BAE CEO Mark Loughman (left) and Kenny Aronoff
Hollywood, CA (December 15, 2011)—Kenny Aronoff has acquired BAE 312A mic pre-amp and BAE 1073 and 1084 EQ units from British Audio Engineering.
Before acquiring the BAE gear, Aronoff conducted tests with a number of competitive EQ and mic pre-amps. "I did shootouts and the difference is unbelievable," he remarks. "The BAE mic-pre and EQ units are very impressive on their own, but the combination of the two gives a sound that is just so punchy and powerful."
Aronoff combines his collection of microphones with the BAE gear to achieve what he refers to as a "stunning, very classy, smooth and rich vintage sound." With a style of playing that combines power and finesse, Aronoff was named the #1 Pop/Rock Drummer and the #1 Studio Drummer for five consecutive years by the readers of Modern Drummer magazine, and in addition has played on over 30 Grammy-nominated recordings.
Aronoff also records drum tracks in his studio for a variety of musicians and delivers them in Pro Tools files with as many as 18 individual tracks for later re-recording and mixing. "The BAE gear [has] allowed me to perfect my concept of a flat and pure sound, so the artist and producer can do whatever they want with my drum tracks," Aronoff explains.
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