Cleveland, OH (July 29, 2009)--A 48-channel SSL Duality console is the centerpiece in Studio A at the new Center for Creative Arts building at Cuyahoga Community College Metropolitan campus.
The new 75,000 sq.-ft. Center for Creative Arts building is packed with four floors of studios and performance space and is the home for the Recording Arts and Technology degree program. "Studio A is a large performance and teaching space, and the SSL Duality is the perfect console for our mission now and into the future," says Tommy Wiggins, program manager for the Recording Arts and Technology degree program. "Duality combines great analogue sound and extensive DAW control. The console lets us teach the art of acoustic recording to young engineers and musicians who are used to creating music with sample-driven computer programs."
Designed by Walters-Storyk Design Group, the Studio A complex offers a multi-room space that can handle everything from a film scoring session to a simple lecture on mixing. The studio captures to Pro Tools|HD, a Sony/MCI JH-24 two-inch analog recorder and an iZ Technologies Radar V to address the different capture formats in use by today's audio professionals. The Duality control room is surrounded by the large tracking room that can hold a small orchestra and features two large isolation booths. A 30-seat audio classroom is to the right of the control room with line of sight windows and 15 students can sit at the back of the control room.
As the Center for Creative Arts includes the nationally recognized Jazz Studies performance program, the Duality is linked to the rehearsal rooms and computer labs throughout the building and to a 3,000 sq.-ft. soundstage where the long-running "Crooked River Groove" music cable TV show will be taped. The console is also connected via fiber and an extensive Aviom network to the Eastern and Western campus sites around Cleveland, which are up to 10 miles away from the main campus.
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