New York, NY (August 17, 2016)—Engineer and producer Alex Sterling, owner of Precision Sound Studios on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, recently hired the Malvicino Design Group to upgrade his facility, including a new console and an elaborate new patchbay and cabling system.
Sterling chose a 48-channel SSL Duality console for his new Control Room A. "We specialize in audiophile-quality acoustic music recording and mixing, using minimalist mic techniques to make hyper-realistic recordings. I want the listener to be transported into the music. I also do a substantial amount of work in pop, electronic and hip-hop. The sound quality and high frequency clarity of the Sommer cable adds to my work in these areas as well. Transient detail and impact are preserved even with long cable runs and complex outboard gear patching needs," he says.
"Alex has a lot of equipment that requires both analog and digital wiring," says studio designer Horacio Malvicino. "In the past, we used separate cables for analog audio and AES/EBU digital gear, but Sommer's Mistral cable serves both purposes. We wired the whole studio with just this cable, which made our job a lot easier."
Malvicino recalls, "We built a lot of SSL patchbays for the AWS and Duality consoles. Two years ago, we purchased Sommer cables for the first time. We tested the cables and were very surprised. We still hand-build and solder our patchbays. I was looking for a cable that would be easy to handle, cut and strip, would be clearly labeled, and would solder easily. When we tested the Sommer cable against any other cable that we used before, I was blown away. It was second to none. Wiring the Precision Sound Studio was quite a challenge, because we not only did the patchbays; we also did the complete on-site installation of the console and outboard gear."
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