Champlain, NY (August 26, 2010)–During the making of the Ocean Eyes album, Adam Young, the creative force behind Owl City, discovered Focal Twin6 Be monitors.
“I absolutely love the Focals. I had mixed with other brands over the years, but it was always a bit deceiving. Other monitors seemed somewhat overly polished, bass heavy and even ‘clubby.’ The Focal Twin 6s are so transparent, but still easy to listen to and work with: they really help my mixes translate to anything I play them back on,” states Young, who bought himself a pair.
Having used other monitors, Young does notice major differences with the Focal Twin 6s. “I can listen to them all day and not get fatigued. They’re very ‘true’ sounding monitors, but not so transparent and flat that they’re hard to listen to. They have a perfect balance,” he says.
“I engineered and mixed most of the record before I got my hands on a pair of my own Twin 6s,” adds Young, “but several months before, I wound up at a studio in Seattle doing some post-production string tracks at Two Sticks Audio studios and the control room there had a pair of Twin 6s. We ended up doing a lot of mix work with them and I couldn’t believe how transparent and accurate they sounded.”
Young’s first independent release in 2008, Maybe I’m Dreaming, received much praise and made Young into a phenomenon, with over 16 million profile views and over 80 million plays on MySpace. Owl City’s newest CD, Ocean Eyes, released in 2009, has sold over one million copies in the U.S. alone, while the first single “Fireflies” hit #1 in 23 countries.