Biggleswade, UK (July 13, 2015)—West One Music Group has installed PMC twotwo.8 nearfield monitors for critical and reference monitoring at its music production facility in London.
Music is mainly recorded in-house at West One Music Group, utilizing studios in the basement of the company’s Soho HQ when space allows. Most of the output of West One Music Group’s various production music labels is also mixed and mastered in its own studios, and it is here that the PMC twotwo.8s have been installed.
According to Chris Brown, head of production at West One Music Group’s Fired Earth Music label, which specializes in music for Hollywood film trailers, “Everything comes through our Percy Street HQ for quality control; we pride ourselves on only putting out releases that have been cared for by us all the way through production as far as mastering. We have larger soffit-mounted main speakers here, but we wanted some nearfields for critical listening when mixing and mastering. We auditioned various monitors. I was keen to try the twotwos, as I have been a PMC fan for a while.”
Brown previously worked for a spell at Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Productions in Los Angeles, and got to hear PMCs in the studios there belonging to British film-score composers Henry Jackman and Dominic Lewis. “Henry and Dominic work on IB2s, and I just started to notice the difference whenever I went in their rooms. It’s like taking a blanket off the speakers. You hear everything; it’s just a joy.”
He adds, “You can listen at almost no volume and still be able to hear the detail, the definition in the bass that you need when mixing. So now we use the mains to play tracks loud to clients when they visit, and use the PMCs for most of the critical stuff we do.