Monterrey, Mexico (November 10, 2014)—La Mansión Recording Studios became a commercial venture two years ago and now features an SSL Duality console in its largest room.
Built from the ground up by the Malvicino Design Group, La Mansión is a multi-room residential facility serving the likes of Gordon Raphael, producer for The Strokes and Regina Spektor, 15-time Grammy winning sound engineer Benny Faccone, and a long list of top music groups and artists including Intocable, Pablo Montero, Zurdok, PXNDX and Jumbo. Studio owner Victoria Morales-Kühne took charge of the facility and opened it to the public two years ago.
“The studio was first built by my family and we used it as a private studio for 13 years,” explains Morales-Kühne. “This studio was world-class in every respect, with very pricey, but not very commercial, digital consoles in each room, and, while a creative haven for us and our musician friends, we didn’t really have to consider a client’s needs. After asking for ways to improve our offerings as a commercial studio, SSL was always the number-one option because of the incredible sound and powerful workflow options. That is what led us to Duality being installed in our largest room.”
Morales-Kühne initially used the console for her own new project. “In the first week with Duality, I recorded the vocals for my upcoming single with Alejandro Rosso from Plastilina Mosh producing and we were both very excited about the workflow of the console. The second week saw Latin Grammy nominees A Band of Bitches recording and mixing their new single and they were extremely happy with the sound. We also had the opportunity to play back previously recorded material from our high grade digital console, and the quality difference was immediately obvious. The sound through Duality was noticeably tighter, wider and it really packed a punch.”
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