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— Genelec 8050A will spearhead Supersonic Studios’ move into surround music mixing —
117th AES CONVENTION, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, October 28, 2004 — Gustavo Celis, whose
work as an engineer and producer for artists including Mandy Moore, Gloria Estefan, Ricky
Martin, Jewel and Shakira has earned him three GRAMMY® awards, has upgraded the
surround monitoring system for his recently opened Supersonic Studios in Miami with Genelec
8000 Series components. Supersonic Studios, designed by the firm Pilchner Schoustal, is
Miami’s first ground-up-construction dedicated surround mixing studio. Celis, who originally
outfitted the room with Genelec 1031A speakers, decided to utilize Genelec’s revolutionary
new 8000 MDE™ (Minimum Diffraction Enclosure™) Series monitors to take the lead in the
region as Miami’s premier surround music mixing facility. The studio’s new 5.1 configuration
features five of Genelec’s 8050A two way, bi-amplified active monitors, complemented by a
Genelec 7070A LSE™ (Laminar Spiral Enclosure™) Series Active Subwoofer.
“I loved the Genelec 1031 speakers,” says Celis, who graduated Magna Cum Laude from
Berklee College with a degree in music production and engineering, and received critical
acclaim for his work on the film Chicago which was awarded a Best Sound Oscar® last year.
“That is what led me to the new Genelec 8000 Series. I listened first to the 8040 and then to
the 8050, each of which sounded more amazing than the next. I realized that I needed the top
of the line for this studio. That is the kind of monitoring that will help develop surround music
work in this area.”
Supersonic Studios utilizes a hybrid design, offering a large assortment of vintage and classic
contemporary signal processing equipment, such as the Chandler TG1 compressor, Neve
1073 mic pre, and Lexicon 960L Multi-Channel Digital Effects System, alongside a huge
Digidesign Pro Tools|HD® hard disk recording system and the new ICON Console. This elite
technology is housed in an aesthetically striking, modern interior design with a perforated
metal motif.
“I’m not surprised that Gustavo chose the Genelec monitors for his new studio,” comments Jim
McCormick, President of Magic Audio, the Orlando, FL dealer that made the sale. “We sell a
lot of Genelecs throughout the region and especially in South Florida. They’ve become the
common denominator for monitoring in the area, and they’re the speaker by which all others
are judged.”
“That’s another advantage that Genelec monitors give me,” notes Celis, whose work can be
heard on both the Spanish and English versions of singer Ricky Martin’s latest album. In fact,
Martin’s next record was the first project done at Supersonic by Celis. “They’re the reference
speaker used by many artists, producers, and engineers. So they create a consistent
monitoring environment that is community-wide. Very few products in pro audio have ever
achieved that,” Celis concludes.
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Genelec, the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology, was founded in 1978 and has
concentrated its efforts and resources into the design and manufacturing of active monitoring
loudspeakers with unparalleled sonic accuracy. Genelec has been credited with promoting the
concept of active monitors, a trend in technology that some manufacturers are just now
incorporating into their products. Genelec has a complete line of active main, mid-field, and
near-field monitors for application in the postproduction, project studio, broadcast, TV, and CD
mastering markets.
Other company 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;
Genelec is exhibiting at Booth 401 and Demo Room 220 during the 117th AES
Convention in San Francisco, CA.
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