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NY. Picture courtesy Avatar Studios.
Studios is a 33,000-square-foot multi-room facility on Manhattan's
west side dedicated to providing the highest possible quality audio
recording services to the recording industry.
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are delighted to now have a selection of excellent streaming
videos tours around Avatar Studios to watch.
a fantastic video studio tour to interviews with key
staff, select here:
Hendrickson's Video Interview.
joined Power Station (as it was then) in 1985 and following
years as a freelancer is now once again based at the
versions coming soon!
known as the Power Station, it's track record is legendary and its
atmosphere is fantastic. Countless hit's have been recorded at the
studios over the years with artists including;
Springsteen, David Bowie, Rolling Stones, Roxy Music, Bob Dylan,
David Bowie, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Dire Straits, Peter Gabriel,
Eric Clapton, Diana Krall, Sting, Bjork and many more!
studio houses four premier recording rooms containing Neve 8068,
two SSL 9000Js and a Neve VRP. AVATAR also has a Pro Tools editing
suite and recently added the ability to track directly to the DSD
format. That is to digitally record to 2-track Direct Stream Digital
(DSD) or 8-track DSD at the same time you are tracking to tape.
DSD is a new and improved method of converting music into the digital
domain, sampling at 2.8224 MHz. This results in a frequency response
from 0 Hz beyond 100 kHz, and a dynamic range greater than 120 dB.
the tradition of excellence of the Power Station days, Avatar has
one of the world's largest collection of Pultec equalizers having
at least 8 Pultec equalizers in each of their four premiere rooms.
Some rooms have 10 to 12! Also, their extensive microphone collection
includes RCA 44, RCA 77, AKG C24 and Telefunken ELAM 251's. Outboard
gear includes a Fairchild 670 Stereo Tube Compressor and six Telefunken
V77 Tube Microphone Pre-Amps.
digital front is well catered for with the latest Pro Tools HD system,
which is available for rent. Avatar Studios can offer you one more
digital option. That is to digitally record to 2-track Direct Stream
Digital (DSD) or 8-track DSD at the same time you are tracking to
to the staff of Avatar
Studios for allowing us to film, Johnny
Jaskot Producer / Director / Interviewer / Editor!
StudioExpresso.com is an on-line
exchange to connect the professional recording studios and
clients. It facilitates the booking of studio-time and related
services through a web site. The service is initially available
for studios in California and is free for all of its registered
If youŐre an engineer or producer and are looking for an SSL
9000J or Neve VR console to recall a mix or need a tracking
room with x number of Iso booths, search by console or session
type to find available rooms. To
navigate with maximum efficiency, go to the siteŐs About/Demo
to tour the site in four easy steps.
in January of 2000, studioexpresso is an on-line exchange
that leverages the power of Internet to provide the recording
community real-time information on available studio time and
The system is custom designed to satisfy the music industryŐs
recording needs such as engineer/producer, studio spotlight,
news, related links and more. The service is initially available
for studios in California and is
free for all of its registered members worldwide.
Studioexpresso saves members time and money by quickly locating
available studio-time posted by a growing number of California
studios. Members are encouraged to bookmark the site and check
it daily for special offers. To
sell idle time or fill up rooms quickly, studios may choose
to offer discount rates both for long-term and short-term
Studioexpresso helps studios maximize incremental income frequently
lost to late cancellations and schedule changes without contributing
to overhead. Most studios would like to increase their occupancy
rate and pick up a new client here and there.
The service is promoted exclusively within the music/film/post
industries and has a familiar client list. And itŐs confidential.
Studios and members are pre-screened for quality and bookings.
The password gives members 24-hour access to log in and search
for studios and related services.
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