Fort Lauderdale, FL (September 14, 2012)—An Argosy G Series workstation was recently installed as the centerpiece of a new production facility at the Accessible Communication for the Deaf (ACD). The facility, co-owned by managing director Brian Campbell and his wife, Lisa, is used to create content for the sign language interpreting agency as well as recording and mixing for A4 Productions.
The new Argosy G22 desk, the third Argosy product that Campbell has owned, houses the studio’s Avid Artist Series Mix work surfaces. “I'm using that in conjunction with my Universal Audio Apollo interface and Pro Tools 10, and I've got every plug-in known to man,” says Campbell, who was previously an instructor at the Art Institute in Fort Lauderdale.
The Argosy desk and its built-in 19-inch racks provide space for a Dangerous Music D-Box, patchbay and other outboard equipment, including a UA 610 mic preamp.
ACD, which was established in south Florida by the Campbells in 2003, with Brian handling administration and Lisa interpreting and doing sales, now includes a second office in Tampa and a roster of approximately 55 American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters subcontracting for the company throughout the state and in Georgia. ACD specializes in community work, dispatching sign language interpreters to work at locations such as courthouses, schools and medical facilities with clients who are required to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The company also offers video remote interpreting (VRI) services via videophone or webcam.
On the music side, Campbell and Ben Ezzer, working as The Stepbrothers, have produced remixes for artists such as Michael Zager, Jennifer Holliday, Foster the People, Beyoncé and the Baha Men. The partners also operate a multi-genre record label, collected under the A4 Music Group umbrella, releasing urban, world, pop and electronic music.