Swiss producer and engineer Leos Gerteis has upgraded the monitoring at his Zurich-based studios, NJP (New Jungle Productions), with a pair of PMC’s MB3 XBD-A monitors.
Gerteis, an avid PMC fan, made the decision to equip his main Studio A with the monitors, which were launched earlier this year at NAMM.
These operate in a surround configuration with a PMC IB2S speaker for the centre channel, AML-2 active two-way monitors for surround and an XB2 sub for the .1/LFE channel.
Gerteis founded NJP in 1988 and now has two Pro Tools-equipped studios and a video editing suite in Zurich Kusnacht, plus a third Pro Tools studio in Zurich that is mainly used for recording sessions. NJP Studios specialises in voice recordings, music production, composing, sound design and surround mixing for TV, radio and cinema commercials.
“We decided to update our previous PMC system because the new MB3 monitors offered even better sound quality,” explained Gerteis. “PMC’s Swiss distributor MGM Audio arranged for us to borrow a demo pair so that we could set them up in our studio and compare the sound directly with our existing IB2S-XBD-A monitors. We noticed a difference in the low frequencies and the stereo image and this was why we decided to invest in the new MB3 XBD-A monitors. These monitors are perfect for mixing and mastering and we also use them for cinema mixes. We are getting much better results than before, especially in the LFE (low) frequencies because of greater sound pressure.”
NJP’s second studio at Zurich Kusnacht is equipped with a pair of PMC IB2S monitors with Bryston amplification, while its third studio in Zurich has IB2S-A monitors (front and centre) and wafer2-iw for surrounds.
Gerteis added that upgrading the main monitors in Studio A has made a big difference to NJP. “It’s much more fun to work in there now,” he said. “The audio quality is brilliant. I don’t have any further upgrade plans, but only because PMC’s BB6 monitors are too big for our studio!”