Julliard's Bob Taibbi with ADAM S3A monitors
ADAM Professional Audio monitors have been installed in three prestigious audio education programs. Bob Taibbi (pictured) uses ADAM S3A monitors to document concerts and recitals at The Julliard School. "With classical music, it is very important to be able to hear things that are going on what I call 'behind the music.' So many elements—room or hall ambience, for example—contribute to the overall sound quality of our recordings. I find that the ADAMs give you the advantage of hearing everything that is being picked up, allowing you to have a clear picture of what you are actually recording."
At the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University, Jay Kadis employs a variety of ADAM monitors throughout the department. These include an eight-channel concert surround system comprising S3A and P22A mid-field monitors, and A7 near-field monitors in composition studios. "The ADAM loudspeakers reveal exactly what's there in a mix," Kadis says. "Having become used to such quality in a monitoring system, students are aware of the quality of their listening environment."
"We try and expose our students to a wide range of industry-standard equipment," says Doug Olsson, chair of the recording department at the Madison Media Institute in Madison, Wis. "As such, they have the opportunity to work on a variety of monitors. ADAM fills the high-end, flagship niche for us. This is something we feel is really important, since the ADAMs are so much more transparent and accurate than many of the commonly-used speakers out there. We want to send well-rounded graduates out into the marketplace, so experience with a first-rate speaker is essential."