Massey University outfits latest teaching suite with Audient
NEW ZEALAND: A newly opened iMac teaching suite at New Zealand's Massey University has been outfitted with Audient iD22 audio interfaces. Used by Creative Media Production students currently learning sound design, the interfaces were chosen by Sound Design programme leader, Neil Aldridge, following his experience with his own Audient ASP510.
'I have an ASP510 which I use in my 5.1 set up for film work,' explained Mr Aldridge. 'Based on my experiences with that, the DDA heritage that Audient grew from and the excellent customer support I've always received when I've been in touch with them, I had no hesitation in wholeheartedly recommending Audient for Massey University.'
The new teaching suite has been installed with 25 iD22 interfaces. 'We're loving the Audient iD22s,' enthused Mr Aldridge. 'We are by no means using them to their full potential yet, that'll come when the Commercial Music degree starts up. Having said that, the iD22s are a great asset to the Sound Design paper. The students find them intuitive and easy to use, simple to set up and straightforward to operate. Combine this with a super clean audio path and the iD22s have become an integral and seamless part of the student's artistic process.'
The university has also made plans to install a 48-channel Audient ASP8024 console for its music degree students, having already purchased the desk through the manufacturer's New Zealand distributor, Protel.
'The very first studio console I ever set eyes on was a DDA D-Series,' Mr Aldridge recalled, referring to a console designed by Audient co-founder, David Dearden. 'I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on one of the large format consoles for the music degree.'