World Class Audio Installs New Loudspeakers

Sep 25, 2003 12:00 PM, Editors


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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 analog and digital recording and mixing equipment, including a pair of ATC SCM20 Pro self-powered, portable reference monitor speakers.

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

"They're extremely revealing monitors," Sullivan continued. "I don't have to second-guess anything. Everything is dead-on. They have stepped up 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 for artist Zayra." I did a one-pass vocal ride with the A&R guy sitting behind me. I handed the disc to him and he said, 'That's it? Aren't you going to listen to it on anything else?' I said I don't need to. He went home and listened to it on six different systems and could not find one fault with it."

Sullivan has also used the loudspeakers on a band named Greenwich.

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 expanded ProControl and quite a bit of outboard gear, with a nice-sized tracking room and iso booth. I'm all about analog outboard gear. I got tired of blowing money on plug-ins, so I have all Class-A, top-of-the-line, killer outboard gear."

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