S‡o Paulo, Brazil (December 16, 2011)—Midas Studios, one of the largest studio complexes in Brazil, recently added to its Studio 3 mastering/pre-production room with an SSL AWS 948.
Midas Studios is the creative home for a multitude of Brazillian acts including NX Zero, Charlie Brown Jr., Ira, Ivete Sangalo, Claudia Leite, Rita Lee and many others. The AWS 948 allows Studio 3 clients to capture performances that can be mixed into final releases.
"The AWS has the great sound of a traditional analogue SSL with its mic pres and EQs, plus it offers an incredibly fast way of working and controlling digital," says producer/composer Rick Bonadio, winner of seven Latin Grammy awards for production and engineering, and owner of Midas Studios, Arsenal Music and Music Midas record labels. "I have been using a special edition SSL 4000 G+ series in Studio 1 since 1998 with great success, so the move to the AWS was comfortable and uncomplicated for our engineers. SSL is a name that I can trust from sound to support and we are very happy to continue our relationship through the AWS."
Midas Studios offers three studios on two stories with the newly renovated Studio 3 sharing space on the second floor with Studio 2. Originally designed to be a mastering suite and pre-production/composing room, Studio 3 now has an upgraded control room and studio room to bring it to the quality level of Studio 1.
"Midas is enjoying expanded demand from artists, composers and producers at all levels of the industry." continues Bonadio "All major labels use these studios, so we needed to maximize the impact of Studio 3, and the AWS was definitely the way to go."
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