Ainlay Projects Use SNS A/V SAN

Feb 20, 2003 12:00 PM, Editors


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Chuck Ainlay has been using Studio Network Solutions’ A/V SAN on recent recording projects, such as artists George Strait, Everclear, Shedaisy and a Mark Knopfler/Emmylou Harris duet.

"I first heard of the A/V SAN system through a demonstration here in town," said Ainlay. "Because of the increased demands on my hard drive, I decided to give the A/V SAN a try. No matter how good the software system is, the piece of equipment that gets the workout is the hard drive. The hard drive must work flawlessly or you will lose your project. I put the A/V SAN system in, ran it through its paces and it did everything that I could possibly ask of a hard drive system. It works great."

Ainlay loaded a set of 96k tracks he recorded and duplicated this set out to 70 tracks total. He performed edits on individual tracks and across all 70 tracks. The single A/V SAN drive on his system never missed a beat. "This level of performance is remarkable," added Ainlay. "The A/V SAN completely works for the way I need my system to work: reliably, quickly. When you work with high-level acts, there just can’t be excuses about the computer system crashing or hiccupping the playback. Everything must work all the time."

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