Nashville, TN (October 18, 2016)—After the 2010 floods damaged the studio of Cedric and Victor Caldwell in Nashville, the brothers have revamped and rebuilt their Caldwell Plus Productions facility, recently adding a pair of ADAM Audio A77X monitors in the control room.
Victor Caldwell already was using ADAM A7Xs, including a pair at his home studio, when he began his search for a pair of mid-field monitors for the main studio. “I was looking for something that could be a mid-field and a near-field monitor at the same time,” he reports. “Mainly because I wanted to have something that had the power to be cranked up while cutting tracks, but that also sounded good and comparable to near-field monitors at more subdued volume levels.”
More importantly, as he explains, the new speakers needed to fit into a 5.1-surround sound system. “My center channel and my rears are A7Xs and I have the A77Xs as my left and right near-field/mid-fields. The A77Xs sound comparable to the A7Xs but have more power. That was one of the keys to why I chose the A77Xs. I can use them as my mid fields and my near fields, and they work perfectly in my 5.1 set-up.”
The brothers installed a 5.1 monitor system in the rebuilt studio as a result of past projects, which have included contributions to movie soundtrack such as The Bodyguard and Jumping the Broom. More recently, the Caldwells completed a new project by Grammy Award-winning jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum using the new A77Xs, which were purchased in March 2016.
“With Kirk’s album mixes and the new stuff I’m working on now, the A77Xs sound amazing,” says Caldwell. “The low end, the mids, the highs—I love the way everything sounds. I get exactly what I’m looking for out of them.”