POW! PIX has become the first facility in New York City to acquire the new Genelec DSP Series self-calibrating monitoring system. POW! PIX has installed a 5.1 surround system comprising five Genelec 8200 DSP Series Monitors (3x 8250A, 2x 8240A) and a 7270A DSP Series active subwoofer in a newly constructed audio mixing suite, which is also fitted with a Digidesign ICON integrated console system and Dolby E broadcast capability. The system was sold by David Prentice of VCA-Fusion, a high-end audio/video system integrator based out of New York.
POW! PIX specializes in the rapid turnaround of high-quality long-form episodic television programming and broadcast specials. The company began with a single Avid video editing system and now has 14 systems providing SD and HD post-production for a wide variety of clients. “The Genelec DSP Series monitoring system was the perfect solution for what we wanted to do, which was expand our audio capabilities further into the realm of high definition,” explains Bob Barzyk, president of POW! PIX. “We’re getting increasing amounts of HD work and we have to meet the demands of HD with the audio, as well.”
Because the monitors and subwoofer employ the company’s proprietary DSP, GLM (Genelec Loudspeaker Manager software) and AutoCal (Automated Calibration software) technologies, Barzyk was able to create multiple listening positions within his new mix suite.
“That’s incredibly useful,” Barzyk says. “What I have is a sweet spot specifically for my mix position, and one that’s tailored to the acoustics at the producer’s desk, which is on a raised platform at the rear of the room. It’s amazing how much the sound can vary in the eight feet that separates these areas, but the Genelec DSP monitors are able to perfectly compensate and ‘tune’ themselves for each listening position. The producers notice the difference and appreciate being able to have the monitoring environment tailored to their specific needs.” Barzyk can also set up numerous mix environments within the DSP’s software, view them graphically, and save them as presets. “The software makes it very easy to do all of this,” he says. “And of course the monitors just sound great.”