Operating out of Hampshire England, Audient have built their reputation on building world class professional audio tools. The company started in 1997 by founders David Dearden and Gareth Davies. Both came from DDA, a company known for building high end recording consoles in the 80’s and 90’s. After the sale of DDA the two engineers decided to set up Audient with the aim of building a fully analogue recording and mixing console that sounded great and was cost effective. The ASP8024 was the born. I remember when this console hit the market. It gave musicians and studio owners the chance to own a really top quality mixing board without having to remortgage their house. The preamps sounded fantastic and the EQ had that typical english sweetness. The ASP8024 was a big step up from Soundcraft and Mackie and was at home in any studio facility.