Saturday, December 13, 2014

EQ Shootouts Coming Soon

That's right, we are going to be doing some EQ shootouts in the studio pretty soon. Analog EQs have strengths and weaknesses. Understanding these is the first step to making the right decision on how to spend your hard earned money. One thing I've noticed is there isn't a lot of audio examples out there for various EQs. We will be running various devices from API, Rupert Neve Designs, Inward Connections, Trident Audio, and a few more through their paces. We will post various audio examples and thoughts. As we collect more EQs we will add more examples.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Freq Zone Gets More Dangerous

Dangerous Music that is. We already had a BAX EQ and it's a great piece of gear but with the addition of the new room what we really needed was an analog mastering backbone. It's something that's often overlooked, but when you are doing mastering work with analog equipment a backbone of some type is a necessity. It allows you to quickly compare settings, use volume matching, and perform complex processing tasks in the analog domain. A simple patchbay is just not enough for mastering tasks. This is because of the time it takes to patch something in/out and the perception of the material.

We went with a combination of the Dangerous Music Master and Dangerous Music Liaison. The flexibility between the two devices will allow us to perform pretty much any tasks we would like in the analog domain while treating analog hardware as plugins.

The Dangerous Master and Liaison are not just for mastering. By using the Master and Liaison combination off of the inserts on the console we can quickly audition gear and settings allowing us to make decisions quickly and more accurately then we would have otherwise.

We love Dangerous Music and these devices are great additions to the studio and offer us the flexibility we need in order to deliver the best result possible. Extremely high quality sound in a great package, what's not to love?

Contact us today and find out how these great pieces of gear can make your music sound even better and take your music to the next level.

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