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HDXWell it has been awhile since I have posted a BLOG.  A lot has happened in the studio this year.  Mixing and mastering has been the main focus it seems and I am happy with that.  This past month, I had a computer meltdown that resulted in a quick upgrade to Pro Tools 12 HDX and a new computer.  I was planning on doing the upgrade this year, but not this quickly.  Sadly I had no choice in this and had to make the leap.  Needless to say, this was the best upgrade of Pro Tools in 17 years of using the software.  The computer alone is more powerful than anything I have ever built sporting a new Ryzen 1800X processor, 64 gigs of ram and all the bells and whistles.  Pair that with a new HDX card and the power and workflow is off the charts.  Super happy with this setup!  I was also able to move some gear around this week.  I thought I would never sell the Chandler TG1, but an opportunity came up that allowed me to sell the Chandler TG1 and move to a Chandler ZENER 12413.  Cannot wait to add this to the arsenal.  Monument Sound is really excited about things to come and I look forward to working with new, old and current clients with this upgrade!  Get in touch for your project!

Jared Jones - "Turn Up the World"

Had a blast this month working on this new Dance/Pop tune by Jared Jones.  This was the first song mixed on the new SSL Sigma and we could not be happier with the final result

Check it out and leave a comment!

https://soundcloud.com/jaredkfjones/turn-up-the-world

 

 

TMHSo being the guy who mixed this record I am somewhat bias on a review, but I must say this. The record took a lot of work to get correct, and a lot of hours spent fixing seemingly loud recorded parts. That was the easy part. The challenge for me was maintaining and keeping the vision of the artist in mind. Jason Schubele and Alec Schubele gave me a huge leash to do what I heard and most of the time it worked really well. Right when I thought I nailed the idea of this record, another song would come in and completely go a different direction. it kept the creative vibe going strong - this is certain. This record will take the listener on a trip the way old records used to do. The listener should be encapsulated with the songs, unlimited ear candy and killer tones for the duration on this one. From heavy, to pop to acoustic even, it is great! As the mixer I am super happy to what Nathan James did with the songs in mastering. He was able to take all 10 and make them cohesive and smooth. Everyone who is a "fan" of this page needs to pick this up. Pre-order it, get it Monday, whatever. Really refreshing record that I hope does well for the band! Pick it up at the link below and hear it Monday!

Well, it's been a ong time since we updated this sections.  There are a ton of things to cover but we will make it short.  First, Thanks for 2016!  This year was a time of change, growth with the studio, and some new and amazing clients.  We are hoping that 2017 will bring in more new clients and amazing material.  Monument Sound went through a bunch of changes this year with the setup and we are always trying to improve.  2017 will more than likely be the HDX upgrade and Pro Tools upgrade, but we are still planning for that and taking things one step at a time.  That being said, we are pleased to annouce that we are moving away from the Dangerous Music 2 Buss setup that we have used for over 7 years now.  We will be moving to a new and more advanced SSL Sigma setup.  This 32 Input summing mixer has the guts of a Duality and AWS 948, but the footprint of a 2U rack.  The setup will allow us to utilize the hardware that we so love and crave, but in the analog world.  The Sigma will act as a backbone and out of the box mixer while not messing with the hardware stems that we will be sending to it.  Cannot wait for this change!  Have a great and Happy New Year!  Here's to 2017!

Learn more about it here:  SSL SIGMA

SSL Sigma

 

Monument Sound is happy to announce that we now have a pair of BAE Audio B15 EQs in the rack as well as a pair of modified Warm Audio Pultec's.  We had Zen Audio put their gain attenuation mod on our sequential pair.  The best part is that it will be on the front of the unit and not the back.  This will allow for much better ease using the eqs.  Cannot wait to add these to the 2 buss chain.

 

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