Edmeston, NY (August 17, 2010)--Dangerous Music equipment was in the mix when engineer and producer Richard Sales recently completed a project with his daughter, Hayley.
Sales recently finished mixing his daughter Hayley's follow-up album for Universal using the Dangerous Music 2-Bus analog summing mixer and monitoring with the Dangerous Monitor ST along with the Dangerous DAC-ST D-to-A converter. The album, titled When the Bird Became a Book, (Universal Music) is getting radio airplay and climbing the charts in Canada and Japan where the singer-songwriter has a strong following.
Describing his new system, Sales says, "This whole experience for me was a giant 'Ah hah!'—an epiphany. I had been recording and mixing analog for many years. When I switched over to digital, so many of the mysteries that had been plaguing me regarding why DAW mixing was not sounding right just blew apart when I got the Dangerous Music equipment."
Sales has produced and engineered a wide variety of artists, from John Fahey, Danny Gatton, and Bernice Reagon of Sweet Honey In The Rock, to Miles Davis (with engineer Jim Smith), Wavy Gravy and beat literati Ken Kesey.
Sales notes how his mixes have improved with the Dangerous Music gear: "Before I had the Dangerous 2-Bus, I really struggled with EQ and compression trying to get back to the fatness and warmth I was used to and it just wasn't working. After using the 2-Bus, the fatness came back. The clarity of different elements is amazing. Summing inside the DAW is not the way to go for high-end recordings. It gets sort of compacted sounding, a little smaller, a little narrower and any notion of a '3D sound' is just not going to happen. In the competitive current world of music, all those 'littles' add up. All I can say is the mixes speak for themselves. Nothing I've ever done sounds anywhere near as fat, modern and clear as with the Dangerous gear."
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