Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School in Nashville, Tennessee partnered with the Nashville Chapter of the Recording Academy Producers and Engineers (P&E) Wing in late 2012, to build a recording studio. The new studio is equipped with Harman Professional’s newest JBL studio monitors, AKG headphones and microphones, Lexicon effects, and Crown amplifiers.
“Music education is so important to The Recording Academy, so when we were approached with the idea of Pearl-Cohn’s studio, we were proud to help in the development, contacting key associates in the music world to construct the first-of-its-kind high school facility,” says Susan Stewart, south regional director, The Recording Academy. “The studio became a reality with the help of the generous manufacturers and the community, who bonded together to provide students the hands-on environment they deserve to excel in the music industry.”
The commissioning of the studio at Pearl-Cohn marks the first installation of the JBL M2 Master Reference Monitors powered by two Crown iTech 5000 HD power amplifiers. The M2, JBL’s flagship main monitor system, leverages seven patented technologies, JBL’s next generation transducers, and its new Image Control Waveguide.
The control room also includes a 5.1 JBL LSR6300 system, while edit rooms are equipped with JBL LSR4300 studio monitor systems. AKG microphones and headphones include K271MKII and K240MKII headphones, D12 VR drum microphone, C214s, a C414 matched stereo set, and three C451B condensers. Lexicon’s PCM96 Parallel Stereo and Surround Sound Reverb/effect processor was installed. Pearl-Cohn also installed three complete Lexicon plug-in packages.
“With a student-run record label, a state of the art studio, and the support of music industry veterans, the stage is set at Pearl-Cohn for emerging talent to make their mark in the music world. The future of the industry lies within these kids. We are proud to partner with The Recording Academy in support of this project,” stated Mark Ureda, vice president, strategy and technology, Harman Professional.