Lake Havasu City, Arizona � A 24 channel Audient�ASP8024�analogue mixing console is now at the heart of a new 1400 square foot teaching facility at�Lake Havasu High School�s CTE�(Career Technical Education) Audio Production Program. Remodeled earlier this year under the close supervision of its Director, Sam Brindis, the upgrade of this new studio space � to be known as Knight House Studios - heralds the beginning of a new era for the Music & Audio Production Technology program.
Brindis has adapted the course over the four years he�s been at Lake Havasu High School with program numbers steadily increasing from the initial 45 in his first year. �The program used to be called Audio/Video; there was pretty much no audio whatsoever.� That has certainly changed, with 160 students in regular contact with the desk today, learning basic recording techniques, tracking, mixing, signal flow and patching effects, phasing, acoustic design and ProTools. �Now with the new studio addition I expect the numbers to go even higher!� says Brindis, with confidence.
�Students learn audio production on the Audient console,� he explains. �It�s good for teaching as it is physically large enough to get more than a few kids on it at one time. I�m very impressed with the ease of use for instruction, and the EQ and the mic pres sound beautiful as well. I also like the assignment section, having both long and short throw faders, and I very much like the on board stereo compressor on the Master Bus.
�Of course, build quality and dependability are equally important,� he continues. �The desk seems rugged not flimsy, easy on the eyes with light colours, and there is room enough on the real estate to get in on and �work� the different faders, knobs and buttons.�
With 2220 students, Lake Havasu High School is located on the shores of the Colorado River, along with the original London Bridge, relocated in the late 1960s. �I guess you could say we have some English ties as a result of the bridge!� laughs Brindis.
The ASP8024 console was purchased via US Audient dealer,�Vintage King.