Nashville, TN (April 29, 2020) — Michigan-bred and Nashville-based Asher Postman is a Renaissance man of electronic music. On top of crafting his own songs, he has remixed artists from Riley Clemmons to The Chainsmokers. His tutorials garner six-figure YouTube views. His head-bobbing version of the Motown classic “Mr. Postman” assembles sounds recorded on his iPhone. Perhaps he’s best known for his hilarious meme remixes, which turn viral TikToks and Vines such as “Dubai Was Lit” into fully produced trap jams. Postman keeps his setup simple — he works in software on a single desk — but he recently got a game-changing upgrade: a pair of ADAM Audio A7X active nearfield studio monitors.
“I first heard the ADAM monitors when a friend from Detroit and I went on a writing retreat,” recounts Postman. “His name is David Chapdelaine and his artist project is called Augest, with an ‘e.’ We had a cabin on Torch Lake in Michigan and his A7Xs were the speakers we brought. I was in the market for new monitors and was immediately impressed. I decided I had to get my own.”
Postman explains what impressed him first: “We were traveling light and brought minimal setups. There was no subwoofer — and we’re electronic guys who like subs!” The 7-inch carbon-glass fiber composite woofer of the A7X, powered by its own 100-watt amplifier, was up to the challenge. “The low end sounded really good,” Postman continues, “and we put things together that sounded right when later we played the tracks on systems that did have subs. I want to mention that the lower mids are really nice as well, whereas on my previous speakers they were nowhere near as defined.”
ADAM’s X-ART tweeter is known for turning heads when listeners hear it for the first time, and Postman’s was no exception. “I hadn’t experienced a high end this clear before,” he says. “Working with hi-hat parts, top loops, synth riffs, anything with a lot of high-frequency content, I felt like I was finally hearing everything I should have been hearing on my old monitors but didn’t realize it. With a track like ‘Dubai Was Lit,’ I can have about 20 to 30 layers of sound going, so it’s great to know I’m getting an accurate representation of all those frequencies.”
Postman also found that the A7X monitors helped him tune his Nashville studio: “My old room in Nashville was oddly shaped and I was getting a bad resonance at around 130Hz,” he recalls. “The ADAMs can already sound good in a problem room, but their accuracy made it very easy for me to find that bad frequency using measurement software and tune it out.”
Postman calls it his “old room” because it was damaged by the tornado of early March. Fortunately, his ADAMs survived. “I’m currently at my parents’ house in Michigan, and once again, I’ve never been this happy about having to work without a subwoofer,” he says. “If I get a mix to sound good on the ADAMs, it sounds good on anything.”
Asked if he’d recommend ADAM — with its reputation as a premium brand — to a beginning producer, Postman turned to the fact that as an electronic artist, your speakers are the only part of your studio you actually hear. “When I was starting out, I didn’t have money, so it was hard to think about things like good monitors,” he advises. “But you want the best monitors you can afford, and for me those are ADAMs. If you can’t afford the AX-series yet, maybe first look at the T-series, which has a lot of the same technology.”
View Asher Postman’s songs, remixes, and tutorials on his YouTube page.
About ADAM Audio
ADAM Audio monitors have had a reputation for sonic excellence and unrivaled quality ever since the company was founded in 1999. With the development of the X-ART and S-ART tweeters, which are characterized by an extended frequency range up to 50 kHz and a higher efficiency compared to dome tweeters, this unique tweeter design has become the embodiment of a transparent, highly defined and authentic sound that is the most defining development of ADAM’s proprietary designs today. Being made and tested painstakingly by hand in the Berlin factory, ADAM’s high frequency driver is a rare exception in these days of automated mass production. ADAM Audio is represented worldwide through a network of distributors and dealers in more than 75 countries. ADAM also has offices in Nashville, London and Beijing.