Brookline, NH (July 24, 2014)—Brendan Connors at Studio Metronome in Brookline, NH recently upgraded to Harman’s Soundcraft Si Expression 3 console.
Aside from album production, mixing and mastering at Studio Metronome, Connors, who is house engineer and studio manager and has worked with artists such as The Pixies, Peter Frampton, Black Eyed Peas and Warren Haynes, also records live shows at remote locations. Studio Metronome needed a more space-efficient digital console to minimize its outboard gear, allowing for a lighter load-out when traveling to and preparing for live shows.
A MADI option card makes the Si Expression compatible with the existing MADI-based infrastructure of the studio’s location recording and studio equipment. When ergonomics, channel count and price were added to the mix, the 32-channel console made a compelling argument for the engineers at Metronome.
“I’ve been quite happy with this console, as I just used it at the Unifier Festival in Connecticut,” said Connors. “While I plan on exploring more MADI remote control options, I am already impressed with many of the digital capabilities of the Si Expression 3. It sounds better and with a smaller footprint than other brands within this price range, and the other boards I’ve tried also did not have recall capabilities that are as robust as those of Soundcraft.”