SSL expands live console distribution network in Asia
ASIA: Solid State Logic has welcomed DMT in Hong Kong and Beijing, and Stage Craft International in Manila, Philippines to its commercial distribution network for the SSL Live console. Already a distributor for SSL studio consoles for some time, DMT is now also taking on the distribution for SSL’s live and installation products.
‘By catering to the professional broadcast, music and post production markets, we have forged a very close working relationship with SSL and have worked hard to expand our operation to serve the live and installation markets,’ said Chris Fish, technical director of DMT. ‘The SSL Live represents an exciting new opportunity for us in this field and perfectly complements our existing high-end live companies. After the recent SSL Live distributor training event at our Hong Kong headquarters, we found that everyone is getting very positive feedback from prospective clients, especially with regards to sound quality and flexibility.’
‘Stage Craft International has a long and proud track record in the professional light and sound industry and at broadcast studios, houses of worship and live venues across the Philippines,’ said Sheila Petalio, senior sales manager for Stage Craft International. ‘We have continuously been closely associated with the leading brands in the world, and SSL is the best in this field. Our specialists have been trained by SSL in the operation and service of the Live desk, and we can’t wait to show it to our customers. There is already so much interest.’
Commenting on the announcement from SSL, Anthony Gofton, sales manager, said: ‘China and South East Asia represent an important and growing market for Solid State Logic. The live music scene in this region is vibrant and very healthy, and we look forward to being an increasingly important part of that. We are pleased to announce that we have a growing network of distributors for the Live desk throughout Asia, each with demo consoles and trained personnel on site. Each distributor represents the best in professional audio products and services in their region, and I am pleased and proud to work closely with them.’
The company has also announced that distribution for Singapore will now be processed through the SSL Singapore office.
‘SSL Singapore has been part of the SSL network for some 25 years, and I was pleased to join them this year to help co-ordinate and market the SSL Live desk,’ said Dominic Koh, sales and marketing manager, SSL Singapore. ‘We have already received many requests from across the region from people keen to try it for themselves. I’m looking forward to taking our demo system on the road in 2014.’