â€” Genelecâ€™s acclaimed proprietary GLMâ„¢ and AutoCalâ„¢ technology are the key to success for Fullsoundâ€™s control rooms, which feature challenging physical dimensions â€”
Seattle, Washington-based Fullsound Recording studio owner Jeff Herrmann has been a Genelec fan for 25 years, all the way back before the glory days of Seattleâ€™s revolutionary grunge music scene, when he recorded artists including Dr. Grind, Sinister Minister and Grunt Truck. Today, Herrmann continues his tradition of Genelec monitoring with the installation of a new pair of Genelec 8260A Tri-Amplified DSP monitors in Fullsound Recordingâ€™s main control room. Flanking the studioâ€™s Avid C|24 Pro Tools HD3 controller and Neve summing mixer, the new 8260A monitors will take the studio into the next generation of Seattle music. Currently, jazz, adult contemporary rock and worship records make up much of Fullsound Recordingâ€™s and Herrmannâ€™s portfolio, including that of his wife, worship music
artist Maureen Herrmann. The 8260Aâ€™s replaced the studioâ€™s existing pair of Genelec 1032A Bi-Amplified Monitors, which have been moved to the studioâ€™s MIDI control room. The Genelec 8260A speakers were purchased through Account Manager Brad Lyons at GC Pro in Atlanta, Georgia.
â€œThe 8260Aâ€™s sound stunning, which is what Iâ€™ve come to expect from Genelec over the years,â€? says Herrmann, who has owned three other commercial studios before opening Fullsound Recording six years ago. â€œBut what really sold me was the Genelec Loudspeaker Managementâ„¢ (GLMâ„¢) and AutoCalâ„¢ automated room calibration and sound system alignment DSP software. Thatâ€™s a very strong selling point for a small control room that has some challenging dimensions.â€? Herrmann is referring to the control roomâ€™s 8.5-foot ceiling, a circumstance of the building the studio is housed in. â€œYou stand back and the system scans the environment for you and notch-filters all the areas of concern, and what comes out is a dream environment that sounds amazing,â€? he says. The control room may be slightly height challenged but itâ€™s plenty wide, and that, says Herrmann, can be its own kind of challenge. â€œThe control room is 26 feet wide, which can make it hard to stay in the sweet spot as you move around the console and room,â€? he explains. â€œBut the 8260A takes care of that too, giving me a stunning soundstage with a nice, wide sweet spot. It really lets you move around, which helps you stay comfortable during long sessions.â€?
Artists including Jake Nannery have recently used the 8260A monitors at Fullsound Recording, and Herrmann states, â€œHaving the 8260As lets the world know that youâ€™re a studio of substance and good sonic taste. Thatâ€™s why Iâ€™ve stayed with Genelec for 25 years and will do so for another 25.â€?