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Mytho8 for a legend: Deep Purple's Ian Paice on RCF speakers
Ian Paice is one of the forefathers of modern day rock drumming. Space Truckin', Highway Star, Hush, Fireball, and Smoke On The Water are just few examples of the sound that would last many years to come. He has been the one and only drummer for Deep Purple since the beginning. When the group dissolved in 1976, Ian then joined David Coverdale (Deep Purple vocalist) to form Whitesnake. After a short hiatus, Deep Purple reunited in 1984 for The Perfect Strangers release and have not stopped performing since. Ian can also be found on releases by such artists as Paul McCartney, Gary Moore, George Harrison, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and Jim Capaldi. In April 2017, Deep Purple launched their latest album “Infinite”. His drumming technique has shaped the ears of the RCF engineers since the very beginning, helping all the departments to understand “how to move sound” with rock music!
“very accurate frequency dynamics and amazing power”
“Ian is an old friend of RCF and since we know he has a couple of our monitors in his personal studio it is a big satisfaction for the entire italian company.” States Roni Nevo, President of RCF USA. Describing his studio setup, with two RCF Mytho 8 and an RCF AYRA sub, Ian states: "Having tried many other ‘well known’ near field monitors in my little studio, I have often had to resort to using my full size built-in wall monitors to check I have the sound I want. With the RCF units coupled with an RCF sub woofer, I very rarely use the ‘big guys’ anymore. The RCF units have very accurate frequency dynamics and amazing power from such small speakers. I love them."
Since Ian Paice began his career in 1968, RCF wanted to celebrate his 50-Year career with a big, big: “Thank you for your sound Ian!”.