Wiktorów Studio, a new recording facility near the Kampinos National Park in Poland, has installed PMC IB2S monitors in its main control room, citing power and clarity as the main reasons for choosing them.
Based in the small village of Wiktorów, the studio opened its doors three months ago, and is already attracting a wide variety of projects from traditional music recording through to sound design for computer games, voiceover recording and post production for movies.
Studio owner Jacek Kopański and producer/engineer Patrick Multan built the facility for the ground up and were therefore able to specify what they wanted in terms of equipment and acoustics.
“As we were starting from zero, we had the opportunity to plan everything exactly how we wanted it – from the general layout of the room to the equipment in it,” says Patrick Multan. “Our control room was always planned as a top end facility, so everything in the chain had to be of the best quality. This includes the electrics and wiring, the converters, the amps and the speakers.”
With help from Robert Fijałkowski, head of Polish distributor MJ AUDIO LAB, Kopański and Multan demoed a variety of speaker systems before choosing PMC IB2S monitors.
“We chose them because they had the power and clarity we needed,” Multan says. “These speakers sound just how we want them to sound – very clear at the bottom end, even without a subwoofer, and very precise in the mid-range. They are also easy to listen to and not at all tiring – to the extent that I sometimes stay mixing for much longer than I had planned. I can also do so much more because I can hear all the little tweaks. The more I mix with them, the more confident I feel. It's not easy to work when you hear every little detail but it does force you to listen to what is actually happening with the sound.”
MJ AUDIO LAB’s Robert Fijałkowski also assisted with the acoustic measurement of the control room and supplied Vicoustic panels to ensure a great sound.
“Robert’s help was invaluable,” Multan says. “I knew he would be the best man for the job because he is very knowledgeable and has often advised me about equipment. This time he also came up with some really cool ideas for the studio that we were happy to incorporate.”
Since opening, Wiktorów Studios has put its IB2S system through its paces on many different projects.
“Our PMCs are used as the main control room monitors. We use them for everything including tracking, mixing, post production and sound design,” Multan says. “But sometimes we just relax and listen to some good records.”