Nashville, TN (May 4, 2020)—The studio of Nashville-based electronic music producer Asher Postman was damaged in the Tennessee tornado in March, but his recently acquired ADAM Audio A7X active nearfield studio monitors survived.
On top of crafting his own songs, Postman has remixed artists from Riley Clemmons to The Chainsmokers. His tutorials garner six-figure YouTube views. His head-bobbing version of the Motown classic “Mr. Postman” assembles sounds recorded on his iPhone. Perhaps he’s best known for his hilarious meme remixes, which turn viral TikToks and Vines such as “Dubai Was Lit” into fully produced trap jams.
Postman first heard the ADAM monitors when he and a friend from Detroit, David Chapdelaine, whose artist project is called Augest, went on a writing retreat. “We were traveling light and brought minimal setups. There was no subwoofer — and we’re electronic guys who like subs!”
The 7-inch carbon-glass fiber composite woofer of the A7X, powered by its own 100-watt amplifier, was up to the challenge, he says: “The low end sounded really good, and we put things together that sounded right when later we played the tracks on systems that did have subs. I want to mention that the lower mids are really nice as well, whereas on my previous speakers they were nowhere near as defined.”
Postman continues, “I hadn’t experienced a high end this clear before. Working with hi-hat parts, top loops, synth riffs, anything with a lot of high-frequency content, I felt like I was finally hearing everything I should have been hearing on my old monitors but didn’t realize it. With a track like ‘Dubai Was Lit,’ I can have about 20 to 30 layers of sound going, so it’s great to know I’m getting an accurate representation of all those frequencies.”
Postman also found that the A7X monitors helped him tune his Nashville studio, which was oddly shaped and had a bad resonance at around 130 Hz, he reports. “The ADAMs can already sound good in a problem room, but their accuracy made it very easy for me to find that bad frequency using measurement software and tune it out.”
Following the tornado, he says, “I’m currently at my parents’ house in Michigan, and once again, I’ve never been this happy about having to work without a subwoofer. If I get a mix to sound good on the ADAMs, it sounds good on anything.”
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