Grammy Award-winning, Nashville-based recording engineer and mixer Ryan Gore engineered and mixed both artists’ entire albums, including these hit singles, cutting every lead vocal and several guitar parts through his BAE 1073s. Gore, who has been engineering and mixing in Nashville for nearly 15 years, hand-selected the 1073s for their vintage, pro-level sound.
“I love that the BAEs are everything I love about vintage preamps, and I can count on them working every time,” Gore said. “They’re not finicky like the old stuff. They have that great, familiar vintage tone and vibe, but with the modern punchiness that you have to have today. The preamps sound huge, and that’s what people want to hear when they’re in the studio cutting a vocal. Everyone wants pro-level sound, and the 1073s deliver just that.”
Reliability is Key
Gore has his own overdub / mix room on Nashville’s famed Music Row, but travels across the city for tracking. After experiencing few issues with other vintage preamps, Gore continually turns to his BAE 1073s because he knows they will work every time.
“There have been several times I’ve recorded at other studios, and for one reason or another, the vintage gear is unusable, for example I pop the EQ in and it cuts the signal, or there are failing electrical components or a number of other issues,” Gore explained. “So, I come back to my mix room, unrack my BAE 1073s and take them to the other studios just because they’re 100-percent reliable. I’ll throw up different mics, and the BAEs sound great with everything — ribbons, tubes, old and new. They’re compatible with all of them.”
The 1073: Hit Maker
An avid user of BAE’s 1073s since he first purchased two in 2010, Gore has used the preamps when recording many artists ranging from Steven Tyler to Dolly Parton.
“The BAE 1073 has been my primary vocal chain since 2010,” Gore said. “Literally every lead vocal I cut is through one of my BAEs, including dozens of No. 1 singles. They always win.”
In 2016, Gore used the 1073s on vocals for “Forever Country,” a track recorded to honor the 50th annual Country Music Association Awards (CMAs). The track featured top country talent, including Tim McGraw, George Strait, Luke Bryant, Carrie Underwood and more.
“My BAE 1073s sounded amazing on every artist without question,” Gore said. “The fat mic pre and musical EQ was unrivaled. Just another example of why I always turn to my BAE 1073s.”
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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.
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