Nashville, TN (September 1, 2010)–Engineer and producer Kyle Lehning recently mixed Jimmy Webb’s new Just Across the River album on ATC SCM20ASL monitors.
“With the ATCs, it was love at first…hearing,” recalled Lehning. “There was an overall sense of evenness, and the center image was way better than everything else I had been working on. Like a lot of folks in this industry, I have been guilty of some ‘flavor of the month’ with the monitors I favored. I bounced around a bit. But when I heard the ATCs that first time, it was pretty amazing. The sound seemed to come to me from them. It didn’t flap around the room the way everything else seems to. I’ve been with the ATCs for over a decade now, way longer than any previous stretch with any other manufacturer.”
Lehning has been recording and producing country and rock records for nearly 40 years. He has produced nearly every Randy Travis album, and projects with Waylon Jennings, Jimmy Buffett, Kinky Friedman and others. Lehning recently jumped at the chance to work with one of his favorite producers, Fred Mollin, on legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb’s re-rendering of his own classics, including “By the Time I Get To Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” and “Galveston,” performed by Webb himself and guests Glenn Campbell, Lucinda Williams, Linda Ronstadt, and Mark Knopfler.
“My first impression isn’t that everything is wonderful, but rather that I have some work ahead of me. The good news is that once I get things sounding right on the ATCs–which takes more effort than it might on other monitors–I can be confident that it will sound right in any other environment. Professionally, there are never any embarrassing surprises at mastering.”