Madison, WI (May 18, 2007)–E Labs Remote Productions, a subsidiary of leading recording studio E Labs Multimedia, has taken an SSL AWS 900+ Analogue Workstation System on the road. Also on board the remote truck is an SSL XLogic X-Rack modular rack system with eight Mic Amp modules, adding additional channels of SSL SuperAnalogue processing.
Pictured at the AWS 900 are (from left) E Labs principal Jack LeTourneau and assistant engineer Perry Blanchard.According to SSL, E Labs Remote Productions–based in Madison and serving the Midwest including Chicago, Minneapolis, and Milwaukee–is the first recording truck equipped with the AWS 900+, which is now featured in over 250 commercial and private studios around the world.
“I realized that there’s going to be great demand for content for mobile communications such as telephones and podcasts,” said E Labs Multimedia chief engineer Jack LeTourneau. “Also, the recording and broadcast industries are going high-definition; somebody’s got to capture that high-def content. We wanted to move into the next millennium, so to speak, and designed a truck that I can take on location to do concert support. The truck can also do film support, video support, basically anything. Wind, rain or snow, we’ll record your show!”
E Labs Remote Productions is a DAW-based recording truck, LeTourneau explained. “But I needed preamps, or a mixing board. We researched different companies, and my friend Dan Scalpone at GC Pro told me about the AWS 900+.”
LeTourneau, an award-winning engineer, producer and sound designer, also explained, “I wanted a board small enough to fit in a truck that also sounded good. SSL really has a great reputation, and I’ve always been a big supporter of the British sound and the craftsmanship of that equipment. The AWS 900+ sounds wonderful.”
The AWS 900+, featuring new control protocols for a wide range of DAWs including Nuendo, Logic, Digital Performer and Sonar, provides the dual benefits of a fully-featured SuperAnalogue signal path coupled with a comprehensive DAW controller. Key features include SSL’s SuperAnalogue mic pre’s and signal processing; comprehensive center section with monitoring up to 5.1-channel surround sound; direct control of DAW recording, editing and mixing functions; and flexible signal routing.
“We’re trying to be on top of the high-definition and 5.1 market, able to pull up anywhere and track for people,” said LeTourneau. “Everything is just starting now, and we’re ahead of the game. The AWS 900+’s sound is excellent-I’ve used it to record several shows and it’s working out great.”
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