Studio Consoles 2011

Nov 1, 2011 9:00 AM, By Matt Gallagher



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Roland V-Studio 700

Roland V-Studio 700

The Roland V-Studio 700 ($3,795 MSRP) DAW is a complete workstation solution that is fully integrated with Cakewalk SONAR; a SONAR X1 upgrade download link is also provided. The V-Studio 700 can also be used as software that supports Mackie Control protocol. It features high-quality I/O, a control surface, and ARX expansion with a motorized, touch-sensitive 100mm faders and a 64-bit mix engine. V-Studio 700 system components include VS-700C V-Studio Console, VS-700R 18/24 I/O module with 24-bit/192kHz I/O, a Fantom VS hardware synthesizer (based on Roland’s Fantom Series) and SONAR 8 Producer software with a 64-bit mix engine. Cakewalk’s Dimension Pro and Rapture software synthesizers are also included. The VS-700C V-Studio Console offers hands-on editing control with tight integration inside of SONAR, and includes exclusive technologies like AudioSnap, V-Vocal, Smart MIDI Tools and Active Controller Technology.

Launched in 2004, Solid State Logic’s AWS (Analogue Workstation System) combines SSL SuperAnalogue console technology with comprehensive DAW control hardware in a single worksurface. The AWS is available with 24 inputs (AWS 924) or 48 inputs (AWS 948) within a 24-fader frame. Both models have 24 SSL SuperAnalogue mic pre’s, classic SSL dual-curve EQ on every channel, two assignable SSL dynamics, stereo bus compressor, Total Recall, full 5.1 monitoring, onboard SSL Automation (the A-FADA mode in which motorized analog faders follow DAW automation data), Ethernet connectivity, heavy-duty DAW transport, V-Pot multifunction encoders with position-indicating LED, digital Scribble Strips, DAW fader mode, global and channel routing control, built-in TFT display for advanced plug-in editing, and a Logictivity interface for project session management.

SSL’s C200 HD provides the latest adaptation of SSL’s in-line console heritage with a dedicated “knob per function” control surface. A special Mobile configuration is also available for compact studio or mobile installations. The C200 HD features analog-style control, dual faders (large and small) per channel strip, flexible in-line channel configurations, 12 main buses for stereo/5.1 audio subgroups, two Program outputs (5.1 and stereo), 48 multitrack buses with individual gain trim, independent pre- and post-fader direct outputs, 12 aux buses with odd/even stereo linking, 12 stereo FX returns, sample-independent processing with options for 48- or 96kHz operation, dedicated processing per channel strip, EQ and dynamics DSP emulations, full 5.1 facilities for surround mixing, and comprehensive dynamic automation and integrated 4-port machine control system.

Duality combines an analog path and signal processing with DAW control, all within a single hardware surface. Duality is available in 24, 48, 72 and 96-fader configurations, expandable in bays of 24 (up to 96) and with producer and patch options. It has dual mic pre’s (SuperAnalogue and Variable Harmonic Drive/VHD circuit). Its split-signal flow architecture provides flexible routing and processing. Duality offers complete 5.1 surround support, with a full range of monitor calibration and setup options. Dual workstation support is possible through Ethernet connectivity. New dual-layer DAW control enables Duality to control two independent DAWs at once, with seamless switching of hardware surface controls between manipulations of each DAW layer. Duality further uses Channel TFT screens and offers SSL’s Logictivity Session Management using the Java-based SSL Logicitivity Duality Remote Browser.

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