Hyoung Woo Roh is a Korean composer who started his career back in 2000. His main focus is on composing soundtracks for Korean movies, TV series and even video games. As music director for various genres of film and TV series he represents Leading Tone, one of the most renown group of music directors in Korea.
Roh had been testing different studio monitors for some time to try to find the ones that met his needs best: They had to be powerful in every frequency range with a very natural and transparent sound reproduction. His quest came to an end when he found the perfect setup in the form of a pair of SC305s coupled with two TS108s. At first he wasn't too sure about the use of a subwoofer, but once he tried the SC305s with the subwoofers there was no turning back – the 2.2 EVE Audio system was the way to go.
"To me the 2.2 system with the SC305s and TS108s is the most perfect monitoring system and definitely my favorite," asserts Roh, before adding: "They are the perfect choice, also when space is limited and/or the room is not perfectly acoustically treated."
The 2.2 system is very helpful especially when composing orchestral music: "The system offers a wider stereo image that helps me position the instruments properly and easily. Their flatness never fatigues my ears, and their moderately powerful punch helps me check sounds accurately and within a very reasonable time."
With regard to the subwoofers added to the system he comments: "I started with one TS108 only. However, while working on several and especially widely scaled music (such as musical programs for film and TV dramas) I understood the advantages of a 2.2 system. For example, there is a big difference between stereo-monitoring and mono-monitoring of sources under 120Hz frequency. For stereo monitoring on 8" woofers or smaller, I often used to rely on my personal sense. But with two subs in the 2.2 system I can effectively and properly monitor low frequencies (40~120Hz) for the most correct results."
Recently Roh worked on the entire music for the Korean TV series "Marriage Contract," broadcast by MBC, one of the three biggest broadcast networks in Korea. "This 2.2 system always makes me feel safe when monitoring my music for the series. I know I can count on my EVEs and trust them fully. Big thanks to EVE Audio – and, I promise I'll keep on working on music!"
For Hyoung Woo Roh's discography (in Korean), please click here.