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Barber Shop Cuts


Ottawa, Ontario — based rock band Cherry Suede recently teamed with co-producer Rick Slater to record their debut disc, tentatively scheduled for an early 2006 release. The group tracked and mixed at Barber Shop Studios in Lake Hopatcong, N.J. (go online at, with Slater handling production, engineering and mixing duties. During the session, Slater was deemed the first producer to use the studio’s ATR ½-inch machine. “Cherry Suede has a lot of heavy ’80s influences and we’re trying to include some of those vintage cut rock sounds,” Slater says. “We’ll be able to capture that sound using the ATR half-inch recorder.”