After completing many successful projects on a pair of PMC DB1S-AII monitors, Thiago Manhani has upgraded his SM Mastering facility in Brazil by investing in a pair of PMC twotwo.6 loudspeakers.
Mixing and mastering engineer Manhani, who also DJs under the name of Olaroch, set up SM Mastering in São Paulo in 2015 and now attracts a varied and international clientele.
“We aim to deliver the ultimate in sound quality by adopting the most advanced techniques in production, mixing and mastering,” Manhani says. “In recent months we have been making big changes to the studio by installing new equipment for music production, including the new PMC twotwo.6 monitors. We rely on our PMCs to make sure every project is in perfect harmony and sounds really good.”
PMC’s proprietary Advances Transmission Line (ATL) bass loading technology is renowned for ensuring that the company’s products deliver a detailed, natural sound that is rich and full at any volume level, This, says Manhani, is what gives him confidence when he uses PMC monitors.
“ATL Technology is really innovative – you can feel all the frequencies in a unique, sweet and very powerful way,” he says. “The stereo field is something that I fall in love with every day. I actually ask myself, how is this possible? I was more than happy with my old PMC monitors – and we are still using them in the studio – but our twotwo.6 monitors are even better and I am delighted with them.”
GSB ProAudio in Brazil supplied SM Mastering’s new monitors and Manhani says his long standing relationship with the company was very reassuring when it came to making this investment.
“GSB ProAudio gave me all the support and information I needed for this purchase to be a success,” he says. “As soon as I took the monitors out of the box, I couldn’t have been happier. With PMC you realise there is much more to the product than just an audio monitor – you are also buying into a fantastic story where there is great respect for every detail.”
He adds that what he likes best about PMC monitors is their modernity and their ability to deliver different set up options. “The finish is excellent, too – everything is so well built that I spend hours looking at them and feeling safe and happy. Just seeing the PMC logo makes me realise that I am on the right track.”
SM Mastering’s collaborations include acclaimed artists and DJs such as David Guetta, Tiesto, Armin van Buuren and Solomun. Manhani is also focusing on his Olaroch solo project with a number of new tracks in the pipeline.
“If I could go back to the past, I would have certainly spent many more years working on PMC monitors,” he says. “Their products represent confidence, stability, freedom, creativity, emotion and truth, which are the only correct ways to express yourself through music.”
For more information about SM Mastering, please visit: www.smmastering.com.
PMC is a UK-based, world-leading manufacturer of loudspeaker systems, the tools of choice in all ultra-critical professional monitoring applications, and also for the discerning audiophile at home, where they provide a transparent window into the recording artist’s original intentions. PMC products use the best available materials and design principles, including the company’s proprietary Advanced Transmission Line (ATL™) bass-loading technology, cutting-edge amplification and advanced DSP techniques to create loudspeakers that present sound and music exactly as it was when first created, with the highest possible resolution, and without coloration or distortion. For more information on our clients and products, see www.pmc-speakers.com.