Edmeston, NY (June 6, 2011)–Ned Douglas, staff programmer and engineer at Dave Stewart’s studio in Hollywood, recently installed a Dangerous D-Box.
Douglas helms the gear as various luminaries pass through under Stewart’s watchful eyes and keen ears at his Weapons of Mass Entertainment studio. The engineer designed a new version of the studio equipment as it moved last year to its new larger space; Douglas wanted to create a more connected and easy to use setup without their analog mixer, while retaining the Mac computer as the central recording source. Enter Dangerous D-Box, a single rack-space monitor controller, with an 8-channel analog summing mixer, onboard D-to-A, talkback, dual headphone connection and simultaneous input monitoring.
Douglas reports that, “Dave is pleased with the sound and simplicity of the D-Box,” and how it integrates the studio.
The studio is a creative hub for all Stewart’s projects, including the recently finished Stevie Nicks solo project, and the new score for the musical stage version of the Oscar-winning movie Ghost, to Annie Lennox, Katy Perry and many others. “The single for Stevie Nicks’ album was done at Stewart’s studio using the D-Box,” says Douglas.
“The whole idea of getting the Dangerous D-Box was born out of the idea of losing the 32-channel analog console; it used to sit at unity gain and not do anything,” recalls Douglas. “It took up so much room in the studio. When we moved, I thought it would be a much better idea to dispense with that, since most of the mixing happens in the computer. But I did miss the idea of not having an analog stage in there at all. I really like having that analog stage in the D-Box, it adds something good sonically to the sound.”
Dangerous Music, Inc.