The following is a press release issued by ATR Services, Inc.
March 11, 2019 | Berkeley, CA - Sponsors Tim Marutani of Marutani Consulting and Nick Doshi of Doshi Audio invite you to what will surely be the most informative event of 2019 for anyone with a passion for music recorded and reproduced on big, glorious, analog tape reels.
Dan Labrie of ATR Services, Inc. will lead a 1 Day, hands-on workshop with the aim of providing a deeper understanding of the complex world of analog recordings and playback. Topics will include the mechanical and electronic calibration of machines (tape operating level, speed, azimuth, zenith, head wrap, bias and equalization adjustments), choosing tape formulations, media care and storage, trouble-shooting and maintenance issues, and the theory of magnetic recording.
Whether you're an established expert or someone simply exploring the idea of adding an analog machine to your front end, this event will be tailored to the interests, needs and knowledge of those attending. While the machines used for the workshop will be ATR's own state-of-the-art 102 2-track and 104 4-track, the day is not geared towards any specific brand or format. The in-depth information and experience provided will apply to any analog machine. You will learn subtle alignment techniques and tips to achieve the most dialed-in analog experience possible.
Location for the event will be Michael Romanowski's Coast Mastering studio in Berkeley, California. Michael is a co-founder of The Tape Project, which in 2007 launched with the lofty goal of bringing original master tape level performance into your home. They're still doing it today, and Mr. Romanowski is joined as an event participant by fellow engineer, Managing Director and co-founder of The Tape Project, Paul Stubblebine. Paul and Michael are two of the leading experts in analog recording today.
Coast Mastering is located in the former Fantasy Studios building, itself one of the most storied recording studios in US history. The list of artists who have recorded there is jaw dropping (most famously Creedence Clearwater Revival), not to mention soundtrack mixes including those for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Apocalypse Now, and Amadeus. The location for this workshop is significant and worthy of the trip on its own merits.
Finally, the world class expertise and facility will be finished with world class playback systems so that attendees can enjoy the fruits of their labor. Electronics from Doshi Audio will be partnered with loudspeakers from Rockport Technologies. Work hard. Play harder.
Learn from and enjoy the best in the analog industry. Space will be limited to just 12 lucky attendees. No matter how much or how little you think you know about analog tape machines and recordings, put this event on your calendar.
Participation is $500 per person.