New York, NY (December 24, 2003)–Producer/engineer Tony Maserati was recently nominated for three Grammy’s including Best Engineered Album, Non Classical for his work on the Black Eyed Peas Elephunk album, as well as two nominations for “Record Of The Year” for Beyonce featuring Jay-Z, “Crazy In Love,” and the Black Eyed Peas’ “Where Is The Love.” Maserati mixed Beyonce’s Dangerously In Love on the SSL XL 9000 K console in Studio 3 at the Hit Factory in NYC, and is already working on her next album on the 9000 K.
Although Maserati has worked on SSL consoles since 1985 and almost exclusively on SSL consoles since the introduction of the SL 9000 J, he was still surprised by the ease of his transition to mixing on the SSL XL 9000 K.
“I was really amazed at how quickly I was able to start mixing on this console,” said Maserati. “In the blink of an eye I was going back and forth between Pro Tools and the XL 9000 K’s new faster console computer, helping me to take the creative ideas that I had in my head and seamlessly integrate them through the console. Overall, working on the ‘K’ made the entire mixing process better and faster.”
Maserati noted, “When you are mixing an album, there is a challenge every day and every minute. The XL 9000 K enabled me to overcome the challenges associated with every song quicker than any other console I’ve ever worked on. The ability to have Pro Tools in the center section of the console was clearly a significant upgrade that led to the console’s increased functionality for me.”
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