Wimberley, TX (December 2, 2016)—SOGA (Sounds of Gaia) Recordings, which opened in 2015 in Jiutepec, just south of Mexico City, has installed a 32-channel Rupert Neve Designs “Shelford Edition” 5088 mixing console.
Opened by Angel Sananda in 2012 and beginning operations in August 2015, the complex was nominated for an international architecture award and includes a 175-person auditorium, two project studios, a coffee shop, a rooftop garden and accommodations for 20 people.
According to Sananda, “The core intention behind SOGA was to create a working space that could combine music production and the use of sound as a tool for well-being. Because I was so familiar with the workshop/retreat world and the music production world, I had a solid idea of what I needed to accomplish. The result came in the form of a retreat center with a class A studio inside of it—SOGA Recordings.”
The 5088 was Sananda’s choice for the core of the facility’s new hybrid digital/analog system: “I’ve always been a fan of the ‘Neve’ sound, and I also wanted to have something that could distinguish SOGA Recordings from the rest of the Mexican studios. When I decided to buy the 5088, there were none in Mexico, so I decided to go that way. It sounds amazing, and it enabled us to achieve the sonic signature I was looking for in the studio.”
Sananda’s goal is to create life-changing experiences for the people who visit. He does not think of his studio’s visitors as clients, but rather focuses on “creating the right environment inside and outside the studio so that people leave as family,” he says.
“The mix between the architecture of SOGA, the studio aesthetics, our love for analog equipment and our 5088 plus the hospitality, warmth and talent of our staff has placed SOGA Recordings as one of the coolest studios in Mexico.”
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