London, UK (March 1, 2010)--Engineer Andy Scade has been using D.W. Fearn gear on new projects with Simply Red and Snow Patrol.
Based at southeast London's The Music Bank recording studio, Scade--whose resume of acts also includes The Divine Comedy and Tom Jones--is currently working on new Simply Red material and has been mixing for Snow Patrol. Following the recommendation from a colleague to try out the VT-7 Compressor, he auditioned the unit along with some other compressors and never looked back.
"I chose the VT-7 as it seems as at-home on tracking individual instruments as it does over a whole mix," he states. "It's not like any compressor I've ever used before, and brings something very unique to the table. It really is like having very fast hands on a fader, and then some. The VT-7 is a totally transparent compression unit--ideal for gluing your mix together without coloring the sound or transients, and keeping tracking in check while bringing a warmth and pleasing top-end to the sound. I've been tracking with them for some time and love using them on everything from vocals and bass to drum and guitar recording."