Genelec Helps Forbes Street Become Australia’s Go-to Atmos Mixing Destination

The increasing commercial demand for Dolby Atmos mixes has led to Forbes Street Studios in Sydney’s Woolloomooloo joining the spatial audio movement, by creating an immersive mixing environment in its main studio – complete with a 9.1.4 Genelec Smart Active Monitoring system.

To create the Dolby Atmos space, the Forbes Street team called in Sound Spaces as the acoustic consultant and Sounds Easy to supply the equipment, working closely with local Genelec distributor Studio Connections. It was the Atmos specifications that led to the selection of the thirteen 8351 three-way coaxial monitors and 7382 subwoofer that combine to form the 9.1.4 system.

Genelec’s GLM 4 software was used to initially calibrate the speakers, and the value of GLM’s loudspeaker management has been seen with its continued daily use at Forbes Street.

The decision to use the same model of studio monitors for all of the channels, aside from the sub, was one based on trying to make the sound of the space as ‘true’ as possible.

With the Atmos mixing facility configured and open, Forbes Street has seen a steady flow of immersive work. Projects for BENEE, Hilltop Hoods, Vera Blue, Lee Kernaghan, Havana Brown, Meg Mac and Dragon, plus INXS with playbacks of ‘Kick’ and ‘The Very Best Of’ albums, all have benefitted from this new Atmos Genelec installation.

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