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Summer 2012
Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero Greetings!

Now that Memorial Day weekend is over, we kick off the summer season and it certainly feels like it in New York City.  It is also Tony Awards season here and Avatar is getting ready to host the recording sessions for the show.  Congratulations to the nominees who recorded their cast albums at Avatar.   Once, Follies and Bonnie & Clyde have all been nominated for this year's Tony Awards.   

Duets II Album Cover Avatar is Analog Central


Close to 60 reels of analog tape were used, using up most of the supplies on the east coast, during the first quarter of this year at Avatar.  The bulk of them were used by producer T Bone Burnett on his projects such as The Hunger Games soundtrack, music for the Coen Brothers' film Inside Llewyn Davis as well as the latest Diana Krall project.  Our tape machines are in perfect working condition and the results never sounded better.  If you need something done on tape, Avatar is the place to do it. 


Studio C 28pc Orchestral Set upMovie Tunes    

Avatar Studios has joined a coalition of music professionals organized by the Manhattan Producers Alliance to bring more film music work to New York.  A couple of events took place on the first and last day of the Tribeca Film Festival.  The events were well attended and a strong sense of solidarity was generated.

Parts of the film score to documentary Knuckleball! was recorded in Studio G with producer / composer Paul Brill and engineer Robert Smith assisted by Tyler Hartman. Directed by Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern, the film was shown at the Tribeca Film Festival.


We are now into the summer movie season.  In addition to The Hunger Games (soundtrack), some upcoming films with music recorded at Avatar include Moonrise Kingdom (film score), Inside Llewyn Davis (source music), Hope Springs (film score), and Killing Them Softly (source music, which just premiered at the Cannes Film Festival).

Small Utility Suites

Avatar's utility suites - Studio E (pictured at top) and Studio W (shown on left) - have been busy with a wide variety of projects.  These include audio books, ESL (English as a Second Language) content, voice overs, corporate & professional presentations as well as overdubbing / editing in conjunction with our other tracking rooms for large scale projects. If your project is similar to the ones listed above or something completely different, please give us a call.  You'll have access to our extensive gear and you'll receive quality service for great results. 
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Tino Passante
VP of Operations
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