Berkeley, CA (October 14, 2013)—Fantasy Studios, located within the Zaentz Media Center in Berkeley, CA, has installed a Solid State Logic Duality console in Studio A.
“We have had a very successful history with SSL consoles and our move to the Duality continues that legacy,” says Jeffrey Wood, studio director for Fantasy Studios. “We did our due diligence when considering which console would become the centerpiece of Studio A. The consensus from engineers we spoke to was that Duality was the way to go. Our studio hosts nearly every major engineer and producer across the country and, because we are a commercial facility, we need to have a console that translates for all these traveling producers and engineers. We find Duality to be that console.”
Fantasy Studios, originally built in 1971 to service the artists on the Fantasy Records label that included Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bill Evans and Sonny Rollins, opened its doors to the public in 1982 and has since hosted artists including Iggy & the Stooges, Green Day, Journey, Carlos Santana, U2 and Lil Wayne. Fantasy Studios shares space in the Zaentz Media Center with some 15 film production companies, servicing the post production needs of TV shows and films out of Los Angeles, as well as offering its studio space for video capture. Fantasy also has branched into game design post production, but the studio still relies on music recording as the bulk of its business.
“Duality has a magical look and everyone coming into the studio has that ‘wow’ factor using the console,” says Adam Muñoz, a staff engineer at Fantasy. “I have always used SSL consoles, including the SSL 8000 we replaced with Duality in Studio A and the existing 4000 in Studio D. Duality carries on the SSL legacy for me because the surface was immediately familiar to my hands.”
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