Chicago, IL (December 14, 2015)—Chief engineer Rob Ruccia made a leap of faith, purchasing a pair of ADAM Audio S3 three-way active monitors for Uptown Recording’s Studio East before hearing them, he says.
Ruccia says he was initially drawn to ADAM Audio monitors because of the company’s ART— Accelerating Ribbon Technology—tweeter technology. “I’m an audiophile by nature, but I also went to school for acoustic science and I understood what the ribbon tweeter would do for me,” explains Ruccia, who purchased the S3s through GC Pro in Chicago before even hearing a pair.
He continues, “The ribbon tweeter completely did what I thought it would. The ribbon gives me the high frequencies faster. It allows me to work on marathon mixing sessions without fatigue. It doesn’t make me want to put tissue over it, or produce what I call the problematic ‘paper dome syndrome,’ where over time you get tired of listening to them.”
Located in Chicago’s Uptown district, which features entertainment venues such as the Aragon Ballroom and Riviera Theatre, the studio focuses on music production but also handles film scoring and post projects. “We get a lot of jazz here, because we’re located right down the street from the Green Mill, the oldest jazz club in the country,” he says. “The ADAMs are amazing on jazz; they have such nice, fast response. While I end up tracking mostly in Studio West, because the piano is in there, I always take it to East to mix. I need my S3s.”