Swedish recording facility Baggpipe has invested in an SSL console as part of a complete studio upgrade.
The legendary recording space in Stockholm, which was previously owned by EMI Studios and hosted artists such as The Beatles and ABBA, will now focus on a ‘collaborative songwriting venture’ under its creative director Anders Bagge.
Supplied by SSL’s Swedish partner Arva Trading AB, a 48-channel Duality Delta Pro-Station analogue console will feature in Baggpipe’s main commercial control room.
Bagge commented: “We’re creating a commercial meeting place for the best in the business – a new platform for musical creatives and the development of tomorrow’s talented young songwriters.”
The facility consists of 12 studios, made up of 10 production rooms and two bigger commercial rooms. The Duality has gone into Studio 1, which has a large live area with a maximum capacity for 55 musicians.
Studio manager Willem Bleeker has been overseeing the ongoing refurbishment. He said: “Of course, I looked at other consoles, but in the end it was an easy choice. It’s the flexibility of the console that I really like. We do so many different things at the studio, and the recall is fantastic. I can interrupt an on-going mix, run a recording session, and then come back to the mix with no problem.”
The Duality console features a dual path channel architecture so processing can be placed in both the record and monitor paths. It also has full 5.1 support, including monitoring calibration tools.