ZAC Recording

Mercury Recording Equipment Company

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ZAC Recording – Atlanta, GA (Mercury 66, Mercury EQ-H1)

ZAC Recording is a three-room studio complex located in Atlanta, Georgia; owned and operated by long-time Atlanta audio engineer Jim Zumpano.

Zumpano, who is known to most as 'Jim Z', worked for many years in other Atlanta studios. He also owned a successful equipment rental business called Eclipse Audio. In 2001, Jim Z started ZAC Recording, which has been a mainstay in the Atlanta Recording Community ever since. ZAC has hosted and recorded a variety of the who's who in popular music for nearly 15 years, providing a comfortable, professional recording environment focused on providing choices and flexibility for their clients only a studio complex like ZAC can provide.

ZAC Recording

'Stonehenge' is a state-of-the-art room with a Studer A827 2", 24 track and Studer A820 1/2" 2 track analog tape machines to go with an 88-channel SSL 4088 G+ console, and of course Pro Tools with 48 channels of ins and outs. Several nearfield monitors and Augspurger mains to listen through, and classic and new outboard equipment to use to track and mix from: Mercury Recording Equipment, Neve, Pultec, GML, API, Marquette Audio Labs-racked Telefunken V72s and WSW Limiters, and more.

Jim 'Z' Zumpano - ZAC Recording

"I've been a fan of Dave's since the killer V72's and WSW Compressors I had him rack up for me over 15 years ago. I have gotten to where I can not track or mix without these two beautiful Mercury 66 Limiting Amplifiers... they are 'butter' on anything I throw them on. More often than not, the Mercury EQ-H1 Program EQs are patched in either pre or post the M66s. Mercury gear gives back 2x the vibe you put in... they are must haves, period."

— Jim 'Z' Zumpano, Owner/Engineer, ZAC Recording
Credits Include: Project Z, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Toni Braxton, Boyz II Men, TLC, Kansas, Collective Soul, Col. Bruce Hampton, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Tinsley Ellis... to name a few.

Tony Terrebonne - ZAC Recording

"The Mercury 66 is God's Gift to bass guitar."

— Tony Terrebonne, Engineer @ ZAC Recording
Credits include: Keri Hilson, Usher, Akon, T Pain, Tinsley Ellis, Ne-Yo.

ZAC Recording

ZAC's A room is equipped with the first Neve Genesys console in the USA. The 32 frame console has 24 channels of preamps with 16 channels of EQ and 8 channels of dynamics. Dedicated Pro Tools System, Augspurger mains, several nearfield monitors and a selection of outboard equipment for tracking and mixing. The A Room has two ISO booths.

ZAC Recording

ZAC's B Room has a Digidesign Pro Control 16 Surface, Pro Tools, Digidesign and TL plug-in bundles and selected outboard equipment for tracking; plus midfield monitors with sub and nearfields to listen through.

ZAC Recording credits include: John Mayer, Pharrell Williams, Rehab, CeeLo Green, Snoop Dogg, Neptunes, Keri Hilson, Kelly Rowland, Ne-Yo, Akon, Janelle Monae, Jamie Fox, Fergie, Drivin N Cryin, Usher, Justice League, Butch Walker, India Arie, Mudvayne, Pussycat Dolls, Rick Ross, T-Pain, Shawn Mullins, Third Day, Speech, Col. Bruce Hampton, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Tinsley Ellis and many more.