Natick, MA (March 26, 2009)–TNA Wrestling has just opened TNAtv, a new audio, video and graphics post production facility in Nashville sporting numerous Genelec products.
Located in Nashville’s Cummins Station building, TNAtv will house all of TNA (Total Nonstop Action) Wrestling’s pre- and post-production, including U.S. and international programming, DVDs, “TNA Today,” on-air graphics and commercials. Each of the technologically advanced audio and video studios at TNAtv, which will be one of the largest high-definition facilities in Nashville, is equipped with active monitoring by Genelec.
The facility’s Digidesign Pro Tools-equipped surround mixing studio has five Genelec 8040A active monitors, comprising the LCR and surround arrays, as well as a Genelec 7060B active subwoofer. The facility has a total of five HD video editing suites. Four are equipped with Avid Symphony Nitris DX edit systems and each has a pair of Genelec 8030A speakers for stereo monitoring. One video editing suite equipped with an Apple Final Cut Pro system has a pair of Genelec 8020A speakers. In addition, the facility’s two new graphics suites, equipped with Final Cut Studio2, utilize Genelec 8020A active monitors.
Two Nashville-based companies, Marshall Graphics Systems, which sold all of the audio, video and graphics technology, and integrator Media Broadcast Integration and Technical Services (M/BITS), collaborated closely on various design aspects of this complex new facility, which took over six months to construct and equip. When it came to choosing monitoring for TNAtv, they agreed on Genelec.
“Considering the caliber of technology used here and the fact that it is high-definition from end to end, it needed monitoring that was commensurate with that degree of operation,” explains Ray Comfort, manager of systems integration and technical operations for M/BITS. “That dictated the quality that the monitoring had to achieve, and only Genelecs could touch that.”