Classical Producer and Editor Simon KilnChooses ADAM S2V Studio MonitorsADAM Users
Simon Kiln is an award-winning classical producer and editor based in London, UK.
Before setting up his own music production company called SIMONKILNMUSIC in 2018, Simon Kiln had been with the famous Abbey Road Studios for 25 years. His references and discography include renowned and critically acclaimed projects like the Planet Earth and Lord Of The Rings trilogy soundtracks, Vivaldi’s 4 Seasons with Violinist James Ehnes and Faure’s Requiem with Gerald Finley as well as many recordings with the Choir of Kings College Cambridge. For his new company, Simon chose the ADAM S2V nearfield monitors to accompany him on countless recording sessions, be it in different studios as well as recording venues for classical music all over the world.
“I chose the ADAM S2V monitors for location recordings for my new production company. […] I trust the detail that they give me.”
“I chose the ADAM S2V monitors for location recordings for my new production company. They are small, fitting in a single flight case, which can be easily carried or wheeled into venues – usually concert halls or churches or transported by air, if required,” says Simon Kiln. “I have also taken to using them as nearfield monitors when I am working in other studios because I trust the detail that they give me.”
“Critically, despite their size, they sound like big speakers and many artists I have worked with have commented on how good they sound – clear and transparent with excellent imaging and depth. I also enjoy their user setting EQ feature which means that I can compensate for non-ideal listening environments.”
“During my time at Abbey Road Studios, I have explored and got used to the very best in sound and sound reproduction and it is very important to me that I not only maintain that standard but also always look to improve. The S2Vs are as important to me as my favourite microphones in realising the sound of recordings!”
“During my time at Abbey Road Studios, I have explored and got used to the very best in sound and sound reproduction and it is very important to me that I not only maintain that standard but also always look to improve.”
His current work includes several chamber music recordings (Liszt Songs – Allan Clayton, Bridge Cello Sonata – Natalie Clein), orchestral recordings (LPO, Academy of St Martin in the Fields) and with the Band of the Coldstream Guards under Major Simon Haw. Other recent projects include Beethoven Violin Concerto (Ehnes/RLPO/Manze) – honored with the Juno Award 2018, Complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas (Ehnes/Armstrong) also honored with the Juno Award 2018, Bernstein Chicester Psalms (Kings College Choir/Britten Sinfonia/Cleobury), Giordano Andrea Chenier (Kaufmann, Westbroek, ROH, Pappano), Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor (Damrau, Castronovo, ROH, Oren).