“The Scientist Dub Supersonic Studio Monitors & Amplifier Set” – New Gear Alert
Legendary sound engineer and dub pioneer, Scientist, also known as Hopeton Brown, has designed for multi-instrumentalist and producer Marcel Phillips, and will soon be releasing on the open market, what he calls “The Scientist Dub Supersonic Studio Monitors & Amplifier Set.” Enclosed in this article are photos and a brief promotional video clip showing a fully finished model of this new custom-made gear, by one of the best in business, that will soon be available for purchase.
Scientist explained he has designed these new studio monitors because: “I’m finding the standard studio monitors and amplifier sets do not handle the jackhammer drum and bass—that reggae or any type of bass-driven music such as hip hop demands—without the amplifiers running out of headroom (and start to clip). And then, the standard speakers that’s made from paper, after awhile the paper gets weaker. If you take paper and keep rubbing it up in your hand, after awhile the paper becomes mushy. King Tubby and I [always used] materials along with spray paint to thicken the standard paper cone back in the 70s. As usual, we started these [techniques], then the world catches up 30 years later.”
The specifications for “The Scientist Dub Supersonic Studio Monitors & Amplifier Set” are “2 X 5000 Watts RMS, and 20 Hz to 20 Khz.” A smaller non-commercial version of this set (for home studios) will also be available for purchase.
For further information, contact The Scientist at 1-323-200-1962
Stephen Cooper is a former D.C. public defender who worked as an assistant federal public defender in Alabama between 2012 and 2015. He has contributed to numerous magazines and newspapers in the United States and overseas. He writes full-time and lives in Woodland Hills, California. Follow him on Twitter at @SteveCooperEsq
In this video DM Kahn shows how he get amazing tape echo and delays using the Strymon El Capistan dTape Echo guitar pedal. The El Capistan splits a mono signal into a stereo signal and works great on auxiliary FX sends. The El Cap is capable of getting a multitude of sounds – from pristine infinite delays to growling distorted and modulated sounds. Hope you enjoy!
Mixing with reverb has two outcomes. There’s hardly any in between. Either you know how to use reverb and create depth in your mix while maintaining separation or you don’t know the tricks and end up with an absolute mess. Reverb is meant to enhance your mixes and songs, not destroy them. These explanations, tips, and tricks will push your reverb game to the next level.
In this episode we’re looking at the differences in the use of insert-effects and auxiliary-effects. First we will look at the signalflow and what both the insert and the aux actually do, in order to conclude why we chose to use either one of them depending on the situation. We will look at some typical insert effects, typical aux-effects and we’ll answer the question why you generally would want to use an aux-send for a reverb rather than an insert. Also we will take a look at what patchbays are, as with using much outboard gear we have a lot of cabling and a lot of climbing behind desks.