NAB SHOW, LAS VEGAS, NV, April 14, 2008 — Keith Morrison, engineer/mixer for several top dance and Latin pop hitmakers, recently purchased and installed the TEC Award-winning Genelec DSP Monitoring System for his Kokopelli Recording Studio in Miami. Morrison’s credits as an engineer/mixer include Will to Power (1989 Billboard #1), Jose Luis Rodriguez (1991 GRAMMY® Award nomination for Best Latin Album) and Andres Cepeda (2007 Latin GRAMMY nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Album). His new system consists of two 8250A bi-amplified DSP monitors and a 7271A Active Subwoofer, as well as the Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM™), a loudspeaker control networking system that features adjustment of levels, distance delays and flexible room response improvement equalization as well as Symmetrical Placement EQ™ with the reliable and robust AutoCal™ automated calibration system via the GLM control network.
A longtime user of Genelec powered monitors, Morrison says that the Genelec DSP Monitoring System and GLM give him more precise monitoring accuracy in a smaller amount of space, as well as the ability to control the way the speakers interact with the listening environment. “The GLM lets me adjust for a constantly changing environment in my studio, as people and equipment move in and out,” he explains. “I keep the system connected all the time and I analyze the room about once every two weeks. This is a mixing studio and the monitoring has to be very precise.” That precision is now enhanced, with additional high frequencies available from the 8250A bi-amplified DSP monitors and expanded low-frequency response from the dual 12-inch 7271A Active Subwoofer. “It takes me down well in the sub 40-Hz range,” he says. “I’ve noticed that the digital aspect of the loudspeaker management gives me considerably more precision over the analog. The [D-to-A] converter that Genelec uses is very music-friendly. I’m hearing harmonics I’ve never heard before. It makes the Peter Gabriel records I use as a reference sound like brand new records. And they were great records to start with, so that says a lot about how good this new Genelec DSP system is.”