London, UK (May 22, 2008)–SSL Alpha-Link and Delta-Link I/O units aided film composer Harry Gregson-Williams while working on the musical score for The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.
The SSL units provided Gregson-Williams with an interface between his Cubase and GigaStudio systems and the Pro Tools systems at Abbey Road Studios, where he recorded the score for the eagerly anticipated second installment of Disney’s Narnia series, which took the number one spot in its opening weekend.
“The first time I used the Alpha & Delta-Link modules was in my own studio in Venice, CA for DreamWorks’ Shrek the Third film, and they immediately became part of my permanent set-up,” says Gregson-Williams. “Some time later I received a call from Andrew Adamson, the director of Prince Caspian, who said he wanted me and my studio over in London to create the score, as that was where post production would take place. Clearly I had to put a mobile rig together that was efficient enough to do the job and yet was compact enough to freight over to the UK. No easy task! My assistant engineer, Costa Kotselas, took care of the interfacing and we decided to base the set up around the SSL units. They turned out to be exactly what we needed to achieve this and performed perfectly.”
Gregson-Williams used his Alpha Link module with Cubase to record live elements and synthesized tracks. “I ended up creating over 130 minutes of music for Prince Caspian,” explains Gregson-Williams. “Having the rig based around the Alpha and Delta-Link I/O meant that I could bring over more track capability in much less space than if I had used standard digital I/O units, and that became amazingly helpful and leant itself to maximum creativity.”
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