Messe 2015: Audient announces the ASP800-unnamed.jpg
Aside from the eight console mic pres and two discrete JFET instrument inputs, ASP800 also has two 'Retro Channels' featuring revolutionary tone controls HMX and IRON. "Audient tends to be known for our super clean mic pres, but that doesn't mean we don't understand the importance of adding colour," continues Waterman. HMX is a custom harmonic distortion designed to emulate the sweet, thick tones often associated with 1960s tube designs, whilst Audient's brand new British transformer saturator, IRON instantly adds sparkle, replicating the coveted transformer 'zing' of British audio in the 1970s - both giving new dimensions to a recording.

Key features also include pristine 118-dB Burr-Brown A-D converter, ADAT connectivity, a Word Clock input, a -15dB Pad per channel and balanced analogue line outputs - all packed into a convenient, 1RU rackmount.

ASP800 comes in at $799 MAP. Shipping details are to be confirmed.

Links: ASP800 | Audient