New York, NY (May 31, 2013)—Since topping pop charts in the 1980s with a string of hits like “Dance Hall Days” and the ubiquitous “Everybody Have Fun Tonight,” Wang Chung has continued to tour the world and recently released its latest album, Tazer Up! using Harman’s Lexicon PCM Total Bundle during the recording.
Wang Chung’s involvement with Lexicon goes back to the early ’80s when the group was doing its first demos, and has never stopped. “We’ve used Lexicon on all of our recordings, without exception,” said Wang Chung’s drummer Darren Costin, who was there with founding members Jack Hues and Nick Feldman when they were known as Huang Chung.
“Products like the Lexicon 224, PCM 60, PCM 70 and MX400 were all a big part of the sound of the bands of the ’80s and ’90s and we were certainly no exception.” Wang Chung has always used Lexicon for getting room sounds on drums, or Plate and Hall reverbs for strings, vocals, guitars and keyboards.
“The current Lexicon PCM Total Bundle has given us the luxury of keeping up our sonic standards in pre- and post-production at home, on the move, in the studio and all the way through the artistic process to its end goal—a great-sounding record.” Costin reports the PCM Total Bundle has made the band’s approach to recording more intuitive, and he runs the PCM Total Bundle on a variety of cross-platform DAWs including Pro Tools, Fairlight and Logic Pro.
“As a band, we have always insisted upon total clarity in obtaining our goals in the artistic process and the PCM Total Bundle never fails to deliver. For Wang Chung, what separates Lexicon from all its competitors is the total originality of its algorithms and its sonic nuances that cover all the angles. Lexicon was, and still is always our first port of call for getting that distinctive reverb and processing you just can’t get anywhere else,” added Costin.