Never a band to do things by halves, Queen recently celebrated their 40th anniversary in spectacular style with ‘Stormtroopers in Stilettos’, a major retrospective exhibition held in London. Celebrating the first five albums of one of the most exciting, glamorous and influential bands in global musical history, the exhibition took place at the Old Truman Brewery with Genelec 8030A 2-way active loudspeakers playing album tracks in the background in separate, themed areas.
In a world first, Marimekko, an iconic Finnish clothing and textile brand, is using Genelec speakers combines with 3D sound to create a unique shopping experience in four new stores. This new audio experience is an important part of the company’s brand identity at the outlets in Berlin, Malmö, and two in Helsinki, and aims to create a truly immersive in-store experience for customers.
The multi-award winning Genelec 8260A 3-way DSP loudspeaker system has added to its list of accolades with the recent addition of a MIPA (Musikmesse International Press Award) Award. The 8260A won through in the Studio Monitor (nearfield category) beating off tough opposition in a highly competitive field. The mipa award is the sixth major prize the 8260A has been awarded since its launch.
Rounding off a hugely successful twelve months, Genelec announced the winners of their 2010 Distributor Awards at Prolight + Sound this year. Held at the Alte Oper, a landmark venue in central Frankfurt, the awards were presented at a gala dinner attended by over 100 people from Genelec’s worldwide distribution network and key company personnel from across the organisation.
Genelec is to officially preview its updated 8000 Series at Prolight+sound 2011 in Frankfurt. The company will be displaying some new contemporary colour options for the range on Booth 8.0 H25 as well as promoting the traditional strengths of the leading 2-way monitor series on the market.
“During its years on the market, the 8000 Series has become the benchmark for active monitoring loudspeakers” says Terho Savolainen, Marketing Manager of Genelec Oy. “With its combination of excellent performance and user-friendly features the range is a popular monitoring choice across a range of disciplines; studio, broadcast, installed event and fixed installation. This popularity has extended into the home studio market where aesthetic considerations can be a persuasive influence. We’ve responded to this trend by updating the colour palette of the range with some new contemporary finishes specifically for this market.”
2011 editions of Genelec DSP and Accessories Catalogues have been released. You can download the pdf files from our Catalogues & Brochures section of the website.
A new addition to Genelec’s award-winning DSP range of monitors is set to be unveiled at Prolight+sound 2011 in Frankfurt. The latest model to benefit from this future-proof technology is the 1238CF, which is a 3-way monitor designed for a wide range of professional applications demanding excellence in audio monitoring. The model will be available for preview and demonstration on Booth 8.0 H25 alongside a range of upgrades and improvements to other key monitors in the Genelec portfolio for the professional market.
NATICK, MA, March 17, 2010 — Gravity Mastering, a six-year-old facility that is part of Chicago’s successful Gravity Studios complex, has installed Genelec’s award-winning 8250A Bi-Amplified DSP Monitoring System and a Genelec 7270A Active DSP Subwoofer in its mastering room. Gravity has mastered recordings for projects including the 2008 Van's Warped Tour compilation, hard-rockers Aiden and American Idol Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze, and studio Owner and Chief Mastering Engineer Doug McBride says that only Genelec monitors offer him the absolute monitoring accuracy that he and his clients demand. The Genelec 8250A monitors were purchased through pro audio dealer T.C. Furlong & Associates of Lake Forest, Illinois.
Hideyuki “Daichi” SUZUKI is a sound producer/arranger of J-pop (Japanese popular music) who enjoys a high profile in Japanese popular culture. He has worked with many top artists in J-pop (SMAP, Yui, Ayaka Lida, Mihimaru GT, Kou Shibasaki and Morning Musume), and alongside his work in popular music, Mr Suzuki is also well known for his work creating soundtracks for many animation productions.
— With newly-expanded operations, M3’s “Eclipse” and “Horizon” remote recording trucks handle the 5.1 surround audio broadcast, utilizing Genelec DSP Active Monitors —
M3 (Music Mix Mobile), 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 partners Bob Wartinbee and Mark Linett. On Sunday, February 13, 2011, M3 was commissioned to capture and mix the music audio for the 53rd annual GRAMMY® Awards, broadcast live in 5.1 on CBS-TV from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. In the company’s dual “Eclipse” and “Horizon” trucks, the GRAMMY Award Show Broadcast Music Mixers John Harris and Eric Schilling, along with M3 Engineer-in-Charge Joel Singer, 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 (in an L-C-R array) and 8240A Bi-Amplified Active DSP Monitors (L-R rear), along with 7260A Active DSP Subwoofers, were used in M3’s Eclipse truck for the live music mix, as well as in the identical mirrored system in the Horizon offline remix truck.
As you might remember, about a month ago we had a survey running on the website. Thank you all for participation, we got several thousands of replies and are happy to develop our product line and marketing activities in the future based on your feedback. Although we are already making the finest active monitoring loudspeakers, there is always room for improvement.
Rounding off a string of award success since its launch, the Genelec 8260A has recently picked up yet another prestigious prize from the audio industry: the TEC Award 2010 for Outstanding Technical Achievement in the Studio Monitor category. Awarded at the recent NAMM show, this latest honour means that the 8260A has achieved the impressive feat of winning a prize in all the recognized audio awards during its first year on the market.