Los Angeles, CA (May 26, 2021)—Intruder, the 18th solo album by Gary Numan and his fifth with producer Ade Fenton, was produced, mixed and mastered using PMC monitors.
Numan’s new album is his third to be produced using PMC twotwo.8 monitors, which have been part of Ade Fenton’s studio set up since early 2013. Fenton attributes the monitors as having played a big part in the sound of the past three albums.
At the time of mixing the new album, the world was in lockdown, forcing Fenton and Numan to work remotely, as Gary Numan lives and works in L.A. and Fenton’s studio is in the southwest of the U.K. The resulting mixes were taken to Metropolis Mastering for the final touches before release. Metropolis, located in Chiswick, London, is one of the world’s best-known mastering facilities and features PMC BB5 XBD-A speakers and extensive PMC/Bryston amplification. At the controls was three-time winner of the Music Producers Guild Mastering Engineer of the Year award, Matt Colton.
Commenting on the mastering process, Fenton says, “To hear the tracks we produced on the PMC twotwo.8s played back through the huge BB5 XBD system was a revelation, but a very pleasant one. While the bass performance of the two 15-inch drivers is clearly greater, the clarity and detail the system presents leaves nothing masked and proves just what a fantastic speaker the twotwo.8 is to produce on. I was blown away by what I heard at Metropolis and am really pleased with the final product and what Gary and I have created with Intruder.”
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