Los Angeles, CA (June 18, 2010)–Production music company FreshBeat added A-Designs Audio gear when it recently relocated its U.S. studio.
Although Nard Berings’ name may not be immediately familiar to most people, millions have heard his compositions. Nard and his brother, Klaas, are the co-owners of Fresh Beat, a company with studios in both Los Angeles and Amsterdam that produce music for some of the most popular television shows and commercials around the globe.
Shows like America’s Next Top Model, Gilmore Girls, Smash Cuts, Oprah Winfrey, American Idol and Burn Notice have all featured music from the Berings brothers, as have commercial campaigns for Campbell’s, Verizon, Mattel, Burger King, Honda, Nissan, Doritos, Heineken, IKEA and many others.
Nard recently moved his L.A. studio setup from Venice Beach to a brand-new, larger facility in Mar Vista. Wanting to equip the new space with some additional outboard gear, he has added A-Designs Audio’s HM2EQ HAMMER and REDDI direct inject box. Nard further chose to purchase several products from A-Designs Audio’s sibling company, Pete’s Place Audio, including a BAC-500 compressor and Blast Pad Filter.
“One of my friends, a fellow composer and studio owner who writes for an audio magazine in Holland, told me about the HAMMER, and then I read some great things about it on Gearslutz,” he says. “Peter [Montessi, A-Designs Audio president] let me try one in my studio and it was exactly what I was looking for–a ‘friendly’ coloring EQ, not too extreme, and with a nice open high end. Although Peter told me that it wasn’t designed as a mastering EQ, I’ve been mainly using it on my master buss to open up my mixes and add a little bit of bottom. I also frequently use it on the drums and background vocals busses, and all I can say is, ‘wow!’