Part 1: The new £57 million Royal Birmingham Conservatoire building has officially opened its doors. It's a milestone development that elevates the Conservatoire facilities to world-class status and includes a recording and live sound production infrastructure without compromise, and with SSL very much at its heart. The new equipment list includes four SSL Live consoles and five SSL SuperAnalogue consoles, all connected with a facility-wide Dante network.

Part 2: The new £57 million Royal Birmingham Conservatoire building has officially opened its doors. It's a milestone development that elevates the Conservatoire facilities to world-class status and includes a recording and live sound production infrastructure without compromise, and with SSL very much at its heart. The new equipment list includes four SSL Live consoles and five SSL SuperAnalogue consoles, all connected with a facility-wide Dante network.

Jay Rigby has chosen the SSL L500 console for Front of House duties on the recent Queens of the Stone Age world tour, supplied by Eighth Day Sound. In this interview, at the Eden Sessions UK, he talks about his creative approach to the QOTSA signature sound, dealing with mid-range madness, working with a 'variable' set-list, and the role the L500 console plays in everything.

In Part 2 of this interview, Depeche Mode's Front of House Engineer Antony King talks about his choice of SSL Live L500 consoles, how he sets up and uses those consoles, and offers some real world advice on live drum production, reaching the back of the stadium, as well as spilling the beans on Dave Gahan's vocals.

Chris Stephens, FOH Engineer for Jason Aldean talks to SSL about the L500 live console.

Rick Smith and Karl Hyde talk about using the SSL L500 console live on stage.

Monitor Engineer Rob Ziemba talks about his experiences with the SSL L500 console during the latest Chance The Rapper tour.

Front of House Engineer Kyle Bulmann talks about his experience with the SSL L500 Plus live console during the latest Chance The Rapper tour.

The Analogues is an extraordinary band with an ambitious mission. The aim is to recreate, live, the last six Studio albums of The Beatles using the same instruments, amplifiers, and arrangements. The band has tracked down and restored period instruments from all over the world, such as a rare Lowrey Heritage Deluxe Organ, as used on the introduction to Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds. Remko Luijten, the Band's Front of House Engineer, and Ger Arts, Monitor Engineer, talk to Solid State Logic about bringing that ambition to stage, most recently at the Ziggo Dome (Amsterdam) on the 50th Anniversary of the release of Sgt Pepper.

Antony King is the fingers behind the faders behind Depeche Modes's epic Global Spirit Stadium Tour that spans 2017 and 2018. In Part 1 of this interview he talks about his own background and how he prepares for a tour like this, as well as offering some insight into the technical and creative aspects of a Depeche Mode gig, and how you get that kind of gig in the first place.

A video interview with Director of Technology, Matt Glover, and Production Manager Landon Robertson - church mixing, loudness, and technology choices. The Church at Brook Hills (Alabama) uses SSL L300s at FOH and monitors.

During sound check at the Mohegan Sun Arena, Front of House Engineer Kenny Kaiser takes time out to share wisdom from his years or experience in live sound engineering, and from life on the road with US rock phenomenon, The Killers.

How do you get a church to rock? Respected Production Manager and Front of House Engineer Andrew Stone talks about how Tulsa's Church On The Move has carved character into its message, and why he switched from all-analogue to SSL Live.

Front of House Engineer Chris Pollard has been touring with Mumford & Sons since their first album and is currently in the midst of the Band’s epic 'An Arrow Through The Heartland' tour. Pollard's console of choice for the tour is the SSL L500 live console...

Brian Montgomery (Monitors, Santana) shares his experiences in transitioning to and touring worldwide with the SSL LIve L500 console.

Christ Community Church (Illinois) Technical Director Michael Montanari has specified SSL L500 consoles for both Front of House and Monitor positions at its St Charles campus. In this video he talks about audio production at the church and his experiences with SSL Live.

Mark Dowdle, FOH Engineer for Gloria Estefan, Steely Dan and many more talks to SSL about his experiences using the L500.

Engineer Chris Rabold talks to SSL about his experiences using the SSL L500 live production console at FOH for Kenny Chesney.

Herb Tucmandl, CEO and Founder of Vienna Symphonic Library and Synchron Stage Vienna reveals the story behind the creation of this fantastic new facility.

Successful sample library and virtual instrument developer Vienna Symphonic Library has opened a new large-scale, high-end scoring stage and studio complex, Synchron Stage Vienna. The complex features two Duality consoles, an L500 live console and a huge Dante network powered by SSL Network I/O.

Bernd Mazagg, Technical Director & Chief Audio Engineer at Synchron Stage Vienna discusses the technical and creative ambition behind the venture.