Biggleswade, UK (April 23, 2020)—Award-winning songwriter Sacha Skarbek, whose compositions have been recorded by James Blunt and Miley Cyrus, has installed a pair of PMC result6 compact nearfield monitors and a sub2 at his White Rope Music studio.
“We’ve always been fans of PMC speakers, knowing them from other studios and collaborators,” says Max von Ameln, who has been Skarbek’s assistant and chief engineer for the last five years. “We were looking to upgrade our existing monitoring so were looking for a speaker system with a subwoofer because we sometimes had issues controlling the low end in our room.
“Initially we looked at a PMC IB1S-A system but decided the room was a bit too tight for that, so we scaled down to result6 monitors with a separate sub2. PMC were a great help as they allowed us to test various systems and have them in the studio for a few days, so we knew which ones we wanted to keep.”
The pair do most of their sessions in the box at the facility, which is part of Kensaltown Studios in West London. They also have plenty of outboard equipment, including 1176, LA-2A, Shadow Hills Monogama and Dual Vandergraph, and API 512C and 55B units, plus a Neve 8816 summing mixer.
A Berklee College of Music graduate with a Masters’ Degree in music production and music business from London’s Westminster University, von Ameln adds “The PMCs are a big help to our working life because they give the room dynamics the extra clarity we need. We use the speakers every day and it’s good to know we are able to hear and control the sound exactly how we want to.”
International artists who have benefited from the talents of Skarbek and his team include James Blunt, for whom Sacha wrote “You’re Beautiful” and “Goodbye My Lover,” and Miley Cyrus, for whom he wrote “Wrecking Ball.” A Grammy nominee, Skarbek is a two-time Ivor Novello Award winner.
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