Audient Console Catapults Irish Producer to Next Level
“I didn’t realise that it would have such an impact on my sound, but wow, it really has,” says producer, engineer and musician Stuart Gray of his brand new ASP8024-HE which he installed late last year. Adding to his hybrid setup at Jealoustown Recording Studios, Stuart cannot speak highly enough of the desk. “Honestly, the Audient has changed the sound of everything I do.”
He has had the pleasure of working with Brian Kennedy, Gavin James, Ryan Sheridan and Finbar Furey – and many more that he describes as “super-talented” but “currently unknown and should be world famous”. Happily, Stuart believes in all of them. “I feel like one of these days one of the artists I work with is gonna blow the roof of the music business and it will be the proudest day of my life!”
His setup includes Pro Tools Ultimate and two Antelope HD32s, but it took a long time until his dream of owning this analogue desk came true. “A few years back I watched Cenzo Townshend’s YouTube clips of his studio and I literally was hooked on just the look of the desk. I took a chance and contacted Cenzo on Instagram and he wrote back straight away!” he explains.
“The man is a world of knowledge and had so much good to say about the desk. There was no going back at that stage for me.”