Hollywood, CA (March 21, 2016)—In order to achieve a contemporary sound for high-energy indie-punk rockers White Lung, producer Lars Stalfors turned to a modern take on a classic—BAE Audio’s 1073MP and 1073DMP preamplifiers.
Most of the tracking for Paradise was done at Studio B of Palmquist Studios in Los Angeles, which Stalfors rents as his home base. There, his 1073MP found its way onto every bass, guitar and vocal track White Lung laid down.
He comments, “Everything except multitracked drums went through the 1073, and that’s only because I didn’t have enough channels.” The 1073DMP on bass allowed Stalfors to capture a musical direct signal courtesy of its Jensen DI transformer, while using a through output to send signal to an amp, which he in turn miked through his 1073MP.
Stalfors is clear about how a vintage design fits into a modern studio signal path. “This is a design that simply hasn’t been improved upon. It always sounds good, especially when you start layering tracks,” he says.
One of the trademark sounds of Paradise is the overdriven guitars of Kenneth Williams. “That’s the guitar going into the DI of the 1073DMP thru to an amp. Then I’ve got a dynamic mic and a ribbon mic on the amp going through the 1073MP,” Stalfors said. “The BAE 1073 really pulls together the midrange on things like guitars and vocals, which just makes my life easier in mixing, especially on a record like this that can get pretty aggressive in the upper mids.”