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Producer/engineer Warren Huart in his new Spitfire Studio with the Audient ASP4816 Heritage Edition console he chose for the facility.

Audient Anchors Multi-Platinum Producer Warren Huart’s New Spitfire Studio In LA

Instead of bringing his existing large-format console with him to the larger facility, he chose an Audient ASP4816 Heritage Edition desk to be the centerpiece.

Multi-platinum producer, engineer and founder of Produce Like A Pro Warren Huart moved into a new, larger studio in the suburbs of Los Angeles just over a year ago, and instead of bringing his existing large-format console with him, he chose an Audient ASP4816 Heritage Edition desk to be the centerpiece of the facility.

Still going by the name Spitfire Studio, Huart’s new dedicated studio space was originally designed by the multi-TEC Award nominated studio designer Jay Kaufman. As a result, he says, “the rooms sound phenomenal.” The studio comprises two control rooms — one of which he sub-rents to a high-profile client “because it sounds so good” — and two live rooms. It is the hub of all his production, engineering and mixing, and attracts a steady stream of artists.

“Having the Audient desk means I get the same sound that I did from my old desk at a fraction of the cost,” he states. The inline analogue recording and mixing console provides the capabilities of a large-format recording console in a space-friendly footprint, also including Vintage Mix Bus Processing, John Hardy Op Amps on the mix bus output and more.

The studio is not short of audio gear, which he has collected over his years working in the industry. He explains more about his choice of console: “I have a whole lot of outboard. I need access to all the hardware and I need the console to be quiet. I need the EQs to sound great but not so coloured that I can only use it on certain things.

“The ASP4816 Heritage Edition does it all: it’s super-clean and has a really low noise floor. The EQ is incredibly usable – and I have the ability to insert tons of EQs and compressors.”

Spitfire Studio now features as the new backdrop to Huart’s NAMM TEC Award-winning Produce Like a Pro educational YouTube channel as well as for his Produce Like A Pro online audio academy.


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