Chicago, IL (July 9, 2010)–Composer, musician, and sound engineer Brando Triantafillou has a new Bock 195 mic and a new pair of ATC SCM20SL near-field monitors at his Soundcake project studio in Chicago.
“I was looking for a new mic that would serve well in front of the kick drum, on upright bass, and on vocals,” said Triantafillou. “I was pretty sure the classic FET sound was what I was after. I read up on David Bock, and it seemed that he is respected for what he’s doing. I spoke with Richard Bowman at Transaudio Group, Bock Audio’s U.S. distributor, who has proven himself to be a remarkably unbiased source of advice in the past. He recommended the Bock 195 [large-diaphragm FET microphone] and I bought it, sound unheard.”
He also purchased a pair of ATC SCM20SLs and connected them to his hi-fi Adcom amp, which provides the minimum recommended 200W per channel. “I don’t even turn my NS-10s on anymore,” he laughed. “The SCM20SLs give me a very clear picture of what’s going on, and even with a 6.5-inch woofer, I have plenty of accurate bass. In fact, I used to use a lot of high-pass filters to clean up, what I perceived as, a muddy bottom end. With the SCM20SLs, I don’t have to do that nearly as much, because I can accurately balance what’s happening from the lo-mid range on down. It’s no longer a blurry no-man’s land of frequencies.”
Triantafillou runs a Pro Tools|HD3 rig with SSL X-Rack analog summing and compression and a Euphonix mix controller. “I get a very professional sound out of a very small footprint. And the setup is perfect for the way I work,” said Triantafillou, who has written, performed and recorded music for advertisements, film, and rising stars in the music industry. His clients include Verizon, Adidas, Nike, McDonalds, Sony and the U.S. Army, among many others.