This week sees the launch of a new show in Cologne Germany called Studioszene. Over the course of two days and in a total of 50 workshops and talks, established engineers and producers show how they deal with various problems in the recording, mixing or mastering process. Headline speakers include Sylvia Massy, Mick Guzauski and Jeh-Dee.
James Ivey is at the show and in the second of his round up videos from the show he shares his top three picks from day two of the show:
Gazauski-Swist monitors GS-3 and GS-4
If you want some of the most amazing sounding monitors I have ever heard and are willing to pay for it then check these out. The top end is silky smooth yet has tones of detail. The mid-range is warm yet not muddy and the bass is tight and focused without being flabby.... The cabinets are sealed (no ports) so to get the required volume and super low bass they use a custom made 2000W amp on the bass end.
Arturia Micro Freak
A very hands-on easy to use and make fat bass sounds, screaming leads and lush pads. Controlled from a touch-sensitive platter rather than a conventional keyboard with keys. This is another cool synth from Arturia designed with the non-synth people as well as those who really know what they are doing. This is a synth for the experimentalists. It sounds great and it's lots of fun.
The People At The Show
People.... Yes yes but its true. It's been like NAMM over here.