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The Research Lab in the new Recording/Teaching facility at New York University’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, featuring active monitoring solutions from Genelec. Photo by Cheryl Fleming. (This photo is the property of Cheryl Fleming and may be used by the press only for the purpose of one-time reproduction. Unauthorized use, alteration or reproduction of this photograph is strictly prohibited.

 


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THE RESEARCH LAB AT NYU’S NEW RECORDING/TEACHING COMPLEX USES GENELEC MONITORING IN AN ADVANCED 16.2 ARRAY

— Genelec 8030A monitors and 7050A subwoofers offer NYU’s renowned research and teaching staff unprecedented configurability to conduct a wide variety of listening and testing experiments, furthering the knowledge base of the students and the entire professional audio industry —

— The Genelec 8030As’ small form factor and big sound combine to offer unrivalled performance for critical listening applications —

— Additionally, all department faculty members received a Genelec 6010A/5040A setup for their offices —

NATICK, MA, April 6, 2010Genelec, the leader in Active Monitoring technology for more than three decades, was recently chosen to provide monitoring solutions for the Research Lab in the new Recording/Teaching facility at New York University’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions. The complex is one of the most technically advanced audio teaching facilities of its type in the world. Genelec Active Monitors and Subwoofers, chosen for their consistency, sound quality and size/performance ratio, will help NYU provide their students with state-of-the-art listening and evaluation tools, as a new generation of audio researchers and academics probes more deeply into the workings of sound.

Created to provide students with a sophisticated learning environment, the $6.5-million, 7,500-square-foot complex is devoted to contemporary Music Technology: Theory, Cognition, Informatics, Computer Music, Recording, Production and Immersive Audio. One of the key components of the Recording/Teaching facility is its unique Research Lab, dedicated to 3-D Audio experimentation. The Lab is equipped with an innovative, infinitely configurable grid, upon which are mounted 16 Genelec 8030A Bi-Amplified Active Monitors; also, a pair of moveable Genelec 7050A Active Subwoofers resides on the lab’s floor. Additionally, all faculty members in the department received a Genelec setup for their offices, featuring two 6010A Bi-Amplified Loudspeakers and a 5040A Active Subwoofer.

The Research Lab, designed like the rest of the recording facility by John Storyk of the Walters-Storyk Design Group, is a very unique space. Its extremely low reverberation time imparts near-anechoic properties. The room is further connected to the rest of the facility via tie lines. But its key feature is a ceiling-mounted pipe grid that offers the 16 Genelec 8030A monitors endless possibilities for configuration.

“For psycho-acoustical experiments, we can configure eight speakers mounted high and eight mounted low, or four speakers high, four low and eight at ear level, for instance,” explains Tom Beyer, Chief Systems Engineer at the facility. “All this flexibility in positioning the speakers brings a greater degree of detail to experiments such as determining the ear’s ability to localize sound, or how certain frequencies are better localized than others.”

Dr. Agnieszka Roginska, Associate Director of Music Technology for the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, says the Lab will greatly facilitate the measurement of impulse responses and other testing. “The system is not static, so we can orient the speakers spherically, which gives us tremendous flexibility,” says Roginska, who adds that the wide and extremely even frequency response of the Genelec 8030A speakers allows testing over the widest frequency range available for its size.

Other applications for the Research Lab include ongoing testing of the radiation patterns of musical instruments, which will provide greater insights into how best to choose and position microphones for recording them. “Everyone who comes in contact with the Research Lab will gain knowledge from it,” says Beyer, who cites the Genelec 8030A’s small form factor for providing a high-performance speaker in a very compact package. “As a result, we are able to suspend every speaker from the ceiling at any height, at any angle, and rotate them 360 degrees on any axis. Genelec monitors have been very reliable for us in a variety of applications for us in the past, and this new one is no different. They’re great monitors.”

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

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Photo Caption: The Research Lab in the new Recording/Teaching facility at New York University’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, featuring active monitoring solutions from Genelec. Photo by Cheryl Fleming. (This photo is the property of Cheryl Fleming and may be used by the press only for the purpose of one-time reproduction. Unauthorized use, alteration or reproduction of this photograph is strictly prohibited.

Genelec, the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology, is celebrating over 30 years of designing and manufacturing active loudspeakers for true and accurate sound reproduction. Genelec is credited with promoting the concept of active transducer technology, which many manufacturers are just now incorporating into their products. 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.


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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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