Paris, France (January 4, 2011)—Studio 85, a new high-end, commercial studio in the heart of Paris, has installed an SSL Duality SE console in its main control room.
Studio 85 officially opened in September. The facility was created in the backyard of a building in the 15th Arrondissement by Guillaume André, who previously created and ran Loko Studio in Normandy, and Renaud Rebillaud, a freelance sound engineer and composer.
André and Rebillaud both work as engineer/producers and have a number of television, radio and music clients. Recent work includes television ads for Loréal, Canal Satellite, Disney Channel and ING, radio ads for France Galop and Cash Converters, as well as music projects for French recording artists such as Sexion d’Assaut, My Pollux and Amen Birdmen.
The studio specialist team of Michel Delluc, Gérard Billot and Olivier Bolling designed the control room. The new Duality at Studio 85 presides over a 55 sq. m control room, a 40 sq. m L-shaped studio room overlooking an outdoor garden and a 10 sq. m isolation room, all with natural light.
André, manager/partner of Studio 85 and 85 Productions, says, “We created Studio 85 in response to the production needs of our clients, both from a technology and personal point of view, putting emphasis on the comfort of clients and artists and on the creative process. We are constantly working with outside engineers, so providing a console that offers an industry standard interface, combined with intuitive DAW control was essential. The 48-channel Duality SE fit the bill on every level, including 5.1 surround mixing options.”
Rebillaud, manager/partner of Studio 85, adds, “We have put together a wealth of high-end outboard mic pres, compressors and equalizers and the Duality really helps to bring all these elements together for capture to our Pro Tools system.
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