Two Audient mixing desks have been installed in The Talent House, a new creative institution and joint venture between UDMusic and East London Dane in Stratford that’s a mixture of recording studios, rehearsal space, dance studios, workstations and teaching facilities to support young talent in the community.
UD has worked with several big-name acts during its 20 years in the arts, including Mercury Award winner Little Simz, Skepta, Alex Boateng (0207 Def Jam), Wretch 32, Labrinth, Devlin and more. Its goal is to support aspiring singers, songwriters, producers, instrumentalists and DJs in helping them get a head start in the music industry via a talent program, work experience and degree qualifications.
The six-room record production and teaching facility is an integral part of The Talent House. An ASP4816 mixing console resides in Studio 1 and a large format ASP8024 Heritage Edition sits at the heart of Studio 2.
Available for commercial hire as well as to students, UD Music studios are overseen by senior consultant Danny Trachtenberg, who says, “The Audient desks have been great centrepieces to the studios. Their layout makes for both an intuitive experience for visiting engineers and useful teaching tools for students. The pres’ sound is clean, EQs add a musical touch to recordings and the bus compressor adds classic glue to mixes.”
Founder/CEO Pamela McCormick adds, “At UD, we understand that young people need the resources and space to create and explore their potential. Our state-of-the-art studios, powered by two Audient mixing desks, provides just that. UD continues to empower those trying to make it in the music industry to realise they already belong, equipping those who are breaking through into notoriously competitive creative environments with the tools they need: excellence, structure, confidence, opportunity and networks.”