Professional Sound - October 2017 - Page 17

Suspicious Fire Further Wrecks Quebec’s Legendary ‘Le Studio’ The legendary but long-closed recording facility Le Studio in Morin Heights, QC was the site of a suspicious fire in the early morning hours of Aug. 11, 2017. The studio – which in its heyday hosted clients like Rush, David Bowie, and The Police – had been closed and unused since 2008 and had fallen into disrepair. The fire department believes the fire was purposely set and an investi- gation is taking place. After learning of the fire, Rush’s Geddy Lee wrote on the band’s website, “[Le Studio] was not only a place where we did some of our best work, but we also experienced many profound personal moments there. To say nothing of the friendships that were forged there that still endure today. Le Studio played a key role in our album recording experience at a pivotal point in our career. We were already saddened to lea rn of its derelict state a few years ago, but upon hearing that it has now been destroyed by fire, it truly marks the end of an age for the three of us.” SSL Demo Truck Makes Several Canadian Stops The Solid State Logic AWS Truck made three stops in Quebec and four in Ontario as part of its 2017 trip through North America. Ar- riving first in Quebec, the truck was at Montreal’s Studio Economik for two days, and then a day each at CBC/Radio-Canada and CEV. In Ontario, the truck hit Long & McQuade Bloor and Long & McQuade Pro in Toronto as well as Mississauga’s Metalworks Institute and London’s Fanshawe College. The SSL AWS Truck is a custom-built mobile demonstration studio featuring two music production systems: one based around SSL’s AWS 948 hybrid studio production console and a collection of SSL I/O. The second system is based around Nucleus2, with a particular emphasis on its use in Dante-based multi-seat teaching labs. The truck’s internal acoustics were designed by Russ Berger. Visitors at each stop could tour the truck and get hands-on with the gear. The stops were arranged with the help of SSL’s Canadian dis- tributor, HHB Canada. The truck is now touring the east coast of the U.S. For more information, go to PROFESSIONAL SOUND 17