Orange County recording studios and soundstage, Hybrid Studios, has brought in a few new additions ahead of Summer 2018. A brand new Atomic Instrument SSL power supply has been brought into to power Studio A's SSL 4064G+ console. According to their website, "Atomic Instrument was created to fill the growing demand for reliable, efficient, power supplies for large format recording consoles. It's a power supply that uses about half the energy, lowers the noise floor (up to 13dBu), vastly improves reliability, and noticeably improves sound quality." This state-of-the-art power supply is quickly becoming an industry staple, currently being used by Bob Clearmountain, Tom Lord-Alge, and Avatar Studios.
"Installing the new power supply was easy, except for pulling out the old, heavy supplies," said Hybrid Studios Co-founder Billy Klein, "Calibrating the Atomic was incredibly easy, whereas the old supplies were really difficult and dangerous, since it required sticking a trim tool into a 240v PCB. Immediately we were able to tell a difference in the noise floor, with the Atomic sounding much cleaner. With the old supplies, we had constant temperature issues in our power supply rack, but since switching over to Atomic, the temperature has stayed constant in the mid 70's. It's been a huge improvement over the old units that required much more air conditioning. All in all, we're very happy with the switch and would highly recommend these supplies to anyone."
Hybrid Studios is also auditioning a brand new stereo pair of Adam Audio's S5Hs in Studio A. Featuring a more detailed top end compared to the S3As that are normally in the room, the impressive three-way speaker set will be available for use through the end of June 2018. The S5Hs feature two 10-inch Extended Linear Excursion (ELE) bass drivers and a ribbon tweeter. Mid-range frequencies are handled by ADAM Audio's new hybrid DCH, an innovative 4-inch MF driver, and the stable, wide-ranging dispersion offed by the speakers allows for multiple people to work in the loudspeakers' sweet spot simultaneously, as is necessary in control room as large as ours.
About Hybrid Studios
Hybrid Studios is a fully integrated multimedia production facility in Orange County, CA. Not only does Hybrid feature a state-of-the-art analog & digital recording studio; it also boasts a massive sound stage, including a pre-lit cyclorama. Equipped with the best gear and an experienced staff, Hybrid provides a variety of products and services to clients across the creative spectrum from recording, mixing and mastering to video and photography.
For more information on Hybrid Studios, please visit https://www.hybridstudiosca.com/