W. Los Angeles, CA (January 28, 2015)—Post house Therapy Studios upgraded its two audio suites last year with Genelec 5.1 systems, putting them to use on HBO’s Foo Fighters documentary series, Sonic Highways.
With clients such as Pepsi, KIA, Google, Boost Mobile, Reebok, Acura and Toyota, the post-production firm’s work includes commercials, features, music videos and online media. Both audio suites at Therapy’s space in West L.A. have Genelec 8040B bi-amplified monitors in 5.1 surround configurations.
“Dave [Ghrol of Foo Fighters] is naturally concerned with the quality of the audio for Sonic Highways, as are we for every project we do,” says Jeff Fuller, who, along with Eddie Kim, mixes and manages audio for Therapy Studios and its production-development arm, Therapy Content. “The Genelecs sound great. What I really like about them is the level of accuracy I get. I can hear everything clearly, perfectly, accurately.”
Sonic Highways followed Grohl and the band through eight recording studios in eight cities, including Steve Albini's Electrical Audio in Chicago; Rancho De La Luna in California; Robert Lang Studios in Seattle; and Washington, D.C.’s Inner Ear Studios, to write and record their new album. Fuller says that the Genelec 8040B monitors allowed him to hear all of the sonic and acoustical nuances of each location, song, instrument and vocal performance clearly and accurately, resulting in consistent-sounding mixes throughout the show from week to week.
“We couldn’t be happier with the performance of the 8040Bs,” says Fuller. “The sound is great, but as importantly, they are not fatiguing to work on for long stretches. That’s good because with this show and all the other work we’re doing, I’m in the studio six days a week, heavy-duty hours each day. The 8040Bs are everything you’d want in a monitor for music and for television.”