Matrix and Alpha Link installed at Sound Temple Studios

Solid State Logic has announced that Sound Temple Studios, completed only one year ago, has installed one of their Matrix consoles and Alpha-link audio converters.

“The name ‘Sound Temple’ is quite representative of the vibe,” explained studio owner Robert George. “It was designed and built as a sacred place to make music as well as a world-class recording studio. I employed Wes Lachot for the project, as some consider as the Jedi of studio design – he has quite a reputation. He is into Feng Shui and there is a clockwise flow of energy when you are making music here that people feel and appreciate.”

At the centre of Sound Temple, George has installed an SSL Matrix, which he considers a big draw for the studio’s client list.

“For one thing, I needed a draw to the studio,” he commented. “The first question people ask is ‘what sort of console or workstation do you have?’, so having a console that people are going to want to work on was on the top of my list for Sound Temple. Having an SSL was the obvious choice and Matrix has the right price point, it has the right features, it’s an amazing controller and it’s just flawless – it really is bullet-proof.”

As well as mixing, George has been using Matrix’s controller capabilities. “I use Pro Tools a little but I’m more of a Nuendo/Cubase guy. One of the things that is really cool about Matrix is that you can have both programmes up on the computer at the same time and by pushing one button you can control Pro Tools, hit another button and all the control keys instantly map over to Cubase.”

George has also installed SSL’s Alpha-Link audio converters and has been impressed with their benefits. “I have the Alpha-Link with the Lightrope connectors and soundcard (MADI Xtreme) and it works great,” he said. “The converters sound fabulous, you don’t need an external clock with them, they sound just as good with or without, which says something for their design.”