Jay Baumgardner.Hollywood, CA (January 4, 2008)–Jay Baumgardner is at it again in his mix suite at NRG Recording with a fresh slate of high-profile projects. With upcoming releases by P.O.D. and Walls of Jericho (the latter produced by Skipknot’s Corey Taylor) under his fingertips, Baumgardner’s mixes will pass through the A/D conversion of the LavryBlue from Lavry Engineering.
“Everything goes through my LavryBlue converters–it’s the most important stage after I’ve compressed, EQ’d and done everything else to my mixes,” says Baumgardner. “I expect my A/D’s to make the music sound exactly like it sounded before it was converted. The ideal converter gives me nothing more and nothing less than what I was hearing, and stays as true as possible to the source. My LavryBlue does that for me.”
Baumgardner works in NRG’s Studio C, equipped with an SSL 9000 console, Pro Tools|HD and Dynaudio C4 monitors. “My approach to mixing,” he states, “is that I just try to make it sound good by getting the meaning and essence of the song across to the listener.
“My first exposure to Lavry Engineering was at Sterling Sound, where I saw that the mastering engineer, Ted Jensen, was using Lavry converters,” Baumgardner continues. “He thought they were great, I agreed, and that led to me bringing a LavryBlue into my room. I use that as my master recorder, recording my mixes back into Pro Tools HD through the Lavry A/D conversion. Throughout, my LavryBlue has worked flawlessly.”