Edmeston, NY (February 9, 2011)–Users of Dangerous Music products are well represented in the nominations for the 2010 Grammy Awards, which take place on Sunday, February 13.
Dangerous Music users and their nominated projects include: producer and engineer Jaquire King (Kings of Leon), producer Jerry Harrison and engineer ET Thorngren (Kenny Wayne Shephard), mastering engineer Dave Kutch (John Legend, The Roots, Jazmine Sillivan), artist, engineer & producer Dweezil Zappa (Zappa Plays Zappa), remixer Morgan Page (Nadia Ali), remixer Dirty South (The Temper Trap), producer and engineer Count (Trombone Shorty), and producer/engineer Fab Dupont (Kirk Whalum).
“The Dangerous Music equipment is the centerpiece of my mixing rig,” says Fab Dupont who mixed Kirk Whalum’s album, Everything Is Everything: The Music Of Donny Hathaway that is nominated for both Best Pop Instrumental Album and Best R&B Male Vocal Performance. “Everything I do goes thru a Dangerous Monitor, 2-Bus, Master and BAX EQ. Everything.”
Producer Jerry Harrison and engineer Eric “ET” Thorngren recently finished the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band release Live in Chicago, which is nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album. “ET and I have been using the Dangerous 2-Bus for all of our mixes for the last five years,” notes Harrison, about working from his Sausalito Sound Studios. “We even bought two more so that we could have six channels for the 5.1 mixes of Talking Heads. We feel the Dangerous 2-Bus provides a clean and transparent path that makes our mixes sound the way we want them. If we want a color we add it to the track, stereo pair or on the mix buss.”
Remixer Morgan Page up for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for “Fantasy” Remix from the artist Nadia Ali. He says, “Dangerous Music gear is an essential part of my studio. I love the sound of analog summing and monitoring via my Dangerous D-Box, and the ‘Fantasy’ remix, which was nominated for a Grammy, is the first mix I ever made with my new Dangerous setup.”
“Everyone needs a way to accurately monitor their work,” states Count, (aka Michael Count) the mixing/mastering engineer who used his Dangerous D-Box to mix Trombone Shorty’s album, Backtown, nominated for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. “Why not get the only speaker monitor system with the bonus of having great summing built in? It’s a no-brainer. The first album I ever mixed with the Dangerous D-Box was nominated for a Grammy: Trombone Shorty’s Backtown. I’ve been using it ever since. The summing gives me a level of clarity that I used to struggle for on my mixes. The built-in monitoring section is great! Now I know what my mixes really sound like.”
Dweezil Zappa is nominated for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for his recording of “The Deathless Horsie” from his album Return Of The Son Of… Dweezil says, “I have achieved my best mixes ever…in my portable rig…with the help of the Dangerous Music gear.” He used his three Dangerous 2-Bus LTs for 48-channels of analog summing and the Dangerous Monitor ST monitor controller for the album mix. It also does duty as his road recording rig, providing large-format analog console mixing quality and allowing immediate mixing of the Zappa Plays Zappa live shows to sell downloads right after the shows.