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SSL Washes Up in Hawaii

An SSL Duality SE console is the centerpiece of Control Room A at the new Wash-House Music studio complex in Hawaii.

Wash-House Music business partners Brian Foster, seated, and Jonas Teele.
Oahu, HI (September 6, 2012)-An SSL Duality SE console is the centerpiece of Control Room A at the new Wash-House Music studio complex in Hawaii.

“Five years ago, we decided to expand our catalogue to include artists from Hawaii because my partner, Jonas Teele, is from Oahu,” says Brian Foster, co-owner of Wash-House Music, Inc. The Wash-House Music record label specializes in rap, reggae, hip-hop and music from different urban cultures

“As things progressed, we decided to build a premiere studio, and that meant getting an SSL console. In the world of hip-hop and rap, the SSL J Series was always the console of choice because of the SuperAnalogue sound quality. When we did the research, we found that Duality offered us a refined version of SuperAnalogue, so we had the same sonic signature, but in a package that was kicked up to work with a DAW in a modern setting-definitely the best choice for our new venture.”

The Wash-House Music property features a new building that houses Studio A, a room large enough for a six-piece band, as well as Control Room A, which features the Duality, outboard gear and a 5.1 surround monitoring system. A pre-existing large house next to the new construction has been converted so that all the rooms can be used as recording spaces. The entire complex is connected back to the Duality via fiber.

“We decided to build a big studio concept because Hawaii is a destination area where many artists come to write music, but do not necessarily have a facility adequate enough to complete a project from start to finish,” continues Foster. “We are also catering to the artist who wants to drop tracks here before they continue on tour. We have surround sound in the control room and are set up to work with TV and movie sound bites and the like. In past, those projects were handled off-island. In essence, we wanted a state-of-the-art studio that could handle multiple missions. That is another reason we chose Duality.”

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