Dobbs Ferry, NY (February 10, 2012)—Matthew Noble recently put his Metric Halo's ChannelStrip plug-in through its paces on the musical Big River and with gospel artist Rell Holland & Experience.
Noble, a session guitarist, programmer, songwriter, engineer and producer for over three decades, has an engineering client list that includes Rihanna, Diana King, Southside Johnny and Rod Stewart, among many others. These days, he performs most of his work out of the Loft Studios in Bronxville, NY and in the newly renovated Riverworks Recording in Dobbs Ferry, NY.
Riverworks Recording boasts a large acoustical space, which has changed the way both Noble and the producers and artists he works with approach the recording process. "So much of my work there has involved tracking live instruments, as opposed to the 'virtual players' that live inside our modern computers," he said. "While it's been a refreshing change, it has also brought with it challenges.
"For example, getting a great drum sound and a great overall mix with the new expectations for how long things take these days is not easy. ChannelStrip has been very helpful because all the functions that I need to access quickly are all in one plug-in. These include the less 'sexy' functions, such as phase reverse and multiple trims, in addition to full-blown and flexible dynamics and equalization. Having everything in one plug-in has greatly improved my workflow."