Marlboro, NJ (March 6, 2006)–NYC vinyl and CD mastering studio complex, Trutone, installed KEF Reference 207 and Reference 4 monitors in its two recently remodeled studios.
Carl Rowatti’s studio at Trutone”The KEF brand has always been a trusted worldwide leader for its remarkable ability to provide high fidelity, authentic sound in any environment,” said Len Safhay, director of communication & administration, KEF America. “It’s an incredible honor for our flagship Reference Series speakers to work their magic in the same place that some of the greatest music of our time has been created.”
Trutone, Inc., a post-production multimedia replication firm, relocated their New Jersey mastering division to the site of the former Record Plant Studios in Midtown Manhattan. The historic site required major structural and acoustical updates, and Trutone worked with studio designer/acoustician John Storyk to complete the project. A broad range of speaker systems were evaluated to ensure the very highest level of acoustical and musical reproduction. KEF Audio’s Reference Series speakers were eventually chosen as the reference speakers for both Studio A and Studio B.
Adrianne and Carl Rowatti founded Trutone Records as a part-time business in 1972. The company operated from a 10′ X 10′ basement room of Carl’s childhood home in North Bergen, NJ. The services offered were cutting masters for vinyl records, on-location recording for local schools and churches, as well as custom record pressing. Today, Trutone is still run and managed by Adrianne and Carl Rowatti, with the help of their dedicated staff members.
“We rely heavily on the KEF Reference speakers to be an unfailing authority in our mastering process,” said Carl Rowatti, co-principal and chief engineer, Trutone, Inc. “As audio enhancement specialists our job is to make a good master great and make music sound its best, no matter what the genre–from classic analog to pristine digital gear, we’re equipped to enhance and refine. And our Reference speakers help us achieve that job.”