Natick, MA (November 16, 2009)–Jeff Largent recently added Genelec’s SE DSP Monitoring System to his studio.
The SE (Small Environments) DSP monitoring system, which aims to solve many of the acoustic problems associated with small recording and mixing environments, has done just that for Largent’s personal studio, Mixology. “The AutoCal feature makes all the difference in the world,” says Largent, a Boston-area audio post professional and an instructor at Berklee College of Music.
Largent, a member of the first graduating class of Berklee’s music production and engineering department in 1984, has worked as a sound designer, sound supervisor and re-mix engineer for feature films and television series, as well as various music projects and specialty 5.1 and 7.1 mixing projects, including a 4-D theater installation at Washington D.C.’s Newseum. “I had bought my first set of Genelec 1030s fifteen years ago, so I’ve been a long-time Genelec fan. But to make sure the monitoring would be extremely precise at Mixology”–which is in a converted living space–“I needed what Genelec’s AutoCal could give me.”
The SE DSP monitoring system features Genelec’s proprietary AutoCal GLM.SE (Genelec Loudspeaker Manager) software, which provides a graphic interface to help speed users through system setup and complete acoustic calibration. Largent notes he was able not only to create “an incredibly accurate multichannel monitoring environment,” but also to save as much as $20,000 in acoustical treatment costs for his mixing space.
“Without the SE DSP system, the studio would have required bass traps running along the length of the basement and other treatments for various dips and spikes in the room,” he explains. “AutoCal took care of all of that, and it came with a great-sounding set of speakers. When I send a mix to the dub stage, I never get that dreaded call about translation problems. All the mixes translate accurately. The SE DSP Monitoring System is the perfect solution for small mixing spaces like this.”