Los Angeles, CA (June 26, 2007)--In his 20-plus years as a recording engineer, mixer, and producer, Brian Scheuble has worked with a variety of artists, including Sheryl Crow, Dave Matthews, Don Henley, Dishwalla, Elton John, and Mel Tormé.
Brian Scheuble with a Digidesign ICON. Having begun his engineering career working on Trident A-Range consoles and Otari MTR-90 analog tape machines at L.A.'s Cherokee Studio, Scheuble has evolved into a Pro Tools master. These days the independent engineer can typically be found manning the faders at studios such as Village Recorder's ICON-equipped Studio F.
Scheuble was an early adopter of the Digidesign ICON integrated console, and gives it high marks for its role in enhancing the Pro Tools environment and his workflow. "For years, we've been recording and editing in the digital environment," Scheuble said, "then when it came time to mix, we were using an external mixer. To me, the ICON really addresses that missing link. It allows me to keep working in Pro Tools, and gives me a degree of integration that's far deeper than I can achieve on an analog console."
Adapting to the ICON was an easy fit, Scheuble points out. "The faders, the whole tactile feel of the ICON is smooth and responsive. But what's really impressive is how adaptable the board is to whatever I'm doing. I can organize a mix any way I want, and I've got total control of every parameter."
Scheuble cites the ICON's total recall and integration with a range of plug-ins as other important tools. "The number of plug-ins for Pro Tools has really just exploded over the past couple of years, and the ICON gives me full integration and total recall of everything. If we need to make any changes, I can come back to any project and pick it up exactly where we left it. So we're always working toward the final mix. It's a tremendous timesaver."