British speaker manufacturer PMC helped to recreate a fully functioning replica of the famous Capitol Studios in the Hi-Res Audio Pavilion at the recent CES show in Las Vegas.
The 200 square foot studio, with a control room equipped with the PMC IB2S XBD-A active studio monitor system, aimed to expose visitors to the workings of a real studio and the benefits of high-res audio.
Capitol Studios is owned by the world’s largest record company, Universal Music, and is located in the Capitol records Tower just off Hollywood Boulevard.
The recreation of the studio was organised by The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG).
A number of mastering engineers, who have worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry, were on hand to demonstrate the benefits of high-res audio. These included Gavin Lurssen (Steven Tyler and Alison Krauss), Eric Boulanger (Green Day and Rufus Wainwright), Mick Guzauski (Daft Punk and Jamiroquai), Al Schmitt (Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney and Diana Krall), Bruce Botnik and Jac Holzman (The Doors) and Steve Berkowitz (Miles Davis, Johnny Cash and Leonard Cohen).
PMC founder Peter Thomas said: “The aim of the initiative was to come up with a studio-quality experience and bring it to the new generation of fans, demonstrating just how good high-res audio is. Our monitors have been faithfully serving the top engineers and producers who work at Capitol Studios, providing them with an insight into the heart of the music they are creating. Bringing this experience to CES was a masterstroke by the DEG and a fantastic opportunity for PMC to show why our speakers are chosen by the leading lights in music production.”
Maureen Droney, managing director of The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing, which works with the DEG, added: “These professionals aspire to make recordings to impact emotions.”