Listen to Our Daking Sound Files

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 2010: It has been said that describing the “sound” of a particular piece of gear is like dancing about architecture. Recognizing that there may be some truth in that, the TransAudio Group website now contains a reference page for Daking signal processing equipment that allows visitors to listen to high-quality (24-bit, 48 kHz) recordings made with Daking mic pres and compressors. “It’s one thing to describe a ‘sound’ in words, but it’s a poor substitute for actually listening,” said Brad Lunde, president of TransAudio Group. “Geoff Daking makes fabulous mic pres, EQs, and compressors that sound way more expensive than they actually are. I’ve been saying that for some time now, but instead of taking my word for it, users researching their next purchase can decide for themselves whether I’m right.”
The samples presented include drums (separately and together), percussion, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, upright bass, electric bass, piano, Rhodes, Hammond C3, vocals, choir, strings, loops, and full mixes. All samples include information about the instruments, microphones, and the Daking parameter settings so that users can duplicate the results, or reference them as jumping-off points. The microphones used are not esoteric or overly pricey. Engineers will recognize them as the “default” choice for a particular instrument (e.g. Neumann KM 84 for acoustic guitar or Shure SM 57 for electric guitar). The page can be navigated to directly at, or by clicking the Daking tab on the TransAudio Group website and selecting “HEAR IT.”