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Focusrite is in the House

Across 12 years and 90-plus episodes, every performance on Live From Daryl’s House has been recorded using Focusrite mic pres.

Los Angeles, CA (September 13, 2018)—Throughout its various iterations, all of the recorded performances on the Live From Daryl’s House music show have been captured with the help of the ISA 828 eight-channel mic pre from Focusrite.

Live From Daryl’s House has had a strong following since the show, hosted by Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates, debuted from his living room in 2007, when it started on the internet and then became a fixture on cable, with over 90 episodes so far. Since then Daryl’s House, has moved and gotten bigger, settling in to Daryl’s House Restaurant & Live Music Club in Pawling, NY, a 300-person-capacity gourmet eatery and music venue.

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Hall’s longtime audio director and engineer, Peter Moshay, has been a fan of the 828 for years, he says, with a relationship that began with the original ISA 115HD stereo mic pre and equalizer. “Ever since the ISA 828 came out, I’ve been buying them and using them, literally, on everything,” says Moshay, who has engineered Hall & Oates records and live shows for over 30 years and has worked with Hall since the inception of Live From Daryl’s House.

“The ISA 828 is the reason we’ve been able to have such a consistent sound to the show over the years, from different locations and on the internet and on television,” and, he adds, the ISA 828 will continue to provide that consistency as Hall opens new venue ventures around the country in coming months and years.

Moshay has a rack of six ISA 828 mic pres, providing up to 48 channels of classic Focusrite audio. As he built his collection, he found that not only did the ISA 828 provide the classic Focusrite sonic signature, but it also allowed him to minimize his equipment package, which was a huge help in the early years when the show was literally done from Hall’s living room. “We had to break down after every show, so the 828 really helped make that a lot easier,” he recalls.

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Since then, the ISA 828 has been the bedrock of the sound for both the show and the live venue, where Moshay records almost every performance. “What I especially like about the ISA 828 is that it works for every microphone there is,” he says.

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