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Audient donates recording kit to world’s only female-led training studio

Audient has donated 10 USB audio interfaces to a charity aiming to get more women into audio production jobs.

The iD4 interfaces will contribute towards kitting out Women’s Audio Mission (WAM) training hub in Oakland, California, which opened last month and is expected to reach 3,000 underserved girls by 2020.

An Audient ASP8024 is already fitted in the WAM studio in San Francisco, where over 1,500 women and girls per year are trained in music and media production.

WAM executive director Terri Winston said: “I had used various DDA consoles so I was familiar with David Dearden’s console designs and was already a fan.”

When putting together the spec for the new training centre, Winston was looking for audio interfaces with iOS compatibility for both iMacs and iPads. The iD4s were supplied by Audient’s distribution partner, Momentum Audio Sales.

WAM is a nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of women in creative technology, providing free after-school training and mentoring to thousands of women and girls each year. It is the only professional recording studio in the world built and run by women.

“WAM is thrilled to establish this anchor in the Fruitvale District, where we have been partnering with underserved Oakland schools for over five years now,” added Winston.

“With so many partner schools within walking distance, we can now easily reach the schools and girls that need our programs the most.”

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