Johnny Tech, who has produced and/or engineered albums for Ice-T, Macy Gray and Nelly, among others, has launched a new production company with partner/friend Lamont Brumfield (aka Big Broom), New Kingz Productions, a division of his Hood 4 Life Records (http://hood4life.com).
The new enterprise already boasts a growing roster of up-and-coming hip hop acts, including Macadoshis, NME and the rap group C-Dott. To better accommodate their needs (and his increasingly busy schedule), Tech purchased a Mackie Digital X Bus 200 digital production console for his Los Angeles-based studio. “I use the Digital X Bus to record audio and its Mackie Control Universal layer to control Pro Tools for mixing,” he says.
Tech incorporated four 4-channel mic/line I/O cards into his Digital X Bus, as well as three AES/EBU I/O cards to run 24 channels to and from his Pro Tools system.