Roland Worton, founder of Soundforgers, an organisation dedicated to mentoring musicians and other creative individuals, has integrated an Argosy G22 desk into its private production facility.
The console, configured for the Avid Artist Control system and optionally outfitted with two onboard 9RU racks and a dual-monitor arm, is the centrepiece of the new Texas facility, which also incorporates a live recording space.
“Argosy has been the centerpiece of many of the commercial studios that I have used. I was attracted to it because I've seen it in operation before,” commented Worton. “I'm loving the console. It’s an excellent design and very, very sturdy. They've thought of everything, in terms of the design spec, from cabling to covering, right down to the little pieces of Velcro. I'm putting the whole control room into the Argosy desk.”
Worton chose Argosy’s G22 model – acquired through Spunky Barone at Audio Dawg in Irving, Texas – for its layout, which is specifically designed to accommodate Avid Artist work surfaces.
“I'm using it with three Avid Artist Mix panels, and the Avid Artist Transport,” he revealed. “I love that the Argosy desk is totally modeled for the Avid Artist. I can't say enough about how much of a difference having something that is totally integrated for workflow is going to make to the creative process. That's why I went with Argosy; it's not the cheapest or the fastest route, but for me, it’s totally the centerpiece of what I'm doing.
“This is going to be a production studio for songwriting, too. This is going to be a hybrid place for writers, producers, creative people, young guys who can get involved with writing for media and marketing that can come in and use all the software and get familiar with it. And on the side, I’ll develop some artists. I've been involved in the worship and church realm for a long time, but I really feel that there's some cool stuff in the music industry to do. So this is an eclectic, creative venture.”
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