Eagle-eyed viewers with an interest in the world around us may have noticed that the music for the recent BBC 4 documentary ‘Swarms’ was written by (and Stuart Gordon, a wonderful musician who sadly died recently). If Will’s name rings a (synthesised) bell, it’s because he is the musical maestro behind chart-toppers Goldfrapp.
Nothing sums up the diversity and versatility of the modern music industry more than this; a successful rock musician with a parallel career composing television and film soundtrack music. Plenty of other examples abound, including Zero 7 and Mogwai.
We understand that the equipment we supply must fulfil a greater variety of uses than was the case a decade ago. This is one reason why we recommend and supply ATC monitors to professional recordists of every ilk – they are equally at home recording/mixing chart albums and film soundtracks in almost any room. Indeed, the talented Mr Gregory is delighted with the ATC SCM25A’s we sold him (as are other recent clients including Real World Studios, Air Lyndhurst Studios, Royal Academy of Music, Birmingham Conservatory of music…now Royal Birmingham Conservatory of Music – congratulations Mr Lloyd-Webber – and many more).
The main problem with ATC monitors is the long delay between orders and delivery, a function of the fantastic worldwide success of this long established UK company. Uniquely, Funky Junk usually holds stock of the most popular models (20s, 25s and 45s) because we order in quantity months ahead. We also carry these on demo along with the fantastic SCM50A-SL, all available to demo either here, in Europe’s best purpose built demo facility, or in your own studio or home by arrangements.
We’re the UK’s leading supplier of ATC professional monitors. We’re also the UK’s leading suppliers of Neumann Studio mics, SSL and other consoles and a wide range of other new equipment, as well as being the country’s leading service centre for professional mics and outboard.
Funky Junk is as different from other audio suppliers as fine cheese is from dry chalk. We built and operate one of Europe’s leading studios so can put the equipment we sell through its paces and advise from first-hand experience rather than regurgitate misleading on-line reviews. We repair and service the equipment, so know better than anyone which gear is well made and which should be avoided, as well as offering the fastest, most efficient after sales support in the UK, if not Europe. We have proper acoustically designed demonstration facilities and carry more stock than any other supplier. This is why leading professionals throughout the UK as well as most of Europe, China, Eastern Europe, Africa and the US rely upon us for everything from a cable to a complete studio design, build and installation.
The ATC SCM25A Pro active studio monitor has been one of the major audio success stories of recent years, and were the first in a range of mid-priced/mid-sized monitors that bought uncompromising ATC quality to smaller professionals studios at an affordable price. The SCM25A Pro is a 3-way active monitor in a compact ported enclosure featuring a rugged nine-inch bass, three inch mid high frequency drivers and ATCs own UK made tweeter.£6,200.00ex VAT
The ATC SCM45A Pro Active Studio Monitor is the most recent addition to the ATC mid-priced active monitor range, and is based upon the astonishingly popular ATC SCM25A Pro. The larger ported enclosure houses two nine inch bass drivers in addition to three inch mid and a tweeter to offer a more powerful bottom end with more headroom. Funksters Jamiroquai and Guitar Maestro Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine love them but I’m not sure if their neighbours do. On permanent demo in our monitor demonstration room.£7,605.00ex VAT
The ATC SCM20ASL Pro MkII Active 2-Way Monitors are babies of the active ATC professional range. Although two-way, they have a full sound and are perfect for small rooms, mobiles, broadcast and edit suites. Released last year to replace the SCM20A (Mk1) they are a totally new design and should not be confused with the originals, which had a metal case and a brighter sound. The ATC SCM20ASL Active Monitors have already proved extremely popular as hifi speakers for engineers and producers wanting the reliable ATC sound at home.£3,647.00ex VAT
The ATC SCM150ASL Pro has become increasingly popular for larger studios in recent years. Best described as SCM100s with a fifteen inch rather than a twelve inch bass driver, the 150s are starting point for what I would describe as ATC Main Monitors. Plenty of manufacturers make monitors in this (£10K+) price range but most struggle in comparison with the SCM150s; a true, accurate and meaty pro monitoring rig.£13,525.00ex VAT
I’ve always thought the ATC SCM50ASL Pro to be the best balanced of the traditional ATC active monitors. Sales tend to be split between the hifi and professional recording markets with a few discerning broadcast an post-production studios thrown in for good measure. Effortless and gloriously musical, I highly recommend these to clients who have sufficient space and resources. * SL stands for Super Linear bass driver£10,417.00ex VAT
Compact high performance ATC SCM12 Pro 2-way Studio monitors£1,238.00ex VAT