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Audient ASP4816 Compact Analogue Recording Console
Audient ASP4816 Compact Analogue Recording Console
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List Price:   $18,750.00
Our Price:   $14,950.00

Brand: Audient
SKU: Audient ASP4816
Weight: 250.00 lbs

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ASP4816 provides the key features of a large format recording console in a compact, cost effective form. Designed by audio guru, David Dearden and featuring Audient’s legendary analog circuitry, ASP4816 is the perfect center piece for production studios and educational facilities. The main input channels feature Audient’s renowned Class A preamp and 4 band EQ - a combination found in hundreds of ASP8024 equipped studios where many users no longer feel the need to reach for their outboard preamps and EQ.  In addition, the console also features 40 faders, 16 bus routing, 6 auxes, 2 dedicated cue sends, 4 stereo returns, stereo bus compressor and a comprehensive monitor section.

Record Buses

Record Buses are routed via 8 switches with a shift button to access buses 9-16. The routing can be accessed from either the short or long fader paths, pre or post pan.

Signal Metering

A 20 segment peak reading led bargraph provides channel metering for the DAW input, and a 3 segment

LED bargraph indicating signal present, normal level, and overload, for the mic/line input. The meter functions can be reversed if required.

Inserts for Channels

Both the mic/line inputs and DAW inputs have their own balanced inserts with individual “insert in” switches.

Auxiliary Buses

Rotary controls provide the send levels for the 6 Auxiliary and Cue A and B buses. The auxiliary sends can be switched in pairs across to the short fader path and also in pairs between pre / post fader.  The cue sends can be switched across individually into the short fader path and in pairs between pre/post fader.

The cue sends are normally used for artists foldback purposes, although they can be switched post fader if required for extra sends.

A flexible Auxiliary bus combining facility on the Master module allows the 2 independent signals within a channel to access the same Effects device. Should extra sends be needed a single button push will allow the short fader to become a post long fader send with access to the 16 buses, with or without panning.


ASP4816 features HF and LF shelving EQ matched with a pair of fully parametric mids. Musical and flexible in its operation, each section of the EQ can be switched in and out individually.

Adding to this flexibility, each section of the EQ can be switched into either the short fader or long fader paths, a useful feature when both inputs require EQ during mixing

Short Fader Controls

Fader, mix, pan, cut, solo and long fader link controls for the short fader path.

Long Fader Controls

Fader, mix, pan, cut, solo and fader flip for the long fader path.

Twin Channel Inputs

Each channel has an in-line architecture with the mic/line input normally feeding the record path and the DAW input normally feeding the monitor path, both of which can access the record buses and the mix bus. Inputs can be flipped between the two paths.

Stereo Inputs

ASP4816 has 4 dedicated Stereo inputs equipped with full Bus / Mix routing and solo / cut facilities. Rotary controls provide gain adjustment for the inputs and Foldback A and B.

Auxiliary Masters

2 cue send and 6 auxiliary master trims with link buttons for linking aux sends together


Source selection and level control for Studio speakers and Foldback.

Control Room

Control Room Monitor source switches provides a choice between the Main Mix and three external stereo sources. A 30 segment peak reading led bargraph meter follows the source selection. The Main Monitor outputs are supplemented by 3 sets of Alternate Speaker outputs, each with its own level control.

Sub Groups/ Line Inputs

ASP4816 has 8 independent sub groups, each with an insert point should external processing be required. The insert return can also be used as a line input to provide 8 extra line inputs into the console.

The output of each sub group/ line input can be panned across the mix, or even used as the record signal to an 8 Track recorder, metered by a 20 segment peak reading led bargraph.

Bus Master Trims

These rotary controls provide the final output trim for the 16 buses.


Frequency, routing and level control for the oscillator


Audient’s renowned bus compressor is designed to perfectly suit the dynamic requirements of mix processing.

Switched ratio, attack and release times as well as a program dependent auto setting make setting up easy and repeatable.


The Solo system is particularly versatile, providing PFL, AFL and Solo-in- Place functions. The ‘Solo in Front’ feature allows the Solo signal to be heard either in isolation or with some of the mix signal in the background.


Latching switches and level control for Talkback signal to be fed to slate, studio or Foldback


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  • Frequency Response
  • Mic input to Mix output <+0,-0.3dB 20Hz-20kHz @6-40dB gain.  
  • Line input to Mix output <+0,-0.3dB 20Hz-20kHz @0dB gain.
  • Mic XLR input to any output   <0.005% at 1kHz
  • Line input to any output   <0.005% at 1kHz
  • Tape input to any output    < 0.003% at 1kHz
  • Mic EIN (20-20kHz, 150R source) <-127.5dBu
  • Bus noise (no inputs routed)   <-93dBu
  • Bus noise (36 inputs routed) <-78dBu
  • Short fader Mute    >90dB
  • Long fader Mute    >90dB
  • Mix assign     >90dB
  • Bus assign     >90dB
  • MIC CMRR     70dB (Min gain)
  • 75dB (Max gain)
  • Mic      >+21dBu (min gain)
  • Line      +30dBu (min gain)
  • insert return     >+21dBu
  • Mix output     >+26dBu
  • Bus output     >+26dBu
  • Aux output     >+26dBu
  • Insert send     >+20dBu
  • Monitor, Studio, F/B outputs   >+20dBu

Reviews from the field!

"I feel like I've hit the jackpot with the ASP4816"-Derek Pardoe. Read more here!

"I bought the ASP4816 and now I have everything I need."-Séb Angrand. Read More Here!

“I knew Audient from their excellent reputation and the ASP4816 fitted my needs exactly,”-Stu Welsh. Read More Here!

“These consoles seemed the ideal fit for both of the studios. We were looking for something compact but with versatility and in the right price range. The consoles' versatility means we can record, overdub or mix with ease. We have put both of the desks to good use and the early feedback has been very positive.”- Nick Young Read More Here!