Riley Goes K-pop with Dangerous

R&B and hip-hop producer/songwriter Teddy Riley, currently working with Korean K-pop artists, has added the Dangerous Music D-Box to his portable setup.
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Edmeston, NY (December 14, 2011)—R&B and hip-hop producer/songwriter Teddy Riley, currently working with Korean K-pop artists, has added the Dangerous Music D-Box to his portable setup.

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"Everything I do, I mix through the Dangerous gear," says Riley. "I've been working with an incredible engineer in Korea, Mr. Yoo Youn Jin, who's also a producer and singer. I wanted to learn from the people who know the sound in Korea. He's one of the greatest mixers I've ever worked with. I've never had my music sound so warm. He uses a bunch of outboard gear and mixes through the Dangerous 2-Bus."

Riley states, "I can only say that the Dangerous 2-Bus is the closest thing to the analog SSL I used back in the day. That's a real strong and prominent sound for me. Using the Dangerous gear has gotten me into that sonic landscape. The Dangerous gear is 'warm'—I can make anything have 'punch' in the box, but I can't make it sound warm, and that's the thing that I get with Dangerous gear. I can also get a 'grimy' sound with Dangerous, and I get 'presence' as well. It takes me back to Dolby SR with tape, where you feel the warmness of it."

As Riley is making up beats and working on songs, he is always listening through the Monitor ST and the 2-Bus comparing the sound. He likes hearing the benefit of the 2-Bus analog summing while he's working. "I have to have that," he says. "What I like about the Monitor ST is that the remote is very easy to use and the system gives me the ability to listen back to what the music sounds like from the actual mix in the 2-Bus and after the converter captures the mix through my Apogee—you can AB both sides."

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