Liverpool Studio ‘The Cabin Recordings’ Chooses Audient

Liverpool-based record producer & songwriter, Alec Brits has been steadily growing his Audient gear collection at his The Cabin Recordings studio, all the while relying on his compact ASP4816 mixing console which is at the heart of his professional setup. With EVO 4, EVO 16, SP8 already in his arsenal, the latest addition is the iD44 20 in/24 out audio interface.

Alec aims for a very specific atmosphere at his ‘one room’ style recording space at The Cabin. “I want it to feel like you are walking into your best friend from childhood’s home, which just so happens to be filled with the finest instruments and recording equipment: low pressure, high quality,” he says. So far so good, as he gets a steady flow of bands coming through his doors, including St Catherine’s Child, HOLLOWBODY, Bubba Shrimps and Clean Cut Kid, amongst others.

Alec, a LIPA alumnus, describes how the ASP4816 has helped him develop his recording style. “I have loved how it has allowed me to try different workflows and learn the sound of the analogue workflow both in recording and mixing. The cost-effective nature of this particular console makes it an absolute win sonically, without having to face any of the downsides of console ownership.”

Alec also has the benefit of having a separate home studio space, which is dedicated to songwriting, mix prep – and video editing, when he’s working on his YouTube content. “This room is much smaller and sounds very dry and tight,” he explains. “It allows for the opportunity for a fresh perspective after a long day, week or month in The Cabin. Less gear which provides less option paralysis.”

When not working on clients’ projects in the studio, Alec is reviewing products on his YouTube channel. No ordinary product reviews, however, as he writes a brand new song for each video when the product is used for the capture of audio.

As with all the EVO products he reviewed, he was so impressed with iD44, he decided to keep it. Talking about the iD44, he says, “It was the perfect fit for my home studio, because it could have several different microphones set up at one time. It allowed me to audition speakers, but most importantly it did something that very few pieces of equipment get right: the iD44 never gets in the way.

He continues, “The AD/DA of the unit is stunning, and the fact that there are two headphone outs (with a 3.5mm additional input!!!) just makes life a lot easier. I have one set of closed-back headphones, and one set of open-back headphones for mixing and tracking respectively.

“The mic pre’s are of course familiar as well.  It’s a solidly built unit that feels like it can also be used in self-defence if needed.” Audient hopes that won’t be necessary.

To find out more about Alec Brits and The Cabin Recordings, visit his website, YouTube channel and Instagram.