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Black Eyed Peas, Green Day Use Lynx Aurora Converters

Lynx Studio Technology in Costa Mesa, Calif., reports that its Aurora converters were instrumental in the recording and mixing of music from Black Eyed Peas and Green Day that dominated the Billboard charts in late May and June 2009.

Engineer Dylan “3-D” Dresdow used Lynx Aurora converters to mix the Black Eyed Peas’ new single, “Boom Boom Pow,” and upcoming CD The E.N.D. “Boom Boom Pow” charted Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Digital Songs during the week of June 15, a position held for 13 weeks. Two Black Eyed Peas songs, “I Gotta Feeling” and “Boom Boom Pow,” are reportedly the Number One and Number Two  iTunes downloads the week of June 15. Dresdow has used Aurora converters at his Paper V. U. Studio since 2006. In addition to his work with Black Eyed Peas and Will.I.Am, Dresdow has worked with Usher, Ciera, Christina Aguilera, Ice Cube, Macy Gray and several soundtracks.

“A few years ago I compared the top converters out there, and after getting a chance to hear Aurora in my own studio, I was sold,” Dresdow says. “The Auroras are perfect for me, due to their functionality and sound. With the LT-HD interface, I just plugged in the Digilink cables and I was up and running.”

Green Day’s 21st Century Breakdown hit Billboard’s Top 200 LP chart at Number One during its first week on the charts on May 18. The first single, “Know your Enemy” was Number One on the Hot Modern Tracks Chart on May 25. “I have never seen a band like Green Day, who are so totally locked in together,” says Costa Mesa Recording Studio owner Nick Fainbarg. “The best teamwork I have ever seen. The open sound and fast response of my Aurora converters allowed us to capture the energy and immediacy at the sessions.”

Aurora converters from Lynx Studio Technology are available in 8- and 16-channel versions, including the new Aurora 16-VT Variable Trim model. Lynx makes several interfaces available, including AES/EBU, ADAT, FireWire and MADI (mid-year 2009, according to the manufacturer) in addition to the LT-HD for Pro Tools HD systems.

For more information, visit Lynx’s Aurora Converters page.