The Hospital, a new facility for music, art and film professionals, will incorporate two Solid State Logic digital consoles into the first phase of its studio plans.
Founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and under the creative direction of Dave Stewart of The Eurythmics, the 60,000-square-foot facility is based in the former St. Paul’s hospital in Covent Garden, close to many of the UK’s top post-production and independent film and TV production companies. The first phase of the project, which is scheduled to open in July 2003, includes a ground-floor television studio linked to a state-of-the-art audio control room. This will enable the studio to be used simultaneously for music recording and HD television production. An SSL Aysis Air console will be installed in the TV sound control room, while the music control room will feature a 48-fader, 96-channel SSL MT Plus console.
“We are delighted to be working with The Hospital group as a part of this exciting and adventurous project,” said Niall Feldman, director of product marketing for SSL. “SSL’s MT Plus and Aysis Air are an ideal pairing for the scope and variety of creative work that The Hospital is being designed for.”
Future developments at The Hospital will include a members club, restaurant, art gallery and services apartments. There are also plans to build more music recording and mixing studios, although details of equipment and a time frame for opening have yet to be announced.
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