Genelec 5.1 Monitoring On-board Soundon’s New OB Truck

In response to a surge in OB broadcast sessions, Finland’s Soundon has recently added a second OB van to its fleet – equipped with a 5.1 Genelec Smart Active Monitoring System.

The addition of the new truck means that Soundon – which specialises in sound recording for concerts and television with multi-camera productions and live broadcasts – now has even more capacity for bookings and post-production studio sessions.

Having relied heavily on a successful Genelec install in its original truck, the idea was to replicate this layout in the new vehicle.

Opting for a popular Genelec 5.1 solution, 8351 three-way coaxial monitors were installed in the LCR positions, accompanied by the compact 8331s at the rear and complemented by a 7360 subwoofer (soon to be augmented by a second 7360 for even more low end control) – all selected for high-performance and space saving capabilities.

While both trucks are powered with similar Avid control surfaces, the new truck has a Grace M908 monitor controller, equipped to handle surround and immersive formats. Additionally, GLM software was used to configure and calibrate the monitoring system – ensuring that everything is controlled in-house from recording to post-production.

The Genelec touch has clearly added an extra quality to Soundon’s newest OB truck and has provided the business with a huge advantage as it approaches another busy season. 

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