MI2N
Music Industry News Network
TUESDAY, AUGUST 14TH
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) 08-16-2017

Producer/Mix Engineer Dave Isaac Streamlines Workflow At His Personal Studio With Focusrite Red8 Pre

Bookmark and Share
Los Angeles, CA – Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning producer/mix engineer Dave Isaac has led a dream career in the worlds of R&B, jazz and beyond, working with the likes of Bruno Mars, David Sanborn, Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller, Prince, EDM artist Little Sis Nora (Ekberg) and many others. He has also served as an audio educator for the last decade at Musician’s Institute in Hollywood and UCLA Extension. After 20 years of working closely in Santa Monica studios with Marcus Miller, in 2007 Isaac made the decision to work more steadily in his own personal Los Angeles studio space – a somewhat common move at the time, and part of a trend that continues to this day. “Like lots of engineers and producers today, I work out of my home to basically start mixes or productions, and afterwards I’ll move to a studio to listen to mixes or for additional production,” notes Isaac. And as his personal setup has evolved in recent years, he has found a useful hub in the Red 8Pre 64-In / 64-Out Thunderbolt™ 2 and Pro Tools HD™ compatible audio interface from Focusrite.

“Not too long ago, I basically upgraded my whole setup from scratch,” he notes. “I was looking to streamline, and to look forward to a simplified network infrastructure, and Red 8Pre was definitely the right interface for my setup. I can get frustrated with different pieces of gear and different software windows, when they don’t all seem to be speaking to each other. But getting the Red 8Pre as the hub has made that a non-issue. Now I can focus on the music.”

He continues, “The Red 8Pre has allowed me the flexibility to do whatever I need as far as inputs and outputs, all with one Red 8Pre unit. When we first set it up, I was up and running in a matter of minutes. Having this flexibility has, without a doubt, saved me both time and money. The range of options in connectivity is insane. If by some chance I want to move into more than 64 channel outs in the future, it’s really as simple as adding one additional Dante piece that won’t take up too much rack real estate. I love the thought of that! I’m not sure if you can get this many channel outs within two single rack space units anywhere else. Considering the range of work that I do, especially in the world of music for film, that had to be a serious consideration. And furthermore, it’s future-proof – if I’m looking down the road 5 or 10 years or longer, these tools can still be the foundation of whatever my setup has evolved into.”

Isaac likes to think of his gear as an extension of himself as an engineer. “I sometimes tell my students, find equipment that becomes such a part of you that you almost forget that it’s there until a visitor or collaborator tells you how pretty it is!” he laughs. “When that is the case, that means you’re happy with the sound. That piece of gear represents you and your sound, and that means you’re at a point where you can then ‘set it and forget it’ and, again, focus on what’s most important: the music! Focusrite, in particular, is a brand that I associate with successes from early in my career. It feels good to go back to my roots in that way, with the new Focusrite tools for the 21st century as a cornerstone of my workflow.”

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

OcnSide Releases Summery Indie-Pop Single “Taking Me Over”

indieOn Connects Music To The Blockchain And Creates Better Experiences For Artists And Music Fans

Singer/Songwriter Mariel Darling Releases First Single And Video “No Mirrors”

LESLIE WOODS RELEASES FIRST NEW MUSIC IN THREE YEARS

LA Alt Rock Band VATTICA Release New Single Criminal

HighVolMusic Throwing End Of Summer Party!

Pace Pictures Posts Live Video Series For Benedict Cork



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» Stephen Arnold Music Refreshes China Global Television Network (CGTN) With New Sonic Branding
» MiniDSP Launches ImmerGO Object-Based 3D Audio
» Prophets Of Addiction Sign With HighVolMusic
» Pace Pictures Posts Live Video Series For Benedict Cork
» "Traditionally Lynch" Hosted By International Chart Topper Richard Lynch Hits Cincy/Dayton FM Radio
» Cinq Music Appoints Marcus Spence SVP Of A&R
» The World Is Yours To Change - Play It Your Way
» Triplets Bringing Their Jersey Roots To Country Music
» Richard Wadsworth Releases 77-track Album "Eternity"
» Louisiane Musician Jo-EL Sonnier Going Strong With New Management Signing, Hot Sauce, Cookbook


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

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» The 2018 MIDEM Silk Road International Music Alliance Signing
» Screen Music Connect To Explore The Music Of Film, Television And Interactive Media
» Fred Casimir To Develop BMG's Global Recordings Business
» 13 Music Label Sold To MTN
» CISAC 2018 Annual Report
» MusicDish Announces A Love Electric 2018 China Tour
» Darcus Beese Named President Of Island Records
» Avant-Garde Label Maybe Noise Launches In Beijing
» Award-Winning Lithuanian Rock Band Colours Of Bubbles "She Is The Darkness" 2018 China Tour
» Hollywood Heavyweights Launch New Christian Music Label
» Pop Artist Ava King Releases New Single
» NetEase Cloud Music Sign Distribution Partnership With B2 Music

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 © 1997-2018 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.