Detroit, MI (May 19, 2014)—Since installing his SSL AWS hybrid console/controller, independent artist, producer, songwriter, performer and programmer Klayton, aka Celldweller, has used it on all of his projects.
Recent work at Detroit-based Celldweller Studios includes multiple iTunes charting album releases as well as custom tracks for TV shows, feature films, video games and movie trailers, such as Robocop, Brick Mansions, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and Dead Rising 3. Klayton recently released a bundle of audio samples entitled Sonix Producer Pack Vol. 01.
“I finally got to a point in my career where I could afford bigger and better things, and my first target was an SSL console,” says Klayton. “I felt that I needed something more compact than a large, vintage console for my space. It was at that point that my friend Mike Strange, Eminem’s engineer, introduced me to his AWS and that sealed the deal.”
While the Celldweller studio complex is not a commercial for-hire facility, Klayton uses the AWS room and his B room, featuring an SSL modular analogue X-Rack system alongside his DAW, to work with artists signed to his label, FiXT. “The core of what I do, the heart and soul of my sound is the AWS,” continues Klayton. “I have multiple rooms that are used for composing and tracking, with the main two rooms driven by SSL. The B room also has the master bus compressor, which is super important to get the sound that I completely love, and channel strips, with EQs and output modules. It was very important to me to maintain sonic consistency between both main rooms.”
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