The Miami-based studio has a long, successful history with several generations of products from SSL, and the Duality SE has now become the primary console in Circle House’s Cabana Studio, where Pharrell Williams is a regular.
“Pharrell has been the dominant name for Cabana Studio as he keeps coming back for more,” said Matthew Desrameaux, Circle House Studios’ mix engineer. “He loves the room, loves the sound and loves the way his beats are coming out. Miley Cyrus was here with him. They came in knowing the console was a hybrid and then when you actually show them, you could see that their minds were being blown. Just looking at Duality was inspiring, but the sound quality is what seals the deal.”
“We chose Duality because it really does give you dual capabilities,” commented Charles Wakeman, head engineer at Circle House. “You can work in Pro Tools, through the desk in analogue, or you can do both. You have pretty much ultimate control over a session. We have Pro Tools files sent in that may have been tracked in a studio environment or in someone’s living room, so we need to be able to offer a premium quality, stable sonic benchmark to mix each project. Duality offers that high level sonic stability.”
Circle House Studios has been around for almost 15 years, and was originally started by the band Inner Circle.
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