Minneapolis, MN (September 18, 2006)–Semisonic songwriter, guitarist and producer Dan Wilson recently added a Roll Music Systems RMS755 Super Stereo to his equipment arsenal and has been using it extensively on recent projects with Mike Doughty (Soul Coughing) and Storyhill.
“Since I got my Super Stereo, I’ve used it on every session I’ve done,” Wilson noted, “It’s all over the new Mike Doughty album, which I’ve been tracking with him and his band this summer. I’m mixing the whole Storyhill album though it. That’s a very intimate and acoustic-sounding album and I’m really happy about how clean and natural the Super Stereo sounds on the material even when it’s working hard.”
The RMS755 Super Stereo compressor controls are specifically suited for tailoring a mix. It reportedly provides wide and precise control over attack and release times, including a unique dual release mode that allows slower release on long, loud passages while retaining control over fast transient recovery. Also included is a switchable 150Hz high-pass filter in the side chain to avoid “pumping” on big bass beats.
The high pass filter and side chain features were a pleasant surprise for Wilson. “On the stereo mix, I find myself engaging the hi-pass filter on the side-chain a lot more than I would have guessed. And I loved tracking piano with it too, I wish I had gotten one earlier, the Super Stereo is my new crush.”
Wilson, who co-wrote a third of the songs on the new Dixie Chicks album, is also working on a solo project, which is being produced by Rick Rubin.
Roll Music Systems is a boutique pro audio manufacturer and recording studio located in Minneapolis, Minnesota known for the RMS216 Folcrom Passive Summing unit as well as the RMS755 Super Stereo Compressor. Roll Music Systems will be exhibiting their products as part of the Tuff Co-op at AES in San Francisco, October 5-8, in Booth #1136.