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Polycorp Opts for PMC

Monitors used for jingles all the way.

Biggleswade, UK (November 27, 2018)—In the Netherlands, Harmen Sipkema, producer and owner of Polycorp Media, has installed PMC MB2 monitors in his studio in The Hague where he is using them to record, mix and post-produce radio jingles for broadcasters in Europe and beyond.

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Jelle van der Voet from Pinna Acoustics, who designed Sipkema’s studio, recommended an MB2 system with Hypex nCore amps because it complemented the room design. PMC’s local distributor, Joystick Audio supplied, the monitors.

The studio is equipped with Pro Tools HD/Ultimate 12 with two Lynx Aurora 16 converters, CraneSong Avocet II, API and Audient preamps and a 500-series rack with an IGS Rubber Bands and an IGS One LA 500.

“Jelle really considers the speakers and the room to be one system—not just on paper but also in the build,” Sipkema says. “As it happens, I had heard PMC MB2s in a studio owned by my friend Anthony Timmers and that was what really sold me on this system. They are absolutely fantastic, especially in terms of the stereo image, the depth, the range and the definition. When a mix sounds right on the PMC’s, I know it’s a good mix. They also help me get from A to B a lot quicker because they highlight when there is a problem in the mix and make it much easier to find a solution.”

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Although Sipkema works as a solo artist and a voiceover artist, much of his time is spent on production work for radio. With clients including Brandy and Pure Jingles, his compositions and mixes have been used by stations from Moscow to Marrakesh and all over Europe.