Buena Park, CA (April 15, 2004)–Louisville, KY-based independent commercial production house Clover Productions has upgraded with Yamaha MSP10 studio monitors. Clover Productions and its sister division, Airborne Recording Studio, specialize in commercial sound design, production and audio post production, voice-overs and music for television and radio commercials.
“I still have my classic Yamaha NS10Ms,” explained Mike Clover, owner and chief engineer, “but first and foremost, I really liked the way the new units sounded. We saw them at a NAMM show, and followed up with a lot of listening comparisons. They’re pumping out spots ten hours a day, every day, up to 45 per week, and they have to perform.”
Clover has produced national and regional spots for Kroger, Big O Tires, a number of health care facilities and the Kentucky Lottery. The facility includes a 26′ x 42′ tracking room, three isolation rooms, lock-to-picture, a large music library and SFX, extensive ISDN capabilities, Pro Tools digital recording and the recent purchase–Yamaha MSP10s.
Clover recently put the monitors to work while completing 14 spots for retailer Big O Tires with country comedian Tim Wilson. “Tim, his co-writer Danny Simpson, and songwriter Dean Daughty, who was a founding member of Atlanta Rhythm Section, sat in the control room and were just blown away by the sound of these things,” he said. “The first thing we noticed is that we didn’t get the ear fatigue that comes along with some of the older studio monitors.
“When my stuff hits the air,” he added, “be it a local or a national spot, it all has to sound professional, and the clients expect that. You really can’t have a good mix without a good reference.”
Yamaha Corporation of America, Professional Audio