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An SSL Matrix and more for Replay Studios

A three-year upgrade plan at Replay Studios in Santa Maria De Feira, Portugal, culminated with the installation of a Matrix console, alongside several other SSL products.

Portugal’s Replay Studios, a full-service recording, mixing, and mastering facility located in Santa Maria De Feira, has installed an SSL Matrix console as the studio’s hub. “Taking the plunge into the analogue domain was a huge step for us. We mixed a project on an AWS, and the improvement was astounding in terms of soundscape, cohesion, and fullness,” said Replay’s Mário de Sá, who co-owns the studio along with fellow musician/producer/engineer Miguel Barros. Installing the Matrix was the final step of a three-year progressive upgrade, which began soon after the studio opened in 2009 with an Alpha VHD Pre. “We decided to enhance our pre-amp choices with its tone-shaping potential and our desire to achieve ‘that sound’ we had in our heads for modern rock and pop productions,” said. Further upgrades during that time include SSL Duende plugins, an X-Rack, and alongside the Matrix, a MadiXtreme and Alpha-Link I/O system. “The Matrix’s open architecture means we can approach almost all production tasks from an angle best suited to meet the needs of our clients,” concluded de Sá. “We love it. Life’s good and music is better!”