Natick, MA (April 30, 2010)–Music Mayhem Entertainment executive producer Patrick McCook recently installed a Genelec two-channel monitoring system with subwoofer in his new studio.
The Music Mayhem Studios monitoring system consists of a pair of Genelec 1032A Bi-Amplified Active Monitors and the Genelec 7070A Active Subwoofer. McCook encountered Genelec monitoring in several top studios in the Los Angeles area, so when it came to establish his own facility, he chose the 1032A and 7070A components without hesitation.
Music Mayhem Entertainment works with vocalist Shanica Knowles, also known for her role as Amber Addison opposite Miley Cyrus on the hit teen show Hannah Montana, and producer/engineers such as Curtis “Sauce” Wilson. Sauce has had a hand in the production and/or engineering for tracks by Brandy, Will Smith, Ne-Yo, Musiq Soulchild, Eric Benet, LeToya Luckett, Eminem and Toni Braxton, among others.
The decision was supported by Sauce, who has also enjoyed working on Genelec monitoring in other facilities, including the studio at Rondor, Universal Music’s publishing division. He was pleased to discover that Music Mayhem’s new Universal City facility, where he is now a freelance producer and chief engineer, also is equipped with Genelecs, as well as other high-end gear such as an Avid Control|24 console and outboard processing including Neve EQs and a Universal Audio LA-2A compressor.
“This combination of speakers gives us everything we need,” says Sauce. “I know Patrick liked the sound of them, and I certainly do, too. The 7070A subwoofer is especially good in that it reproduces the low frequencies very, very well even at lower volumes, which we sometimes have to work at since the studio is in a multi-use building. But when you do kick them up loud, they maintain their consistency and accuracy. Pop, hip-hop and R&B are very bass-intense genres, but the Genelec monitors can keep up with anything we put through them.”