Branson, Missouri, August 18, 2022 — Mansion Sound in Branson, Missouri has unveiled major upgrades to its world class multi-room facility, including the installation of two of Solid State Logic’s flagship mixing consoles. The new facility, which opened on August 1, 2022, features an SSL 96-input Duality Fuse SuperAnalogue™ console — the first of its kind to be installed anywhere in the world — and an SSL System T S500 48-fader digital audio mixing console.
Mansion Sound is part of The Mansion Entertainment Group headquartered in Branson, Missouri, and encompasses several creative production entities including Mansion Animation, Mansion Film & Television as well as Mansion Studios — a world-class television production and post-production campus now in full development and pre-construction. At the heart of the group is the Mansion Theatre for the Performing Arts, a 3,000-seat multi-purpose venue, widely considered to be a premier center for the performing arts in the Midwest United States.
Immersive audio with System T
Stone continues, “For the B room, we wanted a console and controller that could provide everything we were used to, like SSL EQs and compressors, but with the added flexibility of a high channel count, multi-format busing and tight DAW integration. Once we saw the System T S500 we knew it could do everything that we wanted. The onboard SSL processing and the power and flexibility to tackle recording and mixing duties across stereo and immersive formats put the S500 way ahead of the competition. The training the SSL engineers gave us really empowered us to get the best out of this fantastic console. They can even provide us with support by driving the console remotely from their L.A. and New York offices using TeamViewer.”
A fully networked ecosystem
The A and the B room — using an SSL SB32.24 stage box controlled by the System T — can both access 128 lines from the stage of the Mansion Theatre, which is in the same building. Both control rooms can also source 128 inputs from a spacious adjacent tracking room, measuring approximately 25 feet by 16 feet, that features three iso booths, the largest accommodating the studio’s Yamaha C7 grand piano. A Dante network enables content sharing between the two rooms, which are each equipped with a maxed-out 34-core Apple Macintosh computer running Pro Tools with access to two Avid 100TB servers, connected via a 10Gb switch, and individual Avid MTRX conversion, routing and monitoring systems.
Two processing racks that float between the A and the B room are loaded with Chandler, GML, Manley and Shadow Hills units. Six Bricasti reverbs may be shared in any combination between the two rooms. A credenza in the A room additionally houses a large selection of classic and modern preamps, effects and processing devices, including LA-2A and Sta-Level units. The System T in the B room has access to two 500 series racks with modules from API, Chandler, Focusrite, Millennia Media, Maag, Neve, Pultec, Shadow Hills and others, including a Solid State Logic UltraViolet EQ.