World Class Audio Installs New Loudspeakers

World Class Audio Inc. (Anaheim, Calif.), a recording facility owned by engineer Shawn Sullivan, has recently outfitted the studio with some of the highest-quality 9/25/2003 8:00 AM Eastern

World Class Audio Inc. (Anaheim, Calif.), a recording facility ownedby engineer Shawn Sullivan, has recently outfitted the studio with someof the highest-quality analog and digital recording and mixingequipment, including a pair of ATC SCM20 Pro self-powered, portablereference monitor speakers.

According to Sullivan, "I pulled [the ATC speakers] out of the boxand basically started working on them 12 hours a day. My mixes wereinstantly better. I've been using them every single day.

"They're extremely revealing monitors," Sullivan continued. "I don'thave to second-guess anything. Everything is dead-on. They have steppedup what I do. I don't have to hype the mix: It's reality. So far,everything has been absolutely spot-on."

Sullivan recently employed the speakers on a mixing project forartist Zayra." I did a one-pass vocal ride with the A&R guy sittingbehind me. I handed the disc to him and he said, 'That's it? Aren't yougoing to listen to it on anything else?' I said I don't need to. Hewent home and listened to it on six different systems and could notfind one fault with it."

Sullivan has also used the loudspeakers on a band namedGreenwich.

World Class Audio features a Chris Pelonis-designed control room."It's one of the top studios in Orange County," Sullivan said."Everything we do is straight into Pro Tools. We've got an expandedProControl and quite a bit of outboard gear, with a nice-sized trackingroom and iso booth. I'm all about analog outboard gear. I got tired ofblowing money on plug-ins, so I have all Class-A, top-of-the-line,killer outboard gear."

For more on the loudspeakers, visit Visit the studio online

Want to read more stories like this?
Get our Free Newsletter Here!


Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, California, US