San Diego, CA (January 27, 2015)—Gaslamp Studios, which offers remote mixing services for artists and producers, has based its new mix room in San Diego around an SSL AWS 948 console.
Gaslamp was designed by German acoustics expert Jochen Veith of JV.Acoustics. A collection of vintage analog outboard and modern digital equipment, as well as a library of plug-in processing, complement the AWS. Studio monitoring includes a mains system by PMC along with Yamaha and Sony nearfield monitors.
“The AWS allows me to have a hybrid workflow,” says Gaslamp chief engineer Kellogg Boynton, a Grammy-nominated engineer whose credits include Eric Clapton, Taylor Swift and Warren Haynes. “When we are tracking or in the production stage, I might use the outboard gear for the front end and keep everything inside the box. The AWS’s DAW control capabilities are perfect for that part of the process, giving me access to transport, faders and plug-in parameter control in Pro Tools. When we get to the mixing stage, I use the AWS more like a legacy console. I spread the outputs from Pro Tools across the console inputs and interface it with the outboard gear.”
Boynton credits the AWS’s analogue capabilities for providing him with flexibility in the mix process. “Each channel of the AWS has two line inputs,” he explains. “So, sometimes I’ll sum certain aspects of a mix to stereo inside Pro Tools, and then route them to a stereo channel on the SSL.”
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