Costa Mesa, CA (July 28, 2014)—Joe Chiccarelli used Aurora 16VT converters from Lynx Studio Technology while tracking Morrissey’s latest album, World Peace is None of Your Business, in France.
The tracking sessions were at La Fabrique studio in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France, where French engineer Maxime Le Guil assisted Chiccarelli. Overdubbing and final mixing were completed at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles.
“We have been using Lynx Aurora at La Fabrique for many years now,” according to Hervé le Guil, La Fabrique’s owner. “It was after testing different other converters that we finally decided to buy Aurora. As an engineer, I’m very satisfied and regularly track and mix with very good results.
“I always keep the Aurora’s stereo mix that is very close to my stereo console output, very close! It’s really fantastic that passing through the converters; you never lose the quality of the initial sound. It’s a really good machine!”
After tracking was completed in France, Chiccarelli resumed work at Sunset Sound. Working with Chris Bolitho at Vintage King LA, he brought in a pair of Aurora 16VT converters.
“It was really important for me to maintain some continuity throughout the project,” explained Chiccarelli. “Since we tracked through the Lynx Aurora, I really wanted to maintain that sound through the mixing stage. There is an openness and smoothness in the top end of these convertors that is quite unique. It was very noticeable in the vocal sound and the acoustic guitar sound especially.
“The change in converters to Aurora made all of the difference. They have lots of air on top. It is indeed the vocal sound that I had recorded. In mixing, we used a combination of Lynx Convertors and other converters, but the extension in the top and bottom end that the Aurora has was really helpful on instruments that needed the air.”
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