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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
XM PRODUCTIONS/EFFANEL MUSIC CHOOSES GENELEC 8200 SERIES DSP MONITORING
SYSTEMS FOR 50TH ANNUAL GRAMMY® AWARDS
— 5.1 surround audio broadcast, handled by award-winning recording
XM Productions/Effanel Music, utilizing Genelec 8200 Series DSP monitors
in surround sound configuration —
LOS ANGELES, CA, February 12, 2008 — At
the 50th Annual GRAMMY® Awards Show, telecast on CBS from LA’s
Staples Center on the evening of Sunday, February 10th, XM Productions/Effanel
Music employed Genelec 8200 Series DSP Monitoring Systems. Genelec DSP
systems consisting of 8250 and 8240 monitors, along with the 7260 subwoofer,
were used in both XM Productions/Effanel Music's L7 truck for the live
music mix, as well as in the mirrored system in the ORB (Offline Remix
Booth). The Emmy® Award-winning GRAMMY show takes full advantage
of the highest-resolution broadcast quality offered by CBS, which distributes
HDTV and 5.1 channels of CD-quality surround sound in a number of major
markets on its High Definition Television Network.
The HDTV/5.1 broadcast was mixed and monitored by a team
of top-tier professionals, all relying on Genelec to provide them an
accurate monitoring environment. The audio portion of the broadcast
was supervised by Phil Ramone and Hank Neuberger, leading members of
the Producers & Engineers Wing of The Recording Academy®, while
the Music Mixers included John Harris and Eric Schilling. Joel Singer
was the XM Productions/Effanel Audio EIC (Engineer in Charge).
The Genelec 8200 Series Bi-Amplified Monitors employ the
company’s proprietary DSP (Digital Signal Processing), GLM™
(Genelec Loudspeaker Manager software) and AutoCal™ (Automated
Calibration software) technologies, which together create a self-calibrating
monitoring solution that both guarantees accurate audio and ensures
a steady-paced workflow. This combined with XM Productions/Effanel Music’s
long-time use of Genelec active monitors, including employing the identical
system used at the last year’s GRAMMY Awards, made the Genelec
DSP monitors an easy decision.
Joel Singer stated, "As far as we are concerned,
Genelec monitoring is the benchmark for high-end audio reference speakers.
We have been consistently impressed with their performance—musically,
they are the best-sounding speakers we’ve used, and they deliver
show after show. With the ability to adapt the surround speaker field
with the DSP technology, you feel comfortable knowing our monitors are
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Photo File: Genelec_GRAMMYs08.JPG
Photo Caption: Pictured left to right: Audio EIC (Engineer in Charge)
Joel Singer; Music Mixers John Harris and Eric Schilling.
Genelec, the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology,
was founded in 1978 and has concentrated its efforts and resources into
the design and manufacturing of active monitoring loudspeakers with
unparalleled sonic accuracy. Genelec has been credited with promoting
the concept of active monitors, a trend in technology that some manufacturers
are just now incorporating into their products. Genelec has a complete
line of active main, mid-field, and near-field monitors for application
in the music recording, postproduction, project studio, broadcast, TV,
and CD mastering markets.
Other brand and product names may be trademarks of the
respective companies with which they are associated.
—For more information on the complete range of Genelec Active
Monitoring Systems, contact: Genelec Inc., 7 Tech Circle, Natick, MA
01760. Tel: (508) 652-0900; Fax: (508) 652-0909;