German Alternative/Big Beat/Rock Band Stereostoned released their new album “Stay Sexy“ last January 27, 2012 on the Recent Records label. Watch the video to get a taste of their powerful rock energy:
For the recording of the album Stereostoned used several SPL products, including our indispensable and classic Transient Designer and Vitalizer®, both in hardware and software versions, as well as our GoldMike MK2 microphone preamp.
Professional Audio magazine reviewed our Transpressor in their December 2010 issue. Georg Berger called it the “Dynamic Duo.” He liked specially the “wonderfully organic analog sound” and the “brilliant Auto function in the compressor section.” But that’s not everything by far:
“Both dynamic sections have excellent audio properties and the shaping possibilities they offer make them very appealing. The Transpressor works best when both sections interact. It really doesn’t matter if you have the Transient Designer before or after the compressor in the signal path, the possibilities to shape sound are endless. We can give more punch to over-compressed signals by emphasizing the attack with the Transient Designer. Or, the other way around, we can control a very aggressive guitar by smoothing out its attack and then make it bigger with the compressor: in the end we would have a wonderful flat sounding and cutting guitar. These are only two of the countless options available — we wouldn’t have enough space in this review to even start to mention them all.”
Dirk Schulz is a sound engineer, producer and musician renowned for his work with Mando Diao, Angelo Kelly, The Rasmus, Tierra Negra, and Bauhaus among others.
Recently, Dirk mixed and mastered several Mando Diao’s MTV Unplugged releases: the single “Down In The Past,” and the “Above And Beyond” LP and DVD. For this purpose, he used an arsenal of SPL gear: an SPL RackPack with several Transient Designer and TwinTube modules, a GoldMike mic preamp, a Track One channel strip, a Charisma 2 tube processor, a Vitalizer® enhancer, and Analog Code® plug-ins.