Edmeston, NY (April 28, 2016)—Whether for recording, mixing or mastering, engineer Nathan Hamiel uses his extensive collection of Dangerous Music to get the sounds his clients desire.
Starting out with the Dangerous D-Box and Bax EQ, Hamiel eventually moved to the Dangerous Monitor ST with the Convert-2 D-to-A converter as his monitor controller when he built The Freq Zone studios in Jacksonville, FL. He added the Dangerous Master and Liaison for the studio's mastering setup, and then the Dangerous Compressor too, which he uses during every session.
"I love the Convert-2," states Hamiel about the Dangerous D-to-A he has integrated with his Dangerous Monitor ST controller. "I actually did a shootout with it against a few other DACs. There's something about the Convert-2 that is hard to explain. I know it sounds better, but it feels better too. So whatever's happening inside of that thing, I have no idea engineering-wise, I just know that using it as the first step in my analog mastering chain, the audio feels better and that's what music is all about at the end of the day."
After using the Dangerous Compressor on various projects, Hamiel recalls, "I realized, wow, I don't know how I lived without this. I think one of the most interesting aspects to the Dangerous Compressor is that it's probably the best vocal tracking compressor ever made. Most of the time when you're doing any kind of work—whether it be recording, mixing, mastering, or whatever—it's important to have pieces of gear that complement each other, so that no matter what I switch out with some of my analog gear that has color to it, the Dangerous stuff, like the Dangerous Compressor is always going to be there, because it's going to complement whatever other piece of gear that I may end up using.”