Tampa, FL (February 9, 2015)—Studio owner Don Miggs has installed an SSL Duality console at Lala Mansion, which began as a private recording room in Tampa in what was once a personal restaurant for one of the founders of Outback Steakhouse.
Miggs was initially just looking for a writing room, but Lala Mansion, originally built and designed by Tom Morris from Morrisound Recording, has quickly grown. Boys II Men was the first group to get a turn on the board, with Cowboy Mouth, Charlie Midnight, members of the Plain White T’s, Candlebox, LoCash Cowboys and Kamelot quickly following suit.
“When I first purchased the home, the previous owner had built a small version of his restaurant, complete with a bar and commercial kitchen,” says Miggs. “As soon as I saw the building, I knew it was the perfect space for a ‘home’ studio where my band miggs could rehearse, write and record our album, Wide Awake.”
Fast-forward to late 2014 and Miggs was in discussions with SSL regarding how Duality would be a perfect fit for his studio. “When making a major purchase, I like to look for multiple signs that the decision is the right one,” he says. “I asked several peers for their opinion of the console, and everyone agreed that this was the board, and this was the company for Lala Mansion.
“I have friends who work on the Late Show with David Letterman, studio owners like the Morris Brothers and Phil Ramone, before he passed, and others who all told me the reliability and the ease of operation of the Duality, combined with SSL’s support, made it the only real choice for me. I decided that an SSL mixing console was no longer something ‘nice to have,’ but a necessity. And we are loving the decision more each day.”
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