The addition of Audient’s Surround Sound Controller makes the previously installed Audient ASP8024 fully 5.1 capable. Studio owner, Matt Thorne, explains: “I now have the perfect set up; I can go from stereo mixing to Surround Sound mixing with a push of a button via the Audient 510 controller.”
Matt Thorne and the Audient console at his MT Studios, LA
Already owning an Audient recording desk meant that the decision to invest in the ASP510 was an obvious one. “I had a clean signal path, easy routing and total transparency with the console, which I integrate with my array of vintage mic pres and compressors, to add colour when needed.
“I use the console’s 8 busses to mix to my DAW (L R C LF Ls Rs) at 96k 24bit. Now, with the addition of the 510, I am now able to offer my clients warm, analogue mixes in 5.1 surround sound.”
The ASP510 comprises a single height rack unit and a small desktop remote and integrates easily and seamlessly with any mixing console to provide comprehensive control of the monitoring and record functions for multiple surround sound formats including: 5.1, LCRS, Dolby Surround, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, DTS, and SACD.
MT Studios has just finished mixing a live show for TRAPT in 5.1 Surround Sound, shot by Chris Sims for Time Code Entertainment. Downloadable via QuickTime 7 in 5.1 surround, it can be viewed on Apple TV or Computer in 5.1 surround or stereo.
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The full Audient range is available in the US from CW Sales & Marketing. Please visit www.cwsalesandmarketing.com for further details.
Audient plc was formed in 1997 by David Dearden and Gareth Davies. Between them Dearden and Davies have over 50 years experience in the Professional Audio industry and before forming Audient were the founding partners of DDA, a company whose mixing console designs set new price/performance standards during the “80s and “90s in both the recording and live sound fields.
Audient is based in Herriard, Hampshire, England.