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Genelec cooks under pressure

Genelec cooks under pressure
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Genelec cooks under pressure

South Africa:

Music and sound design production house Pressure Cooker Studios has recently moved to a new facility in Cape Town, prompting the installation of several new Genelec monitors. The manufacturer's local distributor, TruFi, supplied the monitors.

Genelec's GLM software played a large role in this project. ‘The GLM system is fantastic in that it assists with all the relevant calibration of any one of the monitors within the array in terms of EQ and phase alignment,’ commented Neil Leachman, final mix engineer at Pressure Cooker. ‘After the system is aligned and EQ'd, I spent a small amount of time just setting up the individual outputs at the recommended levels for cinema surround monitoring and R128 compliance. The GLM system is invaluable in the setup.’

Theatre room
Theatre room

A pair of Genelec 8040 nearfields were set up in the writing room, while three 1238A 3-way cabinets were positioned behind the screen in the 7.1 theatre. For the smaller rooms, TruFi called upon additional 8030 cabinets as nearfields, combined with dual 7380A 15-inch subwoofers and 8040s for surrounds.

‘Every room in the facility has Genelec,’ added co-founder and CEO of Pressure Cooker, James Matthes. ‘From buying my first pair over nine years ago, I have never looked back. The sound produced is so clean and natural, nothing colours it and I just love that. We chose a uniform approach with Genelec because we wanted to be able to move from room to room and feel comfortable from the moment we hit play.’

The new facility was also used to create the film This is not a burial, it is a resurrection. ‘This was the first film we mixed using our Genelec system,’ said Matthes. ‘The film’s producer told us how clear and brilliant the sound was, which makes me very confident in the setup we have and confirms that our decision to choose Genelec for the whole facility was the right one.’

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