London, U.K. (February 21, 2007)–Three years after Deep Recording Studios upgraded its facility installing an Audient ASP8024 mixing console as part of a package from Stirling Trading UK, it has grown to become the main offsite annex for Kensington and Chelsea College.
Based around a fully designed industry-standard studio facility, Deep runs a series of complex and detailed courses for people at all levels and have no restrictions for entry. The studio is currently completing three new levels of updated and replacement vocational qualifications, along with the City and Guilds Institute and several consultants.
Mark Rose, studio manager and chief engineer at Deep, made the decision to teach using a 96-channel analog console, and continues to be delighted with the Audient, which suits the industry teaching methods and the studio’s requirements. He explains, “Using the ASP8024 console ensures Deep trainees’ continue to learn pro signal paths within the analog domain alongside 48-track recording. An individual trained on an analog desk is much better equipped to navigate around the many hybrid digital consoles and surfaces; not least because all digital consoles have taken their primary layouts and functions from all previous analog designs.
“The imaging, EQ and gain stages of the console are beyond compare, and all Deep trainees simply love working on it. It is particularly important to the City and Guilds trainees who are learning to fully utilize all features of the console with the new 7503 industry qualifications.”
Rose continues, “Taking the Audient has proved a success on all fronts. Not only do we have one of the finest most reliable analog consoles ever made, but we have a very flexible working surface that is compatible with any musical genre. To date, our own Audient console has been switched on around the clock for over three years and it has provided no down time.”
The new 7503 Sound Engineering qualifications will absorb many changes and updates that have occurred over the last 10 years and provide trainees with entry-level essential employable skills across the many sectors seeking sound and technical staff.
The Deep Recording Trust is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing disadvantaged youngsters in the London area with first-class training for jobs in the music and sound industries.