New York, NY (August 17, 2011)–Ann Mincieli chose an SSL Duality SE console for the Penthouse Suite control room at her Jungle City Studios in Manhattan.
“The vision that I had for Jungle City Studios was to create a retro futuristic work of art recording facility based on my travels around the world working with great artists in great studios,” says Mincieli, a Grammy Award-winning engineer and producer. “I also wanted to build a creative sanctuary for the artists, producers and engineers who felt that NYC lost a lot of its recording scene in recent years. Everyone who knows me knows I have a lot of passion for the industry and the right gear.”
Mincieli, who has worked in studios around the world on projects for Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey and Usher, to name just a few, comments, “The Duality gives me a number of benefits. It definitely sounds like SSL and it’s a dual-function desk that has every bell and whistle found on any older SSL console. The headroom for the two-bus is great as well. I grew up on SSL desks and all the variations of them, so I am very familiar with the sound and functionality. I love the depth of the EQs and I love that SSL took the best of each legacy console and incorporated it into Duality. I chose Duality to be an important piece of the puzzle for creating my main recording room.”
She continues, “Because of the amount of outboard gear I have, I love to be able to patch up the right units for the particular sound I am looking for and be able to really use the headroom on Duality. The ability to have three stereo busses and three different mixes is really cool, especially when I am patching different gear on those stereo busses.”
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