XM Productions/Effanel Music’s John Harris (left) and Joel Singer pictured in the L7 truck. Photo courtesy of Genelec.
XM Productions/Effanel Music implemented Genelec 8200 Series DSP monitoring systems for the CBS telecast of the 49th Annual Grammy Awards show from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 11. The Genelec DSP systems comprised 8250 and 8240 monitors, along with the 7260 subwoofer, which were used in both XM Productions/Effanel Music’s L7 truck for the music mix, as well as in the mirrored system in the ORB (Offline Remix Booth). Genelec 1031A monitors were employed by XM Production/Effanel Music for the orchestral music mix.
CBS distributed HDTV and 5.1 channels of CD-quality surround sound in a number of major markets on its High Definition Television Network. The HDTV/5.1 broadcast was mixed and monitored by a team of top-tier professionals who relied on the Genelec monitors for an accurate monitoring environment. The audio portion of the broadcast was supervised by Phil Ramone and Hank Neuberger, leading members of the Producers & Engineers Wing of The Recording Academy, while the music mixers included John Harris and Eric Schilling, as well as XM Productions/Effanel Music’s lead engineer, Joel Singer, who handled the orchestral music mixes.
“Genelec monitoring represents everything we’ve come to expect from a high-end studio speaker,” says Singer. “Musically these are the best sounding speakers we’ve used and they deliver show after show for us. With the ability to utilize DSP to adapt the surround speaker field you feel comfortable knowing your monitoring is spot-on.”