PRO AUDIO: Blue West goes 'Red Hot' withAPI 2448 Console
PRO AUDIO: Wunder Audio news
PRO AUDIO: La Resistance adds API 2448 console to demo facility
PRO AUDIO: Slate Audio presents the VSX modeling headphone system
PRO AUDIO: Parcheesi Recording Studio makes winning move with API
PRO AUDIO: Eventide presents its new Blackhole pedal
PRO AUDIO: The Golden Age premier GA-800G has been reviewed in MusicTech
PRO AUDIO: Dillon's Garage shifts gears withAPI Legacy AXS console
PRO AUDIO: First API Legacy AXS analogue recording and mixing consolein Australia supplied for new Hedberg Building at UTas
PRO AUDIO: Get the Virtual recorsing Studio at a campaign price
PRO AUDIO: Slate Digital campaign on the VRS-8
PRO AUDIO: API Reissues Legendary 312 Mic Pre
PRO AUDIO: Eventide H9000 videos
PRO AUDIO: Burl Audio update
PRO AUDIO: Burl Newsletter
PRO AUDIO: Chandler Limited Newsletter
PRO AUDIO: Buzz Raley Whistles an API Tune
PRO AUDIO: API Consoles and the Revival of Macon Georgia's Capricorn Studios
PRO AUDIO: API enhances the legend of Nashville’s Sound Emporium Studios
PRO AUDIO: API makes a dream come true for June Audio
PRO AUDIO: The Studios at Linden Oaks Commissions 32 Channel API 2448 Console
PRO AUDIO: Capricorn Sound Studios Orders API 2448
PRO AUDIO: New 50th Anniversary Products from API
PRO AUDIO: Retro Instruments presents the 500PRE
PRO AUDIO: API 2448 Console Commissioned for Wire & Vice Studio
PRO AUDIO: One Year Later: Kent State University at Stark’s API Vision Console
PRO AUDIO: Following Up With Made In Memphis Entertainment
PRO AUDIO: Sound Emporium Studios Purchases Second API Console
PRO AUDIO: News from Slate Digital
PRO AUDIO: Eventide news
PRO AUDIO: Check out this nice interview with a api 2448 user
PRO AUDIO: 'Now It Sounds Like A Record': Sockit Studio's API 1608-II
PRO AUDIO: Catching Up with Wire Road Studios and their API Legacy AXS Console
PMC Speakers:Once again we have teamed up with award-winning DJ Afrojack
PRO AUDIO: We can now demo the Api 2448.
PRO AUDIO: The Kray Twinz choose PMC
PRO AUDIO: API 2448 Console Installed at Pinch Recording
PRO AUDIO: API Legacy AXS Console Sold to Poland's Tall Pine Records
PRO AUDIO: Api 2448 TapeOp review
PRO AUDIO: API 1608-II Console Installed at Red Barn Studio
PRO AUDIO: Fenix Studios Install QB1 XBD-A
PRO AUDIO: API 2448 Makes European Debut at Musikmesse Frankfurt
PRO AUDIO: API Releases THE BOX Console with an Updated Feature Set
PRO AUDIO API 1608-II Console Commissioned for RPM Music Group
PRO AUDIO: API 1608-II Console the Choice for Five Towns College
PRO AUDIO & HIFI: Check out the latest PMC news
PRO AUDIO: Slate presents the Raven MTZ
PRO AUDIO: One Year Later: API Legacy AXS Console Sold by AVN Systems
PRO AUDIO:Check out this interesting Cenzo Townshend Studio Tour video. I was happy to see three Golden Age products featured in the beginning of the video!
PRO AUDIO: API Legacy AXS Console Installed at Oktaven Audio
PRO AUDIO: Steven Slate Drums SSD5
PRO AUDIO: PMC and AFROJACK presents the Global Remix Battle I
PRO AUDIO. Chandler Limited presents the TG Microphone
PRO AUDIO: api presents the 1608 MKII
PRO AUDIO: api presents the 2448
PRO AUDIO: Check out the story about Mäag Audio´s Air Band EQ.
PRO AUDIO: Slate VRS-8 börjar levereras nu!
PRO AUDIO: Check out the new Mäag Audio website
PRO AUDIO: Stevel Slate presents the ML-1 Vintage Edition
PRO AUDIO: Check out the English translation of this great review on the Golden Age Premier PRE-73 Premier at
PRO AUDIO: reviews the Golden Age Premier PRE-73 PREMIER
PRO AUDIO: The GA-251 will start shipping early October
PRO AUDIO: API Legacy AXS Installed at Studio Tanta
PRO AUDIO: API TranZformer Serires receives the Best in Show Award
PRO AUDIO: Slate News
PRO AUDIO: API Legacy AXS Console Purchased by Oktaven Audio
PRO AUDIO: One Year Later: Strange Weather's API Legacy AXS Console
PRO AUDIO: PMC June Newsletter
PRO AUDIO: The GA-47 has been reviewed at
PRO AUDIO: Golden Age Projct Sweetwater interview
PRO AUDIO: Golden Age Project presents the COMP-3A Jr
PRO AUDIO: elysia presents the skulpter 500 preamp
PRO AUDIO: Golden Age Project EQ-81 MKII now in stock
PRO AUDIO: Golden Age Project R1 ST reviewed by MusicTech magazine
PRO AUDIO: PMC result6 news
PRO AUDIO: API Vision Console Commissioned at Kent State University at Stark
PRO AUDIO: aw Tracks To Polished Mix With Slate VMR 2.0 & RAVEN
PRO AUDIO: API Announces Second Legacy AXS Console Sale to Europe
PRO AUDIO: Mercury Recording Equipment - Studio Microphone Amplifier Demo
PRO AUDIO: The Golden Age Project COMP-2A has been reviewed by MusicTech magazine
PRO AUDIO: The Golden Age Project COMP-2A has been reviewed by Tobi Tech
PRO AUDIO: Chris lord-Alge Adds The EQ4M To His Arsenal
PRO AUDIO: Eventide announces availability of highly-anticipated H9 Control as Android App for H9 Harmonizer® Effects Processo
PRO AUDIO: Check out this new Golden Age Project COMP-3A review
PRO AUDIO: Recording drums at the Slate headquarters using the Virtual Microphone System
PRO AUDIO: News from Eventide: We’re proud to have had the DDL1745 inducted into the NAMM TEC Hall of Fame in 2018.
PRO AUDIO: Hedd Audio presents the Tower Mains
PRO AUDIO & HIFI: The PurePower+ 2000 was awarded the "Outstanding Product" title in the February 2017 issue of Hi-Fi News.
PRO AUDIO: New products
PRO AUDIO: BURL Audio is excited to announce that the highly anticipated BMB3 Dante option for the B80 and B16 MOTHERSHIPs is shipping now!
PRO AUDIO: Check our the demo video for the Bettermaker EQ542
PRO AUDIO: Major label artist drives Chandler Limited REDD Microphone for latest single, hear it now!
PRO AUDIO: Check out the Golden Age Premier GA-47 testimony by Geroge Murphy
PRO AUDIO: HEDD AUDIO Type 20 får en fin test i tidningen Monitor
PRO AUDIO: PMC December Newsletter
PRO AUDIO: Chandler Limited News

