Bobby Brooks at Archangel Studio
Producer, mixer, and studio and live sound engineer Bobby Brooks’ discography includes albums for P.O.D., Black Sabbath, Rick James and several for pop artist Teena Marie, who was nominated for a Grammy this year. To record her vocals, Brooks worked out of his own Archangel Studio, which includes, among other items, Metric Halo’s ChannelStrip plug-in.
"I've been working with [Teena] for 25 years, on just about everything she's ever done," says Brooks of the former Rick James protégé, who was first signed to Motown in 1975.
"She only needs one vocal take. She'll get five songs done in one day—lead vocals, background vocals, everything—and it's all impeccably great." The artist has just released La Dona," her first album of all-original material in ten years, on Universal/Cash Money Classics.
Brooks has also been using Metric Halo's SpectraFoo metering software, and reports that it is in constant use in the studio.
Metric Halo's console-style ChannelStrip plug-in brings DSP mixing functionality to the digital audio workstation.
SpectraFoo incorporates standards-based level metering, high-speed, high-resolution spectral analysis, the unique Phase Torch, correlation metering, triggerable waveform display, power balancing, and a variety of power, envelope, and spectral histories and phase analyses.
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