Bassist, songwriter and engineer/producer Jerry Barnes has joined Avatar Studios (New York City), where he will work on various projects in his new Studio H, located on the third floor of the building.
"Jerry's creative energy and strong desire to write songs both individually and collaboratively adds another dimension to Avatar's creative community," said Kirk Imamura, president of Avatar. Barnes stated, "The vibe here is great and infectious, and the staff is wonderful, helpful and quite talented. I am very anxious to get started with my new projects."
Essentially a project studios, Barnes' Studio H houses a Roland 2480, Soundelux U95, Avalon 737 preamp, Great River NV preamp and various other equipment, all relocated from his home studio. According to Barnes, "For the serious artist, the practitioner can get results no matter where the work is done. However, the practitioner should also make every effort to listen to sounds in different environments and through a variety of high-grade equipment including large consoles and great acoustic live rooms found in studios. Without being exposed to different levels of sound quality, you may not be aware of or be able to judge the level of sound quality you are producing. Being in a large studio and mingling with other artists and engineers, the opportunities for exposure are virtually endless. Another bonus is the invaluable support that Avatar's maintenance staff provides."