New York, NY (February 19, 2016)—Germano Studios, which has long offered ADAM Audio monitors, recently added a pair of S3X-H midfield and a pair of A7X nearfield speakers.
“We knew that we wanted to have something from day one with a ribbon tweeter,” says studio owner and designer Troy Germano, whose Studio Design Group designed and built the facility. “That’s why we chose the ADAMs; everyone was very comfortable with them. A lot of great records have been monitored through all of our ADAMs over the course of the last number of years, beginning with the A7s, and now the A7Xs and the S3Xs.”
Germano Studios, which is celebrating its ninth year in business in lower Manhattan’s Noho district, features two rooms. The main complement of equipment in both studios is identical, and includes a 48-channel SSL Duality SE mixing console, 64 I/O Avid Pro Tools 12 HDX2 system and custom Exigy main monitors. Recent clients have included Dream Theater, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Keith Richards, Katy Perry, Jon Bon Jovi, R. Kelly, Meghan Trainor and James Bay.
“We have a large array of nearfield monitors for people to choose from, where most studios have one pair of nearfields and maybe an alternate pair,” says Germano. “But the S3X is the only midfield that we have. They fill a void that we never even realized existed here. People fight over them for Studio 1 or Studio 2.”
Kenta Yonesaka, Germano Studios’ co-chief engineer and a 2014 Grammy Award nominee with a résumé that includes projects with Pharrell Williams, Ne-Yo, Future, T.I., Beyoncé and numerous others, reports that the S3Xs have not left their spot on the console in Studio 1 since they arrived. “The ADAMs are great speakers for our clients and give a great first impression to their music. And engineers love them, too, because of the detail.”