Irvine, CA (March 4, 2008)–Film composer Geoff Zanelli recently installed a trio of PMC MB2S Reference Monitors in a Left-Center-Right array powered by Bryston Model 7BSST amplifiers. Zanellitivity Music’s facility, designed by studio bau:ton founder Peter Grueneisen of nonzero\architecture, is located within Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Productions in Santa Monica, CA.
“My new PMC MB2S monitors are very full in their response,” Zanelli offers. “They produce a superbly clear audio picture, with very little ear fatigue when working for long hours.”
Zanelli cites three reasons for his purchase of PMC monitors. “Firstly,” he confides, “I wanted to clear up translation issues between my composition process and the final film mix–to have my writing room be a closer representation of the way in which audiences will hear my scores in movie theaters. Secondly, I wanted to be able to handle the size of my studio–approximately 500 square feet–without feeling a lack of power in the back of the room, where the filmmakers sit. And thirdly, I wanted to use the same PMC speakers we use in our final mix studio; I loved the sound in there and wanted it for my writing room! The installation process was very simple and provided immediate results, not to mention immediate inspiration to want to be working in there.”
Part of the compositional process includes production and engineering, the composer continues: “Although I handle some production and engineering work within my project facility, for the most part I employ freelance engineers to do the final mixdown. Since many of the engineers have worked in Hans Zimmer’s mix studios here [at Remote Control Productions]–usually on PMC loudspeakers–for consistency I made the decision to install these MB2S Reference Monitors.”