Grammy Winning Engineer John Jaszcz Uses CLASP
– Happy to Cut on Tape Again John Jaszcz Uses CLASP for the First Time —
NASHVILLE – Multiple Grammy winning engineer John “Yosh” Jaszcz was asked to do the honors of recording emerging pop/rock/funk band Like Candy Red in Nashville at Quad Studios.
The collective producer group known as Zodlounge are long-time friends of the former president of Nashville AES, Yosh. They are currently part of this developing project that features the amazing blended vocals of sisters, Bree, Lyndee, and Hailey Collier. They were eager to try out CLASP as it fulfilled their desire for an analog sound. Yosh found access to the product as they were intrigued that it claimed to offer the ease of using a digital recording workstations (in this case Pro Tools) while cutting on tape.
"What surprised me was how easy it was to use and integrate into our session. We were on a strict budget as this band is in development so we literally couldn’t afford anything to slow us down. Yosh said. " Quite the contrary, we were able work fast and the tracks sound unbelievable! It has been a really long time since I have cut tracks that have that extra warmth you can only get cutting to tape.
Brett Vargeson, part of Zodlounge, echoed his friend’s sentiments admitting he was mildly skeptical if CLASP could live up to the hype.
"I am sold! It is an incredible addition to our studio. I waited about a week after the sessions at Quad and I just had to have it in my studio to finish up overdubs!
With the use of CLASP, analog tape recording is no longer a thing of the past. CLASP integrates easily and efficiently into any studio’s workflow, allowing users to achieve the warm and expressive sound of real analog tape while recording and editing with the speed of a DAW.