PRO AUDIO: Fenix Studios Install QB1 XBD-A   



Fenix, one of the largest and most well equipped recording studios in Scandinavia, has undergone a significant redesign to ensure that it´s new PMC QB1 XBD-A monitoring system perfectly complements its control room acoustics.

Located in Varnhem, a small Swedish village within easy reach of Gothenburg and Stockholm, Fenix is owned by musician Lars Hallbäck who opened the studio in 2010. The control room was originally designed for a 5.1 system, but when Hallbäck decided to upgrade the monitoring to PMC’s flagship QB1 XBD-A system he recognised that changes to the control room construction were needed to achieve the best sound.

“I knew the control room has some acoustic issues partly due to the fact that it was once designed for surround that we don´t do anymore and that my original monitors were not giving me the sound I wanted,” Hallbäck says, “so I investigated an alternative and that led me to PMC. I was well aware that we could not just change speakers brands but that a rebuild was necessary in order for the new speakers to perform at their full potential”

Hallbäck contacted PMC’s UK supplier SX Pro and arranged to demo a QB1 XBD-A system. SX Pro’s sales Director Dale Chapman also took him to visit Metropolis Studios in London and Westminster University, both of which have these groundbreaking monitors, and he was so impressed by their sound that he placed an order. Chapman then introduced him to Chris Walls, of Level Acoustic Design, who worked with Hallbäck to resolve the studio’s acoustic issues and prepare the control room for the installation of the QB1 XBD-A system – a re-engineered version of the QB1-A Active system, which incorporates an XBD cabinet per channel and is the largest, most powerful system PMC has ever made.

“The QB1 XBD-A system is perfect for Fenix because the transmission line design of PMC monitors allows you to hear the full frequency range of the music at all levels without losing any detail,” Hallbäck says. “Fenix has quite a large control room and it needs a monitor system with great low end. The work Chris has done has also made a lot of difference to the sound and I am really happy with the results. I am very happy with the new monitors and we have accomplished what we set out to achieve. Simply turning up the volume wasn’t the solution – I actually didn’t want just loud; I wanted clarity.” Now with the PMC´s I can mix or track and be sure of that what I´m hearing is correct and it has also helped me reduce the number of different speakers needed for a good mix or when tracking.

Fenix, which means phoenix in Swedish, is aptly named given that the studio is built on the site of a major fire that took place in 1979 and destroyed 24 residential properties. Housed in a 650m” building that was a furniture and antiques emporium before Hallbäck acquired it, Fenix has two studios, a large control room with a 72-channel SSL Duality console, an editing room and an extensive lounge. Nearby is also a guesthouse that can offer Fenix client’s residential facilities and full catering.

Fenix is run as a commercial studio and attracts a wide variety of clients. The appeal of a large studio has attracted bands that want to track in a big room with great acoustics. The last years has been mostly Progressive-Rock bands like Jon Anderson/Roine  Stolt, Flower Kings. Bands that track live and appreciate our large studio.

Fenix also provides a base for Hallbäck’s own artistic endeavours. When he is not producing and engineering, he is a songwriter and the guitarist for Crossfade, a rock-jazz project/band that has just released its third album, Carousel, which was recorded and mixed at Fenix. Two more albums Innocent days and Falling upwards are recorded with the same musicians and will be released as a trilogy.

Finally Hallbäck comments: “With the rebuilding of the studio and the PMC mains we hope that our clients , both old and new, will appreciate the precision, detail, power and depth of the sound that only the QB1 XBD-A speakers can offer.”

Golden Age Music ABWebsite map / Webbplatskarta