Atlanta, GA (August 26, 2014)—Tracking engineer Nick Bassani at Patchwerk Recording Studios in Atlanta has been using Harman’s JBL LSR308 loudspeakers for nearfield monitoring.
Patchwerk has recorded more than 60 platinum and gold albums and worked with rap, hip-hop, R&B and pop artists like 50 Cent, Sean Combs, Pitbull, Flo Rida, Jay-Z, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Kanye West and dozens of others. Its music is based on bass, and producers, artists and listeners want more and more of it, according to Bassani.
“There’s an insatiable appetite for more low-end response in the music and this creates a challenge for urban market producers and mix engineers,” he says. “Many monitors and even headphones out there cater to this appetite with low-end response that’s often misleading and just plain inaccurate.”
That in turn led Bassani to the JBL LSR308: “They’re not ‘boomy’ or exaggerated in the bass, yet have more low-end response along with far better high-frequency extension—all the way up to 24 kHz—than any other nearfield I’ve used.” Bassani reports that he takes a pair of LSR308 monitors to every room on any project he’s involved with now.