Los Angeles, CA (May 5, 2014)—Engineer/producer Mark Linett has upgraded the Barefoot MicroMain27 monitors at his private studio in LA, Your Place or Mine, to the latest Gen2 models.
"I'm on the Gen2s, but I've had the MM27s pretty much since their introduction," Linett explains. “I really liked my previous monitors, but there was always something in the bottom end between the bass and the kick that was always tricky to get right the first time. You'd do a mix, take it somewhere else, and realize, 'The balance isn't quite right, I'll have to come back and do it again.' Tedi Sarafian at Barefoot convinced me to try their speakers, and I don't try a lot of this kind of stuff."
Linett is a three-time Grammy-winning engineer and producer whose early career was spent mixing live sound for Frank Zappa, Earth Wind and Fire, Journey and Rufus, among others. Later, as a staff engineer at Warner Records Amigo Studios, he engineered albums for a wide range of artists, including Randy Newman, Los Lobos, Jane's Addiction and Rickie Lee Jones.
"My feeling has always been it's kind of dangerous to change your monitors," he continues. "Right or wrong, you get used to what you're working on. If you're good at it, you can get used to anything. But I tried the Barefoots and I really liked them.”
He says, "I guess it's been a little less than a year since the Barefoot Gen2s came along. I really like them, an improvement, and although I don't use it a whole lot, the digital modeling of other speaker types is really nice just to reference something for a few minutes after you think you've got it right."
Your Place or Mine features a customized API 2488 console with Flying Faders, and two original Universal Audio tube consoles, as well as an extensive mic and outboard gear collection. All tape formats from mono to 24 track are available along with a Pro Tools 32x32 TDM system.