Nashville, TN (August 20, 2020)—Grammy-winning engineer Steve Marcantonio has mixed the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood and Blake Shelton, to name a few, so it’s fair to say he’s listened to more than a few studio monitors over the course of his career. Outfitting his own facility, MusicHouse, he has opted to go with RK Systems’ V4 studio monitors and 10S powered studio subwoofer.
“I monitor at a low volume and the KRK V4 and V8 monitors both sound amazing at that level, which is really important, and the 10S sub helps out tremendously,” says Marcantonio. “I love my KRK V4 monitors more than anything; they’ve become a staple in my home studio. The V4s really fill the room and carry a lot of bottom-end, and the clarity and separation are really cool. KRKs are my favorite monitors to mix on as I know that they translate well, no matter where I’m working ― whether at the MusicHouse, The Blackbird Academy, or at home. KRK is second to none.”
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In addition to his career as an audio engineer, Marcantonio is a mentor at The Blackbird Academy in Nashville. “The affordability of KRK Systems studio monitors is what makes them stand out from the competition,” he says. “I always tell my students to make sure they’re not judging the quality of a product based on its price tag, and KRK is a perfect example of this. Just because a product is affordable doesn’t mean you’re compromising on quality.
Ultimately, he says, “it’s all about the sound. If I’m doing an orchestral piece or a rap song, KRK monitors sound awesome. The V Series speakers get loud and punchy, and the top-end sounds nice and silky. So if I’m mixing instrumentals or an orchestra, I can hear all of the hum and the noises behind it, which I love.”
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