Hollywood, CA (November 7, 2008)–LA Sound Gallery has opened a new room that is capable of handling orchestral recording for up to 65 pieces and features a 72-channel Solid State Logic Duality console.
“I purchased the Duality and had no place to put it,” confesses Matt Salazar, co-owner of LA Sound Gallery. “I have a smaller studio with an SSL G Series, but once I saw the capabilities of the Duality, I decided to build a whole new room rather than simply upgrade the smaller room. The folks at SSL informed us that the old Enterprise Studios–formerly Evergreen Studios–were now available, so we jumped in and configured the studio to accommodate the Duality.”
The mission of the studio evolved as well, as Salazar’s history is with rock and pop music recording. “We’ve really gone to great lengths to make sure this room would work for an orchestra. We purchased a generous amount of outboard gear and a huge selection of mics of all types that will appeal to both orchestral and pop clients. Because of the size of the recording room, over 4,000 square feet, we immediately started getting requests from clients producing film and TV, starting with a session with Academy Award-nominated engineer Dan Wallin for the hit TV show, Fringe.”
Wallin, notes, “We recently completed a session with a 32-piece orchestra on the Duality. It was immediately apparent that the functionality and sound quality of this console are very desirable for recording an orchestra. The session went flawlessly. Duality has all the nuance of the 9000 K, while delivering a warm sound that works well with acoustic instruments. Recording is all about sound and the Duality sounds great. I’m looking forward to coming back for another session.”
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