Oxford, UK (July 19, 2007)–According to SSL, over 300 AWS 900+ consoles have been sold. Recent customers who have added the AWS 900+ to their mix include Dr. Dre, who uses the console in his private, Los Angeles-based studio. On the East Coast, Doug E. Fresh has installed an AWS 900 in his New York City-based studio.
In Chicago, Percy Bady of Kingdom Biz Records installed the console at his label’s in-house facility. “We wanted a place where we could consistently work on developing projects and not have to worry about watching the clock,” Bady explained. “At the same time, we wanted to offer our artists state-of-the-art equipment within a facility that felt like home.”
It is increasingly clear that such a business model fits the modern independent label. This phenomenon is also found at New York City-based 785 Records, which has installed the console in its in-house studio. Another recent installation includes the private studio of producer/artist Rory Kaplan, who has surrounded his new AWS 900+ with a plethora of SSL XLogic gear, including X-Rack modular summing system, a Multichannel Compressor and two Alpha-Link AX converters in conjunction with two Mixpander 64-channel PCI audio interface cards for use with his digital audio workstation.
More recent installations include Coupe Studios, a full-service, creative audio production facility based in Boulder, Colorado; Yahoo! Music, which uses the AWS 900+ to create exclusive music content in its Santa Monica, CA-based production facilities; E Labs Remote Productions, a recording truck that also features an X-Rack system with eight Mic Amp modules; and Platinum – The Club, a three-story, state-of-the-art entertainment center in Los Angeles.
“The most gratifying aspect of SSL’s AWS 900+ is how satisfied our users are with the unique sound quality and DAW operation,” commented SSL, Inc. president Phil Wagner.
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