Professional technical A/V consultant Under the Wire, recently completed construction on the home studio of guitar legend Zakk Wylde, installing a multitude of dbxÂ® equipment to help Zakk and his band, Black Label Society record their new album, which is set to be released the summer of 2010.
Featured in the installation is a dbx 160SL Compressor, four dbx 160A Compressors, a dbx 386 Dual Channel Tube Mic Pre and a dbx Tube Channel Strip. â€œWe were specifically looking for the dbx sound,â€? said Zack Fagan, sound engineer and founder of Under the Wire. â€œThe dbx 160A and SL both have a very unique sound that no studio in complete without.â€?
Black Label Societyâ€™s FOH man, Dave Allen and Fagan have been friends for numerous years before the two met again at Wyldeâ€™s new studio. Allen put Fagan in touch with Jeff Harris of dbx when
BLS was looking for a total sound turnaround. â€œJeff came on board and provided us with great advice for the studio, recommending all of the equipment that would give BLS the ultimate sound for their new record,â€? continued Fagan.
At the projectâ€™s completion, the eager team patiently waited to hear their recordings through the latest dbx equipment. Fagan continued, â€œThe only issue we had with hooking up the new equipment was doing it as fast as we could to start using it.â€? The team couldnâ€™t be happier with the results as the entire renovation plan went flawlessly, with no problems stemming from either the gear or installation. â€œThe entire process from start to finish went so smoothly and quickly that the soldering iron was still hot when I ran into the studio to start working on the new album,â€? stated Wylde.
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In the two decades since Ozzy Osbourne hired him away from his job at a New Jersey gas station to become his new guitarist, Zakk Wylde has established himself as a guitar icon known and revered the world over. Writing and recording with Osbourne led to multi-platinum success, inspiring him to create the now legendary Black Label Society in 1998. In the decade plus since, BLS has turned the notion of what a rock band should be upside down by inspiring legions of fans (known as Berserkers) all over the world to follow the mantra: Strength, Determination, Merciless, Forever (SDMF for short). Wylde and his Berserkers have established a heavy metal institution true to the vision of uncompromising, unfiltered and unrestrained rock nâ€™ roll.