Daking Audio

In 1993, we became aware that there was growing dissatisfaction with modern audio equipment. More and more people commented that new audio equipment did not sound as good as older equipment.

We looked at the products that engineers and producers chose to use, and the ones that they chose not to use. We found ingredients that were common to equipment that was universally liked, and ingredients that were common to equipment that was not. Almost without exception, the cause for the difference came down to money. The elements that made the great ones great were missing from the newer equipment because they were expensive. If you look at the equipment lists of world class studios, rental companies and vintage dealers, you see equipment that falls on our first list, products like API, Neve, and Trident. Those have the character and performance that’s impossible to achieve when good design is overruled by bookkeeping. Images & Text, Copyrights Daking Audio

Since 1994 we have been building equipment that uses elements which, along with good design, we have found to make all the difference.

“…. Over the last few years I’ve used Daking mic pres and compressors on recording for artists such as Carole King, Tracy Bonham, Jane Siberry, Hanson, Michelle Branch, Rufus Wainright, Cafe Tacuba, Julieta Venegas, Juanes and many others…”
Joe Chiccarelli

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