Oxford, UK (January 27, 2012)—UK producer and remixer Paul Rogers has installed a Solid State Logic X-Desk and X-Rack in his London studio.
Rogers regularly collaborates with Pete Tong to remix artists as diverse as Gorillaz, Daft Punk, N.E.R.D., U2 and Bryan Ferry and on film scores including the Michael Caine-led revenge flick Harry Brown. He has also worked alongside name DJs, including Sasha, Digweed and Howells, and produced James Lavelle's UNKLE Sounds live show.
"For years, I've never really made the kind of records where a big desk is needed," says Rogers. "I've been really happy with the sound I get for the music I make, and haven't felt the need for a big desk in our world. But I had begun to think, ‘now I'm doing bigger and more varied projects, it could be very useful.’ I think most people would love to own a big SSL desk but, apart from the obvious cost, where the hell would I put it? Then SSL launched X-Desk, which makes total sense for the sort of music I'm producing. I think with the shift in record sales these days, and the budgets slashed, the X-Desk gives you the best of both worlds, and the best thing about it is, it's portable!
"So we decided we were going to get some SSL gear in—an X-Rack that's loaded with the Bus Compressor alongside E-Series EQ and a Stereo EQ. And for summing and the like we use X-Desk. Everything's patched, which is useful as we're starting to get an addiction for analogue synths."
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