Toronto Mix Studio Features Analog Summing, Metering, Monitor Control, DAC & EQ all from Dangerous Music
Award-Winning Engineer George Seara in his Toronto studio
EDMESTON, NY – August 1, 2011 – Award-winning Canadian mix engineer George Seara has created a complete Dangerous Music equipped studio featuring Dangerous 2-Bus analog summing, Monitor ST/SR stereo and surround monitor control, DAC ST for playback of digital sources, and the new Dangerous BAX EQ for tone shaping on featured tracks or the mix buss. “Put it this way: Before the Dangerous Music gear, it would mean I would be doing everything in a large studio,” states Seara. “It’s only with the advent of the Dangerous 2-Bus and the Monitor ST/SR that I’ve finally felt that the level and quality, plus the speed and efficiency with all things surrounding my workflow have come to a point where I can say confidently that I’ve raised the bar, and the quality of my work has improved. Dangerous equipment, simply put, has stellar sound and build quality. I’ve been spoiled with this gear.”
On the sound of the Dangerous 2-Bus analog summing amplifier, Seara says, “The biggest point is, it’s clean and natural, it has no noise, and yet super high-headroom: like a straight wire with gain. It allows me to mix confidently without having to deal with any gain-management issues, intermittent noises, hiss or any down time. I’d describe the sound as big, open and wide – the sound quality is fantastic and the mix is always true to my original tracks.”
Seara is one of Toronto’s leading mix and recording engineers, he was the chief engineer at Phase One Studios over the past 10+ years, one of Toronto’s legendary studios around since the 1970s. He works in all genres of music and recent clients include Rihanna, Drake, Mos Def, 50 Cent, Sting, Herbie Hancock and Finger Eleven among many others. His clients know Seara for his great musical ear, his astute attention to detail – and he is musician and lifelong recording enthusiast. At the 2010 Juno Awards Seara was nominated for 5 awards and won for Contemporary Christian / Gospel Album of The Year for mixing Greg Sczebel‘s “Love & The Lack Thereof.” The other four nominations were R&B Soul Recording Of The Year and Dance Recording Of The Year for artist Keshia Chante, World Music Album Of The Year for Jesse Cook, and Vocal Jazz Album Of The Year for Laila Biali.
In his new downtown Toronto studio, Seara now has all the gear he needs to complete his mix projects and is able to meet deadlines and last minute changes effectively and efficiently. In doing so, he uses a well thought out collection of Dangerous Music equipment along with new and vintage outboard gear. “Basically I own one of everything Dangerous Music makes. Chris Muth, Dangerous Music’s head designer, was Technical Director at Sterling Sound so all of the gear is mastering-quality. My studio setup is tuned towards mixing rather than mastering,” says Seara, “though I’m equally meticulous and detail-oriented when it comes to my mix work and selecting gear. I look for equipment that is going to be versatile regardless of musical genre, yet mastering quality – if it’s good for mastering then it certainly should be good for mixing. The sound quality of the Monitor ST/SR for example, is musical and yet very transparent.”
Although Seara has several high-end digital converters, he chooses to monitor the final mixes through the Dangerous DAC ST, “The DAC ST is very neutral and ultra-transparent and that’s what I like about it most. Actually that’s what I like about all of my Dangerous gear!” says Seara.
On the Dangerous BAX EQ Seara notes, “What I love about the BAX is its ability to sound punchy in the low end, without being muddy. For the lead vocal, a nylon guitar or any featured instrument, I put the BAX EQ on the money channel!”
When designing his downtown mix studio, Seara had three main considerations for the gear, “I needed to have stellar sound quality – it needed to be mastering quality so I chose Dangerous Music equipment. Number two, it needed to be ergonomic – which I find the Dangerous gear to be; and three, I needed speed and rock-solid recall ability – which are strong points of the Dangerous Music design philosophy.”
Contact George Seara through his website at: http://www.georgeseara.com
About Dangerous Music
Dangerous Music, Inc. designs and builds products that are indispensable to any DAW-based recording environment. Dangerous Music electronics designer Chris Muth has spent over 20 years working in and designing custom equipment for top recording and mastering studios. Muth and company founder Bob Muller pioneered the concept of the dedicated analog summing buss for digital audio workstations with the Dangerous 2-Bus in 2001. Today the company offers a wide range of products for recording, mastering, mixing and post-production facilities, all designed and built with mastering-quality standards and a practical aesthetic. Key products include the Dangerous 2-Bus and 2-Bus LT, Dangerous Monitor ST-SR and its Additional Switching System expansion units, Dangerous D-Box, Dangerous Master, Dangerous S&M, Dangerous Monitor and Dangerous Bax EQ.
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