Bigglewade, UK (May 1, 2015)—Dave Kushner, known for his work on FX Network’s Sons of Anarchy and with bands such as Loaded and Velvet Revolver, has upgraded his studio with a pair of PMC twotwo.8 monitors.
Kushner has been working as a producer and composer from his own studio since Velvet Revolver’s final tour in 2008. He co-wrote, with Bob Thiele, the Sons of Anarchy series theme, which was nominated for an Emmy and won an ASCAP award. Kushner has since provided themes and scores for TV shows Detroit 1-8-7, Sullivan & Son and Bill Burr’s F is for Family, among others.
Recently, he formed a creative partnership with Rupert Parkes, also known as Photek. The pair now work from a three-room studio in Los Angeles, collaborating on projects and also working solo.
In early 2014, says Kushner, “Rupert was testing out a pair of twotwo.8s, and wanted me to hear them, as he was so impressed. They sounded absolutely great. I did some research on the company on-line after that, liked what I read, and wanted to know more.”
Following a trip to London to present a production and composition masterclass at Metropolis Studios, where he had a chance to hear the facility’s various models of PMC monitors, Kushner decided that his room needed to be as consistent as possible with Parkes’ studio. That meant upgrading his speakers to the PMC twotwo.8s that Parkes was already using, so that the pair could swap work in progress.
“The PMCs have been a really good middle ground—their clarity lets me hear exactly what’s going on in my mix, particularly at the low end,” says Kushner. “I never need to put a subwoofer on, unless I’m just playing back a track to somebody for effect, and I really want to accentuate the bass.”