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Stone fiN and OctoPre

London, UK (September 15, 2010)--Recording engineer James Stone is in the studio with new indie band fiN and Focusrite OctoPre MkII Dynamics.
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London, UK (September 15, 2010)--Recording engineer James Stone is in the studio with new indie band fiN and Focusrite OctoPre MkII Dynamics.

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Stone and fiN are in the studio for the recording of the band's debut album. Stone has installed a collection of equipment into a rented studio, where everything for the album will be recorded. Although he has brought in a very capable in-line analog console, Stone has chosen to use a pair of Focusrite OctoPre MkII Dynamics as the front end to his Logic-based DAW setup with the intention of getting a clean, warm sound that he can 'color' at a later stage using additional outboard gear or plug-ins.

To record a string quartet in the live room, Stone used AKG C414 microphones for the violins and Neumann U87s for the viola and cello. Overhead, a pair of KM184 small-diaphragm condensers captured the overall room sound. Everything passed through the Focusrite preamps.

Comments Stone, "The OctoPres are very, very clean, so I can record the signals, then do what I want to do with them if I want to change the sound. They're really good quality; in fact, I could tell very little difference between them and my ISA 428."

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