St. Gallen, Switzerland (September 18, 2017) — Audio Video production facility, publishing company and record label SONIC LAB sound+vision GmbH, recently relocated to a new purpose-built residential production facility near the historical city of St. Gallen in northeastern Switzerland. Owner and founder Andi Jud recently purchased a pair of ADAM AudioS3H midfield monitors, from the company’s new line of flagship monitors, the first pair in Switzerland.
Jud reports that he worked on a project in 2016 at a studio using ADAM Audio A77X monitors. “The sound was so crystal clear and warm. I was inspired by that experience to have a closer look at ADAM Audio for my own new studio,” he says. The new studio is in the home that he built for his family earlier this year in the small town of Mörschwil, about 20 minutes from St. Gallen.
Jud thought about buying the same pair of A77X speakers from SDS Music AG in Switzerland. But when he learned that ADAM Audio had just released its new flagship S Series monitors, which combine the company’s classic craftsmanship with the latest engineering innovation, modern materials and advanced DSP, he chose the new line. “That was the perfect moment to me to get the first pair of new S3H X-H speakers in Switzerland for my studio,” he says.
“The S3H monitors fit perfectly in my room and I love their look and sound. I have never heard a speaker with the same depth and precision before – and they do exactly what I want them to do,” says Jud, having used the new speakers for a few months. With my previous speakers, my ears where tired after six or seven hours. But with the ADAM S3Hs, I can work for many hours longer and still stay completely focused on my work.”
As SONIC LAB offers a full range of services to customers, Jud praises the new ADAM monitors for their versatility. “The frequency response of the S3H is so amazing that I can work in many different genres, for recording, broadcast, mixing and mastering,” he says. “It’s like I can hear in three dimensions, which allows me to feel very confident in my work, whatever material I am working on. I can feel the depth of the room and I have become a lot faster in finding my preferred frequency spectrum. I have a tricky, small control room but my new acoustic panels and the ADAM S3Hs work arm-in-arm and have eliminated any problems with speaker positioning.”
Jud’s new house, where he lives with his wife and two children, and now his new studio are a dream come true, he says. “The atmosphere is very relaxed, and we are surrounded by nature. Artists can relax in an outdoor area with a whirlpool and we also offer accommodation, so they can concentrate on their music.”
The new studio also features an ADAM Audio SUB15 subwoofer. “I do a lot of live sound engineering jobs where I work with loud line array speaker systems,” says Jud. For the past 16 years, he has been the production manager for the tent stage at the annual open-air St. Gallen Festival. He is also an educator at Pädagogische Hochschule St. Gallen, a teacher training center where he is head of the media production studio. When he mixes live recordings and material for live playback, he explains, “I need the power of a strong low end, and the ADAM Sub 15 really helps reproduce the feeling of that live situation. I can feel the pressure of the drums and know exactly what is happening in the sub-low spectrum around 40 Hz.”
With so much air moving in the room, laughs Jud, “It also helps to wake up in a long recording session. And now I don’t need a fan in my control room!”
The new flagship S Series range of monitors, the result of classic ADAM craftsmanship combined with the latest engineering innovation, modern materials and advanced DSP, offer stunning clarity, low distortion, new woofer and mid-range driver designs and the debut of the S-ART tweeter, a newer, even more precise version of ADAM’s renowned X-ART hand-built tweeter. The S Series is comprised of five models of increasing size, the S2V, S3H, S3V and the largest-of-the-range S5V and S5H. Innovations created specifically for the S Series include: completely new, highly efficient long throw ELE™ Extended Linear Excursion woofers; one-piece DCH™ dome/cone hybrid mid-range driver for excellent dispersion, low distortion and high power handling, newly designed waveguides for the tweeter and a high-power DSP engine, based on the very latest generation of SHARC chips, which provides crossover optimization, voicing options, and digital connectivity, providing expansion potential.
To learn more about SONIC LAB, visit: https://www.soniclab.ch.
About ADAM Audio
ADAM Audio monitors have had a reputation for sonic excellence and unrivaled quality ever since the company was founded in 1999. With the development of the X-ART tweeter, which is characterized by an extended frequency range up to 50kHz and a higher efficiency compared to dome tweeters, this unique tweeter design has become the embodiment of a transparent, highly defined and authentic sound that is the most defining development of ADAM's proprietary designs today. Being made and tested painstakingly by hand in the Berlin factory, ADAM’s high frequency driver is a rare exception in these days of automated mass production. ADAM Audio is represented worldwide through a network of distributors and dealers in more than 75 countries. ADAM also has offices in Nashville, London and Beijing.