Ankara Music University, located in Turkey’s capital city of Ankara and the only university in the country to focus purely on music education, recently implemented a new Audient ASP8024-HE console for its Music Technology department.
The new desk was specified by associate professor Dr. Abdurrahman Tarikçi, the head of the department, who notes, “Every product makes the end user feel secure with their accomplished team and technical service. It’s a great advantage that Audient can offer products with similar performance to their competitors for users with a more modest budget.”
With each studio doubling up as a classroom, Tarikçi sought a console offering durability and overall quality while being suitable for educational applications. “One of the most important features for us is definitely the integrated patchbay system,” he says. “Thanks to this, we can explain the signal flow chain in great detail to our students and teach the subtleties of manipulating the audio signal in new and different ways. In addition, it is possible to introduce both analog mixers and DAW controllers on the same system by using the Dual Layer Control.
“The senior students are expected to complete a number of recording projects as a part of the curriculum in order to graduate. As such, dozens of new projects are set to be produced at the end of each year, and this is in addition to the video music works and ongoing film music productions,” he concludes.