London, UK (September 6, 2011)–Abbey Road Studios has installed a Solid State Logic Duality SE console in its new production/mix room Studio 52.
The new room will be available as a mixing and production facility for traditional client attended sessions and will assist with the additional workload from the new Online Mixing Service.
“When we decided to open a new mixing and production facility, the engineers were adamant that they wanted an SSL Duality,” says Mirek Stiles, head of audio products for Abbey Road Studios. “It really is a fantastic console. The Duality lends a hand to projects with no compromise. The channel layout and center section are just the same as the legacy SSL consoles we know and love, with the added bonus of DAW control. I have come to the conclusion that Duality is the most compact and versatile large format console for the modern studio.”
“Throughout its history, Abbey Road Studios has always been at the forefront of innovation and technology,” states Stiles. “In this tradition, we are constantly evolving and expanding the services that we offer to clients all over the world. Over the last decade, Abbey Road Studios has introduced audio plug-ins and hardware reissues of legendary EMI recording equipment, sampled software instruments and our groundbreaking Online Mastering Service. Because of Duality’s ease of use and DAW control, we believe it will be a valuable tool to help our innovative new Online Mixing Service.”
According to Stiles, the Duality will not only aid the team in achieving the efficiency required to service the demands of the Online Mixing Service, it will also help them deliver the additional professional sonic edge many people struggle to achieve in their own project studios. “A lot of projects these days tend to be mixed ‘in the box,’ but at Abbey Road Studios, we strongly believe that breaking a multitrack DAW project out over an analogue desk like Duality really opens up the sound of a mix.”
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