Mix engineer Pascal Pahl on why Kali Audio studio monitors were the only choice when he set up a Dolby Atmos rig in his studio

Being a pro audio engineer requires you to keep learning. You might think that, once they’ve learned the skills required, engineers can then simply get on with the job, but technology keeps changing, and even the most highly-respected professionals need to be able to change with it.

This is certainly the view of mixing and live sound engineer Pascal Pahl, who for the past 18 months has been working towards creating a Dolby Atmos rig in his studio. This immersive format is the buzziest new tech in the industry right now, and seen by many (including Apple) as the future of music consumption.

Pahl’s Dolby Atmos journey quickly led him to studio monitor specialist Kali Audio. He was looking to create a Dolby Atmos setup that was convenient, affordable and not too difficult to set up, and as he began his research and heard from other engineers and producers, Kali Audio’s name kept coming up.

As a result, his immersive 7.1.4 speaker setup contains both the company’s LP-8 and LP-6 monitors, the latter being used for the height and side channels. It’s a rig that Pascal is extremely happy with, and in the video interview above, you can find out why.

Pascal also discusses how he got started in the industry - his passion for audio engineering began when he started playing with an 8-track recorder when he was in the fourth grade - and explains why it’s important to work across multiple disciplines in the audio industry. His current live sound project in Ukraine demonstrates his own versatility.

You can find out more about Kali Audio’s monitors on its website.