Al Schmitt (right) and assistant Steve Genewick in Capitol’s Studio A with the Bricasti Design Model 7 Stereo Reverb Processor. Hollywood, CA (June 24, 2008)–Multiple Grammy Award-winning engineer/producer Al Schmitt recently completed sessions at Capital Recording Studios with artist Natalie Cole using his new Model 7 Stereo Reverb Processor from Bricasti Design.
“The M7’s clarity and ease of use are outstanding,” Schmitt said. “On muted brass, trumpets and vocals, in particular, the Model 7 is unmatchable. For me, it’s a major breakthrough!” The upcoming project, tentatively entitled Unforgettable II, is scheduled for release in August.
Schmitt’s first experience with the Model 7 came during tracking sessions with Cole. “I had borrowed a unit from Summit Audio [Bricasti Design’s U.S. distributor] to try out on the dates. I liked the reverb processor so much that I ended up purchasing one for myself. An external reverb like the Bricasti Model 7 is perfect for the way I work. I can quickly store and recall settings via the user-friendly front-panel layout.”
Upcoming sessions include a jazz project with Roberta Gamberini, a 2007 Grammy nominee for her CD Easy to Love, and saxophonist James Moody, in addition to an album with Roy Hargrove’s 19-piece, two-time Grammy-winning Big Band.
The new Model 7 Stereo Reverb Processor features a reverb algorithm known as True Stereo Reverb Process. M7 includes more than 100 reverb presets, including Halls, Plates, Rooms, Chambers and Ambient Spaces. The user interface offers a total of 15 Parametric Program Parameters and 50 User Registers; four front-panel “Favorites” enable quick saves and A-B comparisons.
“Each design element of the Model 7 is a carefully considered statement of our vision of what the evolution of reverberation processing in its most classic form can be,” said company president Brian Zolner. “With a deep appreciation of the best designs which precede it, and a passion for moving the science of reverberation forward, the Model 7 provides a palette of sounds that encompass the familiar as well as new expressions in the art. Listen to the new reference in reverb processing; it will bring new life to a project in a way unimagined by any process before it.”