Aki Mäkivirta is the RD Director at Genelec Oy, a manufacturer of active loudspeaker systems based in Iisalmi, Finland. Genelec designs and produces products especially for professional studio recording, mixing and mastering applications, broadcast, and movie production.

During his nearly four decades of professional experience and 27 years at Genelec to research, develop and implement accurate monitoring solutions for the most critical applications, Aki has witnessed the introduction of immersive audio formats capable