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AXI Supplies Audient Sumo to Tarquin Studios

Peter Katis and his Sumo

Producer/engineer Peter Katis, owner of Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, Conn., recently purchased an Audient Sumo High-Resolution Balanced Summing Amplifier from Audio Exchange International (AXI).

Katis, who also recorded and mixed both Interpol albums, is currently using the Sumo for several ongoing projects, including the recording and mixing of an album for Dave “Zamboni” Schneider and Adam “Guster” Gardner’s new band and side project, The LeeVees.

“During the recording process, I may do a lot of bouncing back and forth between analog and digital, but in the end, I always like to sum things in the analog domain,” says Katis. “Audient’s Sumo is perfect for my needs. It’s totally and easily recallable, very versatile and sounds great. Don’t be fooled by its single rack space or low price; it’s a serious piece of gear.”

The Audient Sumo allows the user to retain the software’s automation and plug-ins, while adding the sound of large format console technology. It guarantees no reduction in resolution, which reportedly produces fuller mixes.

Katis opened Tarquin Studios in the fall of 1999, and since has worked with many notable musicians, including Interpol, The National, Robbers on High Street, Clem Snide, Mercury Rev, the Golden Republic, and Get Up Kids. His recent project with the LeeVees, an album called Chanukah Rocks, is slated for release later this year.

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