Rodney Jerkins with his MiniMain12s. Photo: David Goggin
Los Angeles, CA (December 10, 2014 )—Producer Rodney Jerkins—whose mix of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” is nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year Grammy Awards—has adopted Barefoot Sound’s flagship monitors, the MiniMain12.
A record producer, songwriter and musician, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins is responsible for more than 160 million record sales worldwide and is the winner of four Grammy Awards.
Jerkins has outfitted his studio in the Capitol Records Tower and in his private home studio with MiniMain12 monitors. “I was looking for the perfect monitor,” he explains. “A number of monitor manufacturers came to my studio and did showcases of their new speakers. Then Barefoot came and I was immediately sold. I’m on my second pair of Barefoots now. I’ve got them in my home studio and I’ve got them here in my office in the Capitol Records Tower. I’ve got the big ones, the MM12s, and I plan on getting a third pair for another studio I’m building right now.”
He continues, “I find that the Barefoots are the truest for me. You hear the detail and the true definition of every sound. With Barefoot, it’s smooth top-in, perfectly clean. I like to listen to music loud, but these Barefoots don’t hurt. It’s loud but it’s not overpowering. Everything is tuned so perfectly.”
Jerkins concludes, “I love them—they’re my best friends. How you hear music, and how you make music and listen to music is the most important part of this whole experience. For me, there is no other way now. You should have an experience with the sound and know that each part of song is being expressed correctly. The right speaker is what gives you that. That’s what Barefoot is.”