Audient ASP8024-HE - 36 Channel
36-channel Analogue Mixing Console
With the ASP8024 in production for nearly 20 years, and thousands of consoles in use around the world based on his legendary circuit blocks, we've returned to designer David Dearden's roots to release the definitive version of the ASP8024 - the Heritage Edition. 20 years ago David set out to design an analogue recording console not knowing it was destined to become a modern classic. To commemorate Audient and his phenomenal achievement we have reimagined his classic design with all new enhancements and features.
- 36 Inline Channels
- 24 Busses
- Variable Mix Bus
- World Class Audient Mic Pres
- 4 Band Splitable EQ
- Mix Bus Compressor
- Inline Architecture
- Comprehensive Monitor Control
- Monitoring Grade Headphone Output
- 14 Auxiliary Buses
- Modular Construction
- Whisper Quiet Power Supply
World Class Mic Pres
Audient are the only company that use the same Class-A mic pre design throughout their entire product range. Whether you're in the studio with the ASP8024-HE or on the road with iD14, you're always guaranteed the same world class Audient sound.
Variable Mix Buss
By utilising an american style output amplifier, classic through hole components and a British output transformer we bring you RETRO IRON, a variable output mix bus with LOW BUMP and HIGH LIFT EQ. Based upon two consoles from David's first job in 1967 at the now legendary Advision Studios in London, RETRO IRON adds punch and 'vibe' to the consoles mix output. So whether your simply tracking, summing a few inputs or crafting a fully blown console mix RETRO IRON offers you that unique analogue console sound with a little bit of extra character that will put the final touch on any mix.
Splitable four band EQ
The incredibly flexible, Dearden designed EQ offers two fully parametric bands that span from 40Hz to 20kHz, offering a powerful and punchy sound. These are flanked by low and high shelving EQ bands (with a minimal signal path) that are perfect for adding weight and air to your source and when combined with the parametric EQ, make for the ultimate sculpting tool. Don’t forget, you can really take advantage of the EQ as it can be split across both the short and long faders, making us one of the only companies to offer this unique feature.
The mix buss compressor
Based on technology from the 80s and 90s the ASP8024's mix bus compressor is known for adding a rock and roll dynamic to your mix. Often likened to classic analogue boards, the ASP8024's mix bus compressor provides that classic VCA 'glue' that will give your mix that 'sounds like a record' feeling. With improved circuitry and a slick new gain reduction VU meter for improved visual feedback (if you've used the ‘gentle needle bounce glue trick' before, you'll know exactly what we mean) it will fast become one of the most useful tools in your arsenal!
It doesn't stop there! Introducing BASS EXPAND, a brand new high pass filter in the compressors side chain. BASS EXPAND will tighten up your mixes and add punch without destroying your low end, making it an ideal tool for bass heavy productions. We may have just made the most versatile mix bus compressor in the industry.
With an impressive array of connectivity options the ASP8024-HE will quickly become the hub of your studio. Whether you're bringing in your DAW outputs, effects returns, monitoring devices and other line sources, or simply connecting to your 2" tape machine the Heritage Edition provides ultimate flexibility for the modern recording studio.
Comprehensive monitor control
Our fully featured monitor control section offers full artist communication, new remote talkback control, a new additional engineer headphone output, powerful source selection and loud speaker control with a short passive signal path for incredibly clear and accurate monitoring. We know you'll be reaching for the monitor control knob a lot so we added the phenomenal feeling Alps 'BLUE VELVET' pot and custom aluminium knob for a touch of class during everyday use.
A new look and feel
By looking to the future we are often inspired by the past and when designing the new look and feel of the Heritage edition we wanted to combine the new with the old. Building on the modern classic as well as taking inspiration from classic pieces of gear, our all new 'Black Raven' colour-way, vintage knobs, chunky fader caps and British design theme not only make the ASP8024-HE a visually stunning centre piece but also make it more intuitive than ever.
Powerful but efficient
The ASP8120 Ultra Power Supply is not only incredibly efficient but it’s also whisper quiet, enabling it to be situated in the control room without disturbing your workflow - no need for an expensive and air conditioned machine room! With a low noise transformer and low RPM fan cooling system our power supply is a safe choice for years to come and has helped make the ASP8024-HE more reliable than ever.