|TRADE SHOWS||Date||Location||Booth No.|
|NAMM Show||22.01 - 25.01.2015||Anaheim - USA||Room 208B|
|Tonmeistertagung||20.11 - 23.11.2014||Cologne - Germany||Showroom K|
|Inter BEE||19.11 - 21.11.2014||Tokyo - Japan||Hall 1, stand 1411|
|SAE Alumni Convention||23.10 - 24.10.2014||Berlin - Germany|
|137th AES Convention||09.10 - 12.10.2014||Los Angeles - USA||Booth 1119|
|Music Austria||02.10 - 05.10.2014||Ried - Austria|
Producer and professional bassist Troy Antunes has invested in a pair of EVE Audio
SC407's for his studio in Muswell Hill, north London.
Troy was looking at replacements for his D.A.S passive monitors, and after listening to a number of options, decided on the EVE SC407 active monitors.
Troy's studio control room is around 3m wide by 5m long and treated with a 'live end/dead end' design using heavy absorption at the console end of the studio and diffusion panels at the other end to break up the sound field on the early incidental reflections. There is also a slanted drop down ceiling baffle to break up ceiling to floor standing waves. The studio has an unimposing character with some carefully evaluated treatment used throughout. The EVE's were placed in a portrait position using the adjustable tweeter/mid-range plate on the SC407's. The positioning and speakers size were ideal for the studio, with enough power to fill the room at louder levels without overdriving the system.
"It didn't take me long to get my ears onto them," said Troy, "probably because I am used to the room as well, but as soon as I realised – OK, so this is how the EVE's work, I get it, and then it was off to the races". Troy continued "I was listening back to my old mixes, and I'm like hold on where did the mid's go?! I could hear stuff in the mix that I forgot I even had in there." Troy went on to say "I recently had to learn some bass parts for an upcoming session and so I put my axe through the SC407's for the first time which was a real nice surprise. A lot of systems including my own that I have worked on, I would be – OK, so I need to back off a bit here, and this might need some shaping around, but the Eve's just took it".
In the studio we noticed Troy's open session and asked what he was working on. "The last few days I have been doing a lot of vocal editing," explained Troy "so the EVE's have been running pretty quiet. The great thing is that what you hear at low levels is exactly what you hear at louder levels which works for me as you don't need to be blasting it out all the time. Of course when you're playing back to the clients you need the punch to hit you in the chest which the 407's deliver. Everything's tight man!" concluded Troy, smiling happily...
We appreciate Troy inviting our UK distributor Nova Distribution to pop down to take a picture
of the EVE's in his studio and get some feedback on how the monitors are working with him so
far. We couldn't help noticing a number of platinum discs around the studio with some very
nice album and live tour accolades, notably with Justin Timberlake so we asked what projects
Troy had been involved with.
Troy informed, "Justin and I met during NSync, I was with those guys since day one. Interestingly they were big in Germany before they made it in the US. My cousin Kevin Antunes and I were assigned musical director and assistant musical director for NSync and I played the bass. So we did the whole NSync thing for about 4 albums and then Justin wanted to do his solo thing. Justin asked Kev and I if we would like to join him on the Justifed tour and we were like "What are you crazy, this is like some of the dopest music we've heard" That was back in 2003 and so we spent the next 3 years touring the world with Justin alongside an amazing 13 piece live band. It was awesome, and we were blessed to be amongst such amazing musicians."
We asked Troy what he is doing here in the UK and what his next chapter holds in store. "At
the moment I'm doing a lot with my own label Funky Viva Productions. We are working with a
new RnB pop group NVS. It's going really well and we are just trying to get the album finished
and sent over to Carl Nappa for final mixdown. Things are definitely happening".
Listening back to the latest song from NVS, it is clear that Troy has definitely got to grips with the monitors and is making sure he gets every drop of energy out of the 407's. Sounding very phatt!
We wish Troy all the best with his Funky Viva Label and upcoming projects. Thanks for choosing the EVE's and sharing your good vibes on the SC407's with us.
Please read why Pro Tools Expert got excited about the SC205:
"The Eve SC205 have garnered a lot of praise from reviewers and owners alike – it's not hard to understand why. The Eve SC205 offers a nice transparent and open top end and a tight low end. I am a bit of a mid freak and want to know it's not missing in a mix. One concern I had with the SC205s would be that the mid was going to be lost by their openness, my fears were unfounded and after some time of working with them I found my mixes were coming out with more detail and a better bass in them."
"I've had them for about 6 weeks and last week their UK distributor Nova Distribution asked for them back. I gave them my credit card details instead. I think you would call that Editors Choice."
The review appeared in July 2014 and is here in full length available.
Many thanks to Pro Tools Expert for reviewing our SC205.
EVE Audio monitors are available in many countries around the globe – please check back with your local distributor to find out where you can 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.
Among the pros, Philippe David mentions "the sound, the high resolution, the usability of the DSP control and the efficiency of the adjustable filters."
He describes his listening experience with the SC408 as follow: "The sound reproduction of this active monitor elegantly combines consistency and precision. The tight and perfectly controlled low end matches the consistency of the mid range and the delicacy of the high end. The latter is delivered by the AMT tweeter, which is just incredible for its high-quality transient reproduction, its lack of annoying directivity, and its exemplary precision. In spite of its remarkable accuracy, you'll feel no ear fatigue at reasonable listening volume, where monitors equipped with more or less controlled metal dome tweeters show their sharpness."
Philippe David summarizes by pointing out that "the SC408 is a mid-field monitor clearly aimed at professional applications considering its dimensions, output power (800W RMS per speaker), its price – matching the integrated technology, and its high-performance sound reproduction."
The review in full length (in French) is available in KR Home-Studio's May 2014 issue.
Many thanks to KR Home-Studio for allowing us to use their product review.
SCV Hi-Tech represents EVE Audio studio monitors in France. For a personal demo please visit www.scvhitech.fr or call +33 (0)1 48 63 18 00. Brand manager David Bergot and his team look forward to assisting you.
Our North American distribution partner TruNorth Music & Sound is pleased to invite attendees at Summer NAMM 2014 to visit their booth #636 at Nashville's beautiful Music City Center, July 17-19, 2014.
TruNorth will also be showing EVE Audio products at the Artist Relations Gear Preview at SIR Studios prior to the show and at other private events for studio engineers, producers, broadcast and post production customers. For more info about Summer NAMM and to register, please visit www.namm.org/summer/2014.
We look forward to seeing you soon in Nashville!