After three years of R&D behind firmly-closed drapes at Focal HQ, the JMLab team have finally announced an whole new range of active studio monitoring speakers featuring their most innovative technology to date, and promises a truly critical and articulated listening experience.
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Posted on May 5, 2017 by Matt Park
Posted on July 4, 2014 by Dan The Man
From left to right: Garry Robson, Gary Numan and Matt Jessup
So, who was there for Gary Numan's recent gig at the O2 Academy Bournemouth? Those who missed out on tickets will be kicking themselves, because Gary absolutely rocked the place, playing plenty of his brilliant new material, as well as dropping a few classics!
How do we know?! Because we were there, with live demos and an unmissable competition!
This post was posted in Community & Services, Computer Music, General News, Keyboards & Synths, Recording and was tagged with focal, focal sm9, gary numan, Korg, korg kingkorg, matt jessup, Novation, novation mininova, o2 academy bournemouth, roland, roland system-1
Posted on December 23, 2013 by Joe Stachowiak
As part of our 10th anniversary celebrations, we've been giving away a selection of fantastic prizes every Monday before Christmas. As it's now the 23rd, we've reached our final set of giveaways, so good luck to all those who entered. Our final set of giveaways has been our biggest yet, so take a deep breathe and read on to find out if you are one of our lucky winners. Good luck!
Although the end of the year will bring an end to our 10th anniversary celebrations, if you want to find out more about how we celebrated and the prizes and gifts we gave away, please CLICK HERE.
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Posted on July 4, 2013 by Joe Stachowiak
With more and more manufacturers entering the three-way speaker market, we thought that we'd write an article to bring you up to speed with these relatively misunderstood studio fixtures. What are the advantages of using a three-way speaker design? How do they differ from traditional speakers? We'll also look at some example three-way speakers on the current market so that hopefully by the time you've read this article, you'll be a mini-expert on the three-way phenomenon!
'TWO WAY' vs 'THREE-WAY' - WHAT DOES IT EVEN MEAN?
If you've ever looked at a two-way speaker side-by-side with a three-way speaker then you've probably already worked out the difference between them. In fact, you may have even worked it out from the names! A traditional two-way speaker is comprised of two drivers (which usually look like a shallow, indented circular cone with a small circular protruding dome in the middle), whereas a three-way speaker... (you guessed it!)... features three of these drivers.
This post was posted in Blog entries, Computer Music, General News, In-Depth Reviews, Product News, Recording and was tagged with adam, adam a5x, adam a77x, adam a7x, eve sc305, eve sc307, event 2030, event opal, focal, focal cms 40, focal cms 50, focal sm9, focal twin 6 be, fostex, fostex pm641, fostex pm841, krk, krk rp10-3, krk rp8, three-way monitor
Posted on October 10, 2012 by Joe Stachowiak
Trust me, Focal monitors sound great - I opted for a pair of CMS65s in my home studio! Don't miss out on this fantastic offer!
This post was posted in Computer Music, General News, Offers, Recording and was tagged with acoustic treatment, active monitors, cms65, focal, solo 6 be, studio monitors, twin 6 be, universal acoustics
Posted on September 19, 2012 by Joe Stachowiak
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Posted on August 7, 2012 by Joe Stachowiak
Posted on July 4, 2012 by Joe Stachowiak
For the rest of the year, anyone purchasing any speaker or sub from Focal's CMS range is entitled to a FREE recording or mixing tutorial courtesy of puremix.net. Learn how to professionally record drums, vocals, guitar, etc, and learn how to mix for a variety of different genres!
Posted on April 4, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak
These award-winning monitors have been designed to deliver great sound in the professional environment or the home studio. Meet the Focal CMS series…
Here in the Absolute Music studios we love a bit of French chic, and that’s what we get every time we install a new set of Focals. Ideal for any level of music-making, the CMS series are first choice and here’s why…
Posted on January 12, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak
The Focal SM9 3-Way active studio monitor is one of the strangest looking speakers I’ve ever seen! Unfortunately, they aren’t expected to be released until around March 2011, so I won’t be able to get my hands on them to take a listen just yet! Until then though, it is certainly worth doing a little digging around to discover what we should be expecting from these odd looking boxes!