Selecting SSL in Singapore

Leo Studio opened in Singapore two months ago with a full complement of high-end recording gear, including a 24-channel SSL Duality mixing console.
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Paya Lebar, Singapore (August 27, 2015)—Leo Studio opened in Singapore two months ago with a full complement of high-end recording gear, including a 24-channel SSL Duality mixing console.

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Asian pop music producer/Leo Studio consultant Eric Ng and veteran recording/mixing engineer Frank Lee (seen at right) primarily focused on creating an inspiring recording environment for musicians when considering the design philosophy behind the facility. They built the studio from the ground up, tapping into their experiences in the industry for inspiration, with Ng specifying the equipment and Lee handling the acoustical design.

“For the past 10 years or so, we have been doing most of our work in-the-box,” continues Ng. “When it came time to build the studio, we asked ourselves, what do we miss about having a great studio? The first thing that came to mind was an SSL mixing console. There’s no question about the sound quality—it’s the best.”

Duality’s streamlined hybrid workflow was also an attraction to Ng and Lee. “We record almost exclusively in Pro Tools, so we knew we needed a console and a controller with total recall. Duality seemed like the obvious choice because it integrates the classic SSL design with DAW control. We are really impressed with how quickly we can get back to a previous session.”

The control room is not outfitted with hoards of expensive outboard gear. “We knew we could get amazing results from Duality’s onboard processing, so we found we didn’t need a lot of outboard gear for this studio,” says Ng.

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