Studio28 scores with SSL Duality
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:34
Recently built Thai facility Studio28 has stepped up its position in the internal and
domestic scoring markets by installing a 48-channel Solid State Logic Duality δelta
SuperAnalogueTM console into its Studio A control room.
Designed and built from the ground up as a a state-of-the art orchestral facility,
Studio28 is owned by Fang Riewpakorn - an alumni of Full Sail University who spent
several years in LA learning her studio-craft. It was Riewpakorns intent to create a
world-class orchestral recording studio that can provide any level of service,
including a complete orchestral 'package where the client can simply provide a
score and Studio 28 will take care of the rest. The choice of an SSL Duality console
was integral to that ambition world-beating quality, and ultimate flexibility: "We
picked that console for many reasons, Riewpakorn notes.
The great sound, it's
flexibility, the SSL name, and the SSL support... "
Studio28s main Studio A, designed by Jay Kaufman & Associates, features a 250
square meter stage with a seven-meter ceiling height and variable acoustics,
adjustable between 1.2 and 1.5 seconds RT60 using motorised panels on the ceiling
and the walls. That space can comfortably accommodate up to about 85 musicians
with an additional capacity provided by three isolation booths - two of which are
'semi-live', with 'Iso 3' as an absorbent vocal booth.
The control room is 35 square meters and incorporates the console, producer's
desk, generous rack space, and a comfortable general purpose seating area at the
Jake Craig, the Chief Sound Engineer at Studio28, has been working with the new
SSL Duality console for several months now. He notes that his biggest gain has
been time - and the freedom to run sessions without having to constantly manage
the noise floor. "For example," says Craig. "We just finished a scoring session for a
French composer - ten cues in a large variety of styles and only three hours to do it
in. You don't have time to be worrying about gain staging and so on when jumping
between orchestral cues different dynamics. This console is so quiet and clean I can
almost just set and forget, and hit record. I can then focus more on listening to the
orchestra, getting through the cues, and making sure we get everything we need.
"These days the console has to be transparent - with the Duality I can get a great
sound, no problem. It makes my job very easy."
With Studio28s top-notch proposition for film and TV production clients already
validated many times over by the increasing demand from diverse geographical
markets, the SSL Duality has already proven to be a winning asset. Recent clients
have come from Western Europe, Hong Kong, India, and the US. "Initially we
thought we'd start with the local Asian market and branch out," says Craig. "But
actually it went the other way. It started mostly international, and the number of
Asian clients is now increasing.