Andy Scheps with Rock MKII
Andrew Scheps is a mix engineer, recording engineer, producer, and record label owner based in Los Angeles and the United Kingdom.
He received Grammy Awards for "Best Rock Album" for his work on Red Hot Chili Peppers' Stadium Arcadium, "Album Of The Year" for Adele's 21, and also "Best Reggae Album" for Ziggy Marley's Fly Rasta.
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.
Up Studio Upgrades Main Monitors to a Unity Audio Boulder / B.A.B.E Reference System
Hoxa Studios adds BABES to Boulders
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
School of Audio Engineering
Students from SAE Oxford enjoying the Unity Audio monitor range.
London based producer and mixer Jon Kelly recently upgraded his monitors to Unity Audio Boulder MKIIs. He has produced and mixed legendary albums for an incredible spectrum of artists including The Beautiful South, Heather Nova, Tori Amos, Paul McCartney, Deacon Blue, Prefab Sprout, Kate Bush and Paul Heaton's solo album.
Born in Malaysia, Tan has been a fixture on the Atlanta music scene for more than 20 years. He’s either mixed or recorded 25 singles that have reached #1 on the Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. All told, as an engineer, mixer, producer or remixer, Tan’s work has sold over 250 million records
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.
Monnow Valley Studios
Monnow Valley Studios - Queen, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath,Stereophonics, Super Furry Animals, Portishead. "The Boulders have been nothing but fantastic, producing an incredibly accurate reproduction of what's being recording..."
“With so many sound sources for the final mix, the Rock’s clarity, coupled with their accuracy at all volumes made placing elements accurately within the sound field much easier than I had anticipated.” Geoff Foster – Engineer/Producer.
University of West London
Senior Lecturer, London College of Music, University of West London. "The Rock MKII certainly gives the opportunity to realise a mix full of cohesive energy, everything can be made to have its own place, yet equally can be made to belong."
The current roster includes Ariel Pink, Atlas Sound, Beirut, Bon Iver, Camera Obscura, D.D Dumbo, Daughter, Deerhunter, Efterklang, Future Islands, Gang Gang Dance, Grimes, Holly Herndon, Indians, Iron & Wine, Merchandise, The National, Pixx, Purity Ring, Scott Walker, SOHN, Tune-Yards and U.S. Girls.
Audio Network’s senior mastering engineer Chris Brooke: “We’ve got a couple of well-used, well-loved pairs of Rocks here, and I know many of our composers use them too, so when I was specifying the new mix room I was very keen to audition the Boulders. They didn’t disappoint and we bought three of them!”
"Today I put the Lisson Grove on the vocal, yesterday I put it on the acoustic and the day before I put it on the bass. If i'm gonna spend good money on a compressor it can't be a one trick pony. There's a few ponies running around in this baby."
London based producer and songwriter Jimmy Hogarth recently upgraded his main monitors to Unity Audio Boulder MKII’s. Hogarth has worked with an array of successful artists including Duffy, Paolo Nutini, James Blunt, Sia, Corinne Bailey Rae, Estelle, Amy Winehouse, James Morrison, KT Tunstall, Beverly Knight, Kristina Train, Suzanne Vega and Tina Turner.
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!”
Monoliths installed by Jason Glover in Vinylizor
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.
Rimshot Studios takes Unity Audio Boulders
James Reynolds takes Unity Audio Boulder active monitor
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. "
“These Boulders and Avalanche rock it for me.
No technical bollox needs to be said here.
I like to write loud and these deliver what I need
for this new Prodigy record!”
James Reynolds Upgrades To Unity Audio Boulder MkII
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!”
Radiohead, Enter Shakari, U2, Hard-Fi,
BT, Korn, Madonna, Fluke, CSI Miami,
Tori Amos, The Bourne Identity, Zoolander,
Big Brother theme
“The best just got better – no sub required!“
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.”
The Darkness, Stereophonics,
David Grey, Therapy?
“Finally some big speakers that I can work
and have fun with.”