Nashville, TN (July 16, 2012)—Ricky Skaggs has added Neumann KH 120 monitors at his Skaggs Place Studio, where he and his longtime band, Kentucky Thunder, are recording a new bluegrass album.
"When I found out that Neumann was doing monitors, I knew they wouldn't do anything unless it was excellent, because they have never done anything outside of excellence," says Skaggs, a multiple Grammy-winning Christian artist. "I first heard the KH 120s out at Winter NAMM and I was just blown away. I really loved what I was hearing. There is something in the midrange that highlights the acoustic instruments and strings, and the highs are not too bright or harsh…. The low end of my mixes sound tighter now, and in bluegrass, this is important on instruments like the upright bass and the acoustic guitar. We know that when we get to the mastering facility, that the entire low end will be nice and tight."
The KH 120s have earned a place at Skaggs Place Studio, he continues. "I want the safety net of having a great monitor system; it takes the guesswork out of recording and mixing, and you can be more confident in what you are putting down to tape. I know the low end is there, as well as the mids and the highs. Nothing is falsified and it is the real thing."