NATICK, MA — Genelec, the leader in active monitoring technology for nearly 40 years, recently held a special event on Thursday, August 24, 2017, at Westlake Pro in North Hollywood, CA. Presented in association with Westlake Pro and part of the latter’s proSESSIONS series, the event featured GRAMMY® Award-winning producer/engineer Josh Wilbur (Papa Roach, Megadeth, Korn, Demi Lovato, others), who discussed his mixing techniques and demo’ed Genelec’s new “The Ones” series of Compact Coaxial Active Monitors. The event was standing-room-only and was live-streamed worldwide.
The evening’s program began with remarks from Dean Palya, Westlake Pro Director of Marketing, who welcomed the crowd and introduced Genelec’s Steffenee Copley (Western Region – Sales) and Paul Stewart (Eastern Territory Sales Manager), who thanked Westlake Pro for co-hosting and gave a teaser for the demo of The Ones that attendees would soon fully experience. They then introduced Wilbur, who took the show from there.
As a highly versatile producer / engineer, Josh Wilbur has worked on some of the most popular albums in pop and rock over the last decade. From P!nk to Korn, Josh's incredibly diverse resume has earned him a GRAMMY and multiple nominations. At this event, Wilbur shared his workflows, processes and career highlights, as well as insights into his mixing techniques and why he chooses Genelec monitors. To demo Genelec’s The Ones and Genelec 1234 Smart Active Monitors, Wilbur deconstructed his mix on a few tracks (including the recently-released “Beneath the Riverbed” from Sons of Texas and “The Sin and the Sentence” from Trivium, as well as an exclusive preview from a yet-to-be-released track from an upcoming project). A Q&A session followed, with questions sourced from both the crowd and the live stream.
All visitors were entered in a drawing to win a pair of Genelec 8010A Studio Monitors, which were awarded to one lucky attendee.
Wilbur remarked, “It was a fun night listening and talking about music. Genelec speakers provided a highly accurate and pleasant listening environment. When I think back on my career, I’ve been lucky to get work across many genres; the only consistent thing, in a way, has been Genelecs, which always make my listening environment so much better.”
Photo caption: Pictured L-R: Paul Stewart, Genelec Inc. Eastern Territory Sales Manager; Joe Taupier, President, Westlake Pro; Josh Wilbur, GRAMMY® Award-winning producer/engineer; Steffenee Copley, Genelec Inc. Western Region – Sales; and George Adjieff, CEO, Westlake Pro, pictured on Thursday, August 24, 2017, at Westlake Pro in North Hollywood, CA. Photo by Jukka Montonen. © 2017.