AWS 900+ SE Used for Music Capture, Mix and Surround Projects
BANGKOK, THAILAND â€“ Shining Star Studio, a high-level live music recording studio serving the greater Bangkok area, has recently installed a Solid State Logic AWS 900+ SE console in Studio A. The studio offers a wealth of microphones, outboard gear, musical instruments and amps to clients looking to make a variety of quality recordings. The AWS 900+ SE provides Shining Star Studio the perfect platform to pull together its outboard gear, control the resident Logic Pro DAW from the console, and provide the signature SSL SuperAnalogueâ„¢ sound as the benchmark for capture and mix in stereo and surround.
â€œI have always loved the sound of SSLâ€™s SuperAnalogue signal path,â€? says Pichet Permsubhirunya, owner of Shining Star Studio. â€œWe have meticulously put together a collection of fine microphones, outboard mic pre amps, EQ, dynamics, reverb and effect units to help us create great sounding recordings. We felt that an analogue console would serve us better as the centerpiece of the control room over a DAW controller and that led us to the AWS 900+ SE. SSL has a great reputation for building quality consoles that are reliable, sound great and are used by the top producers and artists in the world. We believe the AWS 900+ SE carries on that tradition and we are very happy with our choice.â€?
Shining Star Studio specializes in recording live bands and provides a range of electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitars, and guitar and bass guitar amplifiers for its clients. As incorporating live mic recording with patch-in outboard gear is difficult to set up and recall through a DAW controller, the AWS 900+ SE streamlines the workflow for Shining Star Studio from the beginning to the end of a project, while providing a solid sonic foundation.
â€œWhen we looked at the AWS 900+ SE, we were impressed with the flexibility the console offers,â€? continues Permsubhirunya. â€œWe appreciate the comprehensive control of DAW recording, editing and mixing functions right from the console surface. The AWSomation motorized fader mix automation coupled with the Total Recallâ„¢ system for recall of analogue controls really helps with console setup and the running of both ongoing projects and projects that return later on to add material or change a mix. These systems simplify our workflow so we can spend more time focusing on a project.â€?
As the world is turning to surround mixing, the AWS 900+ SE offers capabilities for 5.1 surround, stereo or mono mixing from the main outputs with comprehensive monitoring for all formats.
â€œWith the AWS 900+ SE, we can address the needs of all our clients in terms of mixing in stereo or surround,â€? states Permsubhirunya. â€œWhile we mainly mix in stereo now, we are finding that our clients are starting to request mixing in surround. We also have requests for 5.1 to stereo down mix. Once again, the AWS 900+ SE is ready to handle any mix situation and this flexibility helps us to service a wider range of clients and that is good for the bottom line.â€?
Solid State Logic is the worldâ€™s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for music, broadcast and post production professionals. For more information about our award-winning products, please visit: www.solidstatelogic.com.