Solid State Logic announces the A-FADA automation system and a new Pro-Station version of their Duality console at the 2012 AES Show.
First introduced with the AWS 948, A-FADA (Analogue Fader Accesses DAW Automation) is a way of using DAW automation to drive the analogue faders on an SSL console. A-FADA is made possible by use of the MDAC-driven faders on AWS and Duality consoles. This is the same MDAC system that allows the consoles to switch between controlling the analogue signal levels or DAW faders. The workstation automation is used to drive the MDAC faders on each channel, instead of the on-board automation system. The system can be retrofitted to all models of Duality console for a nominal charge.
Duality Pro-Station is a new version of the Duality console, which expands the available range of options. Pro-Station combinies a classic SSL SuperAnalogue mixing console with integrated hardware control over the DAW environment. The new winged layout of the Pro-Station is designed to serve producers and engineers who wish to conduct their DAW session editing/arrangement and audio mixing from a single central position.
The new shape of the Pro-Station was developed to enable the console centre section to accommodate a 27-inch Apple Cinema Display. The display is mounted on an articulated gas arm, which enables it to be pulled forward towards the operator, when desired. The result is that the central operating position can resemble a more traditional computer operating configuration… and the screen can then be pushed back out of the way when not required. With an HD webcam mounted on the back of the screen, the producer or engineer can ‘see through’ the display into the recording area.
A-FADA for Duality and Duality Pro-Station will be available starting November 2012.
For more information, visit www.solidstatelogic.com.
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