Nashville, TN (August 30, 2016)—Adam Audio’s A77X powered monitors are the only speakers installed at The Facility Nashville, which opened one year ago and caters to the city’s songwriters, recording artists and top session musicians.
Owner David Taylor reportedly did his due diligence before purchasing the near field/mid field A77Xs, researching the alternatives and reading reviews before auditioning a selection of monitors at Vintage King’s Nashville location. “I got the A77Xs for the quality and the sound,” says Taylor, who first became involved with music at the age of 16, later opening a studio in his hometown of Greenock, Scotland, where he recorded local bands and pursed his own musical aspirations.
The studio, constructed on a basement level, measures approximately 1,000 square feet and includes a tracking room that can accommodate a keyboard player, guitarist and bass player, plus separate drum and vocal iso booths. The centerpiece of the control room, which is flooded with natural light, is a modular Avid Mix and Control system driving a Pro Tools rig, with outboard gear including UAD Apollo interfaces.
Over the years, Taylor has used various well-known brands and models of near field monitors. “I feel the Adams are a lot more precise — especially when you’re tracking a bunch of session guys doing five songs in a three-hour session. You really want to be sure that you’re hearing everything accurately right away; you need to know right there and then that the snare is sounding right. If you mess up at the beginning, you spend more time at the end,” he says.