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Genelec Monitors Take Commercials Into 5.1 Surround

By PSW Staff February 24, 2012

Union Editorial’s Senior Sound engineer Milos Zivkovic, at the control station for the larger of the facility’s two audio production and mixing studios.

Post production facility Union Editorial has upgraded the monitors in the larger of its two audio production and mixing studios with Genelec Active Monitors.

Because the L.A.-based facility regularly handles high-end agency clients, including Chevy, McDonald’s, Fiat and Diet Pepsi while also doing a fair share of feature film work and movie trailers, it needs 5.1 monitoring that can cover the gamut of media needs.

The new monitoring system, consisting of three Genelec 8250A Bi-Amplified DSP Monitors for the L-C-R array, a pair of Genelec 8240A Bi-Amplified DSP Monitors for the left and right rear surrounds, and a Genelec 7260A Active DSP Subwoofer, fits he bill nicely. The system was purchased from Universal City’s RSPE Audio Solutions and installed late last year.

Senior Sound engineer Milos Zivkovic had been a fan of Genelec performance for some time, and when the upgrade was approved, he whole-heartedly endorsed going for Genelecs.

“We were looking for a speaker that could serve as a good mid-field monitor—not too big and not too small, because we have a pretty sizeable control room,” he explains. “I decided to go with the 8200 Series because they are just the right size and they also come with a lot of great features like the Genelec AutoCal automatic calibration system.”

“Having things like an adjustable crossover in a speaker is fantastic. But the bottom line on the Genelec speakers is their clarity. You can hear everything and hear it accurately and without coloration. Clients are always judging our facility based on what they hear at other studios, and they know that Genelecs have got a reputation around Hollywood for being the best. That’s a reputation we like being a part of.”

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