Carrollton, TX (January 9, 2013)—Musician and songwriter Roland Worton has integrated an Argosy G22 desk into his new private production facility near Dallas.
The Argosy desk, configured for the Avid Artist Control system and optionally outfitted with two onboard 9RU racks and a dual-monitor arm, is the centerpiece of the new facility, which also incorporates a live recording space. Worton is also an author, worship pastor at Sojourn Church in Carrollton, TX, and the founder of Soundforgers, a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring musicians and other creative individuals.
"Argosy has been the centerpiece of many of the commercial studios that I have used. I was attracted to it because I've seen it in operation before," comments Worton. "I'm loving the console. It's an excellent design and very, very sturdy. They've thought of everything in terms of the design spec, from cabling to covering, right down to the little pieces of Velcro. I'm putting the whole control room into the Argosy desk. That's really exciting for me; it's going to be great."
Worton chose Argosy's G22 model—which he acquired through Spunky Barone at Audio Dawg in Irving, TX—for its layout, specifically designed to accommodate Avid Artist work surfaces: "I'm using it with three Avid Artist Mix panels, and the Avid Artist Transport." Having been using a generic desk setup until now, he says, "I love that the Argosy desk is totally modeled for the Avid Artist. I can't say enough about how much of a difference having something that is totally integrated for workflow is going to make to the creative process. That's why I went with Argosy; it's not the cheapest or the fastest route, but for me, it's totally the centerpiece of what I'm doing."
The new facility will bridge the secular and religious worlds, explains Worton, who relocated to Texas from the U.K. in 2003. He is a published author with a 2008 record release, "Speak," also to his name.
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