Paul Grundman with a IsoAcoustics ISO-L8R155 acoustic-isolating monitor stand. Photo by David Goggin.
Malibu, CA (July 31, 2013)-Paul Grundman, music producer, mastering engineer [and occasional PSN blogger], has installed a pair of IsoAcoustics ISO-L8R155 acoustic-isolating monitor stands at his project studio.
While Grundman is known for his work as an engineer at Bernie Grundman Mastering, he also has his own project studio, located in a beach bungalow in Malibu. There, he’s installed new IsoAcoustics stands for his Focal Solo6 Be near field monitors, and as he tells it, not a moment too soon: “Things became more balanced immediately. Previously, the bass wasn’t as focused. With the IsoAcoustics stands, the bass is more focused; in fact, the whole frequency spectrum is actually more focused.”
“Before the IsoAcoustics stands were in my project studio, I had to do six to eight revisions and recalls of my own mixes—going back and forth to the car for reference, checking to hear if the vocals were too hot or not hot enough—because of all the midrange null points in the room. I’m able to now reduce the amount of times I go back and forth to the car and listen.”
Any project studio can benefit from the implementation of high quality monitors and acoustic treatment, says Grundman, “But I feel like the ISOs are probably some of the best money you can spend in improving your home studio. They work really well for me.”