San Francisco, CA (August 31, 2006)–ATR Services kicked off its tape machine alignment and calibration seminar series last week at the company’s York, PA facility. ATR’s taking it on the road now, and its next seminar-the first in its traveling series-has been scheduled to coincide with the conclusion of the 121st AES Convention in San Francisco. The seminar will be held on Monday, October 9 at Paul Stubblebine Mastering & DVD, at 1340 Mission Street, from 10am-5pm.
Attendees of all ability and experience levels are welcome–the seminars are designed to provide analog users and aspiring users with a source for better understanding the world of analog recording. The seminars cover a wide range of topics and are tailored to the particular needs and questions of the participants. 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.
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 them 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.
For more information and to sign up, 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.