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Drum 'n' bass star Blame scores with X-Desk

Drum ‘n’ bass star Blame scores with X-Desk


As a 17-year old, Blame's first production was the legendary drum “n' bass hit , and he hasn't looked back since. He's since mixed one of Moving Shadow's famous albums, remixed bands including UB40 and The Jackson 5 and toured the world with LTJ Bukem.

More recently the Blame-penned Selah track became Zane Lowe's Hottest Record in The World and now the likes of Tinchy Stryder, Jocelyn Brown, Rodney P and Dynamite MC are lining up to collaborate with the writer and producer for his debut album, entitled . Clearly Blame is one of the most in-demand producers out there and now he has the perfect sound, thanks in no small part to his recent purchase: a Solid State Logic X-Desk.

“Over the last 10 years I have been working out of my home studio,” Blame reveals. “But over the last couple of years I have recorded and mixed tracks in some of the biggest studios around London. It was the first time I got my hands on some huge SSL desks and was instantly blown away with the depth, warmth and clarity, even by merely running the stems through the channels.”

“However, I love having a home studio so I can easily crawl out of bed with an idea at any time,” he continues, “but I don't think the wife would be too happy if I shipped a 40 channel G-Series into the house! So I started hunting around for more compact ways of getting that sound into my setup. I thought about SSL channel strips, and then the X-Desk popped up. The size and connectivity of it all was great for my home studio so, for me, the X-Desk was the perfect solution. So now I find music making is more fluent and the quality of the sound is just what I have come to expect from SSL.”

Blame's debut album, , is out now and he is currently producing tracks on new albums by Jocelyn Brown and Ed Drewett.

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