Echo Mountain Recording Studio
| With analog and digital capabilities, a variety of microphones, and vintage gear, Echo Mountain can suit any artists needs. Designed by George Augsperger, the control room features a vintage Neve 8068 with Uptown Automation. We have a Studer A800 with 8, 16, and 24 track head stacks as well as an Ampex ATR 102 ½” 2 track. For those wanting to stick to digital we run Pro Tools HD3 with 24 I/O of Apogee Rosetta converters. Our full gear list can be found just to the right.
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| Housed in Asheville’s original Salvation Army building, the new API studio finds the perfect balance of old and new. The 9600 square foot, 3 story building gives our clients a myriad of recording possibilities. The George Augspurger designed control room is on the bottom floor of the studio, along with a main space and 4 isolation rooms with incredible sight lines. There is also a comfortable lounge, seating area, and shower that doubles as an echo chamber. For a larger room sound, the API studio has an open tracking space on the second floor with tie lines to the control room. Cameras and monitors are available for clients who want to use both spaces. With a variety of vintage microphones and amps, and analog and digital options we can create the environment that a client needs to be their creative best.
Simon & Schuster
We recently had the opportunity to work on something we've never done, an audiobook. It was just any audiobook, it was Stephen King's Doctor Sleep, the long awaited sequel to The Shining. The characters were brought to life by the amazing and talented actor Will Patton. Will was fantastic to work with and we hope he'll record more audiobooks with us in the future.
Amanda Anne Platt has been hailed as “one of the best songwriters coming out of WNC these days” by WNCW programming director Martin Anderson, and her voice has been described as “perfectly unadorned” and “recklessly beautiful”. Her song, “Little Bird,” won second place in the general category of the MerleFest Chris Austin Songwriting contest in 2011 as well as taking home the grand prize in the Great Lakes Songwriting Contest that same year. Dane Smith of Asheville NC’s Mountain Xpress writes “Her songs make you sad…in a good way!” In both her simple composition and honest delivery it’s easy to hear the influence of country legends such as Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, or Loretta Lynn, and with this Miss Platt credits growing up listening to her father’s extensive record collection every Saturday morning. Despite her love for classic country, she cites Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty as major influences and her songwriting carries a wit and an edge that plants her firmly in her generation.
The Lonesome Trio
Our friend and client Gary Pacsoza has once again brought us another great band to work with. Ed Helms, Ian Riggs, and Jacob Tilove, met i college in Ohio and were "drawn together by a mutual love of fine whiskey and bluegrass." Together they are The Lonesome Trio. We'll keep you posted on the release of the record.