Osean Studios owner, Sébastien Angrand and his 'impressive' Audient ASP4816 desk
Jun 18, 2012
Taking many design cues from the ASP8024, the compact analogue
recording console has the same input and monitor design in a smaller
Everything impresses Osean Studio owner, Sébastien Angrand about the latest ASP4816 console from Audient, and as the first user in Germany - and the world, he is keen to share his first impressions. Situated in a small studio in the Bavarian town of Bamberg, Angrand was looking for a console with minimal power consumption but most important, an excellent sound.
“The desk I was looking for had to be compact, new, clean, clear and easy to use. I bought the ASP4816 and now I have everything I need,” explains Angrand. “The sound quality is amazing. You can really focus on the important element of a song.
“Then there's the stereo compressor which makes me very happy. The preamps work beautifully too, very transparent and an excellent response from what you hear at source. A snare sounds like a snare, a guitar like a guitar - and all this without using EQs,” he continues. “Actually the EQs are very precise and react very fast. This console has not only changed the way I record and mix, but also the way I hear the music I compose, arrange, mix and record.
“I like the way it is built, and the way it has a good overview with each of the different sections defined clearly and well separated. I used to work with a split console before, so the inline concept of the console makes everything easier.”
Taking many design cues from the ASP8024, the compact analogue recording console has the same input and monitor design in a smaller frame size. Angrand fully agrees with the billing of ASP4816 as, 'the perfect centrepiece for production studios'. “Audient has made a console where quality is affordable for everyone. Clear in use, transparent in sound and amazing in mix.”