Viareggio, Tuscany, Italy (January 20, 2011)–Ocean Trax Records recently installed a 48-channel Solid State Logic Duality console in its newly rebuilt recording facility, House of Glass Studio.
Housed in Regia A, the main studio control room, the Duality provides control of the resident Logic and Pro Tools DAW systems. “We chose Duality because it allows us to create the sound the artists want very quickly,” says Gianni Bini, owner of Ocean Trax Records, the parent company of Ocean Trax, Ocean Dark, Checkmate and Paul’s Boutique record labels, and House of Glass Studio. “We often work on many different styles of music for our record labels and Duality really helps to speed up our workflow. The on-console DAW control allows us to better concentrate on crafting the sound, rather than constantly returning to a mouse.
“Also, the TotalRecall feature is quite fast and lets us re-open projects to make changes without wasting a lot of time. For today’s business, working in the quickest way represents a ‘must have’ for every recording studio and for us that meant Duality.”
The entire studio complex building encompasses 2,475 sq. ft. and contains the main control room where Duality is located, a smaller control room and three recording areas that additionally include an isolation booth and a drum booth. Both control rooms address the recording spaces for studio booking flexibility. The intention was to offer the best live recording and tracking experience for the Tuscany region and Italy at large.
“We have various kinds of clients from DJ’s, who want to make their own productions to be released on one of our dance record labels, to pop/rock artists who are making their album here,” continues Bini. “We always wanted an SSL console and we are very pleased with Duality because it is the new concept console from SSL. It was never a consideration to buy a controller because we didn’t want to pay so much money for an empty box!”
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