Omartian (right) endorses
Truth Audio products. Michael Omartian first surfaced during the early '70s as a top session keyboardist, playing on albums by artists ranging from Steely Dan to the Four Tops to Loggins & Messina. Omartian graduated to the top ranks of producers through his work with singer/songwriter Christopher Cross, collaborating on a series of hits including the Grammy winning "Sailing," "Ride Like the Wind," and "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)." From there, he produced sessions for Rod Stewart and Donna Summer, focusing increasingly on CCM projects in the years to follow through work with Gary Chapman, Kathy Troccoli, and 4 Him. In addition to his solo releases, Omartian also recorded several albums with his wife, Stormie.
Recording Magazine Writes: "I was hearing spatial information and midrange details that had previously escaped notice. Ambiences came across with
stunning realism and a 3-dimensional vision that conveyed actual or synthesized soundstages with unmistakable clarity. Imaging, especially front-to-back placement, was more stable and vivid than any
monitor remotely near this price I have ever heard. In short, these Truth Audio TA-1P monitors sound fantastic." REVIEW BY BOB ROSS
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Bootsy Collins is one of the all-time great funk and R&B bassists, besides being a consummate character. Born in Cincinnati, Collins formed the Pacesetters during the '60s, a unit that not only included vocalist Philippe Wynne (later of Spinners fame), but also George Clinton as a sideman. Collins and Clinton soon established a lifelong personal and musical friendship, and Collins and his comrades became part of the JB's, James Brown's backing band, from 1969 to 1971. Collins' inspired, clever progressions and patterns were a vital part of such records as "Get Up, I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine." The group became the House Guests after departing the JB's, until Collins joined Clinton's Parliament/Funkadelic empire in 1971. He co-wrote "Tear the Roof Off the Sucker" with Clinton and Jerome Brailey and established himself so effectively that Clinton urged him to form his own band. Bootsy's Rubber Band emerged in 1976, a spirited ensemble that included Collins' brother Phelps ("Catfish"), as well as fellow James Brown bandmembers Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker, Joel Johnson, Gary Cooper, Rick Gardner, and Richard Griffiths. (Collins also featured his alter egos "Bootzilla" and "Casper, the Friendly Ghost" as part of the stage act.) A Living Legend.
"Although I have produced many great records the Truth TA-1Ps reminded me of many flaws in my mixes that could have been perfected only if I had a pair of these when I worked on these projects. This could be a project saving tool for all studios to own."
Head Engineer/Director of Operations Credits: Firefall
Audio Media Writes: Bass: Warm and well balanced: even in the extreme lows the bottom was well balanced Kick Drum: Meaty and well defined: there was
a nice punch to the transient peak and the ‘point’ was well defined. Snare: Snappy and in your face: the TA-1Ps shine on transients. Crunch Guitar: Great! The mid-range details I spoke of
above are in evidence here. Even with a lot of guitar-cabinet speaker compression, the individual detail sounded great on clean guitars. Acoustic Guitars: Nice highs and good detail.
Vocal: Airy with good balance and detail. Drums: Very good; the lower toms could be tubby but not on every example. Synth Pads: Lush with good air. Percussion:
Good transients and definition. Cymbals: Nice airy details and transients. [Complete
REVIEW BY KEVIN BECKA
Credits: as engineer - Babyface, Michael Bolton, Peabo Bryson, Natalie Cole
Michael Deni Responds About his Truth
"Hi Shannon, Happy Holidays. I have had the TA-1Ps for a couple days now. I've logged about 5 hours on them so far. I have been reluctant to review them to the other Studio Owner/Engineers I am affiliated with simply because I want to add credibility to when I tell them how these things Truth-fully kick ass. Up until now I have been lied to or brutalized by every nearfield monitor I have worked with. A wise man once said, "The Truth will set you free." :) As I keep logging time on these it is as if I am waiting to reveal a flaw or a compensation point. I still can't rule out finding something like that simply because I haven't used them in enough situations, but so far the have exceeded my expectations. One thing really nice to me is now having the ability to detect low frequency rumble or to run accurate High-pass filters. I presently do not mix with a sub-woofer. My mixes always made trips back to the board after hearing them on 5.1/7.1 systems. After my preliminary translation tests, I am predicting hours of time saved simply because how well the TA-1Ps translate. I will add that just because a NF monitor is accurate doesn't mean they won't make you jump out of a window if you listen to them too long. Usually the trade off for a warm sound is a hyped speaker. Not with the Truth. I look forward to your success." Michael Deni /Deni Digital
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Dan Penn Studios
"I have never heard this much low end generated by a nearfield. I visited your booth four times during the NAAM Show and brought someone back with to hear these things every time. The lows are balanced perfectly with the mids and highs and the cabinets are very non-fatiguing. I don’t know how you did it but these things sound incredible."
