Music Producer and Remixer
London, United Kingdom
Jon Cohen is the UK's leading producer of Classical Crossover music, having sold over three million albums and earning several classical number ones, nine BRIT nominations, a Grammy nomination and a Brit award for Best Classical Album. Jon's work has included projects with Vanessa Mae, Faryl Smith, and recently, the world renowned Kenyan Boys Choir. As part of the super remix team, Moto Blanco, Jon has worked on records by Mary J. Blige, Leona Lewis, Lady Gaga, Janet Jackson, George Michael and many more.
Love at First Touch
I love the Artist Series. Once I'd got used to not reaching for the mouse, I found that my workflow was quicker and more efficient. The problem with mixing in the box with a mouse is that you can only do one thing at a time. With my Artist Control and Artist Mixes, I can have one hand on a couple of faders and another hand on an FX return or group fader.
Then I got into assigning layouts and custom macros and it just took off! And having hands on access to plug-in parameters at the touch of a knob is so much more intuitive than using a mouse - I now find myself trying ideas that I wouldn't have thought of before. I love the ability to flip the faders. This is really great for automating sends or filters and setting up cue mixes.
Powerful Yet Simple
Setup was so simple and it really does work straight away. No complicated configuration is required for Logic. The Eucon integration is very deep and there's almost nothing you can do in Logic that the Artist Series doesn't understand. The build quality is excellent, and I love the bright, clear OLEDs which provide all the info I need. I honestly don't see myself going back.
I also have the Eucon software on my laptop, and when I leave my studio, I often take the laptop and one Artist Mix unit for a very mobile pro setup. I used to mix everything I did on a large SSL but with the Artist Series, mixing in the box has now moved to the next level.