AWS 900+ Brings Large Recording Studio Quality Home
NASHVILLE, TNâ€”Carl Tatz Design recently completed two dream studios for Rascal Flattsâ€™ band members Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney in their respective home environments, each centered around a Solid State Logic AWS 900+ console. The AWS 900+ delivers the power to track, mix and run Pro Toolsâ„¢ from the console surface in a small footprint package that brings large recording studio quality home.
The Grip Studios, a complex of rooms in the home of Jay DeMarcus, features a control room with the AWS 900+ and associated tracking room and isolation booths, a production room called the Wine Cellar with vocal booth, and a screening lounge. The Panic Room is the creative space for Joe Don Rooney and features a control room with associated tracking room and isolation booths. Both studios feature Tatzâ€™s trademark PhantomFocusâ„¢ System tuning protocol for critical monitoring, allowing the full quality of the AWS 900+ to shine.
â€œI highly recommended the SSL AWS 900+ to Jay and Joe Don because of the flexible power and incredible sound of the console,â€? says Carl Tatz, who designed two earlier incarnations of the two studios in different locations. â€œWhile the AWS has a small footprint, all the sonic quality and functionality of an SSL console is immediately apparent from the minute you start a session. The AWS is a very real console.â€?
In the planning stages for the new facilities, Tatz impressed upon DeMarcus and Rooney the extent of the power of the AWS 900+ and the extra facility the console offers not only for their own projects, but for the other acts each one produces.
â€œWhen we were in the planning stage, Jay needed to track and mix, while Joe Don simply wanted to track,â€? Tatz relates. â€œI pointed out to them that with the AWS, you will not only track, but you also have the power to mix projects in each studio. While other manufacturerâ€™s consoles get half way there with a smaller footprint design, the AWS goes all the way to the finish line.â€?
The experience with the AWS is not lost on lead engineer, Sean Neff, who works with Jay DeMarcus. â€œThe sonic experience of using the AWS is an absolute pleasure,â€? says Neff. â€œAfter so many years of working in the box and using other summing mixers, it is just wonderful to be working with a real console and especially an SSL console. The AWS embodies the sonic characteristics of the current SuperAnalogueâ„¢ consoles and we are very happy with the results.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.solid-state-logic.com.