Credits: Produced Ronnie Milsap, The Box Tops, Solomon Burke, Irma Thomas
Songwriter for Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Elton John, Patti Labelle, Janis Joplin, Gregg Allman, Elvis Costello, Joe Cocker, Sam & Dave, Diana Ross & The Supremes/Temptations, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Ry Cooder, Joan Baez, Rita Coolidge, Huey Lewis & the News, Wilson Pickett, Buddy Guy, Etta James, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Booker T & The MG's, Irma Thomas, Marcia Ball, Peter Green, T. Graham Brown, The Afghan Whigs and many more!
Dark Horse Studios
"The Truth Audio monitors allow myself to be in front of the speakers for a long period of time and without any fatigue experienced on other monitors we’ve used. They are absolutely incredible!"
Owners Robin Crow (left) Ed Simonton (right)
Credits: Wynonna, Neil Diamond, Larry Carlton, Jan Anderson, Terri Clark, Amy Grant, Michael McDonald, Michael W. Smith, Kirk Whalum, Martina McBride, Dixie Chicks, Alison Krauss, Skip Ewing and many more.
David Donaldson (left) songwriter/engineer
"Thanks in advance, David Donaldson 24-7 Music Productions, Inc. 713-723-2288 P.S. It's GREAT not to have to run out to the car or use the "boom box" to hear if the mix that you just did in your million dollar recording studio is truly GREAT. The TA-1P's make accuracy in mixing a reality. (nice slogan, huh) I'm also using a Hafler Transnova 9505 power amp. I'll be switching over to a Krell 300 soon. If you have another suggestion, I'd like to know. Thanks. By the way, check out Destiny's Child newest album, Survivor. I have one song, Independent Woman, and a few recording credits. All tracked on my TA-1P's!"
Shawn Clements at Clemisty Studios endorses Truth Audio products.
Clement began his work in film music in 1994. By 1995 he was writing music for Women: Stories of Passion, a series on Showtime that still airs today, and The Savage Dragon, an animated series for Universal, among others. In 1996 his life was forever changed when he signed on to score the first reality television franchise, World's Wildest Police Videos. World's Wildest Police Videos has consistently and continues to air in the United States and all over the world, and has generated a long line of work for Clement in the genre, including series and specials such as World's Scariest Police Chases, Avoiding The Moment of Impact (2&3) and When Good Pets Go Bad 1 & 2 (all for Fox Television); plus The World's Most Amazing Videos (NBC), The World's Most... series for Discovery Communications, and the World's Scariest Ghosts, hosted by James Coburn on ABC. In the huge volume of music written for these shows, Clement used the reality format to define a new musical genre that, for years now, has dominated primetime viewing. ASCAP presented Clement with a most impressive award – the prestigious “ASCAP 2000 Film and Television Award” for Most Performed Underscore, recognizing this accomplishment.
Although Clement dominates this notable niche, it's simply one facet to a multi-dimensional composer. His versatility can be seen in diverse projects in film, television and video games, across all genres. While the darker, intense side of music appeals to him the most, Clement’s extraordinary versatility takes him down every musical path imaginable.
