Clockwise from top left: Greg
Pedersen, Monster Cable; Dave
Hampton, MATK Corp.; Maurice
Patist, president of sales &
marketing, PMC-USA; Lisa
Music Herstory; Chandra Lynn,
by Mel Lambert | content-creators.com
Los Angeles (September 18, 2009)–PMC recently hosted a VIP listening party at The Village Recorder studio in West Los Angeles. In addition to PMC, Monster and MATK, other event sponsors included SSL, Glyph Technologies and Korg.
“We were very pleased with the VIP Listening Party,” said Maurice Patist, president of sales & marketing with PMC-USA. “More then 100 industry insiders came by during our informal evening at The Village; it created a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere without too much of a sales pitch for our series of professional monitors, which range in size from the new DB1S-A MkII to the flagship BB5-XBD-A system.
“We outfitted three Village control rooms with our monitors: a stereo system, a full 5.1-channel system, and a number of near-field cabinets in Studio A. My good friend Dave Hampton from MATK Corp – and a very talented independent producer/technician – brought along some examples of his recent productions; Dave’s wife, Lisa Chamblee-Hampton, also provided material for a new project with which she is involved, Making Music Herstory.” SSL supplied an X-Desk and XL Rack connected to an Apple MacBook Pro running Logic Pro, processed through an Apogee Symphony interface to an SSL Drive By Glyph with PMC near-field playback monitors.
“We called the SSL demonstration room ‘The Future,’ to showcase the use of a powerful laptop-based system that could work in a private room setting or in a live record application,” Hampton adds. “This is the type of hardware that many people are working with.”
Also to be seen: Monster Cable’s new Turbine Pro in-ear speakers. “[Monster founder] Noel Lee calls them in-ear speakers because they are far superior to standard in-hear headphones,” Hampton explains. “They are tuned to deliver audio quality that matches the best audiophile speakers. As part of Monster’s Great Audio Experience, he also sent High Definition Surround Monster SuperDiscs, the latest is Monster/Concord Records’ release from George Benson called Songs and Stories. Everybody was delighted with the results.”
Making Music Herstory
Solid State Logic