Recording

Avatar Studios: "Analog Is Back"

Avatar Studios (New York City) boasted as many as six Studer A800 machines running simultaneously on different sessions on the same day, as well as multiple 5/01/2006 8:00 AM Eastern

Avatar Studios (New York City) boasted as many as six Studer A800 machines running simultaneously on different sessions on the same day, as well as multiple ½-inch analog sessions. V2 band Icarus Line is mixing from 48-track/2-inch to ½-inch analog using the studio's Studer A800s and A820, as well as a ¼-inch B67 machine for slap effect. Other bands in tracking to tape include The Cringe (who also incorporated an Echoplex for analog reverb), Ryan Adams and Satori Shiraishi.

“The new tape companies can't get on track fast enough!” exclaims Kirk Imamura, president of Avatar Studios.