Las Vegas, NV (March 10, 2011)–Diane Warren’s Realsongs facility now features four pairs of ATC reference monitors, in Studios D and W, and a listening room.
Peter Stengaard, a Danish-born producer and engineer now in residence at Realsongs, introduced the staff to the ATC monitors. He ordered a pair of mid-field ATC SCM100ASL monitors for Studio W, where he does most of his work.
“It was immediately apparent that the ATCs were much cleaner and unaffected than the monitors we were using,” said Realsongs chief engineer Mario Luccy. “Mixing on the ATCs is a dream–the detail and separation are astounding. Getting the right sound is faster and easier than it used to be, and now I’m guaranteed that whatever sounds right on the ATCs will translate outside of the studio. Another thing I really like is that I can crank them up for the artist and then turn them down to something more reasonable for mixing without any loss of articulation.”
One pair of near-field ATC SCM25As joined their larger siblings in Studio W. Another pair of SCM25As went into the listening room. Finally, a pair of mid-field SCM50ASLs went into Studio D.
“Now there is a wonderful consistency at Realsongs,” said Luccy. “We hear the honest detail of what we’re working with no matter where we are in the facility.”
Although Warren remains appropriately above the knob twiddling for which she hired Luccy and Stengaard, listening is another matter. “I am very particular about the sound of my monitors, and I have had an opportunity to sample many in the course of my career,” said Warren. “The ATC monitors sound great. I really like them.”
A member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Warren has penned over one hundred charting songs and possesses the unique distinction of having seven hits, all performed by different artists, on the charts simultaneously. Warren maintains a fully staffed studio under the name of her publishing company, Realsongs.
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