“Duality is the new Rolls-Royce among consoles”
HASSELT, BELGIUM – Solid State Logic, the world’s leading provider of professional tools for creative audio professionals, is proud to announce that Limburg University College has upgraded their PHL Music facilities with an SSL Duality SE console. The PHL Music program offers a specialty technical degree that culminates with advanced coursework on the Duality. The school’s music technology course is a three-year, Pop and Rock Music degree program that offers expert training for studio and live engineering applications. The choice of Duality brings with it the sonic legacy enjoyed by countless major artists over the decades, while incorporating sophisticated DAW control to accommodate current recording practices well into the future.
“When looking for the best console for our third-year students to complete their education, we looked at all manufactures’ products and chose the SSL Duality,” says Jorg Sacré, coordinator of the studio engineer program at Limburg University College (PHL Music). “We think it’s really important for students to use a straightforward analogue signal flow and in-line ergonomic layout. We recently built two new studios to bring our total to three. Each studio is used to teach analogue signal flow on progressively larger consoles. Duality is the new Rolls-Royce among consoles and delivers a big ‘wow’ factor because it is an SSL. More importantly, the sound is crystal clear and addresses the way artists and engineers in the music industry work, while being easily expandable.”
The hunt for the best console included research on digital consoles as well as high-end analogue consoles. The choice of Duality also included longevity as a prime factor.
“Our search was comprehensive and took over six months to complete,” continues Sacré. “While we looked at digital consoles, we learned that many desks that were very hot for one year disappeared three years later. It is really important that we educate students on the kind of desk that will be around for decades and that has an infrastructure design philosophy that will continue to be around. This longevity is what we get in the Duality.”
Duality is receiving rave reviews as a teaching tool because it successfully bridges the analogue and digital worlds by delivering the foundations of analogue function and routing, while offering on-console control of prominent DAW systems.
“At the end of the day, recording is about creating sound, and the sound quality of Duality is amazing,” states Sacré. “Some of our students will record the drums in Studio Two and then mix on Duality in Studio Three, so, in essence, our entire recording program culminates with Duality. The other factor in the purchase equation is the excellent reputation SSL has as a company. We received all the right information, support and training in a timely, professional fashion. It does no good to purchase a high-end console without the follow up support. Our experience with SSL has been great.”
Solid State Logic is the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for music, broadcast and post production professionals. For more information about our award-winning products, please visit: www.solidstatelogic.com.