Wim Daans is one of the new breed of multifaceted technicians, blurring the lines between artistry, production and technology in a diversity of disciplines. In his early career he played synths on tour with several EDM bands like the notorious Lords of Acid, and achieved kult status with his ambient solo-project Karma de la Luna. Over the years he shifted his focus several times and worked as a sound designer, studio producer, backline technician, video editor and stagemanager. In all of those positions, Wim's passionate love and extensive use of the latest hi-tech equipment has always been his driving motor.
"For my recordings and sound design work I want the best sound possible without much fuzz. My RME UFX can handle any level, whether I feed it delicate mic levels or bleeding hot signals from my modular synth. And with it's range of analog-digital-MIDI connectivity it's really like the swiss army knife in my home studio. I can even use it with my iPad !"
For Night of the Proms, one of Europe's biggest arena-touring productions, Wim operates a dual DAW setup on stage, running clicktracks, backing tracks and timecode for syncing light and video.
"With a huge orchestral production like Night of the Proms, starring world class artists like Seal, Gloria Estefan, Simple Minds, Grace Jones, Tears for Fears, Wyclef Jean, The Jacksons, and many more alike, I simply cannot take any chances. My rig needs to be 100% rock solid and only RME drivers can guarantee me that top-notch performance and reliability. I also need to build up a trustful relationship with my artists, and a lot depends upon first impressions. When they see that RME is my weapon of choice, they know that I'm serious about what I do, simple as that. The RME range of MADI products also enables me to stay digital from the source to the FOH Digico desks, effectively bypassing any unnecessary conversions for perfect pristine sound quality.