10.22.2007 10:04 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
SSL showcases audio technologies at AES

At the AES show in New York City, Solid State Logic introduced its latest offering called “Shed of Your Dreams.” The standalone, full-featured hideaway recording studio is so compact that it can fit in a backyard.

The idea came from recording artist Peter Gabriel, who wrote many of his best works in a shed at the bottom of his garden. With the idea that every creative artist should have a personal shed, SSL realized Gabriel’s vision at the recent AES show. He was on hand to greet convention attendees and discuss his company’s latest offering.

The 240sq-ft cedar shed was used as a showcase for audio technologies from several manufacturers. Housed in a Summerwood Cheyenne model “ready to assemble” cabin, the centerpiece of the studio is an SSL AWS 900+ console connected to SSL XLogic processing and converters. Auralex provided acoustic treatment, Argosy contributed the studio furniture, and Henick-Lane supplied the air conditioning.

Beyond being a fantasy for home recordists, SSL made it clear that the shed is a serious, real-world recording studio that can also be customized and installed as a quick, 30-day turn-key supplement to professional broadcast and production facilities.

The shed requires only a concrete pad, power connection and a building permit. To guarantee performance, the studio package includes a visit by one of SSL’s engineers to verify the audio installation, provide introductory console training and certify the facility.

The cost — assembled and delivered with all gear — is less than $250,000, depending on exact finish, specification and location.

For more information, visit www.solid-state-logic.com.

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