Mexico City, Mexico (October 1, 2007)–A new ground-up facility in Mexico City, Astro Studios, has selected a Solid State Logic C300 HD Master Studio System. The facility, scheduled to open in December, will feature the largest C300 HD to date–a two-operator, 48-fader, 512-channel console.
“The productions we are working on have been getting larger, so we needed something that can help us accommodate increasing requirements,” says film dubbing mixer Jaime Baksht, who was recently nominated for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for his work on the acclaimed Pan’s Labyrinth.
“This C300 will have a lot of inputs,” Baksht, a longtime SSL user, continues. “The DAW control is also very important, and the C300 HD sounds wonderful! Over the years, I have worked on SSL’s 8000 G Series, the Avant, and then an Avant Plus console. This is a completely new system from SSL, and when SSL has a new system, I know it’s going to be very, very good.”
Baksht recently spent three days at SSL’s Oxford, UK headquarters with Ron Lagerlof of Visioneering Design, the design and integration firm commissioned for Astro Studios, to finalize the C300 HD’s specifications. “I don’t think there is anything else around that can compete with the C300 HD,” says Baksht. “Other consoles are not an option-not for me. The support of SSL has been great throughout the entire process.”
George Horton, Solid State Logic western regional manager, remarks, “Jaime Baksht has enjoyed a 15-year relationship with SSL. It is great to see Astro Studios choose the C300 HD for the new facility.”
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