|TRADE SHOWS||Date||Location||Booth No.|
|Musikmesse||15.04 - 18.04.2015||Frankfurt - Germany||Stand 5.1 B57|
|NAMM Show||22.01 - 25.01.2015||Anaheim - USA||Room 208B|
Grammy nominated, gold & platinum award winning producer Greg Wurth is chief engineer and studio manager at Steve Vai's "The Mothership Studio" in North Hollywood, California, USA and owner of his new Patigonia Studios. He has produced and mixed for artists and groups such as: Steve Vai, Tracii Guns (LA Guns & League of Gentlemen), & Johnny Lang, to name a few.
Steve Vai – The Story of Light
Steve Vai – Where The Wild Things Are
Steve Vai – Where The Other Wild Things Are
Steve Vai – VaiTunes singles releases
Tracii Gun’s League of Gentlemen – The First Record
We caught up with Greg recently to learn more about him and his great work, plus where EVE Audio monitors fit in as an essential recording and production tool.
EVE Audio: So Greg, what got you into the music scene?
Greg Wurth: I grew up in southern San Diego. My parents were big fans of music and introduced me to The Beatles and Led Zeppelin early on. I used to collect cassettes & CD's in the early 90's and eventually I became interested enough to play an instrument, so I bought a guitar. I took lessons for a few years and had some bands but I realized that it wasn't a natural thing for me.
EVE: This seems like an ideal intro to the recording industry!
GW: We had these multitrack recorders that we would use for making demos and I found that I was good at using them, and it made sense to me to head toward engineering and production. Reggae Music has a pretty large scene in San Diego and it was a major influence on getting me into mixing. I would listen a lot to mixes by King Tubby, Lee Scratch Perry, and The Mad Professor. When you listen to anything those guys did it's pretty mind blowing. They are using the mixing console as an instrument creating echos and reverb stabs that catch you off guard. During this time, I did a lot of recording with the band "Roots Covenant" where I was able to learn and experiment as I went.
EVE: So being self-taught, did you find many challenges in getting "into the business"?
GW: Eventually I got to a point where I felt I needed to turn this into a career so I moved up to LA and attended a recording school to further my education. The school placed me into great internships that allowed me to meet Producer / Engineer / Musician Neil Citron, who hired me upon graduation as an assistant at Steve Vai's The Mothership Studio. I've been working with Steve ever since.
EVE: What brought you to the point where you determined you needed your own facility?
GW: Patigonia Studios came together quite organically for me. I have been contemplating the "perfect" hybrid
setup for the last few years. It has become apparent that the digital world is getting better and much more
reliable, so I felt it was time to create a workflow that made sense for me. One of the main things I wanted
was to somehow mount a computer screen inside the console so that I can always sit in the optimal position
Miraculously, a few weeks after these custom console ideas started flowing, Steven Slate announced the Raven MTi 27" screen and I just about flipped! I needed a sort of "edge" to this new studio that would help draw attention and this couldn’t have been more perfect. The Raven sets in the center of this desk console and on either side are 19" rack rails, allowing it to be a completely modular system. For me it's the perfect setup because I can mold the console to whatever application is required without compromise.
To complement this ideal setup, I needed some new studio monitors. I was introduced to Eve Audio and recognized immediately the great design and quality of these monitors. After the initial listening test I decided to give them a workout in an actual session. All I can say is "Wow!" Everyone else in the studio also gave them the "thumbs up".
The decision was soon made and Greg summarizes in retrospect: "I've mixed and tracked more than a handful of projects since I've had these speakers and I must say, I couldn't image working without them."
Check out my most recent release with The Tracii Gun's League of Gentlemen – The Second Record, which I mastered at Patigonia Studios using the EVE Audio SC307s.
TruNorth Music and Sound represents EVE Audio in North America. For a demo or an advice where to find your next EVE Audio dealer call TruNorth Music and Sound at +1 855.878.6668 or visit http://www.trunorthmusicandsound.com.
For worldwide distributors please click here.
Christian Kalla, better known as Crada, is a German producer, instrumentalist, mix engineer and songwriter. Raised in a small town in northern Bavaria, Germany he is one of the most sought-after producers in Europe today. He has produced and written for artists and groups such as Alicia Keys, Tim Bendzko, Culcha Candela, Drake, Kid Cudi, Emeli Sande, Tinie Tempah, Conor Maynard, Clare Maguire, Jay Rock, Talib Kweli, The Lox, La Fouine and many others. For his collaborations on Drake's US Number One album Thank Me Later and Kid Cudi's Man On The Moon: The End Of Day he was honored with several platinum and gold awards in the US, Canada, Germany, UK and France.
When he was looking for some new studio monitors Crada was introduced to Eve Audio. After the listening session the decision was soon made:
Crada remembers: "When I heard the SC307 for the first time it soon became very clear to me that those are gonna be my new reference monitors. The imaging, the depth is impressive. All frequencies are reproduced in such detail and absolutely linear. Simply perfect."
EVE Audio's German distributor Synthax established a wide dealer network that offers the EVE constantly for audition. To find out where your nearest EVE-dealer in Germany is please give Synthax a call at +49 89 97880380 or visit www.synthax.de.
For any guidance to our worldwide distribution partners please check here.
"As usual, I started by listening to some familiar material before working with them, and favourites such as tracks from Grace Jones' Hurricane album (mixed by Cameron Craig and mastered by Bob Ludwig) sounded every bit as big and bold as they should."
"They're definitely a high-quality piece of kit, mostly suitable for large rooms and at their best when positioned some way back from the listening position."
"In a larger space there's a lot to like about this loudspeaker, the way it combines clever design and reasonable cost with a big, neutral-but-involving sound making it a winner."
The review in full length is available in Audio Media October 2014 issue or here.
Many thanks to Audio Media for allowing us to use this article.
SC408 and all other EVE Audio 2way, 3way and 4way monitors are available in several countries around the globe – please check back with your local distributor to find your nearest dealer to listen to EVE monitors.
Further information and details about EVE Audios entire range of monitors are available in the individual product descriptions or in our user manuals.
Traditionally, the Tonmeistertagung is a top-class expert meeting for audio professionals, producers, artists, vendors, suppliers, developers, and producers. Areas covered at the convention were broadcasting, film, video, and recording production as well as interactive media, distribution, stage and events, production of hardware and software, research and development, and education and training.
The 28th Tonmeistertagung will again take place in Cologne, Germany in November 20 – 23, 2014.
We will showcase our range of EVE Audio studio monitors and subwoofers. Together with our German distributor Synthax you will find us in conference room K and at booth B-07.
Please click hier to register – we look forward to seeing you at the show!
Synthax is our exclusive distributor in Germany. A wide dealer network carries the range of EVE Audio studio monitors. To find your nearest dealer please visit www.synthax.de or call +49 89 97880380. Synthax's Team looks forward to assisting you.