Renowned electronic music artist and sound designer Richard Devine never compromises on his sound. With a room full of modular and standalone analog synths he chose the Dangerous 2-BUS+ as the centerpiece of his hybrid studio to deliver the full impact of his unique sound. Combined with his Dangerous MONITOR ST controller and CONVERT-2 D-to-A converter, he achieves a seamless and intuitive creative flow for recording, mixing and mastering. He loves the headroom and punch of the 2-BUS+ analog summing amp, combined with the undeniably truthful sonic picture of his music delivered by his MONITOR ST and CONVERT-2 reference DAC. He tells how his music mixes “sound more interesting and organic” using analog components, and that the Dangerous Music gear is “simple and easy to understand, with clear ergonomics —everything’s right there in front of you.” His no-compromise approach has brought him to where he is today—creating sound and music for the likes of Apple, Google, and Microsoft, among many other top companies, and collaborating with music artists such as Aphex Twin, BT, and Mike Patton of Faith No More.
“I love gear where you integrate it into your process and it works so well you don’t even feel it’s there. It just works. The MONITOR ST controller and DAC were my introduction to Dangerous Music—that was a major turning point for me—in comparison to my old controller, it was like night and day. It was an audiophile experience, I felt like I had a brand new studio again! The punch, definition, and the clarity was super Hi-Fi,” he says. “I spent 3 weeks just listening to music—I didn’t even make any music. No matter what format or field of audio I’m working in I get an accurate sonic picture of what’s happening with my Dangerous Music gear.”
During the past three years, Richard Devine has remixed top Warp artists like Aphex Twin and Mike Patton (Faith No More). He has released 6 full-length albums on Schematic, Warp, Asphodel, and Sublight records and has performed his own ear-tearing music mayhem worldwide. Based from Atlanta, Georgia he has done film score work for Touchstone Pictures (with John Hues & Kyle Cooper). He has also collaborated with BT (Brian Transeau on movie “Surveillance” Directed by Adam Rifkin, Odopod, Elias Arts, Wieden & Kennedy, AKQA Inc., and has worked on commercials for the Nike Shoe Company and worked with various companies doing sound design for Audi, BMW, Ford, Scion, Coke, LandRover, Peugeot, Dodge, HBO, Nestle, Nike Japan & USA, McDonald’s, Sprite, Spike Television network and has also worked with Konami gaming division for the Dance-Dance Revolution game. In 2007 he signed a deal with Sony Media to release his first two Sound Effects libraries, “Pulse” and “The Electronic Manuscript” which won 2009’s best sample library by Remix Technology Awards. in 2008 Richard launched a new sound design company “Devinesound” which was nominated the Cannes Lions Award for the sound design work on the interactive web site for Microsoft Gaming division-Halo Believe Campaign. In May 2016 he contributed sound effects and musical elements to the Doom 4 Soundtrack along with Mick Gordan. In 2017 He created UI Sound Design and Ambisonic Environmental Audio for Google’s DayDream VR Platform/Google Earth VR.
For more information about Richard Devine: http://devinesound.net/