8 Channel Mic Preamp with ADC
ASP880 is an audio powerhouse designed with expandability in mind, making it the perfect addition to your audio interface. Upgrade your current setup with 8 channels of Audient’s Console mic preamps, 8 line inputs/outputs, 8 insert points, class leading converters and two JFET D.I’s – all in a compact 1RU package.
- 8 x Audient Mic Pres
- 8 x ADC Line Inputs / Insert Points
- 2 x JFET Instrument Inputs
- Digital Outputs ADAT , AES + S/PDIF
More channels, more possibilities
ASP880 is the perfect tool for expanding your existing interface. Add 8 channels of Audient mic pre via ADAT and transform your current setup into the complete recording rig.8 more channelsAdd professional quality mic pres to your rig by expanding your existing audio interface.Take on bigger sessions Confidently take on full band sessions or those projects that
were out of reach.
Easily record drums
ASP880 gives you more than enough channels to comfortably take on drum recordings.
Audient Console Mic Pres - The professional sound you deserve
Tackle any project with the renowned Audient Console Mic Preamp, the same discrete circuit design found in our renowned recording console the ASP8024-HE. Designed to deliver ultra- low noise and low distortion with a touch of classic analogue warmth, ASP880’s eight Audient Console mic pre’s will give you the professional sound you deserve.
How does it sound?
The Audient mic pre is a high grade hybrid discrete and op amp design that delivers a clean, accurate and detailed translation of your source.
Now that’s quiet
With a noise floor 30,000 times quieter than the signal level your recordings will be captured with stunning clarity.
Behind the design
60dB Gain Range
ADC Insert Points - Integrate your outboard
Easily integrate outboard FX such as EQ and compression before the analogue to digital converter. Letting you record using your favourite outboard gear.
Class Leading Converters - Clarity where you need it
Confidently capture your microphones and line level instruments with ASP880’s class leading converter technology. By providing the cleanest signal path possible, ASP880 makes sure you capture every nuance, every detail of your audio, letting you focus on getting the most from your session.
Use as a standalone converter - More than meets the eye
ASP880 lets you bypass the mic pres and converters in your current interface and achieve the same audio excellence as the top studios.
Using the ADC Inputs, ASP880 can operate as a standalone A-D converter, allowing you to feed the ADC from other sources such as alternative mic pres.
JFET Instrument Input - Plug and play
As well as offering you 8 channels of Audient mic pre, ASP880 has two harmonically rich JFET D.I inputs. Designed to replicate the input stage of a classic valve amplifier, you can plug your guitar, bass, keyboard or drum machine straight in and start recording instantly.
Variable Impedance enables you to match the impedance of the mic pre to your favourite ribbon mic, letting you retain the punch and frequency response the mic was born with. It also works on your other mics, just more subtly.
Variable High Pass FiltersTake control of your signal with the Variable HPF. Remove unwanted low frequencies, prevent proximity effect and tighten up your low end with a range of 25Hz to 250Hz. The result is a clean, ready to record signal.
3 Year Limited Warranty
All of our products come with a three-year limited warranty guaranteeing you further protection and peace of mind when you choose Audient.
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Pete A (Musician)
Choosing the best gear for your recording set-up and budget?
Choosing the correct item for your home recording set-up is easy for some and confusing for most. Even if you have been working with audio for years, things are constantly changing. The marketing guff and searching the net usually sends you down a rabbit hole of time-wasting.
The core of Indigo Oak Studio is to help people set up and record by taking the mystery and costs out of recording. Right now, that cost you will save is time and patience.
I can search the net!
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I offer free advice
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Need more advice?
Are you just wanting to record some regular stuff in an ordinary place? News flash - there is no such scenario! You may as well walk into Resene and say, "Which is the best paint for my room?" Blank stares follow. Are you wanting to record a super tight double kick in an old shed, some opera vocals in a tiny bedroom, or a big band after hours in an office building?
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"Over the last 20 years I've worked with a number of different recording studios and engineers, and by far and away Aaron is easily the best of the bunch!
What sets him apart is his absolute dedication to any client or project. He has a knack of asking the right questions and finding out exactly what is most important to you and tailoring his service to this.
Amazing patience, knowledge and expertise - and is quick to learn and understand anything 'outside the box' you may be looking for....
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But you'll sell me the most expensive thing and hound me until I buy
Nope - I am a big fan of only getting what you need. I have recorded many demos using some very inexpensive gear (including things just lying around the house). So if you have a small budget, I will work hard to find the best solution to fit that budget. I am also a "soft seller". I might reach out once after our catch up to see if you have any more questions, but after that, I will leave you to make up your mind in your own time.
Do you offer personal help setting up and learning to use the gear (and the whole recording and mixing process if required)?
YES - I can be booked in to get you up and tracking. I can teach you as little or as much as you would like to know about home recording and mixing.
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I charge to give personalised advice - WTF?!? Yep. But why? Because I value my time, and a lot of people want my help. So I only personally people who value my time. "But if you give me the advice, I'll buy the product." I am a small independent business, so there is not much money to be made selling electronics on the internet. Also, note - Some people take my recommendations and then purchase from one of the big chain stores... Then ask me to help them set it up because the salesperson from the chain store doesn't seem very helpful...