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.”