Bentonville, AR (May 30, 2017)—Haxton Road Studios, a new ground-up facility in Bentonville, AR, has put a Solid State Logic AWS 948 hybrid analog console supplied by Vintage King at the center of its operation.
The new studios were designed by owner Neil Greenhaw and Will Boswell (CEO, Taylor Boswell) and is situated on the first floor of the new Haxton District Phase 1 development in Bentonville. A mezzanine level overlooks the studio's live room and is used as an artists' green room, while the top floor is leased to the Bentonville Film Festival.
Greenhaw has gone to extraordinary lengths make sure that Haxton Road Studios is a special place for artists to visit. "Everything was custom designed and built with the best components," he says. "We have a well-stocked guitar vault—acoustics and electrics—and a huge assortment of amps and cabinets. We have a big main live room with enough space to host an orchestra or choir, and our control room is really spacious, too, with Barefoot MM-26 monitoring and the SSL AWS 948 console. We also have several iso rooms and vocal booths, and there’s a large lobby area with 20-foot ceilings, which is wired up so it can be a tracking space when needed."
The upstairs greenroom can also be a fully integrated tracking space if required, but can also be used as a playback space, or simply a relaxation area with a good view out over the main live room.
"We do a wide range of projects that includes content for marketing projects, live video and live music performances, as well as the core music recording activities. So the biggest word for us was flexibility—and the AWS 948 is a very flexible console. There are so many features and routing options. We've used a lot of it, but I'm sure we'll be learning more and more about it as time goes on.”
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