Pressure Cooker Studios – a music and sound design house specialising in music production for film, television and advertisements, recently moved into its new purpose-built studio facility in the centre of Cape Town. Genelec is at the heart of this new facility, supplied by local distributor, TruFi.
Designed by world-renowned studio designer Martin Pilchner of Pilchner Schoustal International Inc, the 355sqm studio space is exactly how the Pressure Cooker team had envisioned it from the outset, featuring two main control rooms which sandwich a main studio proper, a 7.1 post theatre with adjacent ADR booth, five writing rooms, an independent isolation booth, reception, lounge and common spaces.
“We wanted to make our space as comfortable, but also as technologically advanced as possible,” said James Matthes, Co-Founder and CEO of Pressure Cooker Studios. “We spend so much time here, so it definitely had to feel lived in, making it a homely but premium space.”
Helping the Pressure Cooker team achieve this feat was Genelec’s GLM software: “The GLM system is fantastic in that it assists with all the relevant calibration of any one of the monitors within the array in terms of EQ and phase alignment,” notes Neil Leachman, Final Mix Engineer at Pressure Cooker. “After the system is aligned and EQ'd I spent a small amount of time just setting up levels for the individual outputs to align properly to the recommended levels for cinema monitoring for surround and R128 compliance. But the GLM system is invaluable in the setup.”