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Bay Eight Recording Studios Studio A, featuring white Genelec 8361A “The Ones” monitors

Bay Eight Recording Studios Studio A, featuring white Genelec 8361A “The Ones” monitors (angle shot)

Bay Eight Recording Studios Studio A, featuring white Genelec 8361A “The Ones” monitors (closeup)

 


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Genelec 8361A Smart Active Monitors™ in White Look as Good as They Sound in Miami’s Bay Eight Recording Studios


— Newly installed in Bay Eight’s Studio A, the white 8361A “The Ones” monitors have become the go-to nearfield speakers for recent studio clients —


NATICK, MA, May 20, 2021 — Bay Eight Recording Studios is the latest incarnation of a Miami studio institution. Founded in 2000 by GRAMMY® Award-winner Fabio “Estefano” Salgado on a John Arthur and Bret Lambert design, it quickly became the hub for his productions of Latin American crossover artists including Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Thalía and Enrique Iglesias. The 1,700-square-foot studio continued a winning streak for subsequent owners and artists right through its acquisition, in 2015, by Matthew DeFreitas, who renamed it Bay Eight after an acoustical update by acoustician Ross Alexander. Most recently, the studio took another leap forward with the purchase of a pair of Genelec 8361A “The Ones” Smart Active Monitors™ in white. These two-way speakers include Genelec’s acclaimed GLM™ calibration software, which allowed DeFreitas to create distinct, highly accurate monitoring zones for mixers seated at Studio A’s SSL AWS 900+ console or producers seated on the couch at the mix room’s producer’s desk island.

The 8361s, which were purchased through Mike Harris at Harris Audio Systems in Miami, have taken what was already a great mix room to a completely new level, says DeFreitas. “We were looking to change things up a little, and people had been telling me how good the Genelecs sound,” he says. “So we went for the 8361s, and we demoed them for two weeks. We were getting great response from everyone who heard them, and the GLM software added a lot of flexibility to the studio’s workflow, so we went for it.”

As good as the 8361s sound, they also look great, which is no small matter in a design capital like Miami. “They look very cool — the white design option was a great move on Genelec’s part,” he says, noting how well they pair aesthetically with the studio’s vintage-modern interior, which fuses the studio’s history with modern design elements such as Aztec and contemporary-inspired accents, and custom hand-painted murals by local Miami artists Lola Blu, Ariel Cruz and Weiyi Fan. “They have the perfect look for Miami. And the perfect sound.”

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


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Photo caption 1: Bay Eight Recording Studios Studio A, featuring white Genelec 8361A “The Ones” monitors

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Photo caption 2: Bay Eight Recording Studios Studio A, featuring white Genelec 8361A “The Ones” monitors (angle shot)

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Photo caption 3: Bay Eight Recording Studios Studio A, featuring white Genelec 8361A “The Ones” monitors (closeup)

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.genelec.com/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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