Dangerous Music is extending congratulations to several of their users who have Grammy(r) nominated projects for 2011. All the clients have great praise for the Dangerous Music gear they used in their productions, from the Foo Fighters, with mastering engineers Emily Lazar and Joe LaPorta, the Kings of Leon with co-producer and engineer Jacquire King, Glenn Schick mastering for Canton Jones, and Nashville’s producer and engineer John Schirmer for Keb Mo, to the engineers and producers at New York’s Stadium Red studios who turned out a host of nominations for projects from artists J. Cole, Chris Brown, Marsha Ambrosius, and classical composer Steven Mackey.
Rock royalty Foo Fighters and platinum favorites Kings of Leon share Rock Grammy accolades with Best Rock Album nominations, while the album and songs from the Foo Fighters “Wasted Light” also have nominations for Album of the Year, Best Rock Performance, Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, Best Rock Song and Best Long Form Music Video. The Foo Fighters album, (produced by Butch Vig who’s up for Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical), was mastered by Emily Lazar and Joe LaPorta at The Lodge Mastering in NY, using Dangerous Music equipment. While the Kings of Leon release “Come Around Sundown” was co-produced and mixed by Jacquire King using Dangerous Music gear extensively throughout the production process.
The Lodge studios sports the highly analog Dangerous Master in their mastering studio. “I have always favored gear that allows me to effect changes without artificially coloring the sound too much,” states Emily Lazar, Chief Mastering Engineer at The Lodge. “My choice pieces from our arsenal are both musical and clean but without being too clinical – with that in mind, I can always rely on the Dangerous Music Master with its S&M capability to give me a true and desirable result. The versatility and overall transparency of the Dangerous gear has allowed me to remain flexible regardless of the genre of music that I’m mastering. The Dangerous S&M process found its way into the analog chain on the Foo Fighters’ “Wasting Light” quite a bunch! I’m a huge fan of its circuitry. It always seems to add an elegant width and depth to the mix and can at times even fix mixes that lack dimension. It’s super versatile with its side-chain capabilities, and I even love running things through it flat!”
On the Kings of Leon album “Come Around Sundown” – nominated for the ‘Best Rock Album’ Grammy – engineer and producer Jacquire King used the Dangerous 2-Bus analog summing amp and Monitor ST monitor controller, “Using the 2-Bus and ST in a hybrid setup with my analog outboard pieces is absolutely comparable to mixing on a great analog console. I can hear things very accurately, the Dangerous Music gear is not a colored, tricky sound, it’s transparent and true,” says King.
Mastering engineer Glenn Schick is nominated for the artist Canton Jones for Best Gospel Song, (Schick was also nominated in 2010 for “Best Engineered Album” for Widespread Panic’s release). “I used the Dangerous Bax EQ as well as the Dangerous Master on the Canton Jones album,” says Schick. “I love the Bax EQ! It’s the cleanest and most musical piece of gear that I own!”
Nashville producer and engineer John Schirmer of Twelve Tone Music studios recorded and mixed the new Keb Mo album The Reflection that is up for a ‘Best Blues Album’ Grammy. Schirmer uses the Dangerous D-Box integrated analog summing and monitor controller. “There are few things in my studio that are not replaceable. My ears, my record player and my Dangerous D-Box are the three most irreplaceable tools in my box,” says Schirmer. “I draw inspiration from all three on a daily basis and I couldn’t possibly do what I do with any one of the three unavailable to me. Together we work and function as a team and the Dangerous D-Box is the nerve center to all things Twelve Tone Music, the D-Box is an extension of who I am as a Producer/Mixer/Engineer and its addition to Twelve Tone Music is priceless.”
Engineers and producers at New York’s Stadium Red studios turned out a host of Grammy Award nominations this year for Best New Artist: J. Cole, Best R&B Album: Chris Brown, Best R&B Performance: Marsha Ambrosius; and Best Engineered Album, Classical: Steven Mackey: Lonely Motel – Music From Slide which was mixed by Grammy nominated engineer Tom Lazarus. “All of our Grammy nominated projects at some point were worked on in Stadium Red’s Studio A and Studio C4 with the Dangerous Monitor ST,” says Claude Zdanow, Stadium Red’s Founder and CEO.
Stadium Red’s Grammy nominated engineer Ariel Borujow, who has worked with P. Diddy, T.I., Chiddy Bang, and Black Eyed Peas among many others, utilizes three key Dangerous Music products, Monitor ST, 2-Bus LT analog summing and BAX EQ, in ‘Studio C4’ at Stadium Red. “With the Monitor ST I can finally hear my mixes they way I always wanted to,” says Borujow. “Along with my Dangerous 2-Bus LT, and BAX EQ, I have the perfect rig with instant recall capabilities. With the BAX EQ last in my chain, I know when I print my mixes I can give them the extra umph they deserve. I won’t mix without it.”
All the Grammy nominees are listed at: http://www.grammy.com/nominees
For more information on some of the engineers, producers and studios who have worked on these Grammy nominated projects, visit: The Lodge: http://thelodge.com – Stadium Red: http://www.stadiumredny.com – Twelve-Tone-Music: http://twelve-tone-music.com – Jacquire King: http://jacquireking.com – Glenn Schick Mastering: http://www.gsmastering.com
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