North Hollywood, CA (February 1, 2016)—Clear Lake Recording Studios has hosted dozens of acts in its Studio A over the years, like No Doubt, Anthrax, Talking Heads, Ice-T, Melissa Etheridge, Backstreet Boys and Chaka Khan, to name just a few. Many have spent time working in its George Augspurger-designed Studio A, which in recent times now sports S3X-H monitors from ADAM Audio.
“There are a number of reasons our clients like working at Clear Lake,” said Eric Milos, chief engineer and owner of Clear Lake Recording Studios. “We provide a really creative environment and we make sure everyone is comfortable and taken care of. It’s a lot of small things that make a session run smoothly, and we do our best to address all of them. We have a really well designed control room and live room, and our clients know what they hear in our control room will translate into the real world. This accurate sound is enhanced by the ADAM S3X-H monitors in Studio A.”
“I was honestly skeptical the first time I heard the ADAMs,” he said, “because I thought they sounded too good. When I started mixing on them, I realized that my ears did not get fatigued, I could zero in on very minute details with ease, and when I got my mix in place, it translated very well. In a professional studio, you need to have everything—because when a client is sitting in the room with you; you don’t have the luxury of waiting until mix down to have an excellent sounding recording.”
Clearlake sometimes hosts sessions where numerous songwriters collaborate, with each creating tracks on individual laptops. Then, when someone has something for the group to listen to, they plug the laptop into the system, and hear their creation for the first time in the open air, rather than alone on headphones.
“When a client hears something back and it sounds right, and we move on to the next thing I think some credit is definitely due to the speakers, which can help facilitate a session moving forward. Whether it is a freelance engineer working out of our studio, or a musician who knows nothing about speakers, it is very common for people to comment on how impressed they are with our monitoring system,” he adds. “When our clients understand the level of accuracy our monitoring system provides, it plays a huge part in them leaving the studio confident that they have a finished product that will continue to sound good.”
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