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As well as new speaker drivers (a 5” midrange and a 10” subwoofer) with high efficiency and power handling, the Trio11 Be monitor enjoys all of Focal’s very latest technologies when it comes to acoustics and electronics: TMD and NIC technologies; optimised vents that promote dynamic control and perfect bass definition; high excursion, enabling even more linearity of the subwoofer...
THOMAS “TILLE” MANN
Mix Engineer • Producer
Atlanta mix engineer and producer Thomas “Tillie” Mann is also Head Engineer for “Quality Control Music” in Atlanta and is responsible for mixing and helping to create the sound for major artist releases including Lil Yachty, Lil Baby, Quavo, and Migos. He has his own “Hit Gallery Studios” with an extensive collection of analog and digital hybrid gear featuring Focal monitors in both rooms, Twin6 and Trio11.
“ I’ve exclusively been mixing with Focal for the last 6 or 7 years. Every record that I touch from Lil Baby, to Migos, to Megan thee Stallion, any artist that I work with, I turn to Focal to get the job done, to always give me a clear representation of what I need in a record and what I need in a mix. Every time I go in the studio to work on a record with Focals it’s “wow!” I mix all of my records on Twin6 or Trio11, countless hit records.”
LIL BABY • MIGOS • LIL YACHTYQUAVO • CITY GIRLS • TOOSII • JOR’DAN ARMSTRONG
ISSA RAE / RAEDIO • NORAH JONES
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST • 2K GAMES
Composer • Producer • Sound designer
Charles Stella is an award-winning composer, producer, sound designer, and engineer located in Los Angeles. He works with recording artists like Norah Jones and Mos Def, and creates music and sound for film & TV: A&E, VH1, MTV...
“ I have been using Focal monitors exclusively for well over 10 years now and they have become an indispensable part of my everyday workflow. So when it came time to move up to a bigger monitor I was super excited to try the Trio11 Be in my new studio. They are everything I have come to rely upon with Focal monitors and then some. From the full frequency response and huge soundstage to the ingenious Focus Mode these beautiful new speakers cover all the bases for me.”
Broadcast • Recording Engineer
Ajantha Leijnse gained valuable experience early in her career with R&B group TLC and Destiny’s Child. Working at The Tracy Ullman Show led to Showtime Solutions where she now manages Grammy-winning engineers and producers.
“ I know audio and demand great monitoring. With the Focal Trio11 Be, I experience uncolored, power and accuracy in my studio. Getting these Focal monitors is the best decision I have made recently for my recording and mixing environment.”
Lifetime Grammy Acheivment Award,
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
ABC FAMILY • HBO • MTV
BET • UNIVISION • VH1
DIPLO • NIKI MINAJ • ELLIE GOULDING STEVE AOKI • SNOOP DOG
Multi Grammy Award nominated engineer and creator of the world class Studio DMI in Las Vegas, Luca Pretolesi’s work includes some of the biggest names in music across all genres and from around the globe.
“ The Focal Trio11 BE monitors are a perfect combination of midfield studio speakers, with the precision of high frequency in the upper midrange that a mastering studio requires. But, with the low end and the warmth of expensive HIFI speakers. They are extremely smooth and I’m able to work long hours with no fatigue to my ears. They are a perfect representation for modern dance music.”
Recording Artist • Mix Engineer
Mike Simon, Founder of the Music Teachers Network, is a lifelong singer and songwriter, but also has been an engineer for over 20 years, perfecting the art and science of post-production and mixing in the modern/virtual world. Mike developed his unique approach over many years and has worked with honorable and legendary engineers, like Eddie Kramer, who also co-produced Mike’s album ‘Break to the Grey’.
“ I have been using Focal speakers as my primary monitors for over 10 years. I’ve owned pretty much every line of near Focal fields. The Trio11 Be’s are by far the finest monitors that I have had the luxury to work on. The soundstage, depth, and accuracy are uncanny.”
“BREAK TO THE GREY” MIKE SIMON, PRODUCED BY EDDIE KRAMER
Producer, Engineer, Author
Rob owns and operates Catalyst Recording, Charlotte NC's oldest home studio. He's won two regional Emmy awards and has been writing and reviewing gear for Pro Audio Review and Pro Sound News magazines since 2007. Rob is multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and avid re-mixer.
“ I love mixing on my Trio11Be's because they have so much headroom, manage to cover the full frequency range without a subwoofer and they're so non-fatiguing even on long sessions.”
THE MYSTERY PLAN • YUNG YUNO
ROMAN CANDLES • EMANUEL WYNTER
Electronic Dance Music Producers
Los Angeles-based Canadian duo Loud Luxury make bright, ecstatic dance-pop with wistful lyrics, and describe their sound as "deep house with a shot of tequila.” They are Juno Award winners (“Body") and have platinum record sales around the world, millions of downloads and streams, and as DJs have performed at festivals in the US and internationally. Their music is released through the Armada Music label.
“ We have been producing with speakers from Focal for years. They've been there for us every step of our careers. We recommend it to anyone that wants to take their craft to the next level no matter the experience.”
AWARDS: 2019 JUNO Award
Dance Recording of the Year “Body”
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