Biggleswade, UK (June 8, 2015)—Attendees at the recent two-week Writer's Retreat at Miles Copeland's Château Marouatte in France had access to various rooms equipped with a selection of pro audio gear, including PMC monitors.
With assistance from French distributor Studio Dealers, PMC supplied six pairs of nearfield monitors for the retreat. As most of the writing rooms were compact, PMC's pro audio export sales manager Chris Allen recommended the company's twotwo active range, which comprises three models: twotwo.5, twotwo.6 and twotwo.8.
"Our twotwo.6 speakers were perfect for most of the rooms because they are ideally suited to nearfield monitoring and deliver transparent, accurate and distortion-free audio," Allen says. "For the largest recording room, we installed a pair of three-way MB2S mid-field speakers. All participants enjoyed working there and having a large reference system available for finals checks. They also got the chance to hear their songs in the dining hall where we installed a pair of twotwo.8 speakers for critical late-night playback listening sessions."
Says Copeland, “No more suggestions of what speakers I need. The PMC speakers delivered and all the songs sounded great. We know which brand we want to use in the future."
The Writer's Retreats at Château Marouatte date back to the late 1990s when Copeland invited artists such as Jeff Beck, Jon Bon Jovi, Belinda Carlisle and Desmond Child to participate. More recently, the retreats have been organized by multiple Grammy-nominated musician, record producer and songwriter Greg Wells, in conjunction with ASCAP.
A number of hits have been created within the château walls. These include several country No.1s, such as Aaron Tippin's “That's As Close As I Get To Lovin You,” Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood's No.1 hit “Somethin Bad” and Keith Urban's first No.1, “But For The Grace of God,” which he co-wrote at Château Marouatte with Charlotte Caffey and Jane Wiedlin of the Go-Go's.