Miami, FL (April 2, 2021)—When it came time to invest in a pair of studio monitors late last year, Miami Beach Recording Studios co-owner Pablo Reynoso rang up his old pal, P.K. Pandey, founder of Symphonic Acoustics, who installed a custom-built set of 2X8V monitors with matching 12-inch subs.
“Some of the monitors that we’ve used in the studio previously have been very impressive,” said Reynoso, “and listening to certain recordings on them always elicits a response where the music gives me goosebumps, or I start crying and can’t even help it. But compared to all the other speakers we’ve had before, once the Symphonic Acoustics Dual 8V speakers were installed, it was like a veil had been lifted, and I saw the sonic image with greater clarity and transparency. These speakers go beyond everything else.”
Symphonic Acoustics 2X8V studio monitors were designed in collaboration with renowned audio and acoustical engineer George Augspurger, in addition to WSDG founding partner John Storyk, Grammy Award–winning engineer Renato Cipriano and REDI Acoustics.
View From The Top: PK Pandey of Symphonic Acoustics
“Although I grew up in Mexico City, my dream has always been an American dream, and I’m living it,” said Reynoso, a recording and mixing engineer, music producer, sound designer and tech geek. His credits range from Lil’ Wayne and Paul Messina, to the Boston Choral Ensemble, Styx and Three Dog Night.
“I went to Berklee as a musician, but when I was thrown to the other side of the glass and into the control room, it became my lab—and it was in there that I decided that making music from the control room is what I want to do.” With a Berklee degree, recording studio experience and a solid software foundation with which to start making music on his own, Reynoso first met Pandey while he was starting Technicolor Lounge Studios and looking for hardware to begin amassing a recording equipment arsenal.
“I had heard some underground stories about P.K., since everybody in the Berklee community seemed to have some connection to him, back then,” Reynoso said. “Once I decided to start my own studio, I sold my Mustang and was getting ready to buy some stuff. But, some people around Boston who knew my plans all started telling me that I needed to talk to P.K. before I acquired anything from a retail store. So, I got his number from a friend and set up a meeting. P.K. made me feel special, right away.
“Now, 20 years later, there’s a lot of stuff that I still have in my studio that I bought from P.K.—and he’s still one of my best friends.”
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