Mansion Sound, located in Branson, Missouri, is a state-of-the-art multimillion-dollar custom designed studio complex created specifically for audio production in music, film, television and post-production. Both studio “A” and “B” feature an all-Genelec 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos® immersive-sound system that was specified by Danny Stone, Mansion Sound Chief Engineer, and sourced through Danny Watson at Ozark Pro Audio Video.
Specifically, studio “A” has the most powerful Genelec Dolby Atmos system in the United States to date and includes a horizontal array consisting of seven soffit-mounted 1234A Smart Active Monitors™ for L-C-R and surrounds, four 8351B monitors above the mix position acting as the overhead array, and two 7382A subwoofers handling bass management as well as the LFE, along with two Genelec 9301A AES/EBU Multichannel Interfaces. Source material is provided to the Genelecs via the largest and most powerful Solid State Logic Duality Fuse 96-channel SuperAnalogue mixing console ever built. Studio “B” is based around Genelec’s “The Ones” Smart Active Monitor family and features seven 8351B monitors for the L-C-R and surrounds, four 8341A monitors for the overhead array, and two 7380A subwoofers handling bass management and the LFE, along with two Genelec 9301A AES/EBU Multichannel Interfaces. Studio “B” also has a Solid State Logic System T S500 48 fader-256 channel immersive mixing console.
On top of their Genelec immersive sound-systems in studio “A” and “B,” Mansion Sound also has other Genelec speakers in the complex. “In addition to our immersive rooms we have a pair of 1039As and two pairs of 8050As,” commented Stone. “I personally have two pairs of 1030As, and we still have three 1031As. You can’t go anywhere in the Mansion and not see a Genelec speaker.”
The inaugural project at Mansion Sound was An Ozark Mountain Symphony: A Musical Celebration, an hour-long special featuring The Springfield Symphony Orchestra and a galaxy of Disney, Broadway, gospel and country music stars. Filmed live in concert at the Mansion Theatre For The Performing Arts, it was recorded and mixed at Mansion Sound by multiple GRAMMY®, Latin GRAMMY and Emmy® winning producer, mixer and engineer Dave Reitzas and will premiere on PBS nationwide later this year and in 2023.
Commenting on working at Mansion Sound, Dave Reitzas stated, “It was an amazing feeling to be working in a studio in Branson, Missouri that rivals some of the best studios I work at in L.A. The staff and the equipment are outstanding! And to be in a room surrounded with Genelec speakers makes me feel right at home as I have been a longtime user for the past 28 years."
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