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Ex’pression College for Digital Arts Adds Post-Production Labs

One of Ex’pression College’s new post-production suites

Ex’pression College for Digital Arts in Emeryville, Calif. has purchased six 8020.LSE Espresso 5.1 monitoring systems from Genelec. These systems are being installed in six new classroom/laboratory spaces, recently added as part of an expansion of the school’s main campus. The Cutting Edge Audio & Video Group, based in San Francisco, sold the Genelec 8020.LSE Espresso 5.1 systems.

The college’s six new audio post-production suites were brought online in late September. They are being used to teach audio post and qualify students for Pro Tools’ 210P Certified Operator Post-Production classification. The small size of the suites, about 10×10 feet, is designed to mimic the types of post suites found in project studios and corporate facilities, as well as game-audio design applications.

“Ex’pression already has excellent audio post labs that represent the large and mid-sized environments found in post production,” says John Scanlon, the school’s director of sound arts. “The Genelec Espresso 5.1 system worked perfectly for this sized room, in terms of both the size of the monitor and the sound quality. They’ll be used for teaching and for students’ final projects in both stereo and 5.1 surround. We have other Genelec speakers in our school, and we’ve always been pleased with the quality of the sound they provide.”

Jeff Briss, partner at the Cutting Edge Audio & Video Group, adds: “For the school, the 8020.LSE offers tremendous performance relative to its size and cost. The speakers can be configured in a variety of ways, including mounted on stands, giving the school flexibility in how it configures its classrooms. And the 7050B sub sounds great. It’s a very cost-effective and powerful system.”

For more information on the 8020.LSE Espresso system, visit Genelec’s Website.

Visit Ex’pression College for Digital Arts at and the Cutting Edge Audio & Video Group at