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Italian Super-Producer insists on the sound of Solid State Logic AWS 900+
Danilo Pao: “I’ve used almost every console out there, but for me there is only one!”

Italian Super-Producer insists on the sound of Solid State Logic AWS 900+

Danilo Pao: “I’ve used almost every console out there, but for me there is only one!”

Aug 6, 2008

AWS 900+ @ Lasugo

ROME, ITALY – For Danilo Pao, the AWS 900+ not only represents the very centerpiece of Lasugo, his acclaimed recording facility, but also fits in perfectly with the studio’s main ethos – to be compact and versatile, yet insist on the kind of results that can only come from an SSL equipped studio.

Over the past 13 years Danilo has worked extensively with a huge range of artists, including Niccolò Fabi and Raiz, and in that time his studio has grown to match his expertise as both producer and composer. To say that his latest acquisition cements his place as one of Italy’s premier producers would serve to underline his commitment to uncompromising results – hence the Solid State Logic AWS 900+.

His latest project has seen him working with acclaimed singer/songwriter Nelly Furtado on track Win Or Lose, where Nelly duets with multi-platinum selling Italian duo Zero Assoluto. But this is no flash in the pan for Danilo – this latest hit production merely adds to his already impressive tally of five platinum albums and a dozen gold discs. Big results for a studio that measures just 4mSQ!

Within that compact environment you’ll find Danilo has streamlined his equipment to just the pieces that he knows he can rely on, but with the arrival of the SSL AWS 900+ everything in his studio has been lifted to the next level, as he’s happy to impart.

“Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to work with a great many desks, be they analogue or digital. But through it all there’s only one that has a sound that gets me excited, and that’s SSL. Yes, there are many others to choose from, but within the compact footprint of the AWS 900+ nothing can touch it in terms of sound, features, versatility…”

“That versatility is key to the way we work. We always have a few projects on the go at any one time, so the console we use has to be able to keep up with our demanding schedule. And thanks to its exceptional routing possibilities and the indispensable Total Recall, the AWS makes life very easy for us. We can manage our workflow easily, so really the only limit for us is our creativity!”

“For us the AWS 900+ represents a huge leap forward in terms of sound, but with the built in DAW controls it also gives us much more than that. We now have total control over our software as well as the quality SSL EQ and dynamics that the console offers. In the short time we’ve had the SSL it’s become the absolute centre of everything we do here at Lasugo.”

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