|TRADE SHOWS||Date||Location||Booth No.|
|Musikmesse||15.04 - 18.04.2015||Frankfurt - Germany||Stand 5.1 B57|
|Dancefair||21.02 - 22.02.2015||Utrecht - Netherlands|
|NAMM Show||22.01 - 25.01.2015||Anaheim - USA||Room 208B|
Chris Allen is originally from the small city of Oneida, located in the center of New York State. Music being an important part of his family history, his relationship with the art form began at the age of nine when he started lessons on the trombone. Taking quickly to the instrument, his passion for music was instantly solidified. As a teenager, a family friend introduced Chris to Ron Keck, now the owner of Subcat Studios in Syracuse, NY. Ron offered him a job as a part-time studio assistant. Working for Ron, Chris was immediately fascinated with the craft of recording. With high-school coming to an end, his original goal of becoming a classical trombonist shifted, as he was inspired to pursue audio engineering as his major study, with trombone performance as a secondary study. He enrolled in the Sound Recording Technology program at The State University of New York at Fredonia. Under the tutelage of Dave Fridmann, Bernd Gottinger, John Caruso, and Arman Petri, Chris's quest for knowledge of the science of sound was cultivated and instilled.
After completing his degree in the fall of 2003, Chris moved to New York City eager to work. A few months (and a few studios) later, Chris jumped at the opportunity to join the staff at Walter Sear's legendary studio, Sear Sound. Chris was fortunate enough to work under Walter for six years before his untimely passing. Believing that a student is only as good as his teachers, Walter felt obligated to take on the role of mentor, and share his vast knowledge of all things audio with his staff. A few years into Walter's mentorship, Chris was promoted to the coveted chief engineer position at Sear Sound. In this position he has had the rare opportunity to work with the best musicians in the industry.
Sear Sound continues to be one of the oldest and most respected recording studios in New York City. Musicians travel from all over the globe to experience making music in on of these famous rooms. The huge collection of vintage and modern outboard gear, 280+ microphones, tape machines, and the famous Sony/Avalon custom console, are only tools to support the reason Walter Sear built a studio to begin with — to provide a space where musicians can feel comfortable and inspired to make music.
Chris is proud to bring EVE Audio's SC207 monitors to the studio, where he works to continue the legacy of Walter Sear's premiere recording facility.
Chris' review of the SC207's:
"Looking at the small size of the monitor, I wasn't expecting the amount clarity and fullness in the low end that comes out of a pair of monitors of this size. The low mids and below are untouchable by any other 6.5" driver I have heard. The tweeters are extremely smooth, and I haven't been feeling fatigued at all, even after a full week of 12 hour days.
For me, their strongest quality would be that the balance doesn't change dramatically at different volume levels. I have been able to work at a lower volume without feeling like I'm missing out on low end.
I work mostly in jazz, where the details of every instrument are absolutely critical. The SC207's have greatly exceeded my expectations in reproducing this level of detail. In the first week, I have already had a few clients comment on them, which never happens with the monitors I have been using for at least 12 years."
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 www.trunorthmusicandsound.com.
For worldwide distributors, please click here.
NAMM 2015 is approaching and we are excited to exhibit at the NAMM show in Anaheim, CA USA from Jan. 22 - 25.
EVE Audio products are the result of a long development process in the quest for the ideal listening solution. Our technologies go beyond traditional designs: SilverCone bass and midrange chassis with a fiberglass-coated membrane in a honeycomb-like structure, in-house refined Air Motion Transformer HF devices, discrete PWM amplifiers, DSP system management, broad rear-side bass-reflex port design, easily removable protection grill for the tweeter, and much more. When combined, EVE technologies deliver a range of monitors that express refinement and engage the listener with newfound resolution of source material.
We invite you to listen for yourself! Our North American distributor TruNorth Music and Sound with Jeff Sazant (president) and Bruce Bartone (EVE brand manager), and Kerstin Mischke from EVE Audio's Berlin HQ look forward to meeting you.
Visit EVE Audio at show room 208-B, Mezzanine level (2).
We'd like to take this opportunity and thank all our worldwide business partners, clients, BeliEVErs, supporters, friends and families for another great year of constantly growing business, ongoing support and warm friendship.
Our best wishes for the holiday period and for an excellent start to the New Year.
Your EVE Audio team in Berlin, Germany
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.