Audient Records the Classics in NYC

Barely a year after opening, owner Wei Wang has recorded a string of classical music clients at his Skillman Music studio, which is outfitted with a small format Audient ASP8416 analog mixing console.
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New York, NY (April 27, 2017)—Barely a year after opening, owner Wei Wang has recorded a string of classical music clients at his Skillman Music studio, which is outfitted with a small format Audient ASP8416 analog mixing console.

"It suited my budget and the review was great," explains Wang, whose clients have included celebrated concert pianist, Lang Lang, as well as various members of the New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. "I've never heard a console this quiet—it's so transparent."

He continues, "For me, it's all about transparency. We use a lots of omni-directional small condenser microphones, lots of ribbons too. The Audient console on-board preamps are also very good, we use them a lot on strings. We just love to capture the real sound. It's very important in classical music recording."

According to Wei, "The sound is super clear. The routing is insanely great—we can route anyway we want and use outboard gear very easily. For example, we normally patch our reverb, stereo compressor into different aux sends and returns, so we don't even need to patch sometimes for some classical sessions. Time is money and we have to act fast."

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