Newark, IL (June 22, 2005)–Producer/engineer Bryan Mitchell and fellow native Chicago producer/engineer/musician Brian Moritz have teamed up to form BNB Productions, Inc., a new company dedicated to artist development, jingle and soundtrack creation, and audio/video recording services. As part of the partnership, the duo is currently in the process of converting a 4,200-square-foot building 60 miles southwest of the Windy City into a three-studio facility that will serve as its primary headquarters when it opens in mid-July.
Although much of the recording and mastering gear going into the new studio complex is from their own equipment arsenals–including a 60-channel Audient ASP8024 console, Digidesign Pro Tools|HD system, Sony APR24 and Ampex ATR-102 tape machines and copious quantities of classic outboard mic preamps, compressors and processing–the two BNB principals recently chose to purchase a new Legendary Audio Masterpiece boasting an all-Rupert Neve circuit design.
Although Mitchell’s first use of the Legendary Audio product was, indeed, for mastering, he believes that the product is too versatile to be strictly dubbed a ‘mastering system’. “There are so many things that can be done with this box; you can really get lost in it,” he said. “Aside from mastering with it, I’ve both tracked and mixed through it and found that whatever I use it on–even simply running signals through its transformers with barely any tweaking–sounds incredible. It can completely heal the harshness of digital sources. By making a few knob adjustments, you can give new character to the sound. The sonic landscape of anything going through this product just explodes.
“The level of control on this box is pretty staggering, too. EQ adjustments can be made in super-precise quarter-decibel increments. Sometimes it’s just that tiny little edge that makes all the difference.”