Marc Anthony, Chayanne, and Marco Antonio Solis–three of the biggest names in Latin pop–are currently out on the road together on their 14-city North American GIGANT3S tour. Manning the house mix for Anthony once again is his longtime FOH engineer, Jose A. Rivera, Jr., who has recently chosen to apply an A-Designs HM2EQ HAMMER dual-channel tube equalizer and HM2 NAIL compressor/limiter across the stereo mix buss.
Hoobastank drummer Chris Hesse pounds tracks with HAMMER and NAIL. Hoobastank recently put the finishing touches on its highly anticipated new record, Fight or Flight, which makes its official debut in late August. Nearly two years in the making, the album was partially tracked at Woodland Hills-based studio The Lighthouse, owned by Hoobastank drummer Chris Hesse, who found frequent opportunities to use his A-Designs HAMMER equalizer and new NAIL compressor.
Last year A Designs released the Hammer, which is a Dual Mono three band Tube EQ engineered with an ingenious filtering system that allows the even harmonics to flow thru the 12AT7 tubes filtering out unwanted noise. At this years NAMM Peter Montessi of A Designs Audio discusses the forthcoming Nail compressor, which is still in development as he discusses the Nail with Brad from Redwagonstudio.