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When we recently caught up with Bainz, go-to mixer and engineer for artists such as Young Thug, Gunna and YSL, in his room at Crosby Recording Studios, we knew what we had to ask:If a fire broke out in your studio and you could only save three pieces of gear, what would you save?
Bainz’s response: the Fearn VT-5 EQ Tube equalizer which he uses on “all his mixes”, the Burl Bomber analog-to-digital converter and his Bricasti digital reverb unit, one of things that he feels sets his mixes apart.
What would be the three pieces of gear you would save?
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“Buildings and fire running out the door with three pieces of gear.
Right off the bat, the Fearn VT-5 EQ, it’s a tube equaliser. It’s got eight tubes in there, and it’s just an amazing sounding piece of gear. I use it on all my mixes so I’m not leaving without it.
I also really liked the Burl Bomber. It’s just something about the way it clips in the way I can push my mixes a little more. I just I’ve gotten used to working with it. And that’s one thing I feel like I’m really lacking when I’m in the box.
And third thing, maybe the Bricasti. The Bricasti is just t. It’s one of those things that sets me apart. I really like it.”