Nashville, TN (November 24, 2010)--Nashville-based musicians and production partners Buddy Miller and Mike Poole recently purchased Endless Analog's CLASP from Vintage King Audio.
Miller's credits include production and/or instrumental work with super-producer T-Bone Burnett and such artists as Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin, Alison Kraus, Solomon Burke and Robert Plant. Poole's work includes sessions with Patty Griffin, David Rawlings and Gillian Welch, Martina McBride, Keith Urban and many more. Both are involved in Robert Plant's new Band of Joy project--Miller as instrumentalist, producer and band member, and Poole as engineer and mixer.
Recently, Miller and Poole began using Endless Analog's CLASP (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor) system, which integrates analog tape machines into the digital audio production workflow. "CLASP is the only game in town," states Miller. "You lose something when you're not going through tape, and there's nothing else that does what CLASP does, allowing you to integrate your DAW and tape machines together. I admit, I bought into the all-digital workflow, but after revisiting analog tape, I realized it's such a stark contrast, and I had to go back. And when combined with the editing capabilities of Pro Tools, it's the best of both worlds."
Poole states, "When you use CLASP, you do not have to be transferring takes back-and-forth from a tape machine into Pro Tools--it's all in real time. It makes the work go faster because you're not having to deal with synchronization, transfers or manual realignment. The overdub process is a lot faster."
Miller and Poole have used CLASP on a session for Lee Ann Womack, who was recording a song for a Loretta Lynn tribute album. They are planning on using it during upcoming sessions for Miller's collaborative album with Emmylou Harris, Shawn Colvin and Patty Griffin.