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Fully restored Siemens Sitral console Australian singer/songwriter Guy Sebastian’s new home studio

 


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 Guy Sebastian brings the mix home with Genelec


NATICK, MA, June 17, 2020 — Genelec’s 8341A coaxial monitors are proving to be just as important as all the vintage recording equipment in Australian singer/songwriter Guy Sebastian’s new home studio. Sebastian recently acquired the award-winning point source nearfield monitors from Genelec’s Australian distribution partner, Studio Connections, and they now take pride of place alongside his existing pair of 1034B main monitors.

Sebastian first came to prominence in 2003 as the first winner of Australian Idol. Since then, his career has gone from strength-to-strength with platinum records in the US and Australia, and sell-out tours around the world. This success has enabled him to create a purpose-built recording space in his new home, giving him the ability to work on new projects as soon as inspiration strikes.

The architectural design for the studio was handled by acoustic designer John Sayers, with Sebastian taking responsibility for the interior. “This house is like a concrete bunker,” explains Sebastian. “It’s concrete and black steel and really tough, so I wanted the studio to have a bit more of a modern sort of vibe. I wanted to keep it pretty monochrome, and really minimal and clean looking.”

With Sebastian being a self-confessed gear-junkie, owning a vintage mic collection that would be the envy of anyone, the studio is filled with some of the finest historic recording equipment including a fully restored Siemens Sitral console. Juxtaposing all this classic equipment are the pair of distinctly modern white Genelec 8341As.

“They are beautiful,” says Sebastian, who also took advantage of Genelec’s GLM calibration software to help tune the speakers to the space. “It was great to be able to use the Genelec GLM technology to get them tuned perfectly. It didn’t do a lot to the monitors, just a few little frequency fixes, but it was good.”

By contrast, Sebastian’s 1034B main monitors were acquired a number of years ago. “I’ve had them for a while from Los Angeles, and they were sitting in storage while this place was getting built,” he explains. “They cause me to not crank the speakers. When you are listening to big monitors, unless you’re listening loud it’s hard to get the punch. These are super-punchy and still clear, even at low levels.”

Reflecting on the decision to create the space, Sebastian is clearly satisfied with the results. “The studio was an investment for me, but it’s sort of already paid off in the amount of time I’ve spent here and the amount I’ve used it on the road and in my recordings,” he explains. “I’m the Musical Director in my band, so I’ll put all the tracks together and other elements for live. I do a lot of pre-production in the studio and I rehearse in here because everything is where you need it.”

The decision he has made with regards to his monitoring solution equally appears to have paid off. “You need good monitors – and it doesn’t get better than Genelec!” he concludes.

For more information please visit www.genelec.com and www.studioconnections.com.au.


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Photo caption 1: Guy Sebastian, pictured with his Genelec 8341A coaxial monitors

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Photo caption 2: Australian singer/songwriter Guy Sebastian’s new home studio (entrance area)

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Photo caption 3: Fully restored Siemens Sitral console Australian singer/songwriter Guy Sebastian’s new home studio

Genelec, the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology, is celebrating over 40 years of designing and manufacturing active loudspeakers for true and accurate sound reproduction. Genelec is credited with promoting the concept of active transducer technology. Since its inception in 1978, Genelec has concentrated its efforts and resources into creating active monitors with unparalleled sonic integrity. The result is an active speaker system that has earned global acclaim for its accurate imaging, extremely high acoustic output from small enclosures, true high-fidelity with low distortion, and deep, rich bass.

Genelec is also celebrating over 10 years of its Smart Active Monitoring™ technology, which allows studio monitors to be networked, configured and calibrated for the user’s specific acoustic environment. Each Smart Active Monitor or subwoofer is equipped with advanced internal DSP circuitry, which tightly integrates with the GLM (Genelec Loudspeaker Manager) software application, running on Mac or PC. GLM’s reference microphone kit allows the user’s acoustic environment to be analyzed, after which GLM’s AutoCal feature optimizes each Smart Active Monitor for level, distance delay, subwoofer crossover phase and room response equalization, with the option of further fine tuning by the user. By minimizing the room’s influence on the sound, Smart Active Monitors deliver an unrivalled reference, with excellent translation between rooms.

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—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;
Web: http://www.genelecusa.com/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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