Audient ASP 4816 Superb audio performance in a compact frame size.
ASP4816 provides the key features of a large format recording console in a compact, cost effective form. Designed by audio guru, David Dearden and featuring Audient’s legendary analog circuitry, ASP4816 is the perfect centre piece for production studios and educational facilities.
The main input channels feature Audient’s renowned Class A preamp and 4 band EQ – a combination found in hundreds of ASP8024 equipped studios where many users no longer feel the need to reach for their outboard preamps and EQ. The console features 40 faders,16 bus routing, 6 auxes, 2 dedicated cue sends, 4 stereo returns, stereo bus compressor and a comprehensive monitor section.
•In-line architecture - twin inputs on each channel
•48 inputs at mix
•16 Audient Class-A mic pres
•16 channels of EQ
•16 record buses
•6 auxes, 2 cue sends
•Stereo bus compressor
•Comprehensive monitor section
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The Heritage Edition comes with a new look as well as new features, such as a variable mix bus technology, Retro Iron. Technical director Tom Waterman explains, “By utilizing an all-discrete and warm sounding output amplifier with Carnhill output transformers, Retro Iron adds punch and ‘vibe’ to the consoles’ mix output. We based this design on two custom consoles from David’s first job in 1970 at the now legendary Advision Studios in London. The circuits used are a homage to the finest in late 60’s American & British console technology, but remain unique to the ASP8024-HE.”
Most first-class mic pre-amps use input transformers. Transformers afford the best interface between a microphone and a pre-amp because it correctly matches the microphone, provides quiet gain and gives the best common mode rejection and ground isolation of any connection scheme. Almost all tube circuits like Fairchild, Pultec and Teletronics, used them. API, Neve and Trident used them. They are usually the most expensive components in an audio device.
Discrete amplifiers are amplifiers made with individual parts such as transistors, capacitors and resistors. In a discrete circuit, all parts and values can be optimized and the audio path can be very short. Most modern consoles use integrated circuits (IC’S) – little plastic packages with hundreds of components in them. One integrated circuit may contain more transistors than an entire channel of a classic discrete console. Discrete amplifiers typically run at much higher voltages and deliver more current than IC’s so they can have much greater headroom. Modern consoles have many IC’s in the audio path of each channel. Audio does not improve as the chain gets longer.