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TNA WRESTLING CHOOSES GENELEC ACTIVE MONITORS FOR NEW HIGH-DEFINITION
POST PRODUCTION FACILITY IN NASHVILLE
— Five high-def edit suites, one Pro Tools audio studio and two
HD graphics suites are all
outfitted with Genelec active monitors —
— New facility features a wide array of Genelec products, including
8040A, 8030A and 8020A Active Monitors, as well as 7060B Active Subwoofers
NATICK, MA, March 17, 2009 — TNA Wrestling
has just opened its new audio, video and graphics post production facility.
Located in Nashville’s Cummins Station building, which has become
a magnet for high-tech and creative entrepreneurial enterprises, TNAtv
will house all of TNA Wrestling’s pre- and post-production, including
U.S. and international programming, DVDs, TNA Today, on-air graphics
and commercials. The new facility will also be one of the largest high-definition
facilities in Nashville, featuring four Avid Symphony Nitris DX edit
suites and one Final Cut Pro HD suite, in addition to a 5.1 Pro Tools
HD surround audio mixing suite. And each of these technologically advanced
audio and video spaces will have one crucial thing in common: all are
equipped with active monitoring by Genelec, the ultimate name in high-definition
audio. All of the audio, video and graphics technology used in the new
TNAtv facility was sold through Marshall Graphics Systems, and those
technologies were integrated by Media Broadcast Integration and Technical
Services (M/BITS). Both companies are also located in Nashville.
The new TNAtv facility came about from TNA Wrestling’s
decision to bring its previously outsourced post-production work in-house.
The need for high definition audio, video and graphics stemmed from
high-definition specifications for future programming from broadcaster
Spike TV, which telecasts TNA’s productions in the U.S. The facility’s
Pro Tools-equipped surround mixing studio has five Genelec 8040A Active
Monitors, comprising the LCR and surround arrays, as well as a Genelec
7060B Active Subwoofer. The facility has a total of five HD video editing
suites – four are equipped with Avid Symphony Nitris DX edit systems
and each has a pair of Genelec 8030A speakers for stereo monitoring.
One video editing suite equipped with an Apple Final Cut Pro system
has a pair of Genelec 8020A speakers. In addition, the facility’s
two new graphics suites, equipped with Final Cut Studio2, utilize Genelec
8020A Active Monitors.
Marshall Graphics Systems and M/BITS collaborated closely
on various design aspects of this complex new facility, which took over
six months to construct and equip. When it came to choosing monitoring
for TNAtv, they agreed on Genelec. “Considering the caliber of
technology used here and the fact that it is high-definition from end
to end, it needed monitoring that was commensurate with that degree
of operation,” explains Ray Comfort, Manager of Systems Integration
and Technical Operations for M/BITS. “That dictated the quality
that the monitoring had to achieve, and only Genelecs could touch that.”
Kurt Howell, General Manager of Marshall Graphics Systems’
Pro Audio Division, added, “By using Genelecs, the facility is
assured of consistently good sound from suite to suite, room to room.
They are simply great monitors.” Prior to joining Marshall Graphics
Systems, Kurt was the Product Specialist for the Southeast Division
for Digidesign, manufacturer of Pro Tools.
J. Seeman, Audio Producer at TNAtv, agrees completely,
citing the monitors’ incredible clarity that enables him to identify
any minute problem area, such as a room noise in the background of a
scene. “If the monitors don’t let you pick it out, you’ll
never know where a specific problem is coming from, and you’ll
never be able to get rid of it,” he explains. “On the Genelecs,
you can hear everything.” Coincidentally, Seeman used to work
at Digital Audio Post, the facility in Nashville where TNA Wrestling
had done its post-production work before opening its own studios, and
where he had also done their work on Genelec monitors. As a result,
he says, “Everything sounds exactly the way I expect it to, and
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Genelec, the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology,
is celebrating 30 years of designing and manufacturing active loudspeakers
for true and accurate sound reproduction. Genelec is credited with promoting
the concept of active transducer technology, which many manufacturers
are just now incorporating into their products. Since its inception
in 1978, Genelec has concentrated its efforts and resources into creating
active monitors with unparalleled sonic integrity. The result is an
active speaker system that has earned global acclaim for its accurate
imaging, extremely high acoustic output from small enclosures, true
high-fidelity with low distortion, and deep, rich bass.
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—For more information on the complete range of Genelec Active
Monitoring Systems, contact: Genelec Inc., 7 Tech Circle, Natick, MA
01760. Tel: (508) 652-0900; Fax: (508) 652-0909;