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The new control room for the studios at Montgomery County Community College’s Sound Recording & Music Technology Program, featuring Genelec 8351 Smart Active Monitors™ and a Genelec 7370A 12-inch powered subwoofer, configured for a 5.1 surround monitoring design.

The new control room for the studios at Montgomery County Community College’s Sound Recording & Music Technology Program, featuring Genelec 8351 Smart Active Monitors™ and a Genelec 7370A 12-inch powered subwoofer, configured for a 5.1 surround monitoring design.

 

 


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Genelec Components Chosen for New Studio/Classroom/Lab
at Montgomery County Community College


— The Philadelphia-area college’s new studio brings the Sound Recording & Music Technology Program its first setup capable of 5.1 surround mixing, using Genelec 8351 Smart Active Monitor™ —


NATICK, MA, June 26, 2018 — The Central Campus of Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) is located in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, not far from Philadelphia and a short drive from the sites of the city’s own rich history of music production. When MCCC wanted to add another control room to the three studios that constitute the MCCC’s Sound Recording & Music Technology Program (SRT), they hired acclaimed studio architect John Storyk of Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG) for the design and construction and fitting it with an enviable combination of digital and analog equipment, including an SSL 9000 console and Studer 24-track and Ampex two-track decks. They also stayed consistent for the new room by specifying speakers from Genelec – the same brand that outfits all of their other three studios. The facility, which came on line in April, has five Genelec 8351 Smart Active Monitors™ – part of Genelec’s “The Ones” line – configured for a 5.1 surround monitoring design, as well as a Genelec 7370A 12-inch powered subwoofer.

“This is the ultimate mix room, so it had to have Genelecs,” says David Ivory, Director of the SRT Program and himself a GRAMMY®-nominated alumnus of Sigma Sound, Philadelphia’s most famous recording facility. “The other three studios each have Genelec 8050A Active Studio Monitors, so we’re still an all-Genelec facility, and everyone likes it that way.” That includes the students and instructors of the SRT, as well as the steady stream of visiting engineers from Sigma Sound and elsewhere who come to the MCCC to use the studio and share their expertise and experience.

The room’s surround capability will be useful for the MCCC’s broadcast studio, whose 35-by-40-foot dimensions also allow it to be used as a tracking space. For Ivory, there really wasn’t any other choice. “I’ve been using Genelecs forever,” he says, citing the 8351’s dual woofers and wide sweet spot. “I didn’t even have to hear the 8351s before we bought them. We just knew they’d be perfect for surround. I just think that Genelec makes the most accurate speaker in the world to listen to and to trust. Other speakers you have to get used to; Genelecs are spot-on from the first moment you turn them on. We’ve had a lot of great engineers in here, and they all say the same thing: Genelec is it.”

For more information, visit www.genelecusa.com/.


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Photo caption 1: The new control room for the studios at Montgomery County Community College’s Sound Recording & Music Technology Program, featuring Genelec 8351 Smart Active Monitors™ and a Genelec 7370A 12-inch powered subwoofer, configured for a 5.1 surround monitoring design.

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Photo caption 2: The new control room for the studios at Montgomery County Community College’s Sound Recording & Music Technology Program, featuring Genelec 8351 Smart Active Monitors™ and a Genelec 7370A 12-inch powered subwoofer, configured for a 5.1 surround monitoring design.

Genelec, the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology, is celebrating 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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