Los Angeles, CA (March 5, 2004)–Fred Vogler wears many hats, working as a recording, broadcast, and live sound engineer, producer, sound designer, post production editor, and musician. No matter the hat, however, Vogler monitors through ATC (Acoustic Transducer Company) reference loudspeakers. One day he might be mixing a stereo record project on ATC SCM150As at his own facility, the next, using a pair of SCM50As to record a classical orchestra for broadcast by NPR, and the very next day, creating a 5.1 surround mix for DVD using a portable SCM20A setup.
One of Vogler’s several regular jobs around town is as head of recording and music producer for the Los Angeles Opera, which is based downtown at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. In late 2003, Vogler set his SCM50s up in the venue’s sound booth and captured the opening of the prestigious company’s eighteenth season in high-resolution digital audio to accompany a multi-camera, HDTV video shoot.
The 5.1-channel surround, 24-bit/96kHz mixes of the L.A. Opera’s first week performances of La Damnation de Faust by Hector Berlioz and the world premier of Deborah Drattell’s Nicholas and Alexandra, featuring the company’s general director, Plácido Domingo, as Rasputin, will shortly be underway. “ATC monitors are certainly part of the project and will be part of the sound test and listening process,” revealed Vogler.
ATC’s SCM50A model is an integral component in Vogler’s mobile recording and broadcast setups. Late last year, the busy engineer mixed the Walt Disney Concert Hall gala opening program over three evenings for live broadcast on national and local public radio from the venue’s Recording Room using his trusted SCM50 reference monitors.
“I also continue doing Los Angeles Philharmonic recordings from the Walt Disney Concert Hall with my ATC 50s,” he offered, “and there are ongoingMaster Chorale and L.A. Opera recordings, also using the 50s.” The L.A. Opera recordings are for a series of broadcasts called “World of Opera,” to which the company contributes, and which NPR airs.
Back at Vogler’s studio, located in the former Helm’s Bakery in Culver City, California, ATC SCM150As provide a critical listening environment for any project. In addition to mixing opera and chorale recordings, Vogler is also involved in a variety of record editing and mastering projects at the studio, as well as his own Industrial Monk project, a collaboration with musician/producer/engineer Takashi Kawai.
ATC is distributed in the U.S. by the Transamerica Audio Group