Guangzhou, China, January 12 2021 — Sound engineer Kaka Cheung, a graduate of the London College of Communication in the UK, has bought the first Solid State Logic Origin console in the country for his 101 Studios in Guangzhou.
Since his internship at Abbey Road studios in London, Cheung had dreamed of owning an SSL console. "Abbey Road had an SSL 9000J mixer at the time,” he recalled. “That was the first time I came to know about large-scale SSL consoles and I was very impressed. When I needed to change consoles recently, the first thing that came to mind was SSL."
Cost-effectiveness was also a key factor. "After I studied all its functions and heard the sound, I felt it has a perfect balance of price and sound. It’s unbeatable in consoles of the same level."
“Kaka Cheung's team has always been an active and professional team dedicated to recording production, and is also our close partner," said Raymond Wen, head of DMT’s Guangzhou office. "The first Origin in China proves that producers have attached large importance to music, and also reflects the fact that the southern market is booming."
According to Cheung, SSL's products and culture coincide with his philosophy. "The early SSL 4000 series gave a warm analogue feeling, while the sound of the 9000J is pure and transparent. SSL’s appreciation of music has been changing, and I believe there must be a difference between the current and previous sounds. I can’t say which is better, but there must be change: artistic work such needs to be constantly supplemented with fresh blood. There is inspiration in the process of combining the old and the new. I personally tend to try new things, and I think Origin is in line with the sound of the modern age. Many of SSL’s ideas and products are very innovative, which fits the needs of the market from a commercial perspective. They have designed many products that are adapted to today’s quick working methods."
Cheung also revealed that he is preparing to build a new recording studio, inviting WSDG to handle studio design.
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