Mark King talks about his DBM50's

There is no doubt that Mark King has been one of the most significant contributors in developing the voice of modern electric bass playing. In short, he took the slapping style that pioneers like Larry Graham, Bootsy Collins, Stanley Clarke and Marcus Miller developed in the 70's in a whole new direction. Musically, he approached it differently, but most importantly, he brought the concept and sound of slap bass to the masses and provided tons of inspiration for the following generations of slap bass wizards. So it is safe to say that not only is Mark King an innovative musician in general - he is also a true bass extraordinaire.

 

Now, 25 years after the mega hit record 'Running in the Family' was released, Level 42 and Mark King are about to release a '25th Anniversary' box set with acoustic takes of all the Level 42 hits. Working with this box set, Mark used state-of-the-art equipment from Dynaudio Professional. As Marks mentions in an interview: "While recording the acoustic versions, I needed to listen to them in a nice, pristine and crystal clear way… and the guys at Dynaudio came up with just the right thing. Beautifully crafted, ergonomically shaped, very high-end monitors, real pro stuff - just what you'd expect from those guys!"

 

"DBM50 - Powered studio monitors have it all," Mark says as he continues: "A really punchy but crystal clear sound too… I love it. Loads of great features such as low, mid, high frequency passes, level boosts and cuts. They even have a wild thing… A sleep device on the power… it saves the planet and all that stuff. The DBM50 Dynaudio - Beautiful, lovin' it man, sounds great!"

 

Mark also uses a TC Electronic BMC-2 Monitor Controller and a Studio Konnekt 48 Audio Interface in his studio.

 










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