New York, NY (June 23, 2014)—Seth Glassman recently added to his collection of Daking outboard gear with a borrowed Daking FET III compressor to mix a forthcoming album by all-girl power trio New Myths.
Multi-instrumentalist, musical director, band leader, songwriter and producer Glassman, came to know Geoff Daking, maker of Daking gear, after repeatedly crossing paths with him at New York studio sessions: Glassman on bass, Daking behind the console. “Geoff's preamps have a body and clarity that's unmatched,” he said. “His preamps sound better on more instruments and with more microphones than any other preamp I've ever used. Geoff's preamps always sound the best.”
Glassman has early model Daking FET limiters that he inserts on the stereo bus of his Pro Tools|HD system, citing its transparent but effective dynamics control—provided he doesn't push it too far. (“It’s easy to get an affected sound by driving it, which is exactly what you want for some other uses,” he clarified.)
Glassman’s work with New Myths is in his blood. His daughter, Rosie Slater, plays drums with the band in the space between her live and studio work with other artists. “It’s a very textually sophisticated album," he said, "and getting the drums to fit within that tonally and dynamically was challenging and critical. With my Daking compressor on the mix bus, I tried all of the other tools in my arsenal to get the drums where I wanted them to be, but to no avail."
Glassman got a loaner Daking FET III stereo compressor from Geoff via Daking’s U.S. distributor, TransAudio Group. “The FET III gave me the sound I was after. The drums had control but they weren't noticeably squashed sounding. After some early criticisms of the drum sound, Rosie loved how things came together with the Daking FET III.”