York, PA (July 20, 2006)–At an upcoming seminar, to be held on Friday, August 25, 2006, ATR will teach analog users and aspiring users how to calibrate tape machines like a pro. This next installment of ATR’s analog tape machine alignment and calibration seminar series will be held at the company’s York, PA facility and attendees of all ability and experience levels are welcome. ATR will cover a wide range of topics and tailor each seminar to the particular needs and questions of the participants.
The seminar will held from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM, and the cost is $250 per person for those attendees that have not purchased or restored a machine with ATR, and $150 for those that have. This cost includes lunch and all materials. Please visit www.atrservice.com/seminars/ for more information or to sign up for the seminar. Space is limited and seminars sell out quickly.
Also, do you want to come to a seminar, but find it hard to fit a trip to Pennsylvania into your schedule? ATR is currently exploring the idea of seminars in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Nashville, Austin, Portland and Seattle. If you would be interested in attending or hosting a seminar in one of these cities, or have another city in mind, please contact ATR to learn more.
ATR’s analog seminar series has been designed to provide the analog community with a source for better understanding the complexities of the analog process. The seminars are not geared toward any particular brand or format of recorder, and provide in-depth information and experience that applies to any analog machine. ATR even encourages attendees to bring their own machines to the seminar if transportation is feasible. Topics covered include theory of magnetic recording, mechanical and electronic calibration of machines (tape operating level, speed, azimuth, zenith, head wrap, bias and equalization adjustments), choosing tape formulations, media care and storage and trouble-shooting and maintenance issues.
More advanced participants will also learn subtle alignment tips and techniques that let you fine tune a tape recorder for that personal “dialed-in” quality needed for various types of music projects. Seminar participants will be given hands on experience aligning both mixdown and multitrack recorders.
Again, to sign up for a seminar, please go to www.atrservice.com/seminars/ and click the date you wish to attend at the top of the page or call ATR at 717-852 7700.
ATR Services, Inc.