Los Angeles, CA (May 15, 2017)—Film and TV composer Richard Marvin put his PMC MB2S main monitors through a grueling work schedule over the past few years completing the music for NBC’s Grimm, which recently ended after 123 episodes.
Marvin, whose credits include Six Feet Under, Surrogates and U-571, works from his own studio in Los Angeles. He has been part of the Grimm production team since the occult detective police drama’s first series began in 2011. Since then, he has composed the music for every episode. “With 35 to 40 minutes of music per episode, I’ve composed and performed over 70 hours of music for Grimm—and most of it on my PMC monitors,” he says.
“I also recently completed season two of The Years of Living Dangerously for National Geographic, which is a fantastic eight-hour documentary about climate change.”
Marvin’s studio was built 17 years ago, but was upgraded in 2013 to incorporate a live room that houses his Bosendorfer 290 piano, drum kit and various guitars and basses. His control room is equipped with an Avid S6 control surface and 5.1 surround sound monitoring based on a PMC MB2S system. He also has a pair of PMC twotwo.5 nearfield monitors, plus a master keyboard and four video machines in his writing/playing set up, and 12 computers in his machine room.
“I bought my PMC monitors four years ago, after my [Grammy Award-winning] engineer Tommy Vicari convinced me to listen to his PMCs,” says Marvin. “Maurice Patist [PMC USA’s president of sales and marketing] brought over the smaller IB1S and then the MB2S monitors, and I was sold. I marvel every day at how much I love them. I haven’t got tired of them or gotten used to them—they constantly amaze me.”