The Women’s Audio Mission (WAM) has implemented an Audient ASP8024-HE console in a recent upgrade of the second control room at its recording facilities in downtown San Francisco, with the new desk joining the original ASP8024 installed in control room one in 2015.
“Our facility has four recording spaces and upgrading the second control room to an ASP8024-HE ensures that the workflow between the two control rooms remains consistent,” explains WAM studio director and lead engineer Mary Ann Zahorsky. “This console brings the updated features of ASP8024-HE to us and allows engineers to make smooth and efficient transitions from control room to control room as session schedules often require moving to a different room in our facility.
“Thanks to the DB25 connections, it was very close to plug and play,” Zahorsky continues. “In fact, I plugged in just a few cables the day it was delivered just to prove it worked upon arrival. The crating was thoughtfully designed, perfectly packed and came with clear instructions. We were even able to modify the crate slightly and repack it with our outgoing console — from arrival to repacking to placing the console on its stand — it took under two hours. Absolutely unexpected.”
WAM founder and executive director Terri Winston, who founded the organizer to provide additional opportunities and education in recording to women and gender non-conforming individuals, adds, “We so appreciate our partnership with Audient. Having these two amazing consoles has made WAM’s studio complex in San Francisco a world-class recording destination allowing us to attract great projects across all sectors and provide the opportunity for women/gender-diverse producers and engineers to gain critical professional credits in the industry.”