Aiming to mainstream its control room, Sensible Music refurbished its studio and replaced the original console.

London, UK (September 11, 2018)—Sensible Music, a music services company in North London that offers long-term rental production rooms, a rehearsal/live pre-production space and a boutique equipment rental business, has refurbished and upgraded its recording studio, installing a new Solid State Logic AWS 948 δelta SuperAnalogue console.

The recent recording studio technology upgrade and refurbishment was performed with the help of studio design, build and installation company Studio Creations. "The previous studio had to be operated by one of our in-house engineers because the set-up was so unique. The new set-up we've created with Justin and Rob from Studio Creations means it's a much more accessible room. Anyone can come along, plug in and play,” says Sensible Music’s general manager, Jack Freegard.

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He notes that the practical aspects of the decision to go with the AWS 948 were driven largely by its suitability for both new customers and their workflows, as well as more traditional requirements, while maintaining core sonic values. "I think it's the perfect console for the modern age. It offers us maximum flexibility, accessibility and ease of use. We've found that on sessions where it has been dry-hire, even people who have never worked in the analog domain before can be up and running, and understand how to use the desk, in half an hour.

"The dual channel path of the 948 means you can have up to 24 stereo returns, or a more traditional in-line set up. Many of our customers are working on urban and pop music, making music on their laptops and running software instruments and so on. Mostly they are working with stereo tracks, so bringing that to a stereo desk is a huge advantage.”

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The console is the biggest technology change in the Sensible Music studio, complemented with investment in some new outboard and pre-amp options, while monitoring remains firmly PMC. In addition, the facility has a new lighting system, new fabrics, a new layout, and new furniture. The facility maintains a big collection of additional outboard, both vintage and modern microphones, and a huge list of backline and classic instruments.

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