Cologne, Germany (December 21, 2005)–Sound Studio N in Cologne, Germany will install the world’s first Fairlight DREAM Anthem. The ‘winged’ 7 Bay Anthem will be housed in Control Room 1 and be instantly reconfigurable for both music and post production workflows. The in-line and split modes will provide a familiar working environment for music production whilst the Constellation mode provides the ultimate in productive post-production operation. Fairlight’s new SX48 Signal Exchange, a compact remotely configurable I/O solution, will deliver pristine audio between the live area and control room.
“The Fairlight Anthem is an innovative console which offers everything,” said chief engineer Dipl.-Ing. Günther Kasper. “With 96-channel hard-disk recording, powerful eight QDC audio engine and full networkability, the Anthem is the complete solution for recording, mixing and post-production. In addition, the sleek and slim design fits perfectly into our studio acoustic design. We are proud to be the first Fairlight Anthem owner and look forward to a long and successful future with the console.”
In 2001, Sound Studio N moved to its new location in the center of Cologne near the Rhein River. The striking new facility includes three large, state-of-the-art control rooms. The Anthem will reside in Control Room 1 and will be seamlessly networked via Fairlight MediaLink with Fairlight QDC engines in Control Rooms 2 and 3. The contract to supply the Anthem together with installation, which is scheduled for February 2006, has been overseen by Fairlight’s Business Partner in Germany, Ton und Studiotechnik GmbH who are based near Dusseldorf.
Since opening its doors in 1970, Sound Studio N has developed a reputation as a premiere European facility serving recording artists, cinema, broadcast and radio clients. Its client roster includes Mogwai, Scorpions, Simple Minds, Vienna Symphonic Orchestra, Helmut Lotti, Herbert Grönemeyer, Prof. Stockhausen, Fugees, Sarah Brightman, Pink, Garbage, the Gipsy Kings and many more. In addition, Sound Studio N has recorded a number of hit musicals, such as Aida, Cabaret, Phantom of the Opera, Starlight Express, Miami Nights and Les Miserables.
Sound Studio N’s most recent projects include musical recordings for Queen – We Will Rock You, Beauty & The Beast and Saturday Night Fever. Recent cinema projects include Little Polar Bear II and Der Wixxer as well as numerous 5.1 and radio surround projects.