Detroit, MI (July 12, 2017)—Another Country provides a range of media services for its clients in the television, radio and industrial sectors, from shooting to post-production and distribution, and its Detroit facility has solely used Genelec monitors for more than a decade, according to audio designer and mixer Jeremy Schemm.
Recently, Schemm had the opportunity to audition the 8331’s in several of the facility’s control rooms, explaining, “Generally we like to keep up with the evolution of the product line, so in recent years we have made a deliberate move to their DSP-oriented products, including 8250 Smart Active Monitors, 8130 Digital Input Active Monitors and others. When I heard the 8331s were available, I was eager to give them a try.
“I put up a Ford project that I was working on and immediately I heard more clarity with a tighter center; it is amazing how much detail these little speakers bring out,” he said. “I’m a big fan of reverb, and these 8331s allowed me to hear the reverb tails with a new level of depth and detail. The 31s give you an extremely tight center but with space around the track; it really pulls you into the mix.”
The 8331s also integrated into his workflow: “Every day, I’m recording voiceover over ISDN, and so with speakers that have DSP, and speakers like the 8331 that are that accurate, I instantly know whether I have a good ISDN connection because I can hear all the details. Some days you might work at another facility with a bad connection, and you have to fix things after the fact to make it match sonically with your other work, and that can be a challenge. It’s really nice to have accurate monitors that you can be confident in so that you can know that you have a good product just right from the beginning and you don’t have to make up for it on the back end.”