Hopewell Junction, NY (November 17, 2011)—Douglas Cuomo, a film and TV composer who has also worked with artists from Britney Spears to Chanticleer, has been using Metric Halo's ChannelStrip plug-in.
Among Cuomo's credits are literally hundreds of themes, scores, and incidental music for network television (including Sex and the City, Homicide: Life on the Streets, Committed), film (including In the Weeds, Naked in New York and Lie Down with Dogs), and documentaries (including Crazy Love, America's River and National Geographic Explorer).
"I always start from a preset," Cuomo said. "There's a preset--and in many cases a lot of presets--for any given instrument or application. Almost without exception, that gets me 90 percent to where I'm going, and it's intuitive enough to tweak from there. I know that mix engineers often start from scratch with these sorts of things, but that's a skill set I don't have. For me, it's much better to have ChannelStrip at the ready to call up the sort of sound I'm after. ChannelStrip delivers it."
"The presets for the two-bus give my demos the sound that communicates to the producer or director that what they are listening to is a high-end, professional product," he said. "There's an important psychological element to that and it reinforces the professionalism of everything else that I'm doing."