Dodangoda Digs Sigma

Romesh Dodangoda, who has worked with bands such as Funeral for a Friend, Motorhead, Kids in Glass Houses, Twin Atlantic and Bullet for My Valentine, is the first UK producer to install the new SSL Sigma, in his Long Wave Studio.
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Cardiff, Wales, UK (November 25, 2013)—Romesh Dodangoda, who has worked with bands such as Funeral for a Friend, Motorhead, Kids in Glass Houses, Twin Atlantic and Bullet for My Valentine, is the first UK producer to install the new SSL Sigma, in his Long Wave Studio.

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“We work really hard to get everything recorded right, and as we usually multi-mic several speaker cabinets for each guitar or bass we track so we have to be sure that everything is in phase,” says Dodangoda. “Knowing that we’ve taken so much care to get the sounds right at source, it just seems stupid not to run it through a mix bus that doesn’t match this level of quality and attention.

“There is a nice sweet spot on the Sigma mix bus, just like when you're mixing on an SSL console. You can drive it hard and get some incredibly musical results, but you can also run it at a more comfortable level and still hear the benefits of using the Sigma on your mix.

“The first time I plugged it in, I noticed straight away the depth it added to the mix! I could hear a much deeper sound, especially in the low end, and you could hear the different spaces for each instrument much more clearly, particularly the kick and the bass guitar. We’ve just finished an album and using Sigma definitely made a positive difference to how it’s turned out.”

Dodangoda also has SSL Alpha Link converters as his DAW I/O: “I am using it pretty much as a straight summing unit. I generally submix down to 12 stereo groups and then put these through Sigma.”

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