ozan Çolakoğlu has upgraded his studio with a brand new Audient ASP8024-HE console. With hundreds of songs credited with production, writing and arrangement by Ozan over his 30-year career, his name is never far from the Turkish Top 10. Most recently our hitmaker has recorded prominent Turkish singer-songwriter and ‘megastar’, Tarkan’s latest single on the British desk.
“The Audient mic preamps are great, they are really clean!”
The 24-channel British console is installed at his Istanbul-based production company, Ozan Çolakoğlu Production, and Ozan has found it to be an excellent choice. “The Audient mic preamps are great, they are really clean!” he says.
The desk has a built-in patchbay and Dual Layer Control (DLC), an option which provides a range of useful DAW control features for use directly via the console. “Thanks to the DLC our workflow is better than ever. I also enjoy recording drums and crushing them with ASP8024-HE’s bus compressor. It really has a unique character,” he adds.
Turkish Hitmaker Background
Over the last three decades, Ozan has become one of the best-known names on the Turkish pop scene for producing, composing and arranging. A chance meeting with Tarkan at the beginning of the 1990s kicked off their life-long working relationship, which started when he worked on Tarkan’s hit debut album, Yine Sensiz, released in 1992. As well as contributing to Tarkan’s rise to mega-stardom, Ozan also produced Sertab Erener’s 2003 Eurovision winning song, ‘Every Way That I Can’.
“our workflow is better than ever”
The console was purchased from Audient distributor, Akalın Müzik, where Ozan has been shopping for the last 30 years. “They have never let me down with their advice and support. Audient of course was their recommendation. I am very pleased with his console and am so grateful to Akalın for their advice.”
The studios at Ozan Çolakoğlu Production comprise a recording room, a mixing & mastering room and a production / arrangement room. Ozan’s record company Ozinga Music also operates from here.
Audient wishes Ozan every success with this and his many other projects!