Chicago, IL (July 28, 2011)–Chicago Recording Company (CRC) recently outfitted six post rooms with Tannoy Reveal 501 and 601 near field monitors.
Chris Shepard, CRC’s general manager, remarked, “We like the Tannoy Reveal as part of our CRC standard. It’s all about being able to make creative decisions quickly. That’s why we chose them.”
Founded in 1975, and featuring nine post production suites, CRC is one of the largest independent studios in the nation. In all, 40 Reveals are employed in various setups in the post department alone–as mains, as well as in 5.1 and Precision configurations–all used for projects ranging from radio and television spots to dialogue replacement for high-profile film projects.
In studio one, senior post engineer Eric Cauwels’ primary workspace, the system is comprised of three Tannoy Reveal 601s as his front LCR, two Tannoy Reveal 501s as surrounds and a single Tannoy sub. “I use them for my surround sound and as my near field monitors,” Cauwels explains. “One of the biggest challenges of being a mixing engineer for television and radio is that ultimately your work is played on a variety of speakers. My job is to make it sound as good on TV as it did in here. Then I know that my speakers are doing a good job, and that’s the case with the Reveals.”
“I also like that you can tailor them to a specific room using the EQ adjustment on the back,” he adds. “That’s definitely an attractive feature.”
“We tested a bunch of speakers. But what CRC has done in the last few years is to standardize our rooms and the Tannoy Reveals are a part of our template. We not only picked Tannoy as our monitors, we picked them as the reference for our company.”