Audio gear hire website The Audio Hunt is partnering with Legacy Studios in the Netherlands throughout February to offer its Audio Signal Processing (ASP) service to all users.
The service enables members to send audio files to others for remote processing through authentic gear which may otherwise be difficult for them to get their hands on.
Members of The Audio Hunt community who successfully refer others to the website will gain credits that are redeemable for free audio file processing through genuine vintage equipment, and members who sign up via referral will also receive a free credit.
Stephen Bartlett (pictured), producer, recording engineer and CEO of the website, says that connecting people and creating a global community of sharing is crucial to this goal.
“The website benefits both gear owners and renters by creating new revenue streams and providing access to amazing gear respectively,” said Bartlett. “We’re mobilising a lot of the dead capital in the industry through a simple service that connects music makers. We believe the results will be heard instantly in creativity and fidelity. Through TheAudioHunt.com anyone can create an account and list their gear easily. Music producers, engineers, DJs, bands or anyone else involved in creating music can then utilise the gear’s authentic sound for a fee set by the owner.”
Safe, inbuilt payments direct from renters to owners, Dropbox integration to send files and screenshots of desired settings makes completing transactions fast and simple, according to The Audio Hunt, which also boasts 'some rare and unique listings that would impress even the most avid of gear heads.’
The website, which has been in beta since late last year, also offers a range of other sharing-based services for those involved in creating music, including peer-to-peer gear rentals, advertising audio services such as mixing, mastering, engineering or producing and hiring music spaces like recording studios and rehearsal rooms.