Hollywood Hills, CA (August 2, 2010)–Creative boutique recording enclave Perfect Sound, which houses a studio and living quarters, has replaced its DAW controller with an SSL AWS 900+ SE.
Perfect Sound provides a quiet, comfortable and stress-free location with proximity to downtown Hollywood. Since the doors opened almost nine months ago, the studio has been booked solid with projects including Band of Horses, Sum 41 and the Murderdolls, but it needed to go to the next console level to improve the overall workflow.
“When we named the studio Perfect Sound, we knew that we needed to provide our clients with a full range of sonic tools to handle any style of music,” says Norm Kerner, co-owner of Perfect Sound. “We quickly realized that the controller for our Pro Tools rig simply wasn’t doing the kind of job we needed it to do to fulfill our mission. We opened the doors here with great outboard gear, super microphones, a wide variety of instruments and amps, and even a small vintage, re-built Neve console to accommodate all tastes in sound, but the AWS 900+ SE really was necessary to bring everything together.”
“We quickly got to the point where we were very busy, but felt the need for something more in a console over a controller,” says Jason Donaghy, studio engineer. “We looked at a bigger controller, what I call a glorified mouse, but the SSL really gave us the best of all worlds with regards to analogue with digital control of our Pro Tools and Logic systems. The AWS 900+ SE has all the bases covered from a technology standpoint, but the biggest thing for me was the comfort issue with the clients. Producers/engineers come in that are familiar with SSL 4000 Gs and 9000 Js and Ks, and they feel right at home on the AWS. On the other side, the engineers that are used to working in the box with a controller come in and they are comfortable as well.”
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