Award-winning MT Studios in Burbank, Calif. has recently added an Audient ASP510 surround sound controller to its setup, further expanding its offerings. The studio’s previously installed Audient ASP8024 analog console is now fully 5.1 capable.
“I now have the perfect set up,” says studio owner Matt Thorne. “I can go from stereo mixing to surround sound mixing with a push of a button via the Audient 510 controller.” Thorne adds that owning the ASP8024 recording desk made the decision to invest in the ASP510 an easy one. “I had a clean signal path, easy routing and total transparency with the console, which I integrate with my array of vintage mic pre’s and compressors, to add color when needed.
“I use the console’s eight buses to mix to my DAW [L/R/C/LF/Ls/Rs] at 96k/24-bit. Now, with the addition of the 510, I am now able to offer my clients warm analog mixes in 5.1 surround sound.”
The ASP510 comprises a single-rackspace unit and a small desktop remote. It is designed to integrate easily and seamlessly with any mixing console to provide comprehensive control of monitoring and recording functions for multiple surround sound formats including 5.1, LCRS, Dolby Surround, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, DTS and SACD.
MT Studios has just finished mixing a live show for Trapt in 5.1 surround sound that was filmed by Chris Sims for Time Code Entertainment. Downloadable via QuickTime 7 in 5.1 surround sound, it can be viewed on Apple TV or computer in 5.1 surround or stereo.