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Another Dangerous Year at the Grammys

Award Nominations for Four Top Engineers Who Rely on Dangerous Music Equipment:David Isaac, Dave Kutch, Tony Maserati and Dave Rideau

Edmeston, NY – February 1, 2009 – Four top engineers working every day with Dangerous Music equipment in their studios have found projects they have completed on the 2009 Grammy(r) Awards nominations list: David Isaac, Dave Kutch, Tony Maserati and Dave Rideau. The Dangerous Music gear these world-class engineers and producers use in their critically acclaimed studio work with legendary industry artists include the Dangerous Master, Dangerous Monitor, Dangerous 2-Bus, and the Dangerous D-Box.

The 51st Grammy(r) Awards show will air on February 8, 2009 at 8pm EST on CBS:

Dangerous Music user and mix engineer Tony Maserati is up for a Grammy(r) Award (with Dyre Gormsen) for ‘Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical’ with the new Jason Mraz release We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. [Atlantic Records]. The track “I’m Yours” from the Mraz album also is nominated for ‘Song Of The Year’ and ‘Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.’ A very busy Dave Kutch has fourteen tracks/albums that are nominated for various Grammy(r) Awards that he mastered this past year including the Al Green album Lay it Down [Blue Note] which is nominated for ‘Best Engineered Album, Non-classical.’ David Isaac co-produced, with Marcus Miller, the current CD Marcus [Concord Jazz] that has a ‘Best Pop Instrumental Performance’ Grammy(r) nomination for the track “Blast.” Engineer Dave Rideau mixed the track “A Change Is Gonna Come” from Wayne Brady’s album A Long Time Coming [Peak Records] which has a Grammy(r) nomination for ‘Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance.’

Both Dave Rideau and Tony Maserati always mix through the Dangerous 2-Bus analog summing amplifier, while Dave Kutch, utilizes the Dangerous Master analog mastering transfer console and the Dangerous Monitor for control room monitoring at his NY Mastering Palace studio. Dave Isaac loves his Dangerous D-Box as a compact all-in-one solution for analog summing and monitor control.

A common theme among mastering and mix engineers is that Dangerous Music gear is the best sounding and most functional design they’ve found for their needs working with the most celebrated artists of today: Grammy(r) nominees.

Dave Kutch said, “The Dangerous Master and Monitor are the centerpiece of my mastering rig. Sonic accuracy, paired with just the right features set Dangerous apart. Nothing else on the market comes close to the sound quality, headroom, and reliability of the Dangerous gear.”

“My Dangerous 2-Bus along with my analog outboard gear bridges the gap between a large studio and my own project studio,” said David Rideau about his Cane River Studios in Sherman Oaks, CA. “The 2-Bus preserves my recall and repeatability when mixing, which is essential because sometimes I’ll work on five songs a day. Sonically the 2-Bus is on par with any large-format analog console I’ve worked on. It’s an essential tool in my studio setup.”

Mix engineer Tony Maserati said, “The Dangerous 2-Bus is an integral part of my mixing setup. I mix a variety of styles of music through it, always with great results. I’ve been using the 2-Bus now for over three years and don’t know how I’d manage without it in my studio!”

David Isaac used the Dangerous D-Box during the production of Marcus Miller’s CD, and specifically for the single “Free” featuring Corinne Bailey Rae. Isaac said, “I love the sound of the D-Box. It gives me everything I need in a single box: a great sounding summing amp, a D/A converter, speaker switcher, headphone amp, multiple inputs,- all in one rack space!” As a multi-talented producer, mix engineer, and musician, David is currently working on his own R&B and Funk CD due out in May 2009.

About David Isaac – As a multiple Grammy-winner, David Isaac’s mixing and producing career spans R&B, Pop, Hip Hop, Jazz and Gospel music, from Marcus Miller and Wayne Shorter to Stevie Wonder and Roberta Flack and many towering artists in between. As a player and programmer Issac has worked with Eric Clapton, Madonna, Puff Daddy, and Earth, Wind and Fire to name only a select few. Isaac is currently wrapping up his own CD with the help of a few R&B legends, as well as mixing tutorials for MacProVideo.

About David Kutch – David Kutch began his career in recording with some of New York’s finest producers, ranging from Phil Ramone to Puff Daddy. He has worked on albums for Biggie, Puff Daddy, Lauryn Hill, Jill Scott, and Missy Elliot. In 2002, Kutch was nominated for a prestigious Grammy(r) in the category of ‘Album of the Year’ for mastering Outkasts’ Stankonia LP. Since opening The Mastering Palace in NYC in January 2008 Dave has mastered albums for John Legend, Erykah Badu, Estelle, Jim Jones, Jazmine, Lucy Woodward, The Roots and Al Green. In addition to the Grammy-nominated Al Green album, Kutch mastered several other projects in 2008 that have Grammy(r) nominations including the Jazmine Sullivan Fearless album, Alicia Keys’ Superwoman album, and Estelle’s album American Boy. Please visit:

About Tony Maserati – Over the past decade Tony Maserati has created his own distinctive sound for his many hits with today’s top artists such as Mary J. Blige, Lil’ Kim, Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas and Puff Daddy, and pop-icons Mariah Carey, Destiny’s Child, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Sting and Alicia Keys. Recent mixes include The Pussycat Dolls, Britney Spears, Jesse MacCartney, and the aptly named electronic-rock duo (for this press release!) ‘Dangerous Muse.’ Maserati is nominated for a 2008 Grammy(r) Award (with Dyre Gormsen) for ‘Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical’ with the new Jason Mraz album. Please visit

About Dave Rideau – A three-time Grammy nominee who has been making hits with top recording artists for more than two decades, David Rideau is a Los Angeles based producer and engineer who has received dozens of gold and platinum records working with the likes of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. Rideau’s projects with international artists have taken him to Europe, Japan, Brazil and China. His discography includes Sting, TLC, Janet Jackson, Ludacris, Yolanda Adams, Earth, Wind and Fire, George Benson, and Deborah Cox. Contact: [email protected]

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