ICMP's Audient desk has open for students for one year

ICMP is delighted to celebrate one year since its state-of-the-art Audient studio facility opened its doors to students.

The institution was the world’s first customer of Audient’s new flagship large formatting audio mixing console, the ASP8024 Heritage Edition.

The console was installed over a 12-month period to support the Creative Music Production courses and opened to students on 13th October 2016. 

Commenting on the anniversary, Mike Sinnott, ICMP’s Facilities Manager, said: "We were delighted to be the first customers of Audient’s ASP8024 console and it’s done us proud over the last year.  

The desk is the focal point of the teaching control room and has proved to be an essential component in helping our students develop the skills and techniques essential for them to master modern music production."   

Andy Allen, Audient Marketing Manager, said: "Audient has always had a strong relationship with education and our partnership with ICMP has not only further cemented those ties but also created many fantastic opportunities for students.

Over the past year we have seen the first graduate of the Audient Scholarship as well as hundreds of students learn their craft on the ASP8024-HE. We look forward to seeing what the next year brings." 

The Heritage Edition is billed as ‘the definitive version of David Dearden’s classic design’ taking the existing features of ASP8024, which has been installed in several hundred studios around the world, and adding a host of enhancements. 

Stuart Cooney  is a lecturer in both guitar and music production at ICMP and also works in the studio as an engineer. He said: 

It’s got such a great crisp sound and retains lovely clarity the more you throw through it. The desk runs very intuitively at any session, whether you're using 2 channels or 24, and the MIC-preamps are smooth and well-balanced - even when cranked. It's got a great vintage edge but I can always get the sound I want out of the 8024."

The desk is just part of ICMP's commitment to investing in the best teaching and learning environment for students, with the latest equipment always available. 

Visit our Facilities pages to learn more.  

Visit the Audient website to find out more about their fantastic array of products. 

If you'd like to join our student body and enhance your career, then why not join us here at ICMP?

Our Admissions Team are on hand to help you, call them on 020 7328 0222 or email enquiries@icmp.ac.uk

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