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Studio owner, engineer and producer Paul Pouwer completes the ultimate studio project with the ultimate console
Studio owner, engineer and producer Paul Pouwer completes the ultimate studio project with the ultim

Studio owner, engineer and producer Paul Pouwer completes the ultimate studio project with the ultimate console

Studio owner, engineer and producer Paul Pouwer completes the ultimate studio project with the ultim

Dec 14, 2007

Studio owner, engineer and producer Paul Pouwer completes the ultimate...

AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND - For Paul Pouwer, establishing his own recording studio on the outskirts of Amsterdam had long been a dream of his. It was becoming a sound engineer at the age of 18 that put the idea in place, and after garnering a reputation as one of Holland’s premier sound engineers and producers, Paul’s dream has progressed to becoming a reality.

In 2003 Power Sound Studio was born, and Paul set about furnishing the now-renowned studio to the highest possible standard. And despite a lifelong love of the SSL ‘sound’, Paul found that he just couldn’t stretch to one of the legendary G or J Series consoles that would put that inimitable SSL sheen on his recordings.

But with the arrival of Solid State Logic’s Duality, Paul realised that everything he loved about SSL consoles could be his, but for a fraction of the cost of the previous generations of SSL analogue console. And so the 48 channel console and DAW controller took pride of place in the control room.

“At Power Sound Studios we record a lot of acoustic instruments and vocals, which is why we opted for the large live room. And when you need clarity, you need a desk that can deliver each and every time – which is why it had to be an SSL Duality.”

“I’ve been a fan of the SSL sound for years now, but a big investment for one of the larger consoles just wasn’t possible for me. But Duality gives me everything I need to make perfect recordings. In fact, I’d say that Duality has literally everything that a modern studio needs. The legendary EQ from the J and G Consoles, great control of your DAW, really flexible routing capabilities and the automation is really easy to get your head round. And when I’ve got a room full of vintage mics delivering sound to the onboard preamps I just couldn’t ask for a better sound.”

“Duality has quickly become the hub of Power Sound Studios, a vital part of the studio’s sound. I have a very simple philosophy when it comes to producing records, and that’s to capture the best possible recordings. If you don’t compromise on the recording quality then you’ve got a great foundation to make a good mix. And that’s what keeps people coming back to Power Sound Studios time and time again.”

Duality combines the analogue sonics of legendary SSL E, G, J and K Series consoles with extended Digital Audio Workstation control capabilities. As digital audio workstations (DAWs) changed forever the traditional workflow for professional audio production, Solid State Logic quickly saw that the perfect production tool for this new paradigm would combine a comprehensive controller and world-class analogue facilities such as signal processing and monitoring.

There are both E and G series equalizers and peak sensing or RMS/over-easy compression to choose from. Duality offers VCA style or moving fader automation and complete control over DAW parameters from the console channel rotaries. There are multiple stereo busses or multiple 5.1 stems to make the best use of a full set of 5.1 pan/positioning controls on each channel.

Duality features an engineer-familiar hardware control surface and adds TFT display across all channels to provide comprehensive visual feedback on signal levels, channel settings, system configuration & routing to deliver highly efficient multi operator Total Recall™. Duality is the analogue console for the digital age, all for a price point that’s roughly half of its equivalent K-Series sister console.

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