Beirut, Lebanon (March 19, 2013)-Full-service, multi-room facility 360 Media in Beirut, Lebanon, has installed a Solid State Logic AWS 948 hybrid console/controller in Studio A.
The AWS 948 gives 360 Media up to 48 channels of mix capability, SSL’s SuperAnalogue mic pres, EQ and mix bus, combined with an integrated DAW controller. With the AWS in place, 360 Media has expanded its business horizons to include audio for film and video.
“We wanted to launch a studio where the client can come in and have access to equipment at the same level as studios in Europe and the United States,” says Jad Abouzeid, co-owner/producer for 360 Media, which handles music, mastering and film projects. “With the growing film industry in the Middle East, it was essential to have equipment that could deliver the quality necessary for the international market. In choosing a console, the AWS 948 was the only option as it gives us the sound quality, flexibility and name recognition necessary to help increase our business options.”
The 360 Media facility spans the 11th and 12th floors of a media center in central Beirut. The 11th floor includes Studio A, with a recording room overlooking Beirut and the Mount of Lebanon, and Studio C, a mastering studio, song writing space and a film editing room. The top floor holds Studio B, which offers a recording space large enough for a 40-piece orchestra.
The pathway from the AWS to the Pro Tools, Pyramix, Cubase and Nuendo DAW systems is through SSL XLogic Alpha-Link units, while outboard gear is routed through X-Patch units. Both Studio B and C offer XLogic Alpha Channel mic pres and Alpha VHD four-channel mic pre units.
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