Jaime Baksht, one of the top film dubbing mixers in Mexico City, has selected a Solid State Logic C300 HD Master Studio System for Astro Studios, a new facility in which he is a partner.
Astro Studios, scheduled to open in December, will feature the largest C300 HD to date, a two-operator, 48-fader, 512-channel console. With this C300 HD, Astro seeks to be a world-class facility capable of meeting mainstream feature film mixing demands.
“The productions we are working on have been getting larger, so we needed something that can help us accommodate increasing requirements,” says Baksht, who was recently nominated for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for his work on the acclaimed Pan’s Labyrinth, Guillermo del Toro’s gothic fairy tale set in Franco’s Spain.
“This C300 will have a lot of inputs. The DAW control is also very important, and the C300 HD sounds wonderful! Over the years, I have worked on SSL’s 8000 G Series, the Avant, and then an Avant Plus console. This is a completely new system from SSL, and when SSL has a new system, I know it’s going to be very, very good.”
Baksht recently spent three days at SSL’s Oxford, UK headquarters with Ron Lagerlof of Visioneering Design, the design and integration firm commissioned for Astro Studios, to finalize the C300 HD’s specifications.
“I don’t think there is anything else around that can compete with the C300 HD,” says Baksht. “Other consoles are not an option—not for me. The support of SSL has been great throughout the entire process.”