Audient was founded in 1997 by David Dearden and Gareth Davies, the "D" and "D" from the DDA recording console company of the 1980s and '90s. Headquartered in Hampshire, England, Audient makes a range of high-quality audio interfaces, outboard gear, and the insanely flexible ASP8024 and ASP4816 consoles that come in at breakthrough prices.