Los Angeles, CA (May 6, 2009)–Andy Waterman, owner/operator of Umbrella Media, recently added a Bricasti Design Model 7 Stereo Reverb Processor at his multi-room complex in Chatsworth, CA.
“I am ‘The Master Mixer,'” Waterman advises, “expertly blending a number of elements to create innovative new products for the next level of success, often in untapped or unimagined areas. My new Model 7 is perfect for creating highly realistic ambiences and acoustic spaces into which I can place voice-over and musical sources. It’s an amazing development!”
Waterman prepares a number of music and narration CDs and related materials for Hal Leonard Corporation, a well-respected source of edutainment material for teachers and school children. Umbrella Media oversees and produces more than 25 such projects each year. Waterman serves as recording producer for John Jacobson’s Music Express, an audio, video and print magazine from Hal Leonard that is issued bimonthly and reaches over five million young students.
“One of the primary issues that brought me to investigate the Bricasti M7,” the producer states, “was that we need to accommodate a multitude of musical styles while creating our edutainment products. We have a daily need to recreate appropriate musical styles from the latest pop to classical, jazz and Broadway soundtracks.
“For a long time I’ve been searching for an outboard reverb processor that sounded realistic. The current generation of convolution reverbs has been a big disappointment; they never offer anything that is useful for my projects. What I need is ‘dimension’–the ability to ‘look’ into the acoustic space being created. In other words, to create an environment that sounds and behaves like the real thing. The Bricasti M7 is truly a revelation. I’ve used virtually every reverb plate, including the legendary EMT 250 and others, but nothing sounds a good as the Model 7.”