Since setting up the new Sputnik facility in 2013, Powell and Dane have had great success attracting a variety of projects. Most recently, Powell finished mixing the latest Raconteurs album Help Us Stranger, as well as Trey Anastasio’s Ghosts of the Forest and “Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy” — the end-credit song of Toy Story 4 performed by Chris Stapleton.
Powell considers the BAE Audio 1073 preamps to be a dependable and foundational element of his set up: “I use the BAE 1073s for mission critical applications — for example on guitars and vocals that are really important to me.” To achieve his ‘signature’ guitar sound, he will usually put an SM57 and a U67 on the guitar cabinet, running the U67 into the line input with no pad, and the 57 into the mic pre on the 1073. “For guitars, it is just the mic into the BAE 1073, done. That sound is just money every time,” he says. Meantime, for vocals, he will typically run a U47 or U67 directly into the mic pre on the 1073.
About BAE Audio
BAE Audio is a U.S.-based manufacturer of high-end microphone preamp and equalizers, all of which are faithful to vintage designs of the seventies and before. The company is committed to the vintage philosophy of hand wiring and hand soldering all of its components to achieve a high quality and authentically vintage sound. For more information on BAE Audio, please visit our website at www.baeaudio.com.