Grammys Get Dangerous with Harrison, Carranza & Kahne
Three Top Producers and Engineers who Rely on Dangerous Music Equipment Nominated for Multiple 2007 Grammy Awards
Edmeston, NY – Three top producers and engineers who are adamant believers in the sonic powers of Dangerous Music equipment have recent projects nominated for multiple 2007 Grammy(R) Awards: Jerry Harrison for Kenny Wayne Shepherd Ten Days Out: Blues From the Backroads (Reprise) for ‘Best Traditional Blues Album,’ and ‘Best Long Form Music Video;’ Robert Carranza for Ozomatli Don’t Mess With The Dragon (Concord Records) for ‘Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical’ and David Kahne for Paul McCartney Memory Almost Full (MPL/Hear Music) for ‘Best Pop Vocal Album’ and ‘Best Male Pop Vocal Performance’ (Dance Tonight) and ‘Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance’ (Only Mama Knows). The 50th Annual Grammy Awards show is scheduled for February 10, 2008 on CBS.
All three producers and engineers have Dangerous Music equipment at the heart of their studios. Jerry Harrison records and mixes in both stereo and 5.1 surround with his three Dangerous 2-Bus analog summing units. Robert Carranza’s rig consists of the Dangerous 2-Bus, Dangerous Monitor, Dangerous MQ and Dangerous Master. David Kahne utilizes four Dangerous 2-Bus units for 64-inputs of analog summing, a Dangerous Monitor and the Dangerous MQ.
Carranza said, “I had been mixing extensively with DAWs but I never felt they gave me the sound that I wanted. I went on a mission to try all the different summing amps out there and when I hit the Dangerous I said ‘That’s IT!’ I’m a snob when it comes to speakers. I’ve tested pretty much every monitor controller and nothing comes close to the Dangerous Monitor. [Dangerous Music equipment designer] Chris Muth is a genius. The equipment sounds amazing!”
“Having mastered so many records at Sterling Sound, [engineer] ET Thorngren and I were well aware of Chris Muth’s ability to create exemplary analog circuits. When we found out about his 2-Bus, we were among the first in line. When we went to 5.1, we got two more. We haven’t looked back since,” stated Harrison.
“Dangerous was the first to make boxes like these,” said Kahne, “and in my opinion they’re still the best. No color, no distortion, completely transparent with more headroom than I can ever use.”
Dangerous Music co-owner and electronics designer Chris Muth has spent over 20 years working in and designing custom equipment for top recording and mastering studios. Muth and his partner Bob Muller pioneered the concept of the dedicated analog summing buss for digital audio workstations with the Dangerous 2-Bus in 2001. Today the company offers a wide range of products for recording, mastering, mixing and post-production facilities, all designed by Chris Muth and built with mastering-quality standards and a practical aesthetic.
Jerry Harrison is a member of the seminal group ‘Talking Heads’ and over the past 20 years has produced albums and singles for a wide range of musical artists in addition to the 2007 Grammy nominated Kenny Wayne Shepherd release including O.A.R., Von Bondies, No Doubt, Stroke 9, Foo Fighters, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, The Verve Pipe, Rusted Root, Live (Throwing Copper, Mental Jewelry), Crash Test Dummies, Poi Dog Pondering, Fine Young Cannibals, BoDeans, It’s Immaterial, and Violent Femmes.
In addition to Robert Carranza’s work on Ozomatli’s Grammy-Nominated album, he has worked with Baller Banks, Ricky Martin and Dirtie Blond, recorded Mars Volta and Los Lobos, and produced, engineered and mixed the most recent Jack Johnson release, which entered the Billboard charts at Number 1. Carranza’s discography includes multiple titles by Los Lobos, Jack Johnson, Molotov, Ozomatli as well as albums by Beck, Supergrass, Blackalicious and Lucious Jackson to name a few. Carranza is a three-time Grammy winner with Ozomatli (2004/2005) and Molotov (2005).
Along with McCartney’s Grammy nominated “Memory Almost Full” David Kahne has worked on previous McCartney outings “Driving Rain,” “Back in the U.S.,” “From a Lover to a Friend,” “In Red Square,” and “Freedom.” As a top pop-music producer and engineer Kahne’s work includes artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Imogen Heap, The Strokes, Sublime, Sean Lennon, Sugar Ray, Wilco, Tony Bennett, Fishbone, The Bangles, Shawn Colvin, Stevie Nicks, Matthew Sweet, K.D. Lang, 311, and many others.
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