York, PA (April 20, 2011)--Power pop revivalist Brendan Benson's latest project was recorded in Nashville, on ATR Magnetics tape, at 1979 Studio.
A noted solo artist, songwriter and member of The Raconteurs, Brendan Benson loves to record in the analog domain. On the recommendation of his recording engineer Joe Costa, the preferred tape of choice for his new project was ATR Magnetics. "When recording to my MCI one-inch, eight-track recorder, I can hear a huge difference with ATR tape. It LOVES my eight-track!" states Benson.
Recent recordings were done at Nashville's Welcome to 1979 Studio, using an MCI two-inch recorder running ATR tape at 15 ips. The project will be mixed at East Iris (also known as House of Blues Studios, Nashville), most likely to ATR quarter-inch analog tape to preserve the tonality and character of the vintage guitars, keyboards and amps used on the sessions. Benson will be touring later this year to promote the new record.