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Duality is SSL’s Fastest-Selling Large-Format Console

Pictured at the 96-channel Duality console is Bernard Lohr, studio manager of Mono Music Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, which is owned by composer/producer Benny Andersson.

Since its introduction at the 121st Audio Engineering Society Convention in October 2006, Solid State Logic has sold more than 30 Duality consoles to elite commercial and private studios around the world. The Duality combines the analog sound quality of SSL E, G and K Series consoles with extended DAW integration capabilities, and is the fastest-selling large-format console in Solid State Logic’s distinguished history.

Duality owners include Miami-based Scott Storch (50 Cent, The Roots, DMX, Missy Elliot); Paris-based Mirwais Ahmadzai (Madonna); ABBA’s Benny Andersson, owner of Mono Music in Stockholm, Sweden; Alicia Keys, owner of New York City-based studio The Oven; Pete Townshend, owner of the London-based Eel Pie; and producer/engineer Aris Archontis, owner of Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based Archon.

Commercial recording studios that have purchased Duality consoles include Studios Piccolo in Montreal, which has enjoyed a full schedule in its 5.1 mix room, Studio B, since the December 2006 installation; and Sheffield Audio Video Productions in Phoenix, Md., where Duality serves the facility’s commercial recording and training programs. Most recently, Patchwerk Recording Studios in Atlanta has purchased a Duality.

Other Duality installations include Osaka School of Music, TSM and SCA, all in Japan; Baltic Recording in Denmark; top London-based studio Sahara Sound; Songworks in Sweden; and Cosmos Studios in Mexico.

“We’ve been an SSL company from the beginning and they’ve never let us down,” says Sheffield Audio Video Productions president Richard “Vance” Van Horn. “Today’s young engineers and students are much more in tune with digital audio workstations, and Duality integrates the DAW. John [Ariosa, Sheffield owner/CEO] and I knew that this was the one we had been waiting for. It just fits all the bills for what we do in our business.”

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