Scotts Valley, CA (December 7, 2009)–Engineer/producer Jacquire King recorded Norah Jones’ latest release using Universal Audio converters, mic preamps and UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins throughout.
“It’s so exciting the way Universal Audio is partnering with [original hardware manufacturers] to really make UAD plug-ins legitimate. It’s already impacted the way I work,” said King, who has the platinum-selling Kings of Leon album, Only by the Night, already under his belt. “Since getting these plug-ins over the last few years, it’s the most significant shift in my work in terms of the way I’m doing things, and able to approach things.”
“The EMT 250 [plug-in] is amazing. That’s one of my favorite digital reverbs,” King continued. “It’s all over Norah’s record, on all of the songs…It just puts this beautiful halo of space and sound around her voice. It was really helpful to have something of that quality. That’s why I’ve always liked the [EMT 250] hardware unit, and this [plug-in] did the exact same thing.”
King also employed a well-chosen selection of analog gear for Jones’ record. “I used the 2-610 mic preamps extensively for bass and Wurlitzer. I also used it for background vocals,” he noted. “I love the way the EQ works, especially the top end. It’s got a really nice shape to it, and you can really crank it. It doesn’t sound harsh; it’s very pleasing.”
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