London, UK (February 8, 2013)—Grammy Award-winning engineer Adrian Bushby has added SSL rack components to his modular garden studio in North London.
A seasoned SSL user, Bushby upgraded to a MadiXtreme 64 and Alpha-Link I/O system plus an X-Rack loaded with E-Series EQ and Dynamics modules.
Returning to London after nine months working in Italy on Muse’s Resurrection album, Bushby relates, “A friend of mine put me on to this company, Ecospace, who build these spaces in your garden, and they’re really cheap. I wish I’d done it years ago, because it’s been so great. I’m really comfortable with the sound in it; it never changes, because I’ve always got the same gear, set up in the same way.”
He continues, “My space is quite limited in terms of areas where I can position a lot of outboard, so I’m doing a lot of stuff in the box. I’ve started to do more hardware inserts, where I send stuff out of the box from an Alpha-Link output through an external EQ and then back into the box. For that, I’ve got myself a nice old school rack of eight channels of SL502 EQs from a vintage 5000 Series console, and they sound incredible. And now I’ve got the X-Rack with a few 4000 E Series Channel EQ modules. I really like using those on my kick and snare drums, and bass as well, because you can really dive into the midrange. I also really like its big bottom end; I just wind it in until it sounds comfortable.”
“I think the Alpha-Link is an incredible-sounding unit and really changed my room, making a massive difference. I’ve now got 32 inputs and outputs from one box, which is incredible, and I can do so much more, because it’s just so versatile.”
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