York, PA (January 24, 2007)–Concurrent with Quantegy’s announcement this week that it will discontinue its analog tape lines, ATR Magnetics has reported that it’s York, PA-based manufacturing facility is “ready to supply analog mastering tape and will meet the market demand since the leading supplier has announced it will discontinue its line of analog tape after April 2007.”
According to ATR’s January newsletter: “Our first formulation, ATR Master Tape, has successfully completed a thorough beta testing and at this time the plant is ramping up to full volume production–building inventory of 2″, 1″, and 1/2″ reels.”
ATR Magnetics was founded in April of 2004 with a mission to manufacture the best analog recording tape possible. New process methods have been developed that assure excellent consistency and performance. A substantial capital investment and product research immersion have given rise to a better mastering tape formulation.
The company continued, “We have modified the classic manufacturing process of how magnetic oxide particles are disbursed into the mix. Our new methods have directly lowered mid-band noise and improved magnetic field switching for an enhanced depth of field listening experience. Our process has also resulted in higher operating levels then could be previously used. When the point of saturation commences this tape doesn’t fold up but musically softens.”
ATR promises that “professional recording engineers around the world can rest assured there will be a steady supply of high quality mastering tape,” and expects to be posting direct factory ordering information soon at www.atrtape.com.