Supersonic Africa upgrades to Audient
Tuesday, 31 October 2017
supersonic-2-830x623The Nairobit studio has installed an Audient ASP8024
Kenya - An Audient ASP8024 has been installed in Nairobi-based studio Supersonic Africa as part of a project to expand the facility.
The upgrade was prompted by the arrival of weekly music TV programme Coke Studio Africa, which was filmed at Supersonic earlier this year.
“Musicians from all over the world come together and work on original compositions and mashups,” says producer at Supersonic, Muna Chuba, explaining that this was the second year running that they have hosted the show. “This gives us a lot of coverage as a studio - it’s actually how some of the international musicians get to know about us.”
Those who’ve recorded and mixed at the studio include multi award-winning, local pop band Sauti Sol and international artist Wizkid. Enter the large format mixing desk from Audient, which according to music producer and Supersonic studio owner, Matty Peevers is the next step towards “expanding our horizons into the music sector. The routing system helps to make this an incredibly flexible desk,” he says, particularly admiring its “great sounding EQ”.
Resident producer at Supersonic and engineer behind Coke Studio Africa season four, Sean Peevers also described the Audient ASP8024 as “an extremely versatile desk”.
Comprising two studios equipped with digital and analogue gear, the business focus was initially television and radio advertisements. “Clients ask us to produce the entire ad - from voice over recording, creating the music to sound design and mixing,” says Muna, citing Coca Cola, KCB Bank, Safaricom, Airtel, Fanta, Nestle and Weetabix as just some of the diverse list of clients.
“As for our experience with the desk? So far, so amazing. We are getting to know each other quite well,” concludes Muna.
(Jim Evans)

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