Audient helps Women’s Audio Mission to expand
Tue, 08 Aug 2017 11:19
Women’s Audio Mission, California
Audient recently donated ten of its iD4 USB audio interfaces to the Women’s Audio
Mission (WAM) to help kit out an additional training location in Oakland, California,
which opened last month and is expected to reach 3 000 underserved girls by 2020.
An Audient ASP8024 already sits at the heart of the original WAM studio in San
Francisco, where over 1 500 women and girls per year are trained in music and media
production. When the British desk arrived at the studio two years ago, WAM founder
and executive director, Terri Winston was aware of the quality of Audient products,
saying, "I had used various DDA consoles, so I was familiar with David Dearden's
console designs and was already a fan."
Fast-forward to more recent times, and the success of the training programmes have
generated enormous interest outside of San Francisco, particularly in Oakland. When
putting together the spec for the new training centre, Winston was looking for audio
interfaces with iOS compatibility for both iMacs and iPads. Audient’s iD4s turned out to
be perfectly suited. The iD4s were supplied by Audient distribution partner,
Momentum Audio Sales.
WAM is a non-profit organisation, dedicated to the advancement of women in creative
technology, providing free after-school training and mentoring to thousands of women
and girls each year. It is also the only professional recording studio in the world built
and run by women.
“WAM is thrilled to establish this anchor in the Fruitvale District, where we have been
partnering with underserved Oakland schools for over five years now,” says Winston,
already preparing for fall training programs which start in September. “With so many
partner schools within walking distance, we can now easily reach the schools and girls
that need our programmes the most.”