Natick, MA (October 9, 2014)—Justin Pommer, a drummer who has been engineering in what he calls “mini-studios” over the past two decades, has made Genelec 8250A Smart Active Monitors an integral part of his setup.
Over the years, Pommer has recorded numerous artists that range from Tower Of Power to Tom Petty, and is currently working with Detroit-born singer Brandon Hines on a project called Olive-White.
“The studio was already set up when I took it over, and even though it’s not perfect, it’s a great little space with a great vibe,” stated Pommer. “I was having a lot of difficulty with my old monitoring situation and we did several changes in terms of baffling and gobos to make it work. That’s when I got a hold of Vintage King and started looking at the Genelec 8250s based on their recommendation.”
Pommer’s control room is approximately 400 square feet, and the adjacent tracking room is about the same size. Vintage King’s Chris Bolitho and Genelec western regional sales representative Scott Esterson met with Pommer and recommended the 8250s based on the size of his room and the type of work he was doing.
“If it wasn’t for Chris’s and Scott’s advice and their follow up, with some of the best service I have ever had, I might not have gone down the Genelec path—but I am so happy I did. We set them up, used the AutoCal to adjust them to my control room, and immediately I could hear the difference. What blew me away immediately was that there were not any out-of-place frequencies, the imaging was completely wider, and the top and bottom blew my old monitors out of the water. I would say I am now getting 20-30 percent more detail in my mixes compared to what I was using before.”