Billy Tracks with BAE

Guitarist Billy Morrison, known for his work with Billy Idol, Ozzy Osbourne and Royal Machines with Dave Navarro, has adopted a “modern vintage” combination of the BAE Audio 1073 preamplifier and 10DC compressor as his go-to signal chain.
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Guitarist Billy Morrison, known for his work with Billy Idol, Ozzy Osbourne and Royal Machines with Dave Navarro, has adopted a “modern vintage” combination of the BAE Audio 1073 preamplifier and 10DC compressor as his go-to signal chain.

N. Hollywood, CA (January 8, 2015)—Guitarist Billy Morrison, known for his work with Billy Idol, Ozzy Osbourne and Royal Machines with Dave Navarro, has adopted a “modern vintage” combination of the BAE Audio 1073 preamplifier and 10DC compressor as his go-to signal chain.

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“Having a recording career for quite a long time, I knew exactly who BAE Audio was,” Morrison says. “I’ve worked with a lot of different producers and writers, many of whom had BAE gear in their rack,” including frequent collaborator Steve Stevens, he notes.

Morrison acquired a pair each of BAE Audio 1073 rack units and 10DC compressors for himself. “I try to invest in the best compressors and preamps I can get on the premise that if I don’t like the music that comes out, I know it’s not the gear’s fault, I just don’t like my songwriting,” he jokes. “BAE gear is as high in quality as you can get in audio engineering, so I know that sound-wise, everything I record will be top notch.”

Morrison tracks the bulk of his records at home. “Two-thirds of my most recent solo album, God Shaped Hole, was tracked at home—pretty much everything except drums,” he says. “Now, there’s no need to make demos. I’m already recording things at the highest level of quality from the get-go.”

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