Burnley, UK (June 7, 2021)—Composer, programmer, sound designer, music producer and musical director Kevin Teasley has installed a Neve 8424 mixing console at his studio at United Recording Studios in Hollywood, CA.
Teasley’s first project with the desk was a live arrangement and production music mix for Coi Leray’s performance on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on NBC. “This was pre-recorded and we also put the TV broadcast mix through the 8424,” he says. That was followed by music production and final stem mixes for the TV broadcast of Jennifer Lopez’s performance with Saweetie on Global Citizen 2021, which was broadcast on all major networks and YouTube.
Based in Los Angeles, Teasley divides his time between external clients like J. Lo, with whom he has worked for many years, and internal projects for his company Tonic Music + Creative, which specializes in a trailer and TV production music. His credits read like a who’s who of A-list recording artists and include Megan Thee Stallion, Britney Spears, Chris Brown, Neyo and numerous others.
“Who doesn’t love Neve pre’s and EQs,” he says, “especially for orchestral work and film and TV scoring. I have tons of outboard gear, including quite a lot of Neve equipment, so I wanted a desk that was cost effective and offered a hybrid solution so that I could easily integrate into my pre-existing studio set up with all of my outboard gear.”
Integration was a crucial requirement for Teasley, because it would remove the need for a lot of patching. “We have 32 channels hardwired out from the audio interface and going straight into the console, so no patchbay is required for that,” he explains.
Teasley is also a fan of the 8424s on-board Recall system. “The routing on this console is very flexible, and I love that,” he also says. “When you are working on TV and film cues or music projects for artists, the track count and the amount of hardware you are using can get pretty high, so being able to direct out and print back in, all at the same time, saves a lot of time.”
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