Adi Winman, demonstrator, lecturer, studio manager and freelance engineer, is the man in charge of operating the console.
“The 328 is in the MIDI/Post-production studio,” explains Adi, “There’s a studio downstairs that we use for recording and then we bring the tracks up here for mastering using Sound Forge. The 328 provides a really clean signal path for any last minute processing before burning to CD.
“I’d used digital consoles before I got my hands in the 328 so I found it really easy to work with. It’s so self-explanatory.
“I know Spirit make good quality desks as I’ve been teaching the students the basics of mixing on a Folio F1 and a Folio SX. We provide a signal source and a compressor and get the students to experiment with the EQ. Although the course has a music industry management focus we believe that understanding the process of turning performance into product is critical. Offering the students hands on experience with the Spirit gear is a great way of bridging the gap between the commercial and creative sides of the industry”.
Spirit Digital 328 is used by a huge range of artists including Asian Dub Foundation, Sasha, the Lightning Seeds and the Manic Street Preachers.