The training organization SAE Institute purchased 10 Solid State Logic AWS 900 consoles to establish a network of “SSL-approved” AWS 900-based training facilities. SAE’s headquarters are in Byron Bay, Australia and headed by Dr. Tom Misner.
The new AWS 900 consoles are fitted with the latest Total Recall™ option and will be sent to SAE’s worldwide facilities in 2005, starting with the soon-to-be-opened Los Angeles SAE Institute and followed by the SAE Schools in New York, Miami and London.
Misner, founder of SAE Institute, commented that, “SAE has always been a leader in offering the best technology to our students and what we consider as being the best tools for the existing and future world-wide markets. The AWS 900 is an ideal partnership of a high-end analog desk, with all the smart control possibilities usually found on latest digital control surfaces. To complement our numerous larger SSL SL 4000s, SL 9000 Js and XL 9000 Ks world-wide, the AWS is a logical and natural choice.”
“We are very honored to make this step forward with such an internationally recognized organization, especially with the AWS 900,” says Phillippe Guerinet, director of SSL’s international sales. “The AWS 900 is designed to allow operators to explore the dual benefits of analog processing and digital control, as such it provides an ideal educational tool for all aspects of professional workstation-based production.”