Miami, FL (November 11, 2015)—Three-time Grammy Award-winning mix engineer Tom Lord-Alge has been using Barefoot Sound's MicroMain27 monitors at his Spank Studios in Miami Beach.
"When the Barefoot monitors showed up, it was a good day. I was excited because everyone that I spoke to, Michael Brauer, my brother Chris, and other people within the industry, had always spoken very highly of these monitors," says Lord-Alge. His diverse credits range from U2 to The Rolling Stones, P!nk, Peter Gabriel, Dave Matthews Band, Blink-182, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Avril Lavigne and numerous others.
"From the moment I set my Barefoots up, I was shocked at just how good they sounded, right out of the box," he continues. "They're self-powered, so you just plug the power in, plug the line level input in, and you're off to the races. Immediately, I was impressed with how true they sounded; and as I've worked with them over the past couple of months, I find myself using them as the point of reference, as opposed to my NS-10s."
Recent mix projects have included a new studio album from Live, Kensington's album Rivals, Weezer's latest album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, and tracks for Angels and Airwaves, Ash Koley and Crosses.
"Where the Barefoots have really impressed me is in their low-frequency reproduction,” Lord-Alge comments. “It's crisp, it's tight, it's got just the right amount, so with the Weezer project and pretty much all the projects I've mixed lately, it's really helped me to dial in and tighten up my bottom end. And the top end is spectacular, just so nice and clean and not harsh—it got me jacked up about cymbals again."
This year, Lord-Alge has also mixed the new Sleeping With Sirens album Madness, and tracks for Tom DeLonge, Dweezil Zappa, Armin van Buurin and Japanese acts Shogo Hamada, One OK Rock and Scandal.