Kazbar Systems has recently supplied Grammy award winning Basement Jaxx engineer Duncan F. Brown with a pair of HEDD Type 20 MKII active speakers.

“ A beautiful set of speakers to mix, work long hours on with little fatigue and maintain excellent translation to other listening environments. Compact in size, yet packing some real punch across the spectrum, they feel like a speaker much bigger than they actually are… a pleasure to listen to.
I need speakers that complement the varied projects I’m working on, from mixing Dance bangers, sound design for an Opera or editing music for a TV show, the Type20’s enable me an insightful listening perspective. They are honest enough to reveal when my mix isn’t quite there (flick to a reference track and remind yourself how good these things sound), yet fun and ‘creative’ enough to help get to that finished mix. I feel I can work quickly, transition my listening easily between being ‘inside the mix’ for detailed mix adjustments or zoom right out and enjoy the sound and vibration through the room.
The addition of the ported/ unported option on the front is really useful, along with the desk filter and attenuation controls at the rear have meant I’ve been able to tailor them perfectly to my listening environment. This level of versatility is what I expect from a speaker in 2021 and it will keep them relevant to me for many years to come…”

Duncan F. Brown
Studio Engineer for Basement Jaxx

Further Reading

Duncan F. Brown is a GRAMMY Award Nominated Mixer, Audio Engineer, Composer and Music Editor from the South of England. A Classically trained musician, Duncan turned to a degree in Recording Arts before becoming Studio Engineer for Basement Jaxx in 2012.
Almost 10 years on, with credits across hundreds of commercial dance records (#1 Billboard Dance Record in the U.S, MTV Award in Japan), Duncan finds himself spanning genres and formats more so now than ever before.
Between records and touring with the Jaxx, he produces other artists, Composes and Consults for TV, works in Postproduction, runs two record labels (Atlantic Jaxx & Celestial Being) and releases ambient music under the Aluben Noiro alias (…read it backwards 🙂


Recent Projects Include;

Basement Jaxx – ‘The Rubbish World of Dave Spud’ (Illuminated Films & ITV)
Engineer, Series Music

The World According to Jeff Goldblum’ Season 1&2 (Nat Geo/ Disney+)
Music Consultant & Composer

UEFA Euro 2020 Television Commercial
Music Mixer

‘Teranga – We Dance to Forget’ (BBC World Service)
Documentary Composer

Cloudy River (Australia Web Series)
Series Co-Composer

@DuncanFBrown (Instagram & Twitter)