We were very pleased to be a part of the AES 143 Student Party at Jungle City Studios in New York City. Staged during last month’s AES New York Convention, the event allowed student members of the Audio Engineering Society to experience The Ones in a real studio environment, enjoy a live performance by world-renowned guitarist Gary Hoey, and enter a draw to win a pair of the new three-way coaxial 8331 SAM studio monitors.
Over 200 students and educators were greeted off the elevator by a table of free Genelec T-shirts and sunglasses, then headed to the studio’s control rooms and refreshment lounge with stunning views of the city.
A pair of 8331, 8341 and 8351 monitors had been set up in the main control room, and students were given the chance to sit in the mix position, choose what music to play, and use the GLM 3 Loudspeaker Manager software to switch between the three models. Genelec personnel were on hand to help answer any questions that students may have had about our SAM technology.
The second control room also had a pair of 8351s with GLM 3, to enable students to experience the quality of The Ones in a smaller and more intimate setting.
In the live room, rock guitarist Gary Hoey performed sets throughout the night which were being mixed and monitored in the control room, and sent back into a pair of 8350s which acted as a studio-quality PA system in the live area. As a producer and mix engineer himself, Gary spoke to the students about his experiences with Genelec SAM technology, and answered questions about his own career in music.
All the students that attended were entered into a prize draw to win a pair of the most compact of The Ones series – the 8331 SAM studio monitors. You can watch the drawing of the winner here.
If you weren’t the lucky winner, don’t despair - you can still be in with a chance of winning a pair of limited-edition red 8030s by subscribing to the Genelec USA Learning Channel on YouTube before November 31st, 2017. This contest is only for USA residents and the winner will be announced on December 1st, 2017.
We would like to thank everyone who joined us at the AES Student Party, and we hope you had a great Genelec experience with The Ones at Jungle City Studios! To find out more about the benefits of becoming an AES student member, please visit www.aes.org/education