|Producer Steve Levine Mixes Patch William On JBL LSR6300 Studio Monitors At
British Grove Studios
NORTHRIDGE, California – Harman Automotive produced a special event showcasing Harman’s heritage as a
supplier of leading-edge audio equipment used in world-class audio production facilities. To demonstrate this,
GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Steve Levine recorded young band Patch William at Mark Knopfler’s British
Grove Studios in London, employing leading-edge equipment from Harman Professional. Using JBL LSR6300
Series studio monitors, Lexicon PCM96 Surround effects processor and a range of AKG microphones, Levine
recorded an original track in 5.1 surround format and played the mixed track for guests in a Range Rover equipped
with a stunning Harman Kardon Logic 7 HD system.
Levine is famous for producing all of Culture Club’s greatest hits and albums by The Clash, The Beach Boys,
Motorhead, Ziggy Marley, Gary Moore and China Crisis. In addition, Levine is currently the chair of the Music
Working with Patch William, Levine produced a 5.1 mix using JBL LSR6300 Series studio monitors and the mix
translated perfectly to the Harman Kardon Logic 7 HD system in the Range Rover.
“The band and I really enjoyed using the JBL LSR monitors on the Harman 5.1 sessions,” Levine said. “I think
everyone agreed the mixes translated very well from the control room to the Logic system in the Range Rover. As a
young engineer in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, I had a lot of experience with JBL’s famous 4311 speakers. It
brought back fond memories as the LSR6300’s sounded just as fresh and punchy as I remember.”
“JBL designed the LSR6300 Series to help engineers create mixes
that sound excellent in any environment, from a high-end recording
studio to the cabin of a luxury automobile,” said Peter Chaikin,
Director of Marketing, Recording & Broadcast, JBL Professional.
“The event at British Grove demonstrated Harman’s unique ability to
provide not only a superb listening experience in a car, but also the
precision and quality to meet demanding requirements in
professional music recording control rooms.”
The JBL LSR6300 Series monitors incorporate patented dual-drive
transducers, capable of delivering flat response at all listening levels
and very high SPL. Using Linear Spatial Reference design criteria,
JBL takes 70 measurements, 360 degrees around the speaker
providing 1200 times the data of a single on-axis measurement.
Using this data, JBL designs critical components to deliver very
neutral response in a broad range of acoustic conditions.
For more information on JBL LSR studio monitors, please visit
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment
solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands including
AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by
audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where
they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and
infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 11,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia,
and reported sales of $3.2 billion for the last twelve months ended March 31, 2010. The Company’s shares are
traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.