Sign Sound StudioOn Course for Success with ADAM S2V MonitorsADAM Users
Tokyo-based Sign Sound is a full-service music production and recording studio serving a wide range of genres and media, including traditional band recording, creating computer game soundtracks and everything in between.
Its CEO is Hiroyuki Hara, one of a team of key creatives that help set Sign Sound on path for lasting success in Japan’s highly competitive music and media production industry. In a recent interview with ADAM Audio, Hara-San detailed his reasons for selecting ADAM Audio’s S2V monitor both for permanent installation at Sign Sound and as a mobile solution for his recording gigs working elsewhere. “The S2V met all my requirements for the perfect studio monitor”, Hara-San explains. “Like a clear sound without distortion, and they bring out the smallest changes that I make. I do a lot of rock music and soundtrack projects, so maintaining the dynamics of acoustic instruments is very important.”
“The S2V met all my requirements for the perfect studio monitor.”
Hara-San also leverages the speaker’s onboard DSP, citing two crucial applications. The monitors at Sign Sound can be adjusted to suit the taste of any engineer using the space, he told us. But he can also create DSP presets for other studios when he mixes there, saving valuable time.
Despite for all the artistry and creativity involved in Sign Studio’s line of business, time is still money. These days, production schedules are often compressed to save both. Being able to make mix decisions quickly is proving vital to both engineers and clients. “Both my clients and me are making decisions much quicker than before. I think the S2Vs have less character than my previous monitor, enabling us to check the sound in a more natural way.”
“For that purpose, we believe that a monitor with a wide sweet spot and plenty of power is necessary. My S2V do an excellent job of providing sufficient power and response in large control rooms.”
Excellent client relationships have been key to Sign Sound’s success thus far, too. Hara-San’s philosophy is that the customer and the engineer should share the same sound experience. “For that purpose, we believe that a monitor with a wide sweet spot and plenty of power is necessary. My S2Vs do an excellent job of providing sufficient power and response in large control rooms.”
Find out more about Sign Sound on their website (Japanese only).