Easy Eye Makeover

May 1, 2013 9:00 AM, Mix, By Barbara Schultz


Education Guide

Mix is gearing up to present its longstanding annual Audio Education Guide in its November 2014 issue. Want to have your school listed in the directory, or do you need to update your current directory listing? Add an image, program description, or a logo to your listing! Get your school in the Mix Education Guide 2014.

Easy Eye

Easy Eye

Easy Eye Sound, the production base of Black Keys singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach, saw a lot of action last year, including Auerbach’s Grammy-winning productions of Dr. John’s Locked Down and the Keys’ massive, soulful album El Camino. In the midst of all the music making, the studio also received an acoustical revamp from veteran designer Steve Durr.

Auerbach and his engineer, Collin DuPuis, wanted more natural-sounding acoustics that fit with their live performance-centered approach. Durr’s firm built custom treatments to provide a combination of bass trapping and reflections that work in the space.

“What these guys wanted was a place where they felt very comfortable, and performances can be captured with little or no baffling,” Durr says. “Leakage between instruments is wonderful if it sounds good, if the tonality of the leakage is warm and touchable and not boxy or bright or edgy. They had a nicely built room, but they wanted a different texture to the acoustics.

“What I care about is building studios where people are excited to invite their friends to come down and play music and hang out, and they never want to leave, and that’s what we tried to do for Dan.”

Acceptable Use Policy
blog comments powered by Disqus

Mix Books

Modern Recording and Mixing

This 2-DVD set will show you how the best in the music industry set up a studio to make world-class records. Regardless of what gear you are using, the information you'll find here will allow you to take advantage of decades of expert knowledge. Order now $39.95

Mastering Cubase 4

Electronic Musician magazine and Thomson Course Technology PTR have joined forces again to create the second volume in their Personal Studio Series, Mastering Steinberg's Cubase(tm). Edited and produced by the staff of Electronic Musician, this special issue is not only a must-read for users of Cubase(tm) software, but it also delivers essential information for anyone recording/producing music in a personal-studio. Order now $12.95



Delivered straight to your inbox every other week, MixLine takes you straight into the studio, with new product announcements, industry news, upcoming events, recent recording/post projects and much more. Click here to read the latest edition; sign up here.

MixLine Live

Delivered straight to your inbox every other week, MixLine Live takes you on the road with today's hottest tours, new sound reinforcement professional products, recent installs, industry news and much more. Click here to read the latest edition; sign up here.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

The Wire, a virtual press conference offering postings of the latest gear and music news, direct from the source. Visit the The Wire for the latest press postings.