Audient ASP800 8 Channel Mic Pre With ADAT
Rack mount mic pre-amps
The Audient ASP800 offers 8 world class mic pres combined with pristine A/D conversion and solid build quality for an all round professional unit. With outputs via ADAT, this is the perfect expansion for your existing ADAT compatible audio interface when you need to record a full kit or simply need more channels without sacrificing on quality.
The ASP800 provides 8 channels of Audient's renowned console mic preamps developed by design legend David Dearden and optimized over 18 years, 2 harmonically rich JFET D.I inputs designed to perform just like the input stage of a vintage valve amp, and 2 "Retro" channels, combined with class-leading Burr-Brown converters, perfectly preserving your tone and performance from instrument source to recorded take. This mix of inputs offers a range of recording possibilities for mics, guitars, keyboards and drum machines.
The Retro Channels
Audient are well known for their super clean mic pres, but like some of the iconic recording gear, some colouration can make your recordings sound even better. The ASP800 gives you the option to have that super clean, smooth sound, or use the retro channels to add a bit of colour to your recording. The Retro channels feature 2 unique harmonic colour controls Called HMX & Iron. With 2 variable controls per channel, HMX & IRON are designed to emulate tones often associated with 1960's tube designes and the coveted transformer zing of British audio in the 1970's. Add varying amounts of one, the other or a mix of both and you'll benefit with warm sparkly tones adding a new dimension to your recordings.
8 x World Class Audient Console Mic Pres
2 x Retro Channels with Dual Stage COLOUR Saturation Controls - HMX & IRON
2 x Discrete JFET Instrument Inputs
Balanced Analogue Line Outputs
Pristine 118-dB Burr-Brown A-D Converters
ADAT Optical SMUX Outputs (8 Channels @ 96kHz)
Word Clock Input