Eric Valentine, and his new company Undertone Audio, have designed an analog recording console motivated solely by sonic excellence. They will be unveiling the company along with a fully featured 24-channel version of the console at the 129th AES show at the Moscone Center.
"We wanted to see if we could make the ultimate, no-compromises, best sounding analog console ever built" says Valentine, Founder & Co-Owner of Undertone Audio. The multi-platinum record producer has teamed up with Larry Jasper, formerly of Quad Eight and GML, to produce some innovative new features that are specifically tailored to making great sounding records.
Undertone Audio have developed a Class-A single ended parametric EQ that offers surgical control over the incoming audio's frequency spectrum. "If I'm going to have 60 channels of one EQ in front of me, it better be the best choice almost all of the time," says Valentine.
The (Patent Applied For) ATWS - Acoustically Transparent Work Surface - combats the age-old problem of the sound from the near-field monitors reflecting off of the console causing severe aberrations in the mid-range. By using a unique porous metal to create the surface of the console, almost no sound is reflected, providing a more accurate representation of what is actually coming from the speakers.
Through and through Class-A circuitry, combined with a Vacuum Tube final output stage for the mix buss, brings a wonderfully musical, detailed and open sound to recordings and mixes done on the console.
About Eric Valentine:
Mr. Valentine is a Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum record producer. He has produced albums for artists such as Third Eye Blind, Smash Mouth, Queens of the Stone Age, Good Charlotte, The All-American Rejects, Taking Back sunday, Maroon 5 and Slash. He founded Undertone Audio in 2009 in Hollywood, CA. Visit www.undertoneaudio.com.