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For Mike Gao The TYPE 20 Monitor is Right in Every Situation

April 13, 2023

In the last case study from our 2022 Los Angeles series, producer and technologist Mike Gao explains how the HEDD TYPE 20 MK2 monitors help him get to an essential truth about his music that easily translates to different situations - from the car to the club.

As he tells us in the video, since he started using the TYPE 20 monitors Mike has been able to approach producing and mixing in his home studio in a new way, without using a sub and with only some room treatment. "My mixes started to translate easier, it was a lot faster for me to get to something that sounded good in different places," he says. 

Mike Gao is one of LA's best kept secrets. Whether it's building intuitive apps that help creativity flow - beatboxing a rhythm to MIDI or learning chord progressions with PolyPlayground - or working with the likes of Anderson Paak and Doja Cat, Mike wears a lot of hats. An integral part of the city's beat scene since its early days, today Mike works with various music businesses helping them realize their technological visions at the intersection of vinyl, Web3 and VC.

Watch the video to hear Mike explain how and why he built the PolyPlayground app and his experience switching his monitors to HEDD's TYPE 20. This is the last case study from our 2022 Los Angeles sessions which have featured Robot Koch on his HEDDphone portable monitoring setupGold Diggers showcasing HEDD monitors on their music campus, engineer Blue May finding the perfect monitoring tool with the HEDDphone, and pianist and producer Kiefer keeping creating fun with the TYPE 20.

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