Salt Lake City, Utah (May 5, 2010)–Professional technical A/V consultant Under the Wire recently completed a home studio for guitar legend Zakk Wylde, including multiple dbx units.
Featured in the installation are a dbx 160SL compressor, four dbx 160A compressors, a dbx 386 dual-channel tube mic pre and a dbx tube channel strip. Wylde and his band, Black Label Society, are recording their new album, which is scheduled for release summer 2010, at the studio.
“We were specifically looking for the dbx sound,” said Zack Fagan, sound engineer and founder of Under the Wire. “The dbx 160A and SL both have a very unique sound that no studio in complete without.”
Black Label Society’s FOH man, Dave Allen, and Fagan had been friends for numerous years before the two met again at Wylde’s new studio. Allen put Fagan in touch with Jeff Harris of dbx when BLS was looking for a total sound turnaround. “Jeff came on board and provided us with great advice for the studio, recommending all of the equipment that would give BLS the ultimate sound for their new record,” continued Fagan.
At the project’s completion, the eager team patiently waited to hear their recordings through the latest dbx equipment. Fagan continued, “The only issue we had with hooking up the new equipment was doing it as fast as we could to start using it.”
The team couldn’t be happier with the results as the entire renovation plan went flawlessly, with no problems stemming from either the gear or installation. “The entire process from start to finish went so smoothly and quickly that the soldering iron was still hot when I ran into the studio to start working on the new album,” stated Wylde.