Finnish outside broadcasting company Soundon has launched a new truck equipped with a 5.1 Genelec Smart Active Monitoring System.
The 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 more low end control).
Both of Soundon’s trucks are powered with similar Avid control surfaces, while the new truck includes a Grace M908 monitor controller, equipped to handle surround and immersive formats. Additionally, GLM software was used to configure and calibrate the monitoring system.
“We wanted to make our new truck similar to the older one, so it would provide seamless control and it wouldn’t matter which one you are working with,” said Timo Virtanen, Soundon’s sound designer and CEO.
“Now when the other truck is somewhere in a production location, we can still do some post in our second truck. There is no need to have a fancy studio room when you can do everything in a moving OB truck. Also, our audio gear has grown so much that we needed a bigger storage area!
“We’ve only had a few gigs with this new truck, but it already sounds better, and the frequency curve is a lot flatter than the old one,” added Virtanen . “Genelec monitors are in a completely different world from the others – I’m really satisfied with the result.”