Underdog Entertainment (L.A.) is set to launch its new recordingfacility with the installation of a Solid State Logic C200 DigitalConsole. The facility is a re-model of the original Tracken Place, withthe C200 housed in the main recording and mix room.
Harvey Mason Jr., who is one-half of the Underdog production team,said, “We have been working together for the past three years andin this new space for about six months to bring it up to speed with ourvision for the future. We really got hooked on SSL’s digitalconsole power with the MT and we are expecting the new C200 to arrivethis month.”
Pictured from left are Damon Thomas and Harvey Mason Jr., co-ownersof Underdog Entertainment.
The client list for Underdog Entertainment includes Britney Spears,Justin Timberlake, Toni Braxton, Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson, theAmerican Idol kids, Faith Evans, Tyrese and Brian McKnight, toname a few.
“We needed a console that would address the 96k bandwidth ofthe Pro Tools|HD system and that console is the C200,” said DaveRussell, engineer/mixer for Underdog Entertainment. “We not onlyneed the higher resolution, but, because we are always working onmultiple projects at a time, we needed a console with a completerecall/automation system. We basically needed to upgrade from ourexisting MT for the main studio.”
“We really like that the C200 retains the look and feel of atraditional console,” added Mason. “We like that theconsole gives us this incredible power in a compact design so theconsole isn’t stretched across the entire building.”
“The C200 was designed with this type of music studio inmind,” said Phil Wagner, senior VP at Solid State Logic.“We’re pleased that Underdog Entertainment has chosen theC200. This installation is the first in a series for U.S. musicproduction facilities.”
For more on the console, visit www.solid-state-logic.com.