Edmeston, NY (December 4, 2013)—A variety of Dangerous Music products have been integrated into the new Studio I at The Blackbird Academy in Nashville, TN.
Blackbird Studio owner John McBride brought in industry gear experts, musicians and educators Kevin Becka and Mark Rubel to create a new studio and curriculum for his professional school of audio, The Blackbird Academy. Becka chose Dangerous Music equipment for the new studio, including the company’s 2-Bus analog summing, the Liaison programmable analog router, the BAX EQ and the Monitor ST monitor controller to complement and integrate with the AVID Pro Tools|HDX recording system.
“We have a sizable Pro Tools|HD rig with the HDX card wired for 48-channels, but we are starting with 32 ins and 32 outs. I figured linking two 16-channel Dangerous 2-Bus summing systems would do the trick,” says Becka. “The patch bay, created by Mike Rhodes of SkinnyFish Studio Services, is set up for mixing, with Pro Tools normalled to the 32 channels of Dangerous 2-Bus, but we can reconfigure the inputs easily for tracking.”
When deciding on the core gear for the new room, Becka had specific reasons for his choices. “Dangerous Music came to mind for three reasons: first, they were the first to adopt the summing model, second was their design philosophy and third was the build quality. They keep the gear out of the way—the audio path is transparent and all analog relay-switched, which preserves the tonal quality of the gear that you’re putting at the front end: pre-amps, outboard gear and microphones. This is a true professional environment, and one that will be reliable over the long haul.”