Usher, Lupe Fiasco, Akon, Macy Gray, P. Diddy Jay Z, Nelly, Timbaland, Michael Jackson Everclear, Martina McBride, Ledisi, Faith Evens Mario, Brian Culbertson, Marvin Gaye, Britney Spears, Christina Milian, Eve, LeAnn Rhimes and India Arie
“The 14B has a great sonic vibe. Just running a signal through it changes the character of the source material even if you aren't compressing. I really enjoy using it on lead vocals also play slap bass through it. I rolled off the bass of the side chain and was able to nicely tame and round off the sharp transients.”
Mike has spent decades crafting his own sound, as well as the sonic palette of those lucky enough to have worked with him. He has recorded and produced M. Ward, Bright Eyes, She & Him, Beth Orton, Tin Hat Trio, Blitzen Trapper and many more.
“I made some nice instrumental mixes of some 4-track recordings through it the other day. Came out of the 4-track through the 14B in mono. Used the knob that allows the low frequencies through. Sounds real punchy!”
The world-famous Atlantic Records is a major American record label best known for its numerous recordings of rhythm and blues, rock and roll, jazz and hip hop. Atlantic Records has housed many artists of different genres like Brandy, Aaliyah, Sturgill Simpson, Death Cab for Cutie, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Janelle Monae, fun., En Vogue, The Rolling Stones, Cher, Ed Sheeran, Paramore, Missy Elliot, Led Zeppelin, Lil' Kim, Halestorm & Charli XCX.
"We have used the 286A with various songwriters and producers. Andrea Martin and Madison Love are some songwriters we have recorded. The preamp is extremely warm and guitars sound very clean.”
Danity Kane, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Far East Movement, Chris Brown, Tank, Ne-Yo Melanie Fiona, JON MCXRO Sterling Simms, Fantasia Marcus Houston and many more.
“Our 14B is taking vocals to the next level and making the audio sound crisp!”
Babyface, The Fugees, Missy Elliot, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Rhianna, David Banner, Linkin Park, Schoolboy Q, Ariana Grande and many more.
“I would place the 286A between the REDD.47 and the SOLO/610. It's more open and clean up top than the 610.”
Lawson, The Script, Scouting for Girls, Ellie Goulding, Joan Armatrading, Marianne Faithful, The Sugababes, Texas, Iggy Pop, The Saturdays, Connor Maynard, Belle and Sebastian, Robyn, Calvin Harris, Jethro Tull, Martin Simpson, The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Wanted and many more.
“Aesthetically beautiful, the 14B is a work of art. I tried it on everything from grand piano to kazoo and everything in between. It's become an integral part of my vocal chain, it's proved its worth with artists as diverse as Leona Lewis, Lawson, Aston Merrygold, MNEK,Scouting For Girls, Pixie Lott, LittleMix, Paul Weller and a host of others.”
WALTER MILLSAP III
Multi-Platinum Music Producer • Songwriter • Engineer • Arranger
Walter is known for his collaborations with global superstars Beyoncé and Lady Gaga, his work with artists Alicia Keys, Timbaland and Keri Hilson, and mega-producers David Foster and Babyface, as well as his from-the-ground-up creation #1 teen sensation Mindless Behavior
Christina Aguilera, Pink, Shakira, Beyoncé, Flo Rida, Afrojack, and more are just a sampling of the superstars who call on Dave for his mixing talent. From pop to hip hop, country to Latin, and R&B to indie, Dave’s special niche is making radio-friendly records while enhancing artistic intent.
“The 14B just adds a roundness to the voice. All of the things you want a compressor to do, this thing does really amazingly well. This thing is destined to be a classic. It's really good."
Mix engineer Derrick Stevenson operates Puretonez Mix in Atlanta, Georgia. His discography includes records that have garnered Billboard top-20s, Stellar, Dove, Grammy nominations, and one Platinum Certification / Grammy win. Aside from his very experienced, yet opened-ear for music, he stops at nothing to be sure he gives his best.
I have two 14B’s. I use one for tracking, and the other lives on my outboard insert collection of tools. Although it’s a vari-mu style compressor, I’ve found the attack to be pretty fast if I’m using it up front to catch a few peaks with vocals, or to slightly tame other dynamic incoming sources. It handles those cases very well, and still leaves room for you to do any post-processing if you desire. Then too, I’ve used it to slam driving basses, and rock guitars in a mix, and they sit AWESOMELY tight without sounding “over-pumped.”
Bootsy Collins is one of the all-time great funk and R&B bassists, singers and bandleaders. Rising to prominence with James Brown in the early 1970s, and later with Parliament-Funkadelic, Collins's driving bass guitar and humorous vocals established him as one of the leading names in funk. Collins is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic
“My 286A seems to work well clean or dirty. So I am calling this piece “Clean Dirt!” You can eat it right off the floor. I am using it for vocals as front end on an analog set up as well as my Pro tools rig. Works great on both.”
With over thirty years of experience in the music industry, Camp has worked with hundreds of stars including: Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire, Jamie Foxx, Babyface, Kelly Clarkson, Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, Brandy, Tyrese and Whitney Houston
“The 286A will be a must-have piece among studio and live engineers alike! From its very warm sound to its over driven bite, I found many sound colors that I would use depending on the music genre. Even mismatching the impedance selection gave a certain old-school sound of its own.”
Keith Harris is a Grammy Award-winning record producer, songwriter, music director, touring drummer and multi-instrumentalist. The Black Eyed Peas, Will.I.Am, Estelle, Robin Thicke, Usher, and Madonna are just a few of the platinum selling artists that have entrusted Keith for his composing and producing skills.
"So far I've used the Locomotive 286A on Estelle, Backstreet Boys Larger Than Life Vegas show and Tour, Goapelle, Fergie, Black Eyed Peas, Fifth Harmony, Mia Martina, Corrine Bailey Rae and Meghan Trainor."
Nashville-based Rogers has produced 40 #1 singles and albums that have sold tens of millions of copies and has penned three #1 singles as a songwriter. He has produced and/or written songs for the following artists: Darius Rucker, Trace Atkins, Sheryl Crow, Blake Shelton, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Phil Vassar, Brad Paisley, Allison Krauss, Carrie Underwood, Josh Turner, Darryl Woreley, Julie Roberts Pat Green, Chris Cagle, Scotty McCrerry, Gordon Mote, Montgomery Gentry
“I've been very impressed with the 286A. I used it on electric guitars and was able to keep the clean sounds big and warm, but able to overdrive the tubes when I wanted some hair on it. I used it on Scotty McCreery's new single “Southern Belle” and Granger Smith's “Backroad Song” for drums, electric guitars and percussion.”