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SSL Gets a Replay

Replay Studios in Santa Maria De Feira, Portugal, has installed an SSL Matrix console.

Santa Maria De Feira, Portugal (June 25, 2012)—Replay Studios in Santa Maria De Feira, Portugal, has installed an SSL Matrix console.

Replay Studios, a full-service recording, mixing, and mastering facility serving a diverse client base in music post and multimedia production, is co-owned by musician/producer/engineers Miguel Barros and Mário de Sá. Matrix is the latest step in a three-year progressive upgrade adding SSL project studio products, starting in 2009 with an Alpha VHD Pre.

According to de Sá, “Taking the plunge into the analogue domain was a huge step for us. We mixed a project on an AWS, and the improvement was astounding in terms of soundscape, cohesion and fullness. We decided that our love of music and joy while working with music was much improved, so, after much debate and research, the SSL Matrix was the perfect choice for the hub of our studio, enabling us to improve on every single aspect of our workflow and musical results. We could approach the purchase of other outboard with certainty that it would seamlessly integrate into our workflow with ease.”

Initially the studio bought SSL Duende plug-ins: “Even though we were in the box, it gave us cohesion; we particularly loved the Vocalstrip for its saturation capabilities on everything in the mix.” The Replay team also chose to take the SSL I/O path to bridge the gap between their analogue and DAW domains with a MadiXtreme and Alpha-Link I/O system.

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