Nashville, TN (November 15, 2017)—Nashville-based recording engineer and mixer Ryan Gore recently used BAE Audio’s 1073 to cut lead vocals on two hit country singles, Old Dominion’s “No Such Thing As A Broken Heart” and Jon Pardi’s “Heartache On The Dance Floor.”
Grammy Award-winning, Nashville-based recording engineer and mixer Ryan Gore engineered and mixed both artists’ entire albums, including the singles, cutting every lead vocal and several guitar parts through his BAE 1073s. Old Dominion’s single reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Country Airplay charts the week September 9, and Jon Pardi’s single came in a No. 1 on the Country Aircheck charts the week of September 25.
Gore, who has been engineering and mixing in Nashville for nearly 15 years, hand-selected the 1073s. “I love that the BAEs are everything I love about vintage preamps, and I can count on them working every time,” he said. “They’re not finicky like the old stuff. They have that great, familiar vintage tone and vibe, but with the modern punchiness that you have to have today. The preamps sound huge, and that’s what people want to hear when they’re in the studio cutting a vocal. Everyone wants pro-level sound, and the 1073s deliver just that.”
Gore has his own overdub/mix room on Nashville’s Music Row, but travels across the city for tracking. “There have been several times I’ve recorded at other studios, and for one reason or another, the vintage gear is unusable—for example I pop the EQ in and it cuts the signal, or there are failing electrical components or a number of other issues,” Gore explained. “So, I come back to my mix room, unrack my BAE 1073s and take them to the other studios just because they’re 100 percent reliable. I’ll throw up different mics, and the BAEs sound great with everything—ribbons, tubes, old and new. They’re compatible with all of them.”