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Audient Announces Product Line Up at AES San FranciscoTo launch latest products and strengthen the brand in the US (October 15, 2004)
Together with recently appointed US distributor, Audio Exchange International (AXI), professional audio manufacturer Audient will be using the AES exhibition as a platform to launch some of its latest products and strengthen the brand in the US.
Audients recording range is amongst an array of high-end US- and European-based audio products distributed by AXI, who are exhibiting in San Francisco on booth #426.
The AES show also sees the US launch of Audients brand new Digital Equaliser and Dynamics Processor: NEO.
This expandable DSP-based system comprises a two channel master and two or four channel slaves, controllable within one network. Features include a graphic and parametric equaliser, hi and lo-pass filters, shelving EQ with compressor, limiter and dynamic equaliser, digital delay and optional RTA.
Sales and Marketing Director Luke Baldry says: ?There is now a real desire for digital processing in the live sound and installation markets. The digital technology has matured to the point that high quality audio is now possible and users can see the advantages of having multiple channels working within one ?easy to control system. He continues, ?The key is to offer operational and sonic advantages over the traditional analogue processors, which is what we have addressed with Neo.
Also on booth #426, Audient shows the first production units of the SUMO High Resolution Balanced Summing Amplifier, which was previewed at the Pro Light & Sound exhibition in Frankfurt earlier this year.
SUMO has 8 fully balanced stereo inputs with24dB headroom, mono function for channels 1-2 and 3-4, variable gain fully differential mix amp with27dB headroom, fully balanced analogue stereo outputs plus optional AES/SPDIF digital outputs at 44.1 to 129dHz, classic stereo bus compressor and peak limiter, fully balanced insert points on stereo output, switchable pre or post the dynamics section, high resolution metering and expander input for up to 4 additional units.
Audients 8 Channel Variable Impedance Mic Pre ASP008 and the ASP231 Graphic Equaliser will also be under the spotlight, as well as Audients high resolution mixing console ASP8024. John Songdahl, Pro Audio Designs Group VP explains: ?The ASP8024 will be set up to a ProTools system and will be running through a Genelec Monitor system. The other units will be in a listening rack with CD source material and headphone monitoring, so everything will be ?live and ready to be demonstrated
About AXI, Chris Walsh, Director of Sales & Marketing says: ?The company was formed to bring pro audio products to an exclusive group of dealers so that they can gain access to many top-shelf systems not currently available to them.
Audient directors Gareth Davies, David Dearden and Luke Baldry will all be available at the booth for meetings.
Audient plc was formed in 1997 by David Dearden and Gareth Davies. Between them Dearden and Davies have over 50 years experience in the Professional Audio industry and before forming Audient were the founding partners of DDA, a company whose mixing console designs set new price/performance standards during the '80s and '90s in both the recording and live sound fields.
Audient is based in Herriard, Hampshire, England.
Audio Exchange International (AXI, Rockland, Mass.) has been formed by Dave Malekpour of Professional Audio Design to distribute high-end U.S.- and European-based audio products. AXI, Steinberg USA and the Nashville Nuendo Users Group debuted WK Audio's ID Controller for the Nuendo system at SAE during the Summer NAMM Convention as part of the company launch.
AXI also handles the distribution for Audient, Aurora Audio, Desk Doctor, Advanced Tech Services Group and PAD.
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