Atlanta, GA (December 19, 2003)–With the purchase of a new ATR-102 1-inch 2-track machine, Southern Tracks Recording has become the first recording studio in metro Atlanta to offer clients the sonic advantages of wide track analog mixdown to stereo.
“I’m a die-hard analog guy,” said Southern Tracks co-owner Mike Clark, “and when I heard one of these at an AES show I thought it sounded great. It certainly does wonders with Pro Tools.”
The better-than-new ATR-102 was modified and completely remanufactured by Michael Spitz of ATR Services in York, Pennsylvania. The first project (not yet released) for the new machine was for the band Incubus, produced by famed Atlanta-based producer Brendan O’Brien. The sessions were tracked on Studer A-827 analog, overdubbed and edited on Digidesign Pro Tools, and then mixed to the 1-inch ATR. “It sounded great,” added Clark. “Everybody was pleased with the results.”
Southern Tracks features acoustical design by George Augspurger, an SSL G+ Ultimation console, Studer analog recorders, a Sony 3348 digital recorder and two Pro Tools HD systems, plus classic outboard gear by Fairchild, Neve, and Pultec.