Franklin, TN (March 8, 2006)–Paragon Studios, a multi-room recording and post-production facility, will install North America’s first SSL C300 Master Studio System in Studio B, a post-production studio providing surround mixing and mix-to-picture services. The C300 will be installed in May, and will complement Paragon’s existing 80-frame SSL XL 9000 K Series console, located in Studio A since 2001.
Fred ParaganoUpgrading the DAW-based Studio B was a necessity, said Paragon Studios owner and president Fred Paragano. “In the course of operating the studio, we needed a studio system that could handle the diverse and growing needs of our clients,” he commented. “Our goals in expanding our successful post-production business required the type of facilities offered by the C300 system.
“We’ve been talking with SSL for quite awhile about a console that would meet our needs,” Paragano added. “I went over to England, was very impressed with what I saw, and made the decision.”
The C300’s sonic excellence was of primary importance, Paragano explains. “The first time I sat down at it, I had the same reaction that I had with the K Series,” he recalled. “There’s just a huge difference between the sound of something of this calibre and a plug-in.”
Layout and ease of use, he added, were also significant factors in his decision to install the C300. “You can figure it out very easily,” Paragano noteed. “Functionality and expandability are important too-this is a system that will grow with me.”
“Fred Paragano continues his commitment to providing his music and post-production customers with leading-edge service and equipment,” comments Don Wershba, senior vice president, SSL. “We are especially pleased that he has chosen SSL’s C300 for Paragon Studios as a result of his extensive evaluation process.”
The 56-frame C300 to be installed in Studio B is loaded with 40 faders and 128 inputs.