Fischer, TX (January 12, 2016)—Firefly Sound Studios, part of the growing Studios at Fischer media development in the Texas Hill Country, has opened with a new 48-channel SSL Duality δelta Pro-Station console installed.
Firefly is a purpose-built facility, with acoustics by Steve Durr Designs, designed to service the large local music and media economy. “This facility was built from the ground up as a recording and soundstage studio, not a renovated warehouse or home," explains Lisa Damuth Snow, production and marketing director for Studios at Fischer.
"Austin is sometimes referred to as the 'Third Coast' and the live music capital of the world. There is an expanding pool of accomplished producers, engineers and production companies—supporting both the music and film industries.”
According to studio manager Steve Hennig, the Duality complements the studio design, the range of equipment, and the broader Studios at Fischer facilities. As part of the development of Firefly, Hennig spent a lot of time specifying a range of both vintage and current equipment for the two control rooms, each with a view on to the main live area. Control A has a vintage Rupert Neve A-1033 console, while Control B has the new SSL—a SuperAnalogue console with surround sound support, DAW control, Total Recall and δelta-Control—with both stereo and 5.1 monitoring from ATC and Steve Durr Designs.
The main live room is an 800-square-foot space with 24-foot ceilings, loft area and a vintage Yamaha C7 concert piano. Hennig comments, "It’s a really good size room; you've got five different areas and because of the treatments, they all sound different. It's a very clever design. We could probably track at least 10 to 12 musicians in there."
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