San Francisco, CA (April 29, 2015)—The Women's Audio Mission (WAM) recently purchased the former SF Soundworks recording studio in San Francisco, installing an Audient ASP8024 mixing console in the control room.
"WAM is unique in that we are an educational organization, but we also run a commercial recording studio," said Terri Winston, WAM’s executive director. "The 8024 is an amazing sounding console, but it is also really great to teach on. It's very spacious, the channel path is intuitive, it has transparent mic pres and really great routing capabilities so that we can have very complex and multiple headphone mixes for musicians performing or working in multiple rooms."
The Audient ASP8024, designed by analog guru David Dearden, combines Audient's analog circuitry with innovative DAW control and automation. "I had used various DDA consoles so I was familiar with David Dearden's console designs and was already a fan," said Winston about the decision to go with Audient. "WAM also had the pleasure of being booth neighbors with Audient at the last Audio Engineering Society convention and I had a great time learning the inner workings of Audient with owner Simon Blackwood. I felt like WAM would be very well taken care of and my instincts were correct. It's been a joy working with everyone at Audient and the console has been fantastic."
Laura Dean, WAM's staff engineer and instructor, remarked, "The sound is transparent and modern, the routing options are powerful and it's a great combination of minimal inline design with just the right amount of flexibility for current industry needs."
Over 1,200 women and girls will learn audio production and recording arts on the ASP8024, plus an additional 80 to 100 independent artists will record projects through the console in the coming year.