Northridge, CA (January 21, 2011)–Eddie Kramer used JBL LSR6300 Series studio monitors for the remastering of West Coast Seattle Boy – The Jimi Hendrix Anthology, a new CD/DVD box set.
The set spans Hendrix’s recording career from his first sides as a sideman for The Isley Brothers, King Curtis, Little Richard and others to more than 40 never before released tracks and alternate versions of classic Hendrix songs.
“The four CDs on the anthology trace Jimi’s career from the very beginning to the very end,” Kramer noted. “It’s just amazing hearing the progression of Jimi trying to burst through the early tracks, all the way to later recordings where Jimi’s absolute mastery of tone and technique enabled him to create sounds that were just nonexistent in anyone else’s mind.”
Kramer emphasized, “I was determined to present these recordings with the best possible sound quality. In order to get the most from a wide variety of source material, I needed equipment that let me hear every last detail that was on these recordings, and enable me to make accurate judgments about EQ, compression and dynamic range to bring out the most in the source material.
“The JBL LSR6300 monitors reveal tremendous detail. I am very happy with these speakers, because they give me the resolution I need, particularly in the high end. I love the LSR6300 monitors because they’re so smooth, and the top end doesn’t take my head off. They’re not fatiguing to the ears, which was crucial for the extended listening sessions that were often involved in this project.”
“One particularly important aspect is that I can easily tell where certain instruments are in the stereo image,” continued Kramer. “That to me is critical because I do a lot of very careful placement and a lot of panning.”