Playback Recording owner/
engineer Tucker Bodine with
his SSL AWS 900+ console.
Santa Barbara, CA (February 5, 2009)–Playback Recording Studio, a Chris Pelonis- and RPG-designed post production and music recording facility, has installed a Solid State Logic AWS 900+ SuperAnalogue console.
Playback Recording’s base of post production clients includes Discovery Channel and MTV Japan; music clients include Half Pint, Empire Isis, Smiff & Wessun, El Da Sensei & Tame-1 of the Artifacts, Adam Joseph and Broadway talent Kaitlin Hopkins.
“With the AWS 900+, SSL has a console that is not matched in the industry,” says Tucker Bodine, Playback Recording Studio’s owner and chief engineer. “It can handle pretty much anything you throw at it, whether you’re working on a film project or a music project. I need to be able to handle post production and 5.1 surround mixing as well as full music recording and mixing for a four- to 16-piece band. The AWS allows me to attract business from both worlds, giving the studio a solid client base.”
The handcrafted studio features a 500 square-foot control room, servicing a large main studio room with four isolation booths. Each space offers a different acoustic footprint, expanding the sonic colors available through Playback’s outboard gear and microphone collection, including a bank of SSL XLogic compressors in an X-Rack. The AWS brings provides control of Playback’s Pro Tools HD|3 system.
“I have a lot of experience with large format consoles and Pro Tools from my engineering days in New York, where I found myself sitting at the sidebar running the computer as much as sitting in the sweet spot working on the sound,” explains Bodine. “The AWS offers perfect integration with the Pro Tools system, allowing me to focus on hearing the session with my ears and not with my eyes, so to speak. All the functionality is right on the console. We no longer need to control Pro Tools with a mouse because the transport control is right there for you on the AWS, as are the pre and post roll functions and everything you need to grab menus. All the capabilities of Pro Tools are at your fingertips, and that really helps speed up our workflow.”
Playback Recording Studio
Solid State Logic