Ben Hillier Rocks Out! -
Friday, 9th July 2010
UK producer Ben Hillier, who has worked with Blur, Depeche Mode, Future Heads and Elbow, and is currently working with Blur?s Graham Coxon on another solo production, has purchased a pair of The Unity Audio Rock monitors.
The Rocks are an active two way monitor design with a sealed cabinet ensuring accurate bass response, with a cabinet constructed from Baltic Birch plywood rather than typical MDF, which has a unique Corian front baffle for maximum strength and minimal resonant frequency. A high quality European 7? woofer and a 50kHz folded ribbon tweeter are also employed. A major component, and another unique feature is the bespoke Esoteric Audio Research Class A/B discrete amplifier, designed by one of the best amplifier designers in the world, Tim de Paravicini.
?I?ve been testing The Rocks on various mixes and they?re outstanding, the bass response is fast and true and I love the clarity of Tim di Paravicini's EAR amps. I can take mixes I've done on The Rocks and they sound great outside the studio. Overall, The Rocks are amazing, brutally revealing which is exactly what I need for demanding mixing?. Ben Hillier.