Clement's credits include the acclaimed network series Buffy The Vampire Slayer, (1997-98) and the theatrical feature entitled A Fate Totally Worse Than Death, a Sid Sheinberg production recently released on DVD, starring Christopher Lloyd, Janet Leigh, Jonathan Brandis and Julie Benz. He enjoys composing for independent features like We Married Margo that debuted at the 2000 Slamdance film festival in Utah and won the Audience Favorite Award at the HBO/U.S. Comedy & Arts Festival, with a cast that includes Kevin Bacon, Cindy Crawford and Tom Arnold, and Erik Estrada, and Last Chance a film with Tracey Walter and Tim Thomerson, won Best Original Drama at its festival debut in April, 2000 in Houston, Texas at the World Fest. Further highlights in his career are two Batman projects for Warner Bros., each of which earned award nominations.
"Out performs any initial expectations. The TA-1P Close Field blows me away. Blind folded I would swear these were dual 8-inch drivers. Truth has something going on with these speakers. Every time I listen to them I get something from them that I don’t seem to get from anything else. Everything I left with from my sessions translated perfectly!"
Mark Martin (center) Vice president of marketing, SAE Institute, 41schools in 22 countries
Credits: Dixie Chicks, Shawn Mullins, Olivia Newton John, Three 6 Mafia
Electronic Musician Review By Rob Shrock
“Considering that that I can work long hours as well as create good mixes on the Truth Audio TA-1Ps, I consider these monitors to be both an asset and a bargain. Although I believe in multiple monitoring setups for critical mixing, I would have no problem working with the TA-1Ps alone. The designers have hit their mark: the TA-1Ps reveal the truth in your mixes without tiring your ears in the process.” [Complete Review]
"When I first listened to the TA-1Ps, I was instantly hit with details I had not heard before, particularly in the vocal and acoustic guitar ranges. Mind you, some of the details showed some errors I had made on my guitar but I was pleased to hear them before final mixdown. The
TA-1Ps are strongest in the mid-range with very clear and precise imaging and defined discrete separation of different instruments in the recording."
Southern Tracks (Atlanta,
“A great nearfield monitor for any application. Smooth, defined mid range, extended bass response, and clear top end make these monitors a winner!"
Owner Mike Clark (right)
Credits: Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Crowes, Aerosmith, Keith Sweat, Toni Braxton, B-52’s, Huey Lewis, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Collective Soul, King’s X, Curtis Mayfield, LL Cool J, Blind Melon, Rage Against the Machine, Indigo Girls, Fishbone, Dallas Austin, TLC, Limp Bizkit, .38 Special, CNN and many more.
Buddy Buie (Producer/Songwriter)
"I put my $6,000 nearfield monitors that I have used for mixing in the closet. The Truth TA-1P is my main source for monitoring. I can hear detail on these monitors that no other nearfields offer."
Credits: Producer for Atlanta Rhythm Section, B.J. Thomas, Billy Joe Royal, Joe South, Candymen
Songwriter for Gloria Estefan, Wynonna Judd, David Sanborn, Henry Mancini, Charlie Daniels, The Meters, The Supremes, Mel Torme, Jose Feliciano, Bill Wyman, Bertie Higgins
Electric Ladyland Studios (New York)
Angela Piva (Audio Engineer)
"The clarity across the entire frequency spectrum is most revealing. I'm equally impressed witht he imaging - Truths don't lie."
Credits: Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Destiny’s Child, En Vouge, Toni Braxton, Color Me Bad, Queen Latifah, Pat Benatar, Winans, Mary J. Blige, Naughty by Nature, Shabba Ranks, Run D.M.C., Keith Sweat, Heavy D and many more.
Greg Barnhill: (Studio Vocalist/Songwriter)
"These cabinets give the most accurate representation of vocals I've ever heard."
Credits: Songwriter for Tim McGraw, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Etta James, Bryan White, Ricky Skaggs, Trisha Yearwood, Deana Carter, Pam Tillis, Lonestar