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Barber Shop Studios Jamming Since Grand Opening

World-class recording facility booked solid (September 22, 2005)

Rick Slater and Cherry Suede have joined the growing list of producers and musicians utilizing the Barber Shop Studios world-class, state-of-the-art professional recording facility in Hopatcong, New Jersey. Since its grand opening in June, the Barber Shop has hosted noted producers All-Star, Tony Black, Jason Corsaro, Ben Elliot and Carl Nappa, working with up-and-coming musicians such as Lil Rok Playaz, Maia Davies, Denis Woods, Mike Ferentino and Coundd. The studio has been booked solid over the past several months and owners Scott Barber and Mark Salamone expect much of the same moving forward.

?The first months are integral to the success of a professional recording studio and we are excited about the feedback weve received from established producers and the momentum weve developed to this point, Barber stated. ?Word of mouth is imperative in this industry and we have received numerous calls from recording professionals who have heard positive things about the Barber Shop Studios. Our first priority is the comfort of our customers in providing a creative recording environment. Having built the studio in an old abandoned stone church on the shores of beautiful Lake Hopatcong, we offer a unique and elegant recording experience.

Slater, who as a member of the staff at Quad Recording in New York worked with the Rolling Stones, Yoko Ono and Paul Young, is currently co-producing, engineering and mixing the first release from Cherry Suede, a rock band from Ottawa, Canada. The goal is to release the full-length debut CD early next year.

While mixing at the Barber Shop, Slater became the first producer to utilize the studios ATR half-inch machine, which Slater dubbed, ?the Holy Grail of half-inch tape recorders. As he explained, ?Cherry Suede has a lot of heavy 80s influences and were trying to include some of those vintage cut rock sounds. Well be able to capture that sound using the ATR half-inch recorder.

With regard to his experience at the Barber Shop, Slater revealed, ?I was impressed with the phenomenal sound of the live room and the relaxed atmosphere throughout the facility. The professionalism of the staff made our job easier; everybody has a ?can do attitude, and they are willing to do whatever needs to be done to keep the wheels rolling.

About The Barber Shop Studios
Founded by Scott Barber and Mark Salamone, The Barber Shop Studios has been designed to create the ultimate elegant recording experience.

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