Edmeston, NY (October 5, 2011)—Recording artist and composer Duncan Sheik has outfitted his upstate New York studio with Dangerous Music's 2-Bus analog summing, Monitor ST control and DAC ST converters.
"Using the Dangerous Music setup is cleaner and faster--a lot less to do, and a lot less worry," says Sheik, comparing his former vintage analog console. "You turn the Dangerous gear on and it sounds great. In a certain way it's a simpler and nicer world."
Most recently Sheik released Covers 80s with acoustic rearrangements of Sheik's favorite synth-oriented hits from the 1980s. "The entire album was recorded with the Dangerous Music equipment and it was a 'friction-free' experience!" says Sheik with a laugh. His 1996 self-titled album on Atlantic Records spawned the hit "Barely Breathing" and his composing led to success with the Tony award-winning Broadway musical, Spring Awakening.
"The Monitor ST with the DAC ST is my standard for listening now," adds Sheik. "It's a really smart and well-configured piece of equipment where I can go between the Focal speakers and the NS-10s and whatever else we want to put up there. The Monitor ST is very fast and the levels are always matched. It's another great way of making sure that mixes are what they should be."
Sheik has worked with engineer Michael Tudor for over 13 years, and at Tudor's own studio in Woodstock, NY, he utilizes the Dangerous Monitor ST as well.