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Barber Shop Studios Installs SSL Board

New studio the Barber Shop (Lake Hopatcong, N.J.) will install a new Solid State Logic XL 9000 K Series SuperAnalogue console as the centerpiece of its facility.

New studio the Barber Shop (Lake Hopatcong, N.J.) will install a newSolid State Logic XL 9000 K Series SuperAnalogue console as thecenterpiece of its facility. Co-owners Scott Barber and Mark Salamoneplan to offer a cutting-edge, high-power recording facility located inan historic early-1900s church for a perfect creative environment.

“The XL 9000 K Series, outfitted for surround sound mixing,will provide the studio with the superior sonic performance andpowerful automation necessary to attract top-shelf talent,” saidSalamone. “The XL 9000 K ensures industry interest because of itstremendous popularity with top-end talent.”

The Barber Shop Studios occupies a stone church that was built inthe early 1900s. In the early 1970s, the church was converted into alive music venue called the Lighthouse and hosted a number of prominentperforming artists. The 6,000-square-foot facility, with an additionalmarina and restaurant, provides a relaxing creative environment with anincredible view that is accessible to New York City.

“We have assembled a group of professionals includingexecutives, producers, engineers, designers and consultants with over150 years of combined experience in the music industry to work withus,” said Barber. “The goal of this amazing team is tocreate one of the most impressive and unique recording facilities inthe world, and the XL is critical to this goal. SSL has establisheditself as the maker of the world’s premier recording consoles. Wefeel the XL Series console is the best choice for our clients. We wereparticularly impressed with the Ultipan function in the 5.1 section ofthe console.”

Fran Manzella is supervising the acoustic design of the studio,while the electronic design encompass both new and old recordingtechnologies. The studio, due to open this spring, will offer a vastcollection of vintage microphones, outboard gear and instruments, alongwith up-to-date digital equipment and tools. The studio will alsofeature full-service analog and digital recording and post-production,including 5.1 and 7.1 digital recording, editing, mixing and masteringservices.

For more information on the SSL console, visit Stay tuned to Mixfor more information as the studio gears up to open.