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The main control room for the Audio Technology Program at American University in Washington, D.C., featuring a 5.1 monitoring array comprising Genelec 8351A Smart Active Monitors™ as the L-C-R front array, a pair of 8341A Smart Active Monitors as the rear-surround array — all part of Genelec’s “The Ones” series of products — and a 7380A Smart Active Subwoofer™.

The main control room for the Audio Technology Program at American University in Washington, D.C., featuring a 5.1 monitoring array comprising Genelec 8351A Smart Active Monitors™ as the L-C-R front array, a pair of 8341A Smart Active Monitors as the rear-surround array — all part of Genelec’s “The Ones” series of products — and a 7380A Smart Active Subwoofer™.

The second control room for the Audio Technology Program at American University in Washington, D.C., featuring a Genelec 8020.LSE Espresso 5.1 monitor system with five 8020 Studio Monitors around the room (two visible on console) and a 7050B Studio Subwoofer.

The second control room for the Audio Technology Program at American University in Washington, D.C., featuring a Genelec 8020.LSE Espresso 5.1 monitor system with five 8020 Studio Monitors around the room (two visible on console) and a 7050B Studio Subwoofer.

 


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Genelec Speakers Provide Audio Technology Program
at American University with World-Class Monitoring


The NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA, January 16, 2020 — The Audio Technology Program at American University in Washington, D.C., focuses on both the art and the science of audio and music technology. Anchored by a 2,200-square-foot, three-studio complex, it offers a main recording space with variable acoustics, a drum room with a removable floor to reveal six Foley pits, four isolation booths, and a machine room enabling interconnectivity through the entire studio complex. What it also has now are monitors from Genelec (booth 18501), the leader in active monitoring technology for four decades, in the two main control rooms, installed there this past spring.

The main control room now has a 5.1 monitoring array comprising Genelec 8351A Smart Active Monitors™ as the L-C-R front array, a pair of 8341A Smart Active Monitors as the rear-surround array — all part of Genelec’s “The Ones” series of products — and a 7380A Smart Active Subwoofer™. The second control room now has a Genelec 8020.LSE Espresso 5.1 monitor system with five 8020 Smart Active Monitors around the room and a 7050B Studio Subwoofer. The systems’ Smart Active Monitor technology allows them to make the most of all modern acoustic environments.

“It was time to update our monitoring, and we wanted a speaker that would be consistent throughout the studio complex,” explains Michael Harvey, Program Director, Audio Technology, Dept. of Performing Arts, at American University. “We wanted the mixes to be able to translate seamlessly between the two main control rooms. But just as importantly, we wanted our mixes and recordings to translate accurately everywhere else, too. We wanted speakers that would let our students become familiar with what leading engineers and producers use every day. That is Genelec.” Harvey says the two Genelec-equipped studios are of different sizes, but the two different Genelec speaker series they bought are both perfectly suited to each room’s dimensions and acoustics, yet also provide the brand and response consistency that they sought, so that as mixes and recordings move from studio to studio, students always hear a familiar tonality.

Harvey says that staff instructors and visiting engineers have all commented positively and enthusiastically on the new monitor systems. “We have one professor who adjuncts here when he’s not working with artists like Florence + The Machine and Shakira,” he explains. “He teaches a master-level class here and recommended the Genelecs, saying that these are speakers he encounters when he’s working in professional studios. We made the right choice. The Genelecs hit all the right notes, room to room, facility to facility.”

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


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Photo caption 1: The main control room for the Audio Technology Program at American University in Washington, D.C., featuring a 5.1 monitoring array comprising Genelec 8351A Smart Active Monitors™ as the L-C-R front array, a pair of 8341A Smart Active Monitors as the rear-surround array — all part of Genelec’s “The Ones” series of products — and a 7380A Smart Active Subwoofer™.

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Photo caption 2: The main control room for the Audio Technology Program at American University in Washington, D.C., featuring a 5.1 monitoring array comprising Genelec 8351A Smart Active Monitors™ as the L-C-R front array, a pair of 8341A Smart Active Monitors as the rear-surround array — all part of Genelec’s “The Ones” series of products — and a 7380A Smart Active Subwoofer™.

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Photo caption 3: The second control room for the Audio Technology Program at American University in Washington, D.C., featuring a Genelec 8020.LSE Espresso 5.1 monitor system with five 8020 Studio Monitors around the room (two visible on console) and a 7050B Studio Subwoofer.

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Photo caption 4: The second control room for the Audio Technology Program at American University in Washington, D.C., featuring a Genelec 8020.LSE Espresso 5.1 monitor system with five 8020 Studio Monitors around the room (two visible on console) and a 7050B Studio Subwoofer.

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.

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;
Web: http://www.genelecusa.com/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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