Tina Guo Hears the Depths of Her Mixes With Newly Released ROKIT G4 White Noise Studio Monitors
LAS VEGAS – Internationally acclaimed, GRAMMY Award-nominated and BRIT Female Artist of the Year-nominated musician Tina Guo is one of the most recorded solo cellists of all time. Known for her unique genre-crossing style, Guo’s mixes can be heard on hundreds of blockbuster film, television, and game soundtracks. As a dependable mixing solution, Guo turns to KRK Systems’ ROKIT G4 White Noise eight-inch professional studio monitors. In addition to her recording projects, Guo also relies on her KRK G4s as playback monitors for her livestream concerts.
As a long-time fan of KRK Systems, Guo previously utilized the brand’s ROKIT G3 powered studio monitors.
When upgrading to the latest generation of KRK’s renowned ROKITs, Guo chose to go with the eye-catching White Noise variation. “Compared to my ROKIT G3s, the G4s are more powerful and lighter in weight,” she says. “This is extremely beneficial as I have both speakers on my standing desk, which I move up and down throughout the day. I was also immediately drawn to the cool aesthetic of these new monitors.”
While recording from home and streaming live concerts amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Guo solely relies on her project studio setup. Equipped with KRK White Noise monitors, it’s where she mixes all of her tracks. While adjusting to this work-from-home setup, the ability to seamlessly adjust EQ settings with the simple LCD interface has been extremely beneficial. “The LCD screen with visual EQ is amazing; it provides various frequency presets to adjust to the best setting for your specific playback or mix environment.”
Using her KRK White Noise monitors for playback, Guo recently completed two albums.
This includes “Winter Night: Traces in the Snow,” which will be released on Sony Masterworks. She will also release “GESICHTSSCHMELZER,” an Extreme Music (production music arm of Sony/ATV Music Publishing) album that translates to “face-melter,” as a composer with Frank Klepacki. She also recently turned to her KRKs as playback monitors. This was the case for the recording of an in-game commercial for the new “Star Citizen” video game, as well as several soundtracks. This includes “SpongeBob 3” and two upcoming Netflix films: “Hillbilly Elegy” and “A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting.” Additionally, Guo is currently deploying her KRK eight-inch White Noise monitors for her upcoming solo album; set for release on Sony Masterworks in 2021.
“I am a huge fan of KRK’s studio monitors,” says Guo. “When mixing soundtracks for cello, it is crucial that I can hear the depths of my mixes. The KRK G4 White Noise monitors project a natural and unaltered sound. In addition to all of the speaker’s cool features, their high-quality audio and affordable price tag add to the value. I am excited to continue relying on these awesome looking speakers for all of my remote recording sessions; as well as album projects, and live stream concerts in the future.”