imgFrankfurt, Germany (March 18, 2014)—Audient has debuted its new ASP880, eight-channel microphone preamplifier, making it the first product is the first to be released since Simon Blackwood acquired the company in 2013.

ASP880 features eight of Audient’s console mic pres, two JFET D.I instrument inputs, converter technology, variable impedance and variable high pass filters, all part of a feature set packaged in a 1U rack mount unit. Each channel has a balanced insert with direct access to the converter, so the ASP880 can be used as an 8-channel mic pre and a standalone converter.

“Listening to feedback from Audient users has been essential. As a result, we worked closely with David Dearden to develop a brand-new 8-channel mic pre combined with the latest Burr-Brown converter technology to ensure the best sound quality throughout,” said Audient Chef Technical Officer Tom Waterman.