Kansas City, KS (June 2, 2016)—Dr. Ian Corbett, professor of Audio Recording & Music Technology, has added an Audient iD22 interface to his teaching arsenal at Kansas City Kansas Community College.
Dr. Corbett says that he uses his new audio interface in his office to grade assignments, as well as with his laptop, which he uses extensively throughout the curriculum, at various places throughout the campus and also when traveling and representing the college, presenting at conferences and conventions. He explains, "Tired of carting around a full rack unit interface, or suffering the hums and buzzes of the laptop's built-in audio output, the iD22 was a small solution that also sounds better than the smaller 'budget' interfaces available—particularly important when I'm giving a presentation on audio quality.
“It also gives me the flexibility to be able to make great sounding recordings directly into the computer, and get reliable readings from a test mic when pinking or sweep-tone analyzing a room. The fact that the iD22 can function as a playback device without external power was an unexpected plus point and convenience."
The college installed an Audient ASP8024 mixing console over six years ago. Three years ago, the Audio Engineering Program moved premises, more than quadrupling the size of the facilities to 4,000 square feet and now includes a multi-station classroom/lab, three control rooms and four recording rooms plus admin areas.
Dr. Corbett says, "The Audient desk made the move with us and went from being the mixer that first semester students learned on, to the mixer used in the second semester of audio classes. There was no need to upgrade it—it was purchased with the capabilities needed upon future expansion, and being a great sounding analog board, it is of course fairly future-proof as the technology changes around it."