Pacific Waves Translates with Genelec

Pacific Wave Media has been using Genelec active monitoring to post produce audio for television and film at its two Los Angeles locations.
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Los Angeles, CA (July 10, 2015)—Pacific Wave Media has been using Genelec active monitoring to post produce audio for television and film at its two Los Angeles locations.

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The company has Genelec monitors at three audio suites, a 1029 5.1 system and a 6010 stereo system at its office next to Universal Studios, plus a recently acquired 8330/7350 5.1 system at founder/CEO and lead mixer Mike Forslund’s home studio. The company has done numerous projects for Discovery Channel, A&E Biography, FX Networks and The History Channel, the film A Perfect Storm, as well as a mix for director Richard Zelniker’s As Night Comes, which was mixed on the 1029 system and then was recently screened for distributors in the Zanuck Theater and The Little Theater, both on FOX’s studio lot.

“I’ve been using ‘Gennies’ for 17 years now,” says Forslund, using an affectionate term for the Genelec speakers that are used in all of his mixing environments. “They are an accurate representation of what the world is, and I need that these days.”

Talking about one of the most successful of the current crop of reality-television shows, Swamp People, whose forthcoming sixth season Forslund is about to mix, he notes that the show’s dense, effects-laden soundtrack requires a lot of nuance, something he says is characteristic of all of the Genelec monitors he uses. “We’re talking about 130 to a 140 tracks altogether, so it’s huge,” he says. “My sound designer, Erica Camp, does the full prelay of a show then posts it to our server, and I’ll mix the entire show at my house on the 8330/7350 5.1 system, then put it on a drive and take it to my office and review it for the network’s executives on the 1029s. What I hear at home is exactly what they hear in my office. They play flat from room to room.”

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