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.
Marc JB from Bimbo Jones (Remixer of Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Pink) shares his experience working with DBM50 nearfield monitors from Dynaudio Professional.
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“it doesn’t matter if I’m mixing, if I’m tracking, when it comes to fine tuning I always use my Dyns – that’s why they come with me everywhere”.
Owner of LAFX Studios, Danny Vicari, talks about why the BM15A monitors are the preferred choice for himself and his clients.
Currently Antony King is touring with a legendary electronic band Depeche Mode and working with Depeche Mode, Antony wants to make sure that the sound is top notch and therefore using DBM50.
“They are very smooth sounding and the detail and imaging is fabulous, so I know exactly what sound I’m getting - the more I use them, the more I like them.”
Jona Weinhofen from Bring Me The Horizon talks about how the band is using the DBM50 monitors in the studio. Bring Me The Horizon have been recording their new album for the past 3 months in their studio in Sheffield (U.K.) and they are currently in the mixing stage.
"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.
The Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards are among the highest regarded remarks that a manufacturer in the music industry can achieve.
Recently we got back from a very successful NAB show in Las Vegas where we received a 'best in show award' for DBM50! Woo-Hoo!
Having begun his career as a Berklee-trained jazz pianist and recording engineer, Wes Lachot describes his entry into the field of studio design as “coming in through the back door.”
When Carl Tatz describes the point at which he knows he’s got the tuning right in any given room he tends to avoid ‘tech speak’ entirely.
Tim Vine-Lott talks about the Dynaudio monitors used at Air Studios in London and their endurance throughout the years.
Dynaudio Acoustics caught up with Mark Christensen to hear his view of the Dynaudio Acoustics product he uses, how he chose them and the role they play.
Guy Sigsworth is a UK songwriter and producer who has worked with some of the biggest names in music.
Andy Gray is one of the UK’s most successful producers and composers. He has scored Hollywood movies like Swordfish with syncs on Bourne Identity and Natural Born Killers...
The Qemists have just released their second album, Spirit In The System, on the legendary Ninja Tune label.
Matt Robertson has worked along side some of the UK's most talented producers and composers, on films like Hot Fuzz and Quantum of Solace with David Arnold to Alien Vs Predator for Harald Kloser.
It’s over 20 years since the island of Ibiza became the prominent party destination for the world’s more hedonistic travellers, but this jewel of the Iberian peninsula is renowned for a lot more than partying.
Carl Tatz is a leading studio designer who uses the revolutionary PhantomFocus System™ to help tune any speaker to any environment.
Remixer/Producer Junkie XL – the nom-de-plume of Dutch-born Tom Holkenborg – has been making remarkable music for several decades and uses only the sharpest-edge technologies.