El valor del equipo determina la precisión de los resultados y ayuda a expresar con precisón el sentido de la música. Buscamos la excelencia, y una prueba de ello es que trabajamos con los mejores equipos para que el trabajo de todas las personas que colaboran con Estudio Sacramento sea mágico. Nuestro estudio tiene como centro la mesa Solid State Logic Duality δelta, de la que sí podemos decir que es un maravilla y que nos permite lograr, junto a los fantásticos músicos que visitan nuestro estudio, trabajos que perduren en el tiempo.
Aquí os dejamos la entrevista que nos hicieron en junio de 2016 y que plasma muy bien la buena relación que tenemos con la marca y que convierten a Solid State Logic y a Estudio Sacramento en un equipo de lujo.
SSL DUALITY IS A BUSINESS BOOST FOR ESTUDIO SACRAMENTO
«It is like an injection of adrenalin for my business,» says Saiz. «I’m receiving a lot of calls just because I have changed the desk… The clients love it.”
Alicante, Spain – Estudio Sacramento, founded by Daniel Saiz, has been operating as a commercial recording studio for 20 years. Saiz still owns and runs the facility and has recently installed a 48-channel SSL Duality δelta SuperAnalogueTM console. «It is like an injection of adrenalin for my business,» says Saiz. «I’m receiving a lot of calls just because I have changed the desk… The clients love it.»
Saiz recalls that when he first started the studio, it was rare for a high-end facility to be located so far away from the traditional centres of music production in Spain such as Madrid and Barcelona. «I fought to keep the studio in Alicante – my home town,» he comments. Eventually he proved that great service, great equipment, and the lure of the Alicante harbour area and beaches was a winning combination. His first big analogue console help to attract clients from outside Spain, and outside Europe and after a while he switched to a large format digital console – An SSL MT Plus – which again revitalised the studio and kept the clients coming.
Now with the Duality, Saiz has returned to analogue but with all the advantages of the console’s hybrid technologies, including comprehensive DAW control and the new workstation-based automation system – δelta-Control. «I’m using that a lot,» says Saiz. «You can easily and quickly save everything, edit it… You can copy and paste automation really quickly.»
With δelta-Control the plug-in automation system in the DAW is used to record and playback control data from the faders and switches on the console as an alternative to using the built-in legacy automation system. With the ‘Paste Special’ function, existing DAW fader automation can quickly be turned into Duality console automation – ideal for a busy control room.
However, simply getting back to an analogue sound he has always loved was always the priority for Saiz. «I wanted the analogue SSL sound,» he says. «In the past I have worked a lot with the 4000 G and E consoles, as well as the 9000. In my opinion the Duality hasmore of the 9000 sound about it… Very clean, but of course if you want to dirty the sound up a bit, you can do it with one button – VHD….»
The SSL VHD circuit (Variable Harmonic Distortion) uses rich, analogue, harmonic distortion to introduce varying amounts of 2nd and/or 3rd harmonic distortion for anything from valve-style warmth to fierce grunge.
Estudio Sacramento has several purpose-built live recording spaces: The large main space 25m2 and smaller 10m2 room – both with sight-lines to the control room – plus a 16m2 live room and additional booth. The Studio Lounge is a comfortable 38m2 space for clients to relax in.
Saiz notes that his studio needs to remain competitive, and the Duality is part of that strategy. “With record company budgets getting lower – even for the bigger artists – we need to fight for the right budgets for the best productions. The SSL is a major influence in that.
“It’s about how you feel when you’re working with something like this. There is no struggle… It is real – truthful; you’re not going to get anything that you’re not expecting from the Duality.”
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