By Janice Brown
Spring Hill, FL (December 15, 2005)–Tom Adams’ brand-new and as yet unnamed Spring Hill, FL-based recording studio has been tailor-made to suit a unique concept. “The idea was to mimic the listening environment that I’ve most enjoyed listening to my favorite albums growing up,” Adams described. “I wanted to provide that 70’s solid state sound for my own songs as well as local bands that also appreciate that type of sound.” Pictured in his new Tampa Bay area studio is Tom Adams (left) with Nathan Eldred, owner of Atlas Pro Audio.Before building the studio, he contacted Nathan Eldred at nearby Atlas Pro Audio, and wound up checking out Eldred’s Brandon, FL-based facility and listening to some gear he was carrying.
“Just after that, my wife became pregnant with our first child, and the studio had to be put on hold,” Adams explained. “I was really impressed that when I finally did call Nathan two years later, he remembered what type of sound and gear I liked from our prior meeting. I didn’t know what kind of gear I wanted when I first called, but I explained what type of sounds and bands I enjoyed, and he suggested gear that would help me achieve that type of sound.”
Adams plans to use the studio primarily for tracking sessions for band demos, commercial jingles, and audio post-production. Eldred hooked him up with a stereo matched pair of Soundelux E47C mics and a Soundelux ifet7 mic, pairs of Old School Audio MP1-C Vintage preamps, MP1-L Mutant preamps, and a Power Pack, a Lavry Blue 4496 four-channel AD/DA converter, Sennheiser e604 mic and a Lynx AES 16 XLR interface.
“My playback system–a traditional 1970s Kenwood stereo amplifier with JBL speakers–mimics that 70s listening environment I was going for, and the gear I purchased is designed to provide those same 70s sounds, with class A/B discrete preamps from Old School Audio and amazing E47 mics from Soundelux,” said Adams. “I’ve been extremely happy working with Nathan, and would highly recommend him to anyone that is truly looking for a certain sound, not just happy to go with whatever the local music store is pushing.”
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