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Hard Record Studio owner Jonatan Montes Polack at the new Audient ASP8024-HE console at his facility in Argentina.

Hard Record Studio In Argentina Upgrades With Audient

Owner Jonatan Montes Polack implements new ASP8024-HE analog console at the heart of his workflow in facility located just outside of Buenos Aires.

Hard Record Studio, located in Arrecifes, just outside of Buenos Aires, Argentina and owned by Jonatan Montes Polack, recently upgraded to a new Audient ASP8024-HE analog mixing console acquired from local retailer Planeta Analógico to replace an aging desk.

The new console joins an array of equipment that includes a host of other analog gear as well as keyboards, sequencers, instruments and amps. “I was always a big fan of analogue sound, that’s why the studio has quite a bit of it,” explains Polack, who originally came across the Audient brand when the previous desk broke down and he purchased an Audient iD4 interface so he could continue working while the desk was fixed.

“It was the first time that I had held an Audient product in my hands,” he says. “As soon as I looked at the package, the construction, the weight and design, I realised that it was really good. I was really impressed with the quality of the components and how substantial and sturdy it was.”

Further investigation led him to Planeta Analógico and ultimately the ASP8024-HE, with the 24-channel console with an integrated patchbay sitting at the heart of his workflow. “I like everything about this console. It looks really impressive and mixing with it is very pleasant. It commands all the equipment in my studio thanks to the versatility of the patchbay, the connections are really easy to make and the compressor is very good.

Since it opened 13 years ago, Hard Record Studio has seen numerous artists come through its doors, covering genres ranging from rock to folk music and everything in between. He adds, “Since the Audient console arrived, I;ve been producing a new artist called Fran Doyen. I see an incredible talent in him and a future in the music business. He is a pop and urban rhythm singer.

“Today I can finally say that I have the studio that I dreamed of all my life,” Polack concludes. “I have received many compliments from musicians, producers and friends who cannot believe that this tremendous console is in a place as small as Arrecifes. They can’t wait to hear the album mixes I’m producing.”


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