LA-based The Village studio has seen sessions from music industry stalwarts the Rolling Stones, Steely Dan, Pink Floyd, all the way through to modern day stars Lady Gaga, Coldplay, and John Mayer. As the facility nears its 50th anniversary, the decision was made to add a pair of ATC SCM25A Compact three-way monitors to its expansive gear offering.
“ATC monitors were a common request from our clients,” said Tina Morris, studio manager at The Village.
“ATC has a ruthlessly transparent sound that doesn’t colour the work at all. Other loudspeaker manufacturers tend to emphasise different components of the frequency range, whereas ATC is flat and clean. ATCs reveal the good as well as the bad so that our clients can be confident moving forward that the work they’ve done will translate in the later stages of production.”
The ATC SCM25As are small enough that engineers at The Village are able to transport them from studio to studio to meet the needs of various projects, though Morris reports that they’ve been spending most of their time in studios A and D.
“People are happy to hear that we have the ATCs available,” said Morris. “Next up will be producer Ed Cherney!” Cherney is best known for his Grammy Award-winning work with Bonnie Raitt, The Rolling Stones, and Eric Clapton, among others.
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