Royal Blood have confirmed that the follow-up to their 2014 self-titled debut will be titled ‘How Did We Get So Dark?’ and will be released on June 16.
Recorded by Jolyon Thomas at IPC studios in Belgium, the mixing has been carried out by another long standing Unity Rock MKII user Tom Dalgety.
Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid chooses Unity Audio Super Rock monitors: "The Super Rocks are simply in a league of their own. The first time I heard them I was shocked at their depth and clarity especially given their size..."
British composer, producer and songwriter Guy Sigsworth has upgraded his London based studio with Unity Audio Rock MKII studio monitors.
Guy has worked on a wide variety of projects over his career including records by Seal, Björk, Goldie, Madonna, Britney Spears.
Guy comments, “I really, really like my Rocks. Clear, detailed and honest.”
Phats And Small
UK House Music veterans and multi million selling, award winning, Brit nominated house music duo Phats & Small have recently installed a pair of Unity Audio Boulder MKII 3 way active monitors.
“The Boulder MkII's have been game changers for us...” Jason Phats
Echo Zoo Studios
Echo Zoo Studios based in Eastbourne have recently upgraded their Studio B tracking room by installing a pair of Unity Audio Rock MKII active speakers.
Echo Zoo comprises two fully equipped studios with various live rooms and mastering facilities. The Studios attract artists of all genres including recent clients, Ed Harcourt and Jake Bugg.
F Reid Shippen
Nashville based producer F Reid Shippen recently installed Unity Audio Rock MKII monitors to his SSL based studio Robot Lemon. Reid Shippen has worked on no less than 10 Grammy award winning albums and hundreds of charting singles by artists such as Adele, Jake Owen, Brett Eldridge, The Jonas Brothers and the Back Street Boys.
South African studio owner Adam Howard has installed Unity Audio monitors in all his studios.
"They are the best sounding monitors I've heard!
I think a voice is a great way of testing ... monitors. I have never heard a human voice sound so good - a good voice, a U87, my Metric Halo preamps - being played through my Boulders....Audio Nirvana!"
Audio consultant and studio owner Ian Silvester has recently purchased a pair of Unity Audio Boulder MKII mid-field active monitors.
“I’m totally blown away at just how incredible these monitors are, they’re beautiful balanced, super detailed and have perfect uniform sound at any level..., a staggering bass response and very powerful. I’ve sold all my other monitors..."
British producer Steve Power has purchased a pair of Unity Audio active Rock monitors.
" The detail is amazing, I can hear everything so precisely for tracking and mixing...".
Steve has worked an array of artists including Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, Joe Cocker, Tom Jones and James.
Brit award winners Rudimental have had enormous success. Their debut album “Home” saw the band working with some of the finest talent including Emeli Sandé. Chart success continued into 2014 with the U.K. number one single “Waiting All Night”. In early October they released their second album “We The Generation” to much critical acclaim.
Noir Desir, Youssou N'Dour, Zebda, BB Brunes, Jenifer, Michel Jonasz, Tiken Jah Fakoly. "We own a pair of 'The Rock' in our main Studio since 2013 and I'm still very happy with them."
Artic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, Placebo,
Foals, Bloc Party, Foo Fighters, The Killers,
The Smashing Pumpkins
“I really like these monitors, I can’t stop
going to them. I love them for balancing mixes –
vocals in particular. The bass detail and speed
is quite staggering for a small cabinet, in fact
the best I’ve heard.“
Arctic Monkeys, Razorlight, Foals,
The Kooks, Black Keys
“The soundstage on them is huge though
un-hyped and true. They are very impressive indeed.
I used to spend hours agonising over the low end,
The Rocks just get me there so much quicker,
I’d say they save me two hours a day mixing so
they actually help me get more sleep!”
K T Tunstall, Happy Mondays, B-52’s,
Simple Minds, Doves, Suede, Lamb
“The Rocks are so good to work on I honestly
believe they will become the new standard,
replacing the NS10, but much, much better.”
Blur, Depeche Mode, Future Heads,
Elbow, Graham Coxon
“I’ve been testing The Rocks on various mixes
and they’re outstanding. The bass response
is fast and true and can be totally trusted.
Overall, The Rocks are amazing, brutally
revealing which is exactly what I need for
Gary Numan, father of the UK's New Wave Electro Music has purchased a pair of Unity Audio Rock active monitors for his private studio.
Yellow Boat Music
Yellow Boat Music purchase Unity Audio's Rocks and Boulders
Coldplay, Jay Z, Kasabian, Athlete, PJ Harvey
“The clarity and depth of perception is
something that I never expected to find
on such a small speaker like The Rock.
The bass response is surprisingly deep,
transient response snappy, and stereo depth
impressively wide. I love them.”
Daniel Green - Coldplay
Daniel Green 'Rocks' Coldplay on the Road
In mixing music, as well as in rock climbing I need absolutely reliable gear...
Joshua Homme - Queens of the Stone Age
Queens of the Stone Age
“As for the Boulders...they’re the exact
speaker I needed. The power and the punch
of a large studio main. That big bottom end
you’d expect, but not at the expense of precious
mid-range. Accurate details abound.”
Globe Studios, Bordeaux. Noir Desir, Youssou N'Dour, Zebda, BB Brunes, Jenifer, Michel Jonasz, Tike Jah Fakoly...
Adele, Plan B, Florence & The Machine,
Friendly Fires, Cee Lo Green
“When I first got them it was a revelation, its what
I’ve been looking for but I’ve never been able to
find in a near-field monitor. Before The Rocks I was
always going back to the usual NS10’s, but now
I’m so confident in The Rocks I’m finally putting
the NS10’s out to pasture.”
New Order chooses Unity Audio Rock Mk II and Avalanche
Killing Joke, The Maccabees, Simple Minds,
The Family Rain, Turbowolf, Royal Blood,
Dinosaur Pile Up, Broken Hands, Cat’s Eyes,
”The definition in the bass is fantastic. They make you
work hard – but the results are worth it!”
Radiohead, The Stone Roses, Muse,
The Fall, XTC, Simple Minds
“The Rocks rock – scary speakers to listen to
your mix on as they really expose what’s there!
Anyone working in professional
studios today should hear these speakers.”
"Well, I have been using the Rocks for about 1 and a half years now. Since I got these speakers I haven't used anything else. "
Ed Sheeran, The Coral, Paul McCartney,
The Beatles, Manic Street Preachers, Spiritualized,
The Divine Comedy
“The soundscape seems so obvious that
I can place things much easier than I could on my
previous monitor setup. The low end
is incredible, I no longer have bass paranoia,
I can mix with total confidence!”
Craig David, Depeche Mode, Kate Nash,
“The Rocks have become my monitor
of choice when I want to focus on the
mid-range details. |n the end, it will be these
details that will give the record it’s life.”
Quantum of Solace, The Da Vinci Code,
Sherlock Holmes, Inception, Casino Royale,
Moulin Rouge, The Ring, The Lion King,
The Chronicles of Narnia, Sweeney Todd,
The Dark Knight Rises, Stoker,
The Great Gatsby, Interstellar
“I needed a portable, faithful 5.1 system.
A Rock system seemed a pretty obvious choice.”
Producer Jolyon Thomas has been using Unity Audio Rocks on many exciting and contemporary projects.
Leeds College of Music
Leeds college of music purchases 5 pairs of Unity Audio Rock MK2 monitors, after a shoot out with other brands.
Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Noel Gallagher,
Disclosure, Amy Winehouse
“Everything I need for mastering from
a nearfield monitor.”