Natick, MA (August 25, 2011)–Central Arizona College has added a pair of Genelec 8260A tri-amplified DSP monitors to a new control room at its Signal Peak campus.
The Signal Peak campus, one of 10 locations in the Pinal County Community College District, has a new control room–the facility’s third–that will be used as a teaching environment for the school’s recording engineering program, and monitoring environment that can accommodate as many as 15 students and allow instructors to move about the room as needed.
“I’ve been a fan of Genelecs for years, and when Central Arizona College asked me for product recommendations, I knew exactly what to specify for monitoring,” says Spunky Brunone, owner of The Audio DAWg, a Dallas-area full-service pro audio sales, installation and design company that handled the equipping of the studio.
In this facility, the Recording Track of the Entertainment Industry Technology A.A.S. degree program, now in its fourth semester, prepares individuals for positions in the entertainment industry by providing an opportunity to gain knowledge of creating a real-world home recording studio or a professional multi-track recording complex.
“The ability of the 8260As to calibrate themselves for any configuration of students and instructors in the room is nothing short of amazing,” says Brunone. “They can calibrate themselves to their location. And that’s very important for a teaching environment–students can be assured they’re hearing things as they’re supposed to, no matter how many people are in the room. And they sound great, so listener fatigue is never an issue. The students and the teachers have been blown away by the sound and the performance.”
In addition to the Genelec 8260A monitors, The Audio DAWg also installed an Avid D-Control 48-track console and Pro Tools 9 HD system, and also provided a large selection of microphones, mic pres and outboard gear.