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LAUNCH 2012 / New DW Kit / Current Projects

Posted by Carson Slovak on Apr.25, 2012

This year’s Launch Music Conference is right around the corner and, as usual, Atrium is an official sponsor. We’ll be hanging out at the trade show in the Lancaster Convention Center all day Friday and Saturday so come by our booth and say hello. We also just got some cool new diagonal-cut brochures to hand out (pictured below), as well as some nifty bumper stickers and Dropcards with new music, which will be available for free at our trade show booth. If you haven’t registered for the conference yet, do so here and check out the official Event Guide while you’re at it. You can also check out an online schedule of almost 20 bands that have all recorded at Atrium and are all playing Launch this weekend on the righthand sidebar or click here for the schedule page. Lastly, both Grant McFarland and I will be guest speakers on two of the industry panel discussions: “How To Prepare For Your Release” (Grant), Friday, April 27 @ 11am and “How Do I Get Signed” (Carson), Saturday, April 28 @ 1pm.

In other news, our brand new DW Collector’s Series custom-built drum kit just arrived yesterday and we’re beyond excited about it. We have a few kits at the studio but this one is the “tits” so-to-speak. Maple shells with African ChenChen veneer, 22″x18″ kick, 10″x8″ rack tom, 12″x9″ rack tom and 16″x14″ floor tom. It will be available for studio use by any of our clients at no additional charge. Check it out:

We’ve been hitting it non-stop since January, completing a number of full-lengths, EPs and singles for (in no particular order) Sacred Serenity, Divine Air, I Surround, Ex-Votos, Delorian Conquest, Secret Eyes, The May Season, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, Benchpress, The Road To Milestone, Ace Augustine, James Wolpert, Conspiracy, Fisthammer, Samsara, Scout’s Honor, From These Wounds, YGATM, Lies of a Murderer, Forgive Yesterday and My Soul For Glory. We just wrapped up Atlantic Avenue’s new full-length (and Eulogy Records debut), two new singles for Ohio’s Affiance (Bullet Tooth Records), mastering for Throw The Fight’s John Feldmann-produced full-length (also Bullet Tooth) and a new recording for the mighty August Burns Red (details forthcoming). We’re currently in the studio with The Teeth (Rock Paper Records) recording their new full-length, which is turning out awesome so far. Forthcoming over the next few months we’ll be working with our friends in Paper Castle, Goodbye Neveah, The Riot, Eye Fur & Tooth, A Million Drones, A Scent Like Wolves, Cyperna and more.

– Carson

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Launch 2011 Wrap-up

Posted by Carson Slovak on Apr.25, 2011

Thanks so much to everyone who checked out our trade show booth at the Launch Music Conference this past weekend. It was great seeing so many friends and meeting some new ones as well. The Atrium / Aurora booth seemed to be a hit with everyone who stopped by. So thanks again for making this year a success.

As part of the trade show, we raffled off some free studio time. Believe it or not, the winner of the raffle is York, PA’s Hold Your Breath!, the same band that recently won studio time in the Champ High School Battle of the Bands at the end of 2010. Congrats to HYB. I’m stoked to have you guys back in! – c

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Launch 2010, Latest projects

Posted by Carson Slovak on Apr.14, 2010

The Launch Music Conference in Lancaster, PA is only a few days away. We’ve been busy getting ready to multitask the event. Not only is Atrium an official sponsor this year, we’ll also be running a booth at the trade show alongside our sister company, Questionable Entertainment. I’ll be speaking on two of the panels as well as moderating ALL of the panels over the course of the weekend. Lastly, CENTURY (the band I’m in with fellow studio dudes Todd and Grant) will be playing our first show in a year on the main stage at the Lancaster Convention Center on Friday with our friends, Texas In July. If you haven’t registered to attend the conference yet, hit up and be sure to come hang out and drink some beers with us.

The new Atrium Audio 2010 sampler will be available exclusively at Launch. The sampler is in dropcard format and limited to only 500 copies. Best of all, it’s FREE! The sampler includes tracks from This Or The Apocalypse, Century, August Burns Red, Texas In July, ArmsBendBack and more. Be sure to grab one!

In other studio news, we were lucky enough to have Texas In July come in for the past week to record their new single, “Uncivilized.” The single will see a digital release in time for their summer tour via CI Records. I also met up with August Burns Red guitarist JB to record a doom-inspired intro for their current sold-out tour with A Day To Remember. If you attend any of the shows on the tour, listen for ABR’s sweet intro! Lastly, we’ve been extremely busy with a ton of other projects from some great regional bands as well. The next few months are shaping up with projects from Where There’s A Will, Carousel Kings, An Empire Overthrown, Adelphia, Worth Killing For, With Life In Mind, Young Turks, One Day Broken, Ace Augustine, Render The Sky, The Life To Come and more. Stay tuned. – c

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Studio Facelift, Launch 2010

Posted by Carson Slovak on Jan.28, 2010

Lots of cool stuff going on. Todd and I have been working on some long-overdue renovations at the studio, including both functional and aesthetic improvements. I’m pretty excited about it. We’re basically doing all the stuff I’ve been putting off forever. Lots of cleaning, painting, hanging new acoustic treatment, wiring new gear and a ton of other stuff. Grant McFarland (one of my great friends and drummer for both This Or The Apocalypse and Century) will be joining the studio as an engineer. The guy is a genius and I’m ecstatic that he’s officially part of the studio team.

Along with all of this, we’ve decided to overhaul the studio’s identity. ‘Century Studio’ always struck me as a bit uncreative, considering it’s also the name of my band. So after a bit of deliberation, we settled on ‘Atrium Audio’. I’m working on a new website for the studio (, which will be launched within the next few weeks. Stay tuned.

I’m also excited to announce that we are an official sponsor of April’s Launch Music Conference. 2010 will be its sophomore year and it looks like it’s shaping up to be a big one. Hit up our booth at the trade show and hang out. I’ll also be returning as a speaking panelist. I’m not sure what I’m talking about yet, but I’m confident I’ll just end up sounding like a douche. So come check that out if you’d like a chuckle. Additionally, we’re working on a brand new studio compilation, which will be available in time for the conference. The comp will feature current and past Atrium artists. It will most likely be available in both CD and drop card formats, distributed in registrants’ gift bags and free at our trade show booth.

Word. – c

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