Richie Biggs & Charlie Peacock

Producers & Engineers Working in Busy Nashville Scene get “Consistency and Killer Sound” Mixing with Dangerous 2-Bus Analog Summing

Richie Biggs (left) and Charlie Peacock in their Nashville studio

When the Civil Wars took the stage at the 2012 Grammy® Awards, Dangerous Music was part of the moment, as the band’s highly successful and great-sounding record was mixed on the Dangerous 2-Bus. The duo’s live Grammy performance was spectacular, a combination of everything musical and emotional that musicians and music fans alike appreciate. Richie Biggs and Charlie Peacock are the engineers and producers behind the sound of the Civil Wars album “Barton Hollow.” They work around the clock on multiple projects in their Nashville studio and rely on the consistent recall capability and killer sound of the Dangerous 2-Bus analog summing amp and Dangerous D-Box summing and monitor control in their hybrid Pro Tools-based mix rooms.

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FOH Engineer Horace Ward

FOH engineer Horace Ward with the Dangerous Music 2-Bus summing amp (at right), mixing the Usher concert at the Moon Palace Resorts in Cancun, Mexico

Dangerous Music 2-Bus breathes life into mixing live with a digital console

Front of house engineer Horace Ward has a new secret weapon for making his live music mixes sound their best: the Dangerous Music 2-Bus. In the spirit of sharing, he’d like other engineers to know about it too, so their audiences can also get the best concert experience. The 2-Bus is best known for its role in the recording studio, bringing the tone, feel, and headroom of an analog console to digital mixes suffering from ‘in-the-box’ summing. But Ward has found a way to use the 2-Bus to get a similar enhancement – and control – over his live mixes. He says, “I don’t understand how the 2-Bus has been in the studio so long but hasn’t gotten to live shows – the sound is unbelievable.”

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Lauten Audio “Atlantis” Mic

New FC-387 “Atlantis” solid-state large diaphragm condenser microphone available worldwide

New York engineer and producer Fab DuPont with the Atlantis Mic

Lauten Audio has begun shipping its new microphone, the FC-387 “Atlantis” model. The new mic is a solid-state large-diaphragm condenser with three distinct personalities. Atlantis features multiple switches for three different polar patterns, gain, and unique timbre settings. The FC-387 offers a blend of full and rich low- and mid-range, as well as smooth and unique high-mid and high-frequencies – recordists seeking an incredibly diverse and useful modern FET studio microphone will like it. The Atlantis FC-387 microphone retails for $1599. US and will be available worldwide from dealers June 1, 2012.

The engineer who had a huge ‘voice’ in the tuning and settings of Atlantis, Fab DuPont, a New York engineer and producer says, “Nobody is making a microphone for the modern recording process – everybody is making microphones as if we were still going through consoles and transformers to tape several times in the process of recording. The reality is we don’t. The reality is that we all record into a very clean preamp, into a very clean converter, into a very clean DAW, coming out a very clean D-to-A. And everything in incredibly open and bright and pristine; it’s really hard to make a modern, good sounding record because everything is too bright and everything is very wide open.”

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Pete Evick Mixes Bret Michaels

Engineer and Guitarist records and mixes hit records on the road for Rock & Roll Icon with Dangerous Music D-Box and Bax EQ

Pete Evick wears many musical hats. He’s the guitarist in the Bret Michaels Band, as well as Michael’s songwriting partner, (plus he has his own band: Evick); but he’s also the Bret Michaels Band engineer, and records and mixes while he’s on tour with them. Evick uses the Dangerous Music D-Box and Dangerous Bax EQ as key ingredients for his hit-record success and a killer rock sound. “The last two records we made both debuted in the top 40 Billboard charts, one at number 14, so they are legitimate hit records,” says Evick, “and they were impossible to do without the D-Box. That’s the whole point.”

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‘Bob Moog Birthday’ Patches

Spectrasonics Release New Sounds for the Bob Moog Tribute Library from Sound Designer Eric Persing

To celebrate the anniversary of Bob Moog’s 78th birthday, Spectrasonics have released 78 brand new Omnisphere patches for the Bob Moog Tribute Library! With the addition of the new ‘birthday’ patches created by Producer Eric Persing, the library now features over 800 stunning sounds for Omnisphere, the company’s flagship synthesizer.

The new patches are a continuation of the tribute to honor the legacy of synthesizer pioneer Dr. Robert Moog and support the ongoing work of the Bob Moog Foundation. In 2011 Spectrasonics produced the Tribute library with the generosity and creative talents of many renowned synthesizer artists, and has been a huge success in benefiting the Foundation allowing them to expand their educational outreach programs. 100% of the proceeds from the “Bob Moog Tribute Library” go to benefit the Bob Moog Foundation.

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