MI2N
Music Industry News Network
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18TH
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Tech News (more headlines) 05-06-2014

Musician And Producer Neff-U Uses The Focusrite Red 1 500 In The Studio

Bookmark and Share


Video profile shows Theron Feemster (aka Neff-U) in the studio recording with Red 1 500

Los Angeles, CA, May 1, 2014 – It's hard to imagine a two-year-old Theron Feemster (aka Neff-U) at a drum kit, but it's there that the man responsible for some of this century's biggest hip-hop hits started his musical career. Born the son of church ministers in a small town in North Carolina, Theron's musical upbringing was firmly in the realms of religious music, but his approach was anything but ordinary. "I grew up in a very untraditional church. However you felt, that's how you expressed yourself, and whatever I felt musically was how I expressed myself. I think that having that foundation of freedom allowed me to grow in a way to where I wasn't restricted to a certain formula of how to create."

Watch: Neff-U on the Focusrite Red 1 500 – http://youtu.be/0Ii5dJkVsug

With his roots planted, Theron learned numerous instruments quickly, and by age seven was musical director at the church, a position that saw him in new and unique musical situations on a regular basis. His love for music took him to Berklee College of Music, where his talent didn't go unnoticed. Soon, his friend and guitar player Erick Walls invited him to a production session in California, and before long he was being mentored by legendary rap producer Dr. Dre. In 2002, he co-wrote and played keyboards on four tracks on The Eminem Show, which won Best Rap Album at the 2003 GRAMMY® Awards. Subsequent work with 50 Cent, Ne-Yo, Nelly, Mary J. Blige and countless others cemented his position in the R&B scene. From there, Theron joined the production team for the King of Pop and produced tracks on Michael Jackson's posthumous albums Michael and Immortal.

Theron's ability to just sit down and translate whatever he's feeling is enviable. He notes, "When my fingers hit the keys, whatever comes out is what I'm going to keep. And that's fun, it's just being vulnerable to the unknown." But maintaining his skill requires practice. "There's a saying that I've learned that's 'don't expect to get to greatness until you make your gift great.' Through all these years and even today, I'm constantly sharpening my craft, exploring new different sounds that are out there in the world and exploring new different pieces of gear."

And the latest new piece of gear for Theron is the Focusrite Red 1 500 microphone preamp. "It's important to have a good preamp, because when you have a good preamp that can translate how you sound, it gives you a sound with integrity."

During a tracking session with vocalist Sarah West, Theron fell in love with the sound of the Red 1 500. "It kept her voice warm and crisp, and it gave her clarity." Also during the session, Theron recorded a drum track, to add some natural vibe to his programmed drums. Theron's engineer Bob Horn fed one overhead mic through the Red 1 500 for the recording, and the outcome shocked Theron: "It's expected to be used on vocals, but to actually know that you can use it on the entire drum set, that's incredible. One mic and one preamp gave me such a big, dynamic sound."

Neff-U Focusrite Red 1 500 video: http://youtu.be/0Ii5dJkVsug

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

Versatile Haitian American Singer/Songwriter Natalie Jean Releases New Dance Remix

Troy Ave. Featured On New Single 'Crooklyn To Wacocaine' By Hustler E From 'Wacocaine' Fame On Wacocaine 5 Album

Killer Tracks Releases "Tray Dahl & The Jugtime Ragband"

Gig Performer Software Elevates Live Performing Experience Providing Complete And Effortless Control Over A Live Music Rig

Toronto's K-Slick Realeases New Music Video

Singer/Songwriter Katie Garibaldi Original Christmas Song Out Now!

Anthony Caceres Releases Smooth Jazz Single "A Very Special Christmas"



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» UK Live Music Industry Calls For Change In Licensing Laws For Entertainment Events
» Audials Music Rocket – The New Alternative To Streaming Music
» Billboard Names REPUBLIC RECORDS #1 Label Of 2016
» NMPA And YouTube Reach Agreement To Distribute Unclaimed Royalties
» DIGITALRADIOTRACKER TRACKS INTERNET RADIO SPINS
» AMPAL Elects BMG Australia Managing Director Heath Johns To Its Board Of Directors
» ASCAP Relaunches Website And Member Portal
» Legendary Musicians And Music Executives To Be Honored At Heavy Metal Hall Of Fame
» WARNER/CHAPPELL PRODUCTION MUSIC DEBUTS “COLOR TV” AND “ELBROAR” CATALOGS
» The Watters Win Indie Award


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» Grammy Museum Plans International Expansion In China
» Midem Artist Accelerator Call For Entries Open
» DPA Microphones Launches New Chinese Website
» Mercedes-Benz Extends Naming Rights Partnership For Mercedes-Benz Arena In Shanghai
» MusicDish*China Caps Busy 2016 Music Touring Season Across China
» Second Hand Rose In 2016 - Bringing Chinese Rock Into The Mainstream
» Fulcrum Acoustic Appoints Ease Audio Group As Distribution Representative For China
» Black Kirin Opens 2017 With New Members At Beijing's Yugong Yishan
» World Creators Forum Held In Beijing
» Jungle Boogie - Outline Sound At South China's Top EDM Festival
» VersusMedia Launches New Website For Its Film Music Service
» VersusMedia Launches New Website For Its Film Music Service

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2017 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.