SSL AWS for Aus

Universal Music's Forbes Street Studios, a new high-end, fully-commercial studio located in the recently gentrified Woolloomooloo suburb of Sydney, Australia, has installed an SSL AWS 924 Delta for tracking and mixing duties.
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Sydney, Australia (July 25, 2017)—Universal Music's Forbes Street Studios, a new high-end, fully-commercial studio located in the recently gentrified Woolloomooloo suburb of Sydney, Australia, has installed an SSL AWS 924 Delta for tracking and mixing duties.

Forbes Street Studios, designed by Michael Fronzek of Sound Spaces, is open to all-comers, not just Universal Music artists, and offers a mix of production and media rooms. Australian SSL distributor Amber Technology supplied the console.

The SSL Room sits amongst a nest of other media production spaces designed to create a full-service environment for musicians, producers, labels and content creators. As well as the SSL Room, there's the 45-sq.-m. live room, a writing room, the video edit suite and a broadcast-friendly interview room.

"The SSL Room is the center-piece," says Anthony Garvin, studio manager at Forbes Street and mix engineer and producer. "That's got the AWS 924 console and Barefoot MiniMain12 monitoring. The Live Room has very neutral acoustics and lots of natural light. We can comfortably cater for at least 10 players, depending on the type of ensemble, and you can get great recordings of almost anything in that space.”

Garvin says, “You can step in front of the AWS and figure out 95 percent of it within about 90 seconds. All of the engineers coming through the facility have enjoyed that experience, even though they all seem to use it differently."

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