Northridge, CA (November 19, 2010)–Steve Levine recorded young band Patch William at Mark Knopfler’s British Grove Studios in London at a special event showcasing Harman Automotive.
Using JBL LSR6300 Series studio monitors, Lexicon PCM96 Surround effects processor and a range of AKG microphones, Grammy Award-winning producer Levine recorded an original track in 5.1 surround format and played the mixed track for guests in a Range Rover equipped with a Harman Kardon Logic 7 HD system. Levine is famous for producing all of Culture Club’s greatest hits and albums by The Clash, The Beach Boys, Motorhead, Ziggy Marley, Gary Moore and China Crisis. In addition, Levine is currently the chair of the Music Producer’s Guild.
“The band and I really enjoyed using the JBL LSR monitors on the Harman 5.1 sessions,” Levine said. “I think everyone agreed the mixes translated very well from the control room to the Logic system in the Range Rover. As a young engineer in the late ’70s and early ’80s, I had a lot of experience with JBL’s famous 4311 speakers. It brought back fond memories as the LSR6300’s sounded just as fresh and punchy as I remember.”
“JBL designed the LSR6300 Series to help engineers create mixes that sound excellent in any environment, from a high-end recording studio to the cabin of a luxury automobile,” said Peter Chaikin, director of marketing, recording and broadcast, JBL Professional. “The event at British Grove demonstrated Harman’s unique ability to provide not only a superb listening experience in a car, but also the precision and quality to meet demanding requirements in professional music recording control rooms.”