PAD consultant Tony Belmont (left) and Scarface take a break after cleaning up The Garage.
Def Jam South president/rap artist Scarface, the hard-hitting rapper and former Geto Boys member known throughout the 1990s for his “Southern thug rap,” has erected The Garage, a project studio located in his Houston home. The studio centers on a Pro Tools|HD system and Digidesign Control|24 (which he runs into Digidesign 192s).
Professional Audio Design (PAD) helped plan and execute the studio and supplied equipment such as 4-band Neve EQs, SSL and API mic pre's and “every Pro Tools plug-in that money can buy,” according to studio consultant Tony Belmont. PAD also advised Scarface on microphone purchases, including the Soundelux U99 and Neumann U87Ai studio microphone set that will be used on upcoming Def Jam South projects and the soundtrack for Scarface's upcoming movie, Consequences.
The Garage will also be used for Scarface's upcoming album and many guest appearances, as well as for outside projects with acts such as New York hip hop artist Method Man.
To find out more about Scarface's latest endeavors, visit www.defjam.com/defjamsouth.