Seoul’s Audioguy Studios Chooses Genelec Monitors For Acoustic Music
Focusing on acoustic music including classical jazz and the ‘Gukak’ style of Korean classical music, Seoul’s Audioguy Studios has chosen a Genelec 7.1.4 monitoring system based around ‘The Ones’ coaxial three-way monitors.
Genelec said the new system enables the studio to embrace immersive recording techniques. The main recording space at Audioguy differs from others in the country since it consists of one large room which accommodates multiple artists together – rather than a series of isolated recording booths.
By adopting this approach, the studio has been able to take advantage of the unique acoustic qualities of its recording room.
“Typically, studios make the reverberation time as short as possible in order to record mostly the direct sound from the source, whereas Audioguy has a longer reverberation time of 2.7 seconds, more like a concert hall,” said Jung-Hoon Choi, founder of the studio. “We are able to record not only the direct sound from the source to the mic, but also a lot of reflected sound from the walls, ceiling and the floor. Our intention here is to produce music with a unique and colorful sound.”
This kind of environment has made recording in 7.1.4 an interesting process. “With the very long reverberation time, our recordings can emphasize the full benefits of 7.1.4 immersive audio by capturing all the resonances and the reverberation of the room,” said Choi. “We can record using an ambisonic microphone to capture the immersive atmosphere, and spot mics to capture the individual instruments.
However, the ambisonic and spot mics tend not to blend well together, so we have tried to separate the two different microphone configurations by using the ambisonic mic to cover the .4 channel content, as well as the rear channel source. The front and side sources are then covered by the additional spot mics next to the instruments in order to capture the unique and atmospheric feel of the content.”
The results of this process are monitored and mixed using Genelec coaxial Smart Active Monitors, supplied by Genelec’s local Korean distribution partner Sama Sound. The system comprises three 8351As as LCR, eight 8331A monitors as surrounds and overheads – with a 7370A subwoofer handling LF duties, and the entire system configured, calibrated and controlled using Genelec GLM software.
You might also like...
Professional Live IP Video - Designing Networks
There’s a lot to consider when planning to incorporate uncompressed media into your live production particularly using SMPTE ST 2110, ST 2022-6 or AES67 streams. In this article, we will look at the network hardware, its architecture and future-proofing you s…
Learning From The Experts At The BEITC Sessions at 2023 NAB Show
Many NAB Shows visitors don’t realize that some of the most valuable technical information released at NAB Shows emanates from BEITC sessions. The job titles of all but one speaker in the conference are all related to engineering, technology, d…
System Showcase: Gravity Media Opens New Production Centre In London For Remote And On-Prem Projects
Production and media services company Gravity Media has just completed the first phase of technology integration at its new London Production Centre White City, located on the fifth floor of The Westworks building in London. The state-of-the-art facility, officially opened…
Machine Learning (ML) For Broadcasters: Part 10 - Automating Workflows For Compliance & Moderation
Machine learning and some other AI techniques are increasingly being applied for many aspects of media content compliance and moderation, ranging from technical compliance for parameters such as loudness, to vetting for hate speech.
Compression: Part 6 - Inter Coding
The greatest amount of compression comes from the use of inter coding, which consists of finding redundancy between a series of pictures.