LA Philharmonic records with Audient
Tuesday, 28 June 2022
markus-burger-boesendorferMarkus Burger and Boesendorfer
USA - Markus Burger, coordinator of music technology at California’s Fullerton College has recently overseen the recording of a string ensemble library album by LA Philharmonic with composer/director Yuval Schrem, using a portable recording rig which included 32 channels of Audient mic pres.
Comprising two ASP880s and two ASP800 eight-channel units alongside an interface, this rig is used for a range of applications. This particular recording is currently being mixed and is due to be released at the end of the year.
“We took a mixture of Audient and Neve preamps with us this time so we had a variety of recordings to choose from,” explains Markus, confirming that the recording went without a hitch. “The Audient mic presets are bullet-proof. We’ve never had any issues with them in all the years that we have had them.”
A consistent champion of Audient, Markus was instrumental in choosing the large format ASP8024 mixing console for Fullerton College back in 2016 and is looking to add a further two mic pre units from Audient and grow the department in the coming months. “The plan is to expand our course offering to include sound reinforcement and live recordings,” he explains, adding: “We would love to get a smaller Audient console, too.”
He doesn’t take anything for granted, however. “Colleges like Fullerton don’t have money to throw away. We have to think in terms of investing in kit that lasts for ten or more years. When it comes to longevity and bang for your buck, you’d be hard pressed to do better than Audient.”
Markus swears by the British brand. He describes the mic presets: “They sound great for jazz, classical and pop music alike and offer great value for money. They are clean, transparent and breathe without forcing too much colour onto any given recorded sound, and yet still have that real analogue warmth.”
A studio engineer, composer and a Grammy nominated pianist himself, his latest album The Vienna Sessions released in February of this year, was recorded at the Boesendorfer piano showroom using a mixture of Microtech Gefell and DPA microphones and Audient mic pres. “Every time we travel we always take an Audient 8-channel mic pre with us,” he says.

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