Berlin, Germany (February 17, 2011)–EMP Music Publishing has installed a Solid State Logic AWS 948 with an XLogic X-Rack in its Fake Palm Studio facility in Berlin.
Because of the console’s channel count, the Berlin-based company, which creates music tracks for television and radio programs, as well as commercials, can now mix orchestral and live music tracks that were recorded in larger studios.
“We produce music for companies that include ARD TV and RTL TV in Germany and Swiss Television, specializing in live instrument recordings and new classical compositions,” says Rainer Eichhorn, owner of EMP Music Publishing. “We have been in business since 1980 and have used a lot of different consoles, and I can tell you the sound of the SSL AWS 948 is simply the best. With the AWS 948, I have SSL’s sound and EQ, at the same time I have the comfort of controlling my Pro Tools and Logic DAW systems through the console.”
EMP receives tracks for mixing that feature big band, brass and orchestra performances, with an emphasis on strings. These recordings are done in studios as far away as Dallas, TX and Los Angeles, CA, and sent along to EMP for mixing. In the past, Eichhorn would mix at EMP or in another studio, but with the advent of the AWS 948, Eichhorn will only mix through the AWS 948 at EMP.
“When we first installed the AWS 948, I played back a stereo track that was mixed on our former digital console,” explains Eichhorn. “I tweaked the filters a bit and it made all the difference. The previous track was good, but the SSL track came alive. It is amazing that I have all this sonic power at my fingertips. The AWS 948 is not just a tool, it is a creative instrument. This console gives me exactly the sound I have always envisioned.”
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