Home Studio Registry: Nathan Eldred

Primary use Secondary use Recording knowledge level MIDI knowledge level
Recording Commercial work High Above average
Commonly work (with) Completed songs/demos/jingles
Other musicians More than 100

Future plans/projects

Worked on over 1000 songs, by over 100 different artists. Recently worked with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. The main recorder is now the Tascam/Timeline MX2424 with various A/D conversion including Mytek, Benchmark, and Crane Song. Although we are currently ProTools compatible, we are looking to add a ProTools set up as well. We installed a great sounding Sound Workshop Series 30 Console (similiar to a transformerless API or an Otari). We combine that with Neve, API, Pendulum, Manley, Crane Song, etc. preamps, compressors, and EQ's for pristine audio (classical/jazz ensemble) or colorful sounds with lots of iron in the path for rock and pop. We are also now mixing to a cherry Ampex ATR 1/4" @ 15 or 30 ips. Looking to freelance on more projects around Florida and southeast US. Working as consultant to other engineers and commercial studios all over the US. I am a contributing writer to Tape Op magazine. I plan on doing several feature interviews for Tape Op by the end of the year.

Guitars

Guitars: 
'77 Gibson Les Paul Custom, '64 Gibson ES-345, '02 Fender Telecaster, Gibson Hummingbird Acoustic. Vintage Amps: Sovtek Mig 100W, '67 Fender Dual Showman. Guitar Cab: 1960BV Marshall. Bass Cab: Ampeg SVT LF Pro. Also have Mesa Boogie V-Twin Pedal with NOS Tele tube mod.

Keyboards

Kurzweil PC2X 88 Key Weighted with Ochestral ROM. (The PC2X won the TEC award for Outstanding Technical Achievement in a Musical Instrument, at the 2001 AES convention. Natural piano and vintage sounds.

Percussion

Tama Rockstar Custom 5 Pc Fusion Set. Zildjian A Custom Hi-Hat, Ping Ride, and Crash. Yamaha custom maple Anton Fig 14x6 with maple hoop on top and bottom.

Effects

Kurzweil KSP8, Kurzweil Rumour, Kurzweil Mangler, PCM-91, UA powered plug-ins with Kind of Loud's Realverb PRO, Waves Rennaisance Reverb.

Microphones

Telefunken U47 longbody chrometop, Soundelux E47, Pair Soundelux iFET7, Royer 121, Royer 122, Pair of Brauner Phantom C, Brauner BE (rare custom mic), Pair of AEA R84 Ribbon Mics, Soundelux U99, Pair Soundelux U195, (3) Neumann KM-84, (2) Neumann KM-86 (Jim Williams Modded), Neumann KM184, (4) Neumann TLM-103, AKG 414, AKG 414 TLII, MBHO, Coles 4038, Sennheiser 421, Shure SM-57, D112, ADK CE Tube Mic, always adding more mics, most anything available with special request ahead of time.

Mixing

Modified Sound Workshop Series 30. 48 inputs at mixdown if necessary. Side Car/Remote Gigging Console: Sound Workshop 1280.

Tape decks

Ampex ATR 800 1/4" 2 track

Hard disk recorders

Tascam MX2424. This machine is used by the classical parmount recording stage (ie Star Track Next Generation, etc) and The Black Crowes live performances while on tour just to name a few. It has also won numerous industry awards.

Monitoring

PMC AML-1 Mastering Monitors with Bryston Power. Also JBL 25 LSR w/ sub, Custom Modified Passive 3 ways with Hafler Amp. Benchmark DAC-1 and Mytek 96k DAC for monitoring.

Computer

1.9 PIV, 512 RDRAM, Dual 17" CRT Flat ViewSonic Monitors, 160GB IDE

Music software

Magix Samplitude Pro v 7.2, Steinberg Nuendo v 1.6

Additional equipment

Lots of Preamps from Great River (MP-2 and NV), Millennia Media (M-2b and HV-3b), Vintech (X73 and 1272), Old School Audio, Brent Averill Neve 1272, API 312, Phoenix Audio DRS-2, Manley 40db, etc.... 2 x Manley Voxbox's (LA-2a and Pultec type eq and limiter), API 550b, Distressors, Mytek 8x96 ADC, Crane Song ADC and compression, UA 1176's Blackfaces, UA Powered Plug ins DSP w/ La-2a, 1176, and Pultec.

Comments

We've added a "B" room with a lower cost per day, but with more square footage than the "A" room, which will now primarily become the high end mixing, mastering, and overdub suite. Gear from the A room is transportable to the larger B room to accomodate just about any project. Atlas is what we call a "hybrid" studio. We are neither exclusively "Analog" or "Digital". We use the editing and automation ability of the DAW, with a large selection of Class A, tube and discrete front end, and then mix to tape. We have also expanded into pro audio sales in late 2000 with 45 high end lines to date. We only sell product that we believe in and use as engineers. See us at http://www.atlasproaudio.com