A Ticket to Ride with Genelec on board the European Lennon Bus

Genelec is pleased to announce its continued commitment and support for the not-for-profit John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Foundation. A brand new European tour bus was recently unveiled by Yoko Ono Lennon at a ceremony in Liverpool, and like its USA-based sister bus, its two state-of-the-art mobile studios are outfitted with Genelec active monitors. 

Following huge success in the USA, the Lennon Bus concept has now been rolled out to Europe where it will provide kids and students across the continent with hands-on digital media production experience. Built on a rugged Mercedes-Benz 12-metre-long chassis, the bus also features a roof top terrace and ‘pop outs’ that offer expansion into exterior space when stationary. Like the North American Lennon Bus, the European counterpart has two digital recording studios plus an acoustic isolation room. Genelec joins a raft of other sponsors including Apple, Sony, Avid and Roland in providing state of the art recording and audio visual equipment for the bus. Jeff Sobel, Chief Engineer and designer of the mobile studios is delighted to have Genelec monitors as part of the set-up:

“Naturally, we are very pleased to have Genelec monitors on the Lennon Bus as they are the standard by which all studio monitors are judged by. What is great about this project is that the kids and students are learning on the very best equipment from the start. I’m sure that this will instill a passion for hearing the details and finesse of all their recordings that Genelec monitors provide.”

Each of the two studios on the bus has a complete 5.1 surround system comprised of five 8240As and a 7260A subwoofer. Available in the UK from London-based Source Distribution, the 8240A is a bi-amplified DSP two-way loudspeaker monitoring monitor that delivers a level of accuracy without equal. This performance, which is comparable to much larger systems, is ideal in applications (such as the Lennon Bus) where a wide frequency response is needed but space is limited. Two AD9200A analogue to digital convertors combine with the 7200 Series DSP subwoofers to reach the full potential of the onboard DSP monitoring system. In addition to the interior monitoring systems, students can also make use of two larger 8050As complete with IsoPod™ floor stands for outdoor monitoring and performance.

In June 2013 the Lennon Bus Europe will be at the Yoko Ono Lennon-curated Meltdown Festival at the Southbank Centre in London. Acts featured include the Plastic Ono Band, Siouxsie Sioux, Boy George, Marianne Faithfull and Iggy and the Stooges. The UK & European tour schedule and interactive map can be found at www.lennonbus.org.




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About the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a non-profit state-of-the-art mobile pro audio and HD video recording facility that provides hands-on experiences for students of all ages. After 16 years of touring the US (taking in sites including SXSW, Coachella, CMJ and many more) the new Lennon Bus for Europe features the latest audio and video technology, gear and products. The Bus will travel across the UK and Europe year-round, providing free tours and workshops at schools, retailers, festivals, on tours with headlining artists, and at major industry conferences. Lennon Bus Europe is supported by the generosity of sponsors including Apple, Montblanc, Sony, Avid, True Religion, Neutrik, Thomann, Gibson Guitars, Epiphone, Baker & McKenzie, Genelec, NewTek, TodoCast by Globecomm, Vox Amps, Mobile Roadie, Audio-Technica, Roland, JamHub, SSL, Sonicbids, Genelec, Litepanels, Manfrotto, Clear-Com, AJA, Anton/Bauer, Copperpeace, Applied Acoustics Systems, McDSP, Native Instruments, IK Multimedia, Noise Industries, iZotope, Slingerland Drums, and Mad Mimi.

About Genelec

Since the founding of Genelec in 1978, professional audio monitoring has been at the core of the business. An unrivalled commitment to research and development has resulted in a number of industry firsts and established Genelec as the industry leader in active monitors. Over 30 years later Genelec monitoring products remain true to the original philosophy, offering reliability, neutral sound reproduction regardless of size, as well as the ability to adapt frequency response to the listening environment. Genelec clients receive paramount support in all aspects of the field, from acoustical advice and calibration services to technical service and long product life span. Buying a Genelec product is the soundest investment in audio monitoring.