Las Vegas, NV (April 24, 2017)—Mark Cochi, who runs RDR Audio and RDR Location Recording in upstate New York, recently added five of ATC’s new two-way SCM12 passive monitors for his post production work.
Cochi, a live sound mixer for television, added active three-way ATC SCM25As to his studio a few years ago. “I’m certain that anyone can successfully mix on almost any pair of monitors if they really learn them,” he said. “I have a pair of NS-10s that I still jump to because I know how to mentally compensate for their response, but it’s a weird way to work … Long story short, I went through all of the big name monitors and found what I was looking for in the ATC SCM25As. They’re awesome. I’m able to make the song sound the way I want it to sound—no mental compensation—and when it sounds right on the ATCs, it will sound right on everything else.”
For his post work, Cochi would have loved to add three more SCM25As to his control room, but he couldn’t justify the price tag.. After consulting colleagues, Cochi took the plunge and purchased five ATC SCM12s without ever having heard them. He paired them with a Bryston 9B five-channel amplifier and his existing ATC C6 subwoofer.
“Not to be too dramatic, but it was a night and day difference with the new ATC SCM12s,” he said. “There wasn't any learning curve; even though the SCM12 is a two-way box, the famous ATC sound was there. The top is smooth and extended, the mids are accurate, and I was also impressed by their bass response; when I muted the sub, I still had plenty of low-end information with which to make decisions.”