Both theTony Levin
Juice Box and the Squeeze box
are superb devices for the recording bassist.
I've used them many times though the years,
and I feel this quality of gear really helps my sound.
For acoustic instrument pickups, like upright Bass,David Hewitt
it really smoothed out harshness
that can often occur,
sounds so lush.
I also loved it on electric Bass and Guitar.
It's now my go to DI!
I rarely employ effects, but I always use my
Retrospec Juice Box tube D.I.
live and for recording.
If it sounds good, and consistently good,Graham Maby (Joe Jackson)
then I play well and, hopefully,
BassGuitarMagazine.com (Issue 29)
... For 80% of the show
I use the Chet Atkins through a Retrospec
tube direct box directly into the P.A.,
and that boy sounds good.
Retrospec is a brand new company ... it's theJorma Kaukonen
wave of the future, and they're not giving me
one either — I bought it.
Guitar Player magazine, March 1996
Studio quality inside. Road tough outside.
In a career that spans four decades, Ken McKim has been concerned with one thing: the accurate transfer of live sound to a recorded medium.
Ken McKim’s talent for building and fine tuning studio equipment to best capture the magic of a great performance was first recognized in the Seventies, during his tenure as Chief Engineer at RPM Studios in Manhattan, a studio he helped construct. He closed out the decade as Chief Engineer at New York City’s legendary Sigma Sound, just as it was churning out hits by the Village People, Rick James, and Talking Heads.Read more