M3’s John Harris and Jay Vicari handle 5.1 surround audio broadcast, utilizing Genelec DSP Active Monitors.
NATICK, MA, November 19, 2010. Music Mix Mobile (M3), a New Jersey/California-based remote facilities company combining the talents of award-winning production professionals and state-of-the-art audio solutions, is a collective consisting of industry veterans John Harris, Jay Vicari, Joel Singer, Mitch Maketansky and West Coast-based Bob Wartinbee and Mark Linett. On Wednesday, November 10, 2010, M3 was charged with capturing and mixing the music audio for the 44th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, broadcast live in 5.1 on ABC-TV from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. In the company’s broadcast/mixing trucks, Music Mixers John Harris and Jay Vicari were on site to ensure the audio would be of the highest quality, and they chose Genelec 8200 Series Active DSP Monitoring Systems. Genelec DSP systems consisting of 8250A Bi-Amplified Active DSP Monitors and 8240A Bi-Amplified Active DSP Monitors, along with the 7260A Active DSP Subwoofers, were used in Music Mix Mobile’s “Eclipse” truck for the live music mix, as well as in the identical mirrored system in the “Horizon” offline remix truck.
With newly expanded operations, the most advanced remote recording facilities for music and live broadcast markets once again rely on Genelec Active DSP Monitors.
129th AES CONVENTION, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, November 5, 2010. Genelec (booth 1201), the world’s longstanding pioneer in active monitoring, is pleased to announce that Music Mix Mobile (M3) a New Jersey/California-based remote facilities company combining the talents of award-winning production professionals and state-of-the-art audio solutions, has purchased its third 5.1 Genelec 8200 Series Active DSP Monitoring System. Consisting of 8250A Bi-Amplified Active DSP Monitors and 8240A Bi-Amplified Active DSP Monitors, along with the 7260A Active DSP Subwoofer, the new system is being used in M3’s new mid-sized truck, Voyager, which went online last month, recording the Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Rally to Restore Sanity/March to Keep Fear Alive events and the Latin GRAMMY® Awards.
Genelec is delighted to announce that the 8260A has won the Monitoring category in the 2010 Resolution Awards. The annual Resolution Awards are awarded to products that deliver outstanding quality and innovation in professional audio. The awards are judged by the readers of Resolution magazine, said to be the most well informed in the industry.
Musicians in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa no longer have to travel out of their area to record their music thanks to a brand new 15m Rand recording facility. The KZN Music studio brings the best technology available to the huge talent pool in the province as well as providing a lure to other top South African and international talent. Designed by Steve Moss of MMPA and Richard Mitchell of RM Recording, to a specific brief by Mbongeni Ngema, the studio’s main control room incorporates several Genelec active monitors – the one provision stipulated by Mbongeni.
Genelec 8240A monitors and a 7270A subwoofer give this Midwestern music recording, post production and mastering facility the most precise monitoring possible.
NATICK, MA, October 14, 2010. At a time when independent music production has become intensely localized, regional recording studios have taken on a greater role in the evolution of the music industry. Rolling Thunder Studios in Traverse City, Michigan, understands that – it’s the creative and production home for numerous local artists for everything from their demos to their LPs and their mastering needs. And now Rolling Thunder’s clients will experience a new dimension to their music thanks to the recently installed 5.1 monitoring system from Genelec, the world leader in active monitoring technology.
Vaudeville Post is a small company that offers a flexible, creative, post-production sound design service to TV production companies. Specialising in bespoke online, grading and sound dubbing setups, they have worked on many award winning and nominated productions, one of them being the widely-acclaimed ‘The Choir’ for Twenty Twenty Television, part of the Shed Media Group. Their set-up at Twenty Twenty Television featuring Genelec active monitors allows them to carry out technically excellent work at a cost-effective price.
We are pleased to announce that the Genelec 8260A has been nominated for the 2010 Technical Excellence & Creativity Award in the category of Outstanding Technical Achievement, Studio Monitor Technology.
At IBC 2010 in Amsterdam RAI Center from 10th to 14th September, Genelec (Stand 8.D61) will be showcasing a variety of market-leading audio products designed for broadcasting production and post-production applications. Taking centre stage will be the 8260A Active 3-way DSP loudspeaker system, the flagship product in Genelec’s award-winning range of DSP active monitors. Also on display is the much-anticipated 9000A Stereo Volume Control that can be used to control volume on all Genelec analogue system. Alongside these Genelec will be also be showing the full DSP series and a range of subwoofers equipped for surround sound production.
“We’ve taken great satisfaction from the reception the 8260A has received since its launch,” says Lars Olof Janflod, International Sales Director at Genelec. “At trade shows across the world the reaction to the product has been immensely positive and has fully repaid the commitment we made in the research and development of the product. We’ll be exhibiting the full DSP series and look forward to welcoming delegates to our stand to discuss their audio requirements and how Genelec can help them achieve excellent results.”
Multi-purpose control room at the world-famous Peabody Conservatory had been plagued by uneven sonic response, but the 8260A’s ability to calibrate itself to accommodate any room design proved to be the perfect solution.
NATICK, MA, August 25, 2010 Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Conservatory, which has educated some of the world’s finest musicians and whose curriculum also has an extensive professional audio training component, recently purchased and installed an entire new 5.1 surround monitoring system from Genelec, the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology for three decades.
State-of-the-art Rockheim pop and rock experience in Norway makes extensive use of Genelec monitors, finds Dave Robinson in the August issue of Pro Sound News Europe.
The ‘Norwegian Rock and Pop Museum’. I know what you’re thinking: don’t be daft, there’s not enough rock and pop in the country to warrant such a thing. Wouldn’t a waxwork tableau of a-ha, a glass case laden with Röyksopp memorabilia and a picture-board naming and shaming the country’s appalling Eurovision entries (2009’s Alex Rybak excluded) do the trick? Well, no, they wouldn’t. Like most countries, Norway has a rich and colourful history of pop and rock; it’s just that not much of it made it past the fjörds. Norway also has a very dark legacy: the despicable genre of Black Metal, which led to murders, church-burning and worldwide notoriety for the country in the early ’90s. But more on that jolly subject later.
Genelec 8260A’s with AutoCal™ automated calibration system and Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM™) control network give Katz a transparent sound that he describes as “the best Genelecs ever”.
NATICK, MA, August 3, 2010 — Audio mastering engineer, author, teacher, inventor and audiophile Bob Katz’s resume reads like a who’s-who of the music industry. Over the course of his career, Katz has worked with a multitude of artists in literally every genre of music, including country artists Marley’s Ghost, jazz clarinetists Eddie Daniels and Allan Vaché, Latin Jazz performers Paquito D’Rivera and Tito Puente, heavy metal bands Necrophagist and Motorpsycho, progressive rock performers Sean Malone and Triggering Myth, indie rock performer Susanna, world music artists The Bombay Dub Orchestra and Sinéad O$rsquo;Connor, big band Mexican composer Armando Manzanero, salsa performers Rubén Blades and Héctor Lavoe and more. Katz has also recorded and/or mastered three GRAMMY®-winning albums and several other GRAMMY-nominated recordings. When it came time for Katz to re-evaluate his monitors in his Digital Domain studios mix room, as he needed a higher degree of accuracy compared to the “audiophile” speakers he was using, Katz found exactly what he was looking for in the award-winning Genelec 8260A Tri-Amplified DSP Monitoring System.
— Cash Money Records’ mobile recording studio, designed by Vulcan Coach, features Genelec Active Monitors and Subs —
— Vulcan Coach Corporation continues a decades-long tradition of catering to the needs of recording artists in all genres of music, from rock to country to hip-hop, with great tour buses that let artists keep up with their recording schedules even while on the road —
NATICK, MA, July 28, 2010 — Cash Money Records recently took delivery of their new Studio Tour Bus outfitted and designed by Vulcan Coach Corporation, the longest-running luxury coach conversion company in the U.S. Vulcan has been providing entertainers the ability to record while on the road with built-in recording studios as part of custom bus designs for their touring coaches. Clients of the Birmingham, Alabama area-based company range across all mainstream genres of music, from Willie Nelson and ZZ Top, to Garth Brooks and Timbaland. Most recently, Vulcan provided a coach for seminal hip-hop label Cash Money Records, home to best-selling artists including Birdman, Lil Wayne, and Drake. The recent Cash Money Studio Coach conversion features Genelec monitoring – the Prevost H3-45 Luxury Coach employs a pair of Genelec 1038B Tri-amplified Monitors as the main monitoring system, augmented with a pair of 7070A Active Subwoofers. Cash Money’s Studio Coach hit the road mid-June from its home base in Miami.
Genelec Oy, the leading active monitoring company, and GP Acoustics, the company behind the two premium brands KEF and Celestion, have agreed upon limited sharing of technologies. Both companies are known for their systematic efforts in developing technologies to improve the quality of sound reproduction. By sharing their existing technologies both companies help advancing the loudspeaker technology development, bringing benefits to both the industry and the users.
Visitors to the Shanghai Expo have a unique opportunity to experience the outstanding performance of Genelec loudspeakers set amongst the best culture and technology of Finland. Many countries from across the World have pavilions at the Expo with each of the 190 participating countries showcases its art and design expertise.
China is expecting to receive almost 100 foreign leaders and up to seventy million people from across the globe to visit the Expo. On 27 May a special Finland Day was held at the show with a special focus on music. Over 100 artists filled with the day with performance styles ranging from folk, through to orchestral and electronic music, all with a Finnish flavour. As part of the day, the prestigious Sibelius Academy provided musicians to play the some instrumental parts of the music with Genelec loudspeakers delivering the sound.
— HD-1 has covered the Olympics in Vancouver, Yoko Ono in New York, the Yankees in spring training and much more with two sets of Genelec 8020A Active Monitors —
NATICK, MA, May 24, 2010 — New York-based production and broadcast service provider Metrovision’s HD-1 remote production truck has recently been a fixture for the audio production of high-profile events. In just the first few months of 2010, it has been a key part of the sound production for numerous events. Highlights have included comedian/commentator Bill Maher’s recent HBO special; Yoko Ono’s “We Are Plastic Ono Band” 77th birthday celebration concert at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (featuring Eric Clapton); the Winter Olympics in Vancouver; on site in Tampa Bay, Florida, for the New York Yankees’ spring training season broadcast on the YES network; the Yankees in Boston playing against the Red Sox, for a Japanese NHK broadcast; the 2010 NBC Upfront presentation; and NYU’s graduation ceremony at Yankee Stadium. Aboard the HD-1, all reference audio is done via 8020A Bi-Amplified Active Monitors from Genelec, the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology for three decades.
— Genelec 8250As with AutoCal™ automated calibration system and Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM™) control network give Silver “the best mix I’d ever heard come out of my studio!” —
NATICK, MA, May 18, 2010 — Eric Silver shows just how global a Nashville music professional can go. Silver is well known in Music City as a producer and multi-instrumentalist – guitar, mandolin, violin, banjo, bass and piano – on tour and on tracks for artists including Keith Urban, Cyndi Lauper, Shania Twain and Victor Wooten, and as an award-winning composer on over 15 million albums sold, penning hits for artists like The Dixie Chicks, Diamond Rio and Michelle Wright. But he has also created a parallel career as a solo artist and music producer in Brazil, where his forthcoming album is set to join his international discography, which already encompasses over 70 of his songs cut by Brazilian artists, including the million-selling acts Rouge and Nathália Siqueiria, and recording projects with pop-rock sensations NXO and Titas and Brazilian rapper Tulio Dek. With such a diverse skill set and workload, Silver needed monitors that would give his personal studio the ultimate degree of accuracy. He found exactly what he was looking for in the award-winning Genelec 8250A Bi-Amplified DSP Active Monitoring System. Genelec’s acclaimed AutoCal™ automated calibration system and Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM™) control network allowed Silver to tune his room like never before.
Brighton-based three-piece The Qemists began working together in a touring rock band in the late 90s, but developed a taste for drum n bass, touring and playing rock by day, while producing drum n bass and DJing by night. The trio were given their first break when Ninja Tune released their remix of Coldcut’s Everything Is Under Control.
The raucous blending of rock riffs with drum n bass brought the group to the attention of international DJs such as Laurent Garnier, Andy C and resulted in Pendulum adding the group to their Radio 1 Essential Mix.
Liam Black, one third of The Qemists, has recently added a pair of Genelec 6010A Active Loudspeakers to his home studio setup, along with a 5040A subwoofer: “We’ve got a complex of two studios, in a big industrial unit, but we’re used to having our home setups and I realised I needed something to monitor with at home,” says Liam.
— Genelec 8030A monitors and 7050A subwoofers offer NYU’s renowned research and teaching staff unprecedented configurability to conduct a wide variety of listening and testing experiments, furthering the knowledge base of the students and the entire professional audio industry —
— The Genelec 8030As’ small form factor and big sound combine to offer unrivalled performance for critical listening applications —
Genelec (Hall 8.0 H25) will be showing two loudspeaker solutions at Pro Light & Sound this year; the award-winning 8260A 3-way DSP system, and the compact and powerful 4000 series. Both solutions offer superior audio technology performance in the professional market, and visitors will be able to see and hear each product series in action on the booth.
Also on display will be the new 9000A stereo volume control interface, which is compatible with all Genelec speakers.
On Sunday, January 31, 2010, Music Mix Mobile was commissioned to capture and mix the music audio for the 52nd annual GRAMMY® Awards, broadcast live in 5.1 on CBS-TV from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
With newly-expanded operations, Music Mix Mobile’s M3 and M3 West remote recording trucks handled the 5.1 surround audio broadcast, utilizing Genelec DSP Active Monitors.
During the Holiday Season we had a competition running on our websites.
Thank you all for your active participation! We received a lot of very nice entries!
The competition was a chance to win a custom painted pair of Red 8020B's, and the winner is...
At ISE 2010 on booth 1K73/1L72, Genelec, the leading manufacturer of active loudspeaker solutions, will preview ‘Audio Distribution over IP’ - a groundbreaking, new and cost effective technology for future products. Designed to transport (with minimal latency) uncompressed, high-quality audio over a standard LAN network, this new solution enables accurate synchronization of loudspeakers on the network to create complex, multi-channel IP-based audio systems.
Genelec monitoring is an established tradition at NESCom, where all seven control rooms in its Audio Engineering degree program feature Genelec Active Monitors. A recent 5.1 monitoring upgrade in NESCom’s surround mixing control room features three 8250A Bi-Amplified DSP Monitors for the L-C-R array, a pair of 8240A Bi-Amplified DSP Monitors for the surrounds and a 7270A Active DSP Subwoofer.
An L-C-R array of three Genelec 1037A Tri-Amplified Active Monitors, a pair of 7070A Active Subwoofers and six AIW26 Active In-Wall Loudspeakers are the perfect choice for school’s film and music courses.