PMC designs feature its uniquely
engineered Advanced Transmission Line/ATL™ technology, which provides
high resolution, wide bandwidth signal response across the complete
product range. Proprietary drive units, electronics and cabinet
engineering provide unrivalled tonal accuracy, clarity and dynamic
range throughout a range of designs. PMC monitor systems are in
service with most of the world's premiere music and film studios,
broadcast companies, post and mastering facilities..
Irvine, CA- The world-famous Clive
Davis Department of Recorded Music at New York University attracts the brightest
students to its four-year BFA program. The university responded by providing
the best surround monitoring systems currently available: a state-of-the-art
MB2 5.1 powered by Bryston 14B and 4B amplifiers, plus an active TB2S-A
5.1 playback array. The Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music's larger
Studio 510 control room is equipped with an API Vision Analog Surround Production
Console, with space within the sweet spot for up to 30 students.
"We needed a sound system capable of delivering accurate sound playback
across a wide area," says department chairman Jim Anderson. "We are very
pleased with the consistent sound produced by the MB2 5.1 system, and the
TB2S-A 5.1 array we installed in the smaller Studio 505," which features
a Solid State Logic SL-9000 K-Series analog console.
Four years ago, the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU received a $5 million
donation from Clive Davis to create the brand new department. Davis is a
veteran music producer, the founder of J Records and currently chairman/CEO
of BMG North America. Studio design for the new NYU facility was by Sam
Berkow from New York-based SIA Acoustics. Recording duties are handled by
Digidesign Pro Tools|HD workstation rigs and Studer A827 analog 24-track
The PMC MB2S is described as perfect for mid-sized control rooms
either soffit-mounted or on custom studio stands. MB2S monitors allow higher
sound pressure levels without distortion and loss of definition normally
associated with systems of this size. The design uses a PMC75 mid-range
soft-dome and Radial(tm) low-frequency drivers; the latter allows massive
controlled excursions and, by cooling via a cast alloy exoskeleton and new
rear-vented magnet, avoids the effects of power compression. As with all
PMC surround-sound models, a matching MB2S-C low-profile center channel
and subwoofers are offered.
"We hold a Critical Listening Class with our students in Studio 510,"
Anderson continues. "Our classes really could hear subtle differences between
recordings, which enables us to perform interactive discussions on the quality
of recording techniques, performances and special effects being achieved
during our practical sessions. The PMC monitors are full-range, high-resolution
systems - just what we need for delving into the intricacies of a mix."
"We started this journey in the Fall of 2003," the department chairman
concludes, "and with last year's entering freshman class, we saw ourselves
at full capacity of 100 Department of Recorded Music Majors. In May 2007,
the department came full circle and celebrated its first class of seniors
to graduate and begin their exciting new careers in the music industry!"
PMC MB2 5.1 Surround Sound
System in NYU's The Clive Davis Department of Recorded
Music's Studio 510 control room, which is equipped with
an API Vision Analog Surround Production Console. The array
is powered by Bryston 14B and 4B amplifiers.