Oxford, UK (June 21, 2011)–UK mixer/remixer Richard Earnshaw has installed a Solid State Logic X-Desk in his studio.
Earnshaw has been mixing and remixing house, funk and soul artists for over a decade, racking up credits with the likes of Groove Armada, Dido, Roisin Murphy, Shakatak and Ce Ce Peniston, amongst others. More recently he’s been putting the finishing touches to his debut artist album, In Time, collaborating with such soulful luminaries as Jocelyn Brown, Carleen Anderson, Roy Ayers, Ursula Rucker and Kenny Thomas.
“For me, there were really two main reasons for going for X-Desk,” he explained. “Firstly, I wanted to break out my audio stems into a high-end summing mixer and combine ‘out-of-the-box’ processes with a super high-end signal path. Secondly, with X-Desk I can chose my own combination of EQ/dynamics to suit my needs. Every producer has their favorite EQ or compressor and X-Desk allows these preferences to be brought together so easily. And of course now I can tell all my mates I have an SSL in the studio.”
“Having X-Desk installed has actually slowed down the mixing process for me, but in a good way. It’s always very busy in the studio and it’s easy for me to get carried away and have the whole producing and mixing thing going on at the same time, but with X-Desk in situ I’m more aware of the separation of the process. It goes without saying that the super-clean analogue signal path allows for better interpretation of sound so with X-Desk I find it easier to pin point and manipulate signals.”
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