Madison, WI (July 7, 2010)–Audient has launched its ASP2802, an 8-channel console, combining analog features with DAW integration and control.
Using Audient’s Dual Layer Technology, the ASP2802 reportedly fully integrates with the computer system, enabling the user to switch between the analog layer (the traditional mixer path travelling through the console) and the DAW layer within the computer session.
Steve Flower, product support and development at Audient explains the thinking behind the design: “Zen was a milestone in the industry: the first automated analog console at a price that didn’t break the bank. ASP2802 follows in its footsteps, adding much deeper DAW integration further bridging the gap between analog and digital.”
The compact design of the ASP2802 also belies a fully functioning master section based on the design of the ASP8024, and shares the same mic preamp topology and bus compressor design. It also has 28 inputs at the mix stage,achieved using the Alternate switch for an extra input per channel, eight summing inputs and two stereo FX returns. “The modern production room now has another very real alternative to the large-format console,” says Luke Baldry, sales & marketing director at Audient. “Anyone with budget and/or space constraints will find the ASP2802 fits the bill. It’s perfect for those users who want to combine an analog console and fully featured controller all in one space, at the center of their studio.”
Audient (FDW Worldwide distributor)