Big Dan Studios UK
Big Dan Studios is based in Stoke on Trent in the UK
Review of GT-100 from Roland Corp.
22nd April 2012
A review of the GT-100 Effects Pedal. Does this GT-100 REALLY stack up where it matters - on the fretboard? or is it just another revamp of the GT-10? Check it out HERE its online right now.
Also the YJM100 Amp Head from Marshall amps here in the UK... a no holds barred review from Tony Mckenzie. Input also by Santiago Alvarez from Marshall Amplification.
DV-Mark Multiamp Amp Amplifier Review
1st May 2013
I just bought a DV-Mark Multiamp and a couple of 1x12 speakers designed to work with this amp for review. This is another emulator or simulator type of guitar amps.
Find out if this amp can topple the Axe-FX series and all the features that are built right in to the MULTIAMP such as a 500w amp for a bargain price! And does this amp deliver the goods?
Check out this review online ..take a look at the Multiamp from DV Mark and see the most in depth review to date on this product.
Satriani JVM410HJS from Marshall
4th May 2012
But not any more... Joe has revoiced the JVM HJS Marshall amp and here is the 'Inside and Out' Review
I also reviewed recently some old favourite pickups and show a demo of David White pickups for the Stratocaster. David passed away some time ago but he left a fantastic legacy if you can find any... Click here for David White Pickups
Big Dan Recording Studios
Big Dan Studios in the UK
Big Dan Studios was developed in around 1997 because of a need to record music at a cost effective price with good results. The recording industry for bands was getting harder - mainly because the affordable studios stopped taking bands. Like everything else in life there is always an answer. The answer for Tony was to build a studio where technology played a big role without scary costs.
So Big Dan Studios was born. In those early years the studio used a Yamaha Analogue desk on to a Fostex hard Disk recorder. What might indeed sound not so good today as far as technology is concerned in those days that was the business. Later the Studio updated to a Mackie HD recorder and an o2R Digital desk which was really the highest level of equipment that could be bought from the funds available.
But like many things even that became outdated, so Tony once again did some updating to an O2R96 Digital desk, Eventide Outboard and a host of other outboard stuff. Visit Bigdan Records - Tony's Record Company from the link below.
Tony has actually been recording since the mid 70's and at that
time he used reel to reel tape recorders and other stuff - how it's moved
on. Today Big Dan Studios can record and produce at 96 KHz (better than you
can hear!) and master a CD right there and then.
The studio has developed continuously and has recorded some great artists, some of which have recorded some awesome music. The artists have ranged from regular bands, solo male and female artists, jazz bands, choirs, and even a real bona fide opera singer who had travelled the world singing and was a real 'name' in his area of music.
The basic idea of the studio is to offer musicians recording time at a low cost without affecting the quality of the recording. That has been proved to be a success over time with different artists returning again and again. If you want to get some decent recording done at an almost 'at cost' basis then call Big Dan Studios.
The last album 'Berner Street' from Mckenzie - Bruce is an album where you could win $10,000 (or £5000.00) by solving the puzzle from the music. That album, and Tony McKenzie's previous work 'Eniac' were both recorded at Big Dan Studios so if it's up to Tony's standard the quality is likely to be up to yours... who knows... maybe you prefer a portastudio?
Tony in the Studio
The o2r96 Desk
The Control Room at Bigdan Studios
Tony in the Control Room at Bigdan Studios