Recording Dave Prowse - The Original Supervillain

MunroSonic EGG150 user Jayce Lewis’s long-time friendship with Dave Prowse, the actor who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has culminated in the creation of a documentary to find out just how Prowse, whose voice was replaced by James Earl Jones for the films, would have sounded as the voice of Darth Vader.

What was originally set out to be a tutorial video by Jayce for how he uses his studio gear, quickly turned into a landmark documentary to show the world how the Star Wars supervillain could have sounded.

To celebrate the release of the documentary, which you can view in full below, Jayce sat down with us to talk about the difference the EGG150 Monitoring System made in recording and EQing the dark voice of Dave Prowse.

“Recording such an iconic voice, and showing the world Dave’s voice, the original voice of Darth, I wanted to surround myself with the best equipment possible,” said Jayce. “We were using Queens Road Studios in Bridgend, and they have speakers built into the walls, but within 10 minutes of EQ-ing, I’d turned them off and worked exclusively on the EGGs.”

“The EGGs delivered such an accurate and really all-round Hi-Fi sound, crystal clear, and that’s just what I needed. The EGGs became my first-choice speaker, and I’m so in tune with them now, I can’t use anything else. They’re incredible, absolutely incredible.”

“I wanted to get into the mind of Andy Munro, so I made sure I set them up exactly as the manual recommended. And as a result, I’d never heard anything with such clarity. The standard and quality of these speakers is immense.

Jayce Lewis is also known as Protafield, signed to Universal Music. Jayce is using the MunroSonic EGG150 in the studio while recording and mixing the new Protafield album. “I’m currently using the EGGs in the studio and sending the mixes onto my label, Universal. I can’t speak highly enough about the EGGs, they are amazing – a real innovation speaker."

You can watch the documentary 'The Force's Mouth' below:

 

 

DJ Mag Nominates EGG100 for Best Studio Monitor Award! Voting Open Now!

We're extremely excited to tell you that our EGG100 Monitoring System has been nominated for Best Studio Monitor in this year's DJ Mag Tech Awards!

Following DJ Mag's 9/10 review of the EGG100, where reviewer Mick Wilson said "...the accuracy and performance of these small monitors was truly unbelievable...", the EGGs have been nominated for the Best Studio Monitor award and are up against monitors from Funktion-One, Adam Audio, Numark and Pioneer. The MunroSonic EGG100 has been given the highest-scoring review of the monitors nominated.

We'd love to win this great award, and would be extremely grateful if you were to help us by voting for us! Voting is open now, so simply follow the link below to cast your vote on Facebook.

Click here to vote for the MunroSonic EGG100 to win the Best Studio Monitor Award

Our EGG150 Nominated for Future Music Hardware of the Year! Voting Open Now!

We're delighted to announce that our MunroSonic EGG150 Monitoring System has been nominated for the Future Music Hardware of the Year award! Voting is open now, and we need you to help us win!

The Future Music magazine Music Hardware of the Year award celebrates the best in performance, quality, value for money and retail success, and is voted for by the public. This year, the MunroSonic EGG150 is up against products from the likes of Native Instruments, Roland, Yamaha and Roli.

The shortlisted products have been chosen by the Future Music team and the Music Industries Association (MIA)'s members,  The EGG150 is the only studio monitoring product to be nominated for the award, and follows a fabulous five-star review and Platinum award by Future Music. You can read the review here.

Please help us to win by voting for us here

Musikmesse Prize Draw Winners Announced

Winner Lennert Neimeyer

Winner Lennert Neimeyer

At this year's Musikmesse, we ran an exclusive prize draw for a chance to win our new Egg100 Monitoring System and a pair of Skyline Audio Studio 42 speaker stands, with three runners up prizes of Skyline Audio Studio 42 speaker stands. We're delighted to announce details of the winners below:

1st Prize: MunroSonic Egg100 Monitoring System with Skyline Audio Studio 42 speaker stands, won by Lennert Neimeyer (pictured)

Lennert has worked as an audio engineer for the last 20 years and runs Freezer Studios in Germany with a focus on recording bands in several genres. He also works as a freelance radio and TV broadcast engineer for the likes of Record Film, Radio Energy, Klassik Radio and NDR.

Here’s what Lennert said to us: “I am totally thrilled to have won and I’m looking forward to having and listening to the Egg100 in my studio.”

Check out Lennert’s Freezer Studios here.

Runners Up Prizes: Three pairs of Skyline Audio Studio 42 speaker stands, won by Xavier Garcia and Philip Ostrow, with the third winner wishing to remain anonymous.

                       Runner up Xavier Garcia

                       Runner up Xavier Garcia

                  Runner up Philip Ostrow (right)

                  Runner up Philip Ostrow (right)

Many thanks to all who entered the competition. To be the first to know about future competitions, as well as new product announcements and offers, sign up to our mailing list here.

Visit us at Frankfurt Musikmesse!

We're gearing up for this year's Frankfurt Musikmesse, where we'll be demoing our Egg150 Monitoring System, as well as launching our brand new Egg100 system - a smaller system with 100mm drivers that's designed for exceptional accuracy in nearfield monitoring conditions.

We previewed the Egg100 Monitoring System at our exclusive launch event at the NAMM show in January,  where the system received a mass of critical acclaim, however Frankfurt Musikmesse will see the European debut of this incredible new system.

 

We'll be launching the new Egg100 Monitoring System (above) at Frankfurt Musikmesse in April 2015.

 

Visit us at Stand A84 in Hall 5.1, where we'll be running an exclusive competition to win the brand new Egg100 Monitoring System.

We'll be open for business, meeting with potential new international distributors and dealers, as well as all music-lovers who'd like to try out our Egg systems. If you'd like to make an appointment to discuss potential distributor or dealer agreements, please contact Alan Gavin via alan@MunroSonic.com or James Young via james@MunroSonic.com.