Motion picture music recording and scoring engineer Joel Iwataki recently purchased a pair of ATC (Acoustic Transducer Company) SCM100ASL three-way, active, mid-field reference monitors.
The SCM100ASLs feature a twelve-inch ATC Super Linear bass driver, three-inch ATC Soft dome mid and single one-inch dome tweeter, all driven actively by ATC's own 350-watt amplification. "They're large enough that, even on the larger scoring stages, like Sony, they're big enough to be impressive to the producers or the director when they listen to the playback,” Iwataki says. “And I've used them in very small rooms, including where they're like gigantic headphones! They worked terrifically there, too. I just had to keep the levels low.
"I've used them on a couple of scores that have won Academy Awards," he adds, noting his work with the film Fridain 2002. Iwataki also used the ATC monitors on the Oscar-winning score by composer John Corigliano for 1998's The Red Violin.
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