Composer Samuel Laflamme on PMC IB2S-A monitors: ‘I love the low end and the depth of the imagery’

Canadian producer and composer Samuel Laflamme has invested in a pair of PMC IB2S-A for his studio.

Laflamme’s PMC speakers were supplied by the company’s Canadian distributor Systemes Guinois, and now that they are installed they are enabling him to extend studio sessions because they are so non-fatiguing.

Based in Montreal, Laflamme studied Tape Music composition at the University of Montreal, and this introduced him to electronic Avant-Garde music. While still at university, he rented a small studio in a post production facility and soon landed his first commission to score a television documentary.

He has subsequently scored numerous television shows, documentaries, video games and ad spots across multitude genres, including the music for the critically acclaimed survival horror-games Outlast and Outlast 2.

Said Laflamme: “I was introduced to PMC by James Duhamel, my studio facility partner, who owns a pair of IB1 monitors. Hearing his monitors convinced me to try PMC. Previously my main monitors were modified Altec 604s and I loved the mids I got from them, but they lacked detail. 

"They did an awesome job for the composition part of my work but when it came to production, I needed more detail in the audio imagery and wanted to know how my ideas would translate to the real world.

“I trust them and I have a lot of fun listening to them. When I produce electronic textures, it is easy to know what is and isn’t working and to understand how the timbres are blending together – or not. Everything is really clear. I love the low end and the depth of the imagery, and I also really liked the digital remote volume control. With this, I can get rid of my monitoring system because I trust the DA converter in the IB2S-A so I output directly from Pro Tools in AES-EBU digital signal, which is really convenient.”