Paris, France (May 24, 2010)–French composer Serge Franklin has augmented his home studio with a Solid State Logic Matrix mixing console.
In his native France, Franklin has spent more than 30 years creating popular soundtracks. First rising to prominence scoring for legendary French director Alexandre Arcady, Serge’s resume now catalogs over 200 pieces of music for film, TV and theatre.
“The reason I chose Matrix is simple: I was looking for a console that could be both a controller and a mixing console. And with Matrix you have it all. On the one hand I have fully comprehensive DAW control, and on the other hand I wanted ‘that’ sound…the sound I get from having a true analogue signal path,” says Franklin.
“Matrix also has the perfect ergonomics for my home studio. It has professional faders and a very refined design, yet despite the compact footprint Matrix still has all of the seriousness of an SSL console.”
“But with Matrix it’s obviously about more than that. Sure, there’s ‘that’ sound, but another key aspect is the compatibility with my Mac environment and my DAW. All it took was one demo of the close integration that’s possible right out of the box and I knew there and then that I had made my decision.”
Franklin is convinced that Matrix has made his life easier in many ways. “For example, I’m able to control the digital and analogue aspects of Matrix with great speed due to the clear layout and aesthetic of the controls. And then there’s the routing flexibility through the Mix and Record busses. Oh, and let’s not forget SSL’s excellent Hotline, which has never left me without a reply!”
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