Newman’s New Studio Adds PMCs

BRIT Award-winner John Newman, who released his second album, Revolve, in October 2015, has chosen PMC twotwo.6 speakers and a PMC twotwo Sub2 Active Subwoofer for his new studio.
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Biggleswade, U.K. (June 7, 2016)—BRIT Award-winner John Newman, who released his second album, Revolve, in October 2015, has chosen PMC twotwo.6 speakers and a PMC twotwo Sub2 Active Subwoofer for his new studio.

Based in London’s Tileyard Studios, which already acts as a hub for a number of artists and creative companies, Newman’s 24-track studio is equipped with an SSL X-Desk and X-Panda plus a selection of instruments, microphones, microphone preamps and outboard equipment.

“We had been considering what to use as main monitors for a while,” says Newman. “We had demo’d a few different speakers through friends and in other artists’ studios, then PMC got in touch and invited us to its headquarters to listen to some speaker models. It was here that the decision was made.

“PMC’s Keith Tonge and Ian Downs were great at advising us on the right setup for the room. Originally we were going to have their IB1S monitors, but they were too big and didn’t give us the versatility we were looking for. The logical solution was the twotwo.6s combined with the Sub, which sound incredible. The synergy between these two pieces of kit is fantastic because you don’t even know the Sub is there. Sometimes you just have this huge, round and warm bottom end that you know is coming from somewhere.”

“We have two rooms—a control room and a live room—with access to another shared live room for same floor,” says Newman’s studio manager, Tom Willers. “Having the two-room setup means we can be completely self-contained, or have setups in both live rooms for larger scale recording sessions.”

Since moving into Tileyard, Newman has completed his latest release, Sigala’s “Give Me Your Love,” which features Nile Rogers. He is also working on other collaborative projects and solo material that is lined up for release later this year.

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