9 Feb 2022

Jerry Masters on FAME Reverb

The producer explains why Muscle Shoals is well known as a small town with a big sound

IK's new FAME Studio Reverb for T-RackS captures the unique sonic flavor of the iconic recording studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Studio A and Studio B's live rooms, 5 iso booths, EMT plate reverb and newly restored echo chamber are all in FAME Studio Reverb.

Jerry explains how he got his start as an engineer working hand-in-hand with Rick Hall who built the legendary FAME Studios. Watch the video to learn about the iconic sound of FAME Studios and hear behind-the-scenes stories of some of the famous recording sessions.

Never any studio I've ever been in compares to what we get in here.

Jerry Masters

Try FAME Studio Reverb for free inside T-RackS 5 CS HERE

The hitmaking sound of FAME Studios

"For a period of about three and a half years, while I was there, whenever the top 10 would come out, we would have at least three records in the top 10.

"We were just people with a purpose who knew how to work together productively. We became a track factory, there to cut a hit for our artists and we would do whatever it took.

That's a good-sounding natural chamber, it really is.

Jerry Masters

"I love echo chambers, but I really like this one out here. You know there's a saying: "Muscle Shoals: small town, big sound."

"It's true. I've done close to 700 major recording sessions. Most of the Shoals records are totally different than most records around the country.

"Music is in me. Everybody else that works in this business, we all have purpose. Every day is a gift and we fulfill that purpose by listening."

Special offers

Customers of qualifying IK products may be eligible for additional discounts on FAME Studio Reverb. To see if you qualify for a discount, log into your IK user account before adding to cart.

The T-RackS FAME Studio Reverb is available for purchase from IK's online store and from IK Authorized dealers worldwide for $/€149.99

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FAME Studio Reverb


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