Oxfordshire, UK (September 18, 2007)–Nimrod Productions have produced soundtracks for award-winning video games such as 24 The Game, Reservoir Dogs, Gran Turismo and Driver 2 and 3. The common thread through the soundtracks, which have shifted over 50 million units worldwide, is Focusrite’s Liquid Mix.
“I’m using Focusrite’s Liquid Mix a great deal,” says resident producer and Nimrod co-founder Rich Aitken. “In fact it’s pretty much on every mix I do–and believe me, I do a lot. Sometimes you want a plug-in that behaves just like the real deal, so I choose Liquid Mix when I need to faithfully represent some classic outboard–an 1176 or an LA2A [or] an API. I have a few of these pieces in the studio, but just not ten of them.”
He continues, “I like to experiment with sound design–and this is another area where Liquid Mix really works, like the mix and match of EQ types. Quite often I’ll use the top-end of a modern valve EQ combined with the bottom of some old vintage piece. It’s great fun and not something I’d thought about until it was presented to me.”
Aitken elaborates, “A product like Liquid Mix enables me to provide mixes of varying sonic characteristics such that they can sound like different tracks from not only very different studios, but also different eras. In one project, for example, I had to mix about 20 tracks that had to sound like they were recorded in 1978. Some of them I did through my Neve–it is of that vintage after all–but often I needed particular pieces that I just didn’t have. In the same project I also had to provide modern ‘SSL-style’ mixes that had real punch. And for both types of sound the mixes had to sound real–and that’s where Liquid Mix comes in.”