Italian broadcaster RAI has upgraded the music studio at its Fabrizio Frizzi TV studios in Rome with a 5.1 system to mix in surround and a main stereo system, based around Genelec’s ‘The Ones’ three-way coaxial Smart Active Monitors.
The broadcaster worked with Midiware, Genelec’s Italian distributor, on the project.
Midiware specified two 8351 monitors combined with a pair of W371 Adaptive Woofer Systems for the stereo setup, while the 5.1 surround system consists of five 8341 monitors and a 7370 subwoofer. The room also includes an acoustic treatment from Artnovion.
By selecting Smart Active Monitors, the broadcaster was able to see further benefits in the room thanks to GLM calibration software, said Genelec.
“Everything has been calibrated and checked with GLM 4 software,” said Gino De Dominicis, pro audio product manager and Genelec product specialist at Midiware.
“I went there to make the final calibration and when they understood the combination of high-quality monitors and the calibration software, they were very happy. We made some adjustments and, in the end, the setup was very convincing for them.
“The ability to change between different calibration setups really helps in this case, because they have several people working there and each engineer can fine-tune everything and recall it in a moment,” added De Dominicis. “They can switch between the systems with confidence every time. Properly calibrated rooms help engineers to do their jobs better. Not only the quality of the audio from a listening perspective, but the features and the tools you have inside GLM allow you to work better in a professional studio like this.”