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Mastering Engineer Nate Wood

Multi-instrumentalist on drums, bass & guitar, flies high playing live and engineering in the studio with Dangerous Music gear

Mastering Engineer Nate Wood at his NY Kerseboom Mastering Studio

Mastering Engineer Nate Wood at his NY Kerseboom Mastering Studio

The journey from being a musician to becoming a mastering engineer began with Nate Wood making his own album and preferring the approach of recording and mixing the music himself, compared to going to a studio and trying to get someone else to make his music sound the way he was hearing it. After mixing his own album and projects for friends he found a new companion career to his live performances in mastering other people’s projects. Based in New York, Wood has outfitted his studio with the Dangerous Music D-Box for monitor control, reference D/A conversion, and analog summing for his mix path, along with the Dangerous Liaison programmable analog router with parallel processing for his six key pieces of outboard gear, two compressors and four EQs. The Liaison proved to be an elegant solution to his tedious practice of hand re-patching outboard gear for mastering sessions.

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Amadeus UDX Series Speakers

Amadeus, French provider of high-end audio solutions and services, re-launches the UDX Series speakers 30 years after its first edition

The new Amadeus UDX Series Speakers

Amadeus, based in France, one of the premiere manufacturers of high-end sound reinforcement systems and custom studio speakers, has announced the re-launch of its famed UDX Series passive speakers – 30 years after originally releasing their first edition. Including four different models, the UDX Series is perfectly adapted to sound reinforcement applications in concert halls, auditoriums, conference rooms, and theaters. Designed to be included within fixed or long-lasting installations, each UDX speaker system can also be used in touring applications as a stage monitor when fitted with optional accessories. The newly redesigned UDX Series are now available from licensed Amadeus distributors and dealers throughout Europe and Asia, from € 1090.00 to € 1990.00 (VAT excluded), depending on the model.

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Mike Wells Gets Dangerous

Engineers Chris Dugan and Chris Lord-Alge team up to record and mix album, while Mike Wells masters the Billie Joe Armstrong production at his Dangerous Music equipped LA studio

Mike Wells in his Dangerous Music Equipped LA Mastering Room

Mike Wells in his Dangerous Music Equipped LA Mastering Room

Mastering engineer Mike Wells recently completed a project for producer Billie Joe Armstrong, the new “Emily’s Army” album titled Lost at Seventeen (Adeline Records). The sophomore album release will debut June 11, 2013 and features the drumming of Armstrong’s son Joey; Wells also mastered the band’s first album. Engineer Chris Dugan recorded the album and worked with mixer Chris Lord-Alge and producer Armstrong to coordinate the mastering at Wells’ LA mastering studio which is all based around a Dangerous Music equipment.

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Grammy-Winner F. Reid Shippen

Nashville based engineer wins two Grammys out of his seven 2012 award nominations and adds the BAX EQ to his extensive Dangerous Music gear setup

Engineer F. Reid Shippen in his Nashville studio with the Dangerous Monitor ST remote

Engineer F. Reid Shippen in his Nashville studio with the Dangerous Monitor ST remote

2012 was a big year for mixer F. Reid Shippen, having taken home two statues out of his seven Grammy(r) nominations. Shippen mixes in his Nashville studio and utilizes the sonic fingerprint of several pieces of Dangerous Music hardware. His two Grammy wins this year are for Best Country Duo/Group Performance with his mix of the song “Pontoon” for Little Big Town, and Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for mixing TobyMac’s “Eye On It” album. Shippen is also nominated for Audio Engineer of the Year at the upcoming Academy of Country Music Awards in April. All Shippen’s mixes use the Dangerous Music products as key ingredients to get the right sound for each project.

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Dangerous Returns To The Grammys


2012 Award Nominated Projects from Top Engineers & Producers using Dangerous Music equipment

As the 56th Grammy(r) Awards show approaches, multi-award-winning hardware manufacturer Dangerous Music is offering congratulations to several of their users who have Grammy nominated projects for 2012. This year, nominated projects recorded, mixed or mastered utilizing Dangerous gear include artists such as Tom Waits recorded and mixed by Karl Derfler, Marilyn Manson co-produced by Chris Vrenna, The Roots, Lupe Fiasco, Elle Varner and John Legend with Ludacris mastered by Dave Kutch, Little Big Town, TobyMac, Matthew West, Kari Jobe, and Brit Nicole mixed by F. Reid Shippen, Kenny Garrett mixed by Todd Whitelock, and 2 Chainz mastered by Glenn Schick. The Grammy Awards are to be televised live February 10, 2013 on CBS.

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