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Lala Mansion grows with SSL Duality

“I decided that having an SSL mixing console was a necessity”

Feb 4, 2015

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TAMPA - Built on the premises of what was once a personal restaurant for one of the founders of Outback Steakhouse, Lala Mansion began as a private recording roomin Tampa, built and designed by Tom Morris from Morrisound Recording. At that time, current studio owner Don Miggs was just looking for a writing room, but it has quickly grown into a world-class studio outfitted with an SSL Duality mixing console. Boys II Men was the first group to get a turn on the board, with Cowboy Mouth, Charlie Midnight, members of the Plain White T's, Candlebox, LoCash Cowboys and Kamelot quickly following suit.

"When I first purchased the home, the previous owner had built a small version of his restaurant, complete with a bar and commercial kitchen," says Miggs. "As soon as I saw the building, I knew it was the perfect space for a 'home' studio where my band miggs could rehearse, write and record our album, Wide Awake. For that project, we had the opportunity to work with the wonderful multi-platinum producer/engineer Ken Lewis (Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Ariana Grande) who had some suggestions on how to become a place where the vibe is special and the sound is great. I wasn't ready to put in a real console at that time, but then my chief engineer BJ Ramone, son of famed producer Phil Ramone, said his dad would love to produce the next miggs album, which eventually became 15th & Hope. So, I decided to kick things up a notch, expanded the control room and bought gear worthy of a multi-Grammy® Award-winner."

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