“SSL was always the number one option because of the incredible sound and powerful workflow options”
– Originally built 15 year ago as a world-class private recording studio,
La MansiA³n Recording Studios
has become one of Mexico’s premiere commercial recording facilities with a
Solid State Logic Duality console
leading the way forward. Built from the ground up by the Malvicino Design Group, La MansiA³n is a destination multi-room facility serving the likes of Gordon Raphael, producer for The Strokes and Regina Spektor, 15-time Grammy winning sound engineer Benny Faccone and a long list of top music groups and artists including Intocable, Pablo Montero, Zurdok, PXNDX and Jumbo.
Situated on a hilltop overlooking the city, with breathtaking views of the mountains, La MansiA³n offers four different recording/creative environments, with Duality in Studio A, the largest studio, deluxe hotel-level bedrooms, a kitchen and dining room, with private offices, rehearsal rooms and a home theater entertainment area. The facility is fancied with hand-laid marble, salam wood floors and mahogany-lined walls to provide an elegant creative and living space. Studio owner, Victoria Morales-KA¼hne, took charge of the facility and opened to the public two years ago.
“The studio was first built by my family and we used it as a private studio for 13 years,” explains Morales-KA¼hne. “This studio was world-class in every respect, with very pricey, but not very commercial, digital consoles in each room, and, while a creative haven for us and our musician friends, we didnA´t really have to consider a client’s needs. After asking for ways to improve our offerings as a commercial studio, SSL was always the number one option because of the incredible sound and powerful workflow options. That is what led us to Duality being installed in our largest room.”
The industry-leading sound of Duality was apparent on the initial recordings of Morales-KA¼hne’s new project. “In the first week with Duality, I recorded the vocals for my upcoming single with Alejandro Rosso from Plastilina Mosh producing and we were both very excited about the workflow of the console. The second week saw Latin Grammy nominees A Band of Bitches recording and mixing their new single and they were extremely happy with the sound. We also had the opportunity to playback previously recorded material from our high grade digital console, and the quality difference was immediately obvious. The sound through Duality was noticeably tighter, wider and it really packed a punch.”
While having a great console is a necessity, equally important is having the manufacturer at the ready to back up the purchase. This is a hallmark service of SSL. “We were keenly aware of buying a product that not only moved us forward on the sonic front, but that was hands down backed by the manufacturer. SSL came highly recommended by everyone we spoke to and working with them has been a complete pleasure. All our clients are very anxious to use our Duality room.”
Solid State Logic is the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for music, broadcast, live and post production professionals. For more information about our award-winning products, please visit: www.solidstatelogic.com.