As this is a new forum, I might as well introduce myself. And hopefully all other Radar Forum atendees will present themselves as well! My name is Mats Olsson and I live in Sweden. Have been professionally involved in music since late 70´s. First by organizing concerts & gigs for local bands, later on I ran a rock-club with some friends and we had domestic and international indie-bands, we also arranged an annual outdoor festival with lots of great bands. All that time I also played in bands and became more and more involved in live-sound engineering (and to some extent producing & engineering studio recordings). As a lot of oportunities arised we started a record label... but that is another "charming" story. In the second half of the eighties I went on the road quite a lot as a soundengineer, doing mostly FOH but also did some monitormixing. By 1990 I was VERY bored with traveling all over europe (and elsewhere, spent quite a lot of time in the USA as well). Time to reposition, I thought. With perfect timing I was now asked to be in charge of a newly started recording studio in my hometown, Eskilstuna (1 hour west of Stockholm, Sweden). Of course I was intrested, especially as I did not have to invest any money of my own and the Studio is still owned by the same great organisation. Most of the recordings where for songdemos and pre-production for recording in bigger studios. Now, almost twelve years later and 2 major reconstructions of this studio, we are busier than ever. After the last major haul-over we purchased a Radar II to replace an analog 2" 16Ch analog recorder. The studio is booked solid almost every day and night of the year and the phone rings all day long, it has been like that for the last 8 years actually... ...and our "competitors" also get quite a few bookings from us because of the demand (and they used to hate us in the beginning!). Everybody´s happy now! On top of it all we also organise many seminars/workshops that are free for all our clients. The topics are not always related to recording/production - they also cover a wide range topics such as songwriting, bass/guitar/drums/vocals, copyright & legal matters, "how to get gigs" and so on. Every summer since 1991 we also host a 3-day outdoor festival with lots of bands "on the verge of stardom", admission is free BTW! Best regards, Mats Olsson Studio Ambassaden, Eskilstuna PS. I have a side-business, together with my best friend I have a CD-premastering studio and a CD-R duplication service. Great addition to our other activities!