Campbell built the new ‘Denver Atmos’ mix studio when he started getting a lot of calls from record labels asking for Atmos mixes along with his stereo mixes. During the pandemic, he was in the Denver area and found just the right building. “I had to react quickly to the Atmos mix requests,” recalls Campbell, “I didn’t want to send out my stems to another mixer, I wanted to be part of that process and have fun with Atmos mixing myself. I really wanted to just have a room devoted to Atmos and be able to come in and turn it up loud and feel the music — as well as make sure the mix is correct.”
Having lots of experience mixing with Focal professional monitors starting with Twin6, then Trio6 with the hip-hop artist Logic, Campbell notes for his new studio, “I have Trio11 for the LCR and Solo6s for the surrounds and height speakers, and two of the new Sub12 subwoofers in the studio too. The system translates very well. The Trio11s are amazing. I use the Focus Mode with a footswitch on the Trio11 so it’s almost like I have a pair of Shape 40 in here as well.”
Campbell is partners with engineer Gerry “The Gov” Brown in “Mixed by Humanz” and they received a Grammy for Best R&B Album in 2021 for mixing John Legend’s “Bigger Love” where they both used their own Focal Shape 40 monitors in separate mix locations for their mix collaborations during the pandemic. Campbell and Brown both still love the Shape 40s and use them on various projects.
“There are plenty of top models of monitors that I’ve mixed records on that came out great and translated, but I’ve just felt like Focal, for me, has had really nice transparency, the power distribution has been good, and the frequency response is really nice. I like the top-end crispiness and that low-mid punch, that is what has always driven me to stick with Focal,” says Campbell.
Campbell has engineered and mixed songs and albums for Logic, John Legend, Stanley Clarke, Lil Durk, Miguel, Raphael Saadiq, Mary J Blige, Andra Day, BTS, J Hope, and Agust D among many others.
Find out more about Bobby Campbell and the ‘Denver Atmos’ studio at: https://www.denveratmos.com and bobbycampbellmix.com
Visit North American distributor Focal Naim America at: focalnaimamerica.com
About Dolby Atmos Music
Dolby Atmos is an immersive audio technology, which is transforming how music is created and experienced. It takes music to new levels by immersing listeners inside the song to reveal details with unparalleled clarity and depth. Whether it’s hearing the layers of instruments move all around, catching the subtle breath a singer takes between lyrics, or being enveloped in a wave of melodies, nothing compares to hearing music in Dolby Atmos.
About Focal Naim America
Born from the merger of Focal, world leader in acoustic sound made in France, and Naim Audio, world leader in British-made hi-fi electronics, VerVent Audio Group’s brand subsidiaries signal a new investment phase and direction for VerVent in the US and Canada. By creating its own distribution entity, the group is striving to turn the North American territory into the market leader for Focal and Naim. Focal Naim America also distributes IsoAcoustics, Vicoustic, Musical Fidelity, AVIDHIFI, Thorens (US only), and BDI (Canada only). For more information about Focal Naim America visit their website at https://www.focalnaimamerica.com or call (800)-663-9352.