Ossining, NY (August 4, 2005)–Grammy-winning engineer Jay Newland, the engineer behind the Nora Jones albums, recently mixed an album for English newcomer Louise Setara on the SSL C200 Digital Production console at BiCoastal Music.
“This was the first time I used the C200,” said Newland. “I have experience on the older 6000 Series and, most recently, the 9000 Series and from a design perspective, anyone with experience on the 9000 should be up and running on the C200 in no time at all. I quickly realized that other digital consoles have standalone interfaces with a strong learning curve, while the C200 looks and acts like a 9000. The C200 gave me wonderful sound and flexible options. SSL has made the transition to digital painless.” Pictured at the C200 console at BiCoastal (l-r) are: producer Andrew Greasley, BiCoastal owner Hal Winer, engineer Jay Newland and producer Anthony Clark.
Hal Winer’s intimate BiCoastal Music in Ossining, NY, was designed and specified by the Russ Berger Design Group and features the C200 digital production console as its main attraction. The console offers 96 analog I/O and 128 AES digital I/O driving a Pro Tools HD3 system with an AV SAN Fibre Drive through Russ Berger Design custom monitors.
“Nothing comes close to the C200 as a digital platform,” said Newland. “The C200 automation gives me incredible flexibility and creativity with mixes because the technology is assisting me rather than resisting me. For BiCoastal, the C200 will become a real business draw as producers and artists get used to the efficient workflow capabilities of the console.”
For the end game on the Setara project, the producers came in from England to review the mixes and the entire project. According to Newland, this is where the C200 shines. “They came in and just listened and finalized the project. I had to go through the process of calling up various songs and various mixes of songs and that’s where the C200 becomes invaluable. We could all focus on the differences between mixes because everything is so fast.”
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