Austin, TX (June 3, 2014)—Since winning a pair of Equator Audio D8 studio reference monitors last fall, singer, songwriter and guitarist Jess Klein has since used them to mix and master her new CD, titled Learning Faith.
Klein entered Equator Audio’s Facebook contest to win a pair of the company’s monitors. “My producer and manager, Mark ‘Professor Feathers’ Addison of The Farmhouse Agency, Austin, TX, called me in September 2013 and told me about the contest. He thought the D8's could be perfect for my voice and style of music, so I entered. I was thrilled when I got an email from Equator in December saying I'd won! Since that time, I’ve used them to both mix and master my new CD, which is scheduled for release in late June."
Klein has performed at Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival as well as on ABC’s Good Morning America. With a musical style that reflects a combination of Americana, rock ‘n roll, plus blues and folk, her influences range from Howlin' Wolf to Motown to Springsteen to Joni Mitchell. She has recorded seven solo albums and sung harmonies on numerous other artists' albums.
“The stereo imaging and sound quality of the D8's are spot-on,” Klein continues. “I can hear elements of the mix that have never been apparent on other speaker systems and there’s a profound depth to the soundstage that I haven't heard before.”
“As a female vocalist with a wide dynamic range, the sound and placement of my voice has always been the most important—and most challenging—element for me to hear clearly in a mix. With the D8s, we've been able to hear every detail of the upper mids, which made me feel confident that the vocals would translate well to other playback systems...The D8's have excellent low end response, which made it easy to get the mixes punchy without being boomy.”