New York, NY (September 9, 2010)--The Juilliard School's Recording Department at the Lincoln Center recently underwent a renovation, including the addition of ADAM monitors.
As Bob Taibbi, director of the Recording Department, who's been at Juilliard for 38 years explains, "In addition to a new orchestra rehearsal room and main control room, they also built a whole new suite of audio and video edit rooms because we needed more space."
Taibbi also clarifies a common misconception about his department in that they are charged with "recording public performances, master classes, and other events for archival use, as well as studio recordings for faculty and students which are used for audition, competition, professional and personal use. So it's really live recording if you want to be technical. We don't teach recording here at Juilliard, although the school does offer a course in computer music editing, software and computers as part of the curriculum."
ADAM Audio monitors are an integral component of Taibbi's department, with ADAM P11As in the main control room and A7s in each of the edit rooms. Asked why he chose ADAM, Taibbi recalls his first encounter with the monitors at an AES show: "I was interested in their ribbon concept and they sounded great at the show, but you can't judge anything based on that. So I auditioned a pair because I'd been using other monitors which were good but I hadn't found what I needed in nearfield monitors.
"When I A/B'ed the ADAMs with the other monitors," Taibbi continues, "I was immediately able to hear what I'd been missing in terms of crispness and clarity that's in the sound yet still get the overall view of someone who's listening to the program material in their living room. The ADAM monitors gave me a crisp, clear sound and the background that I wanted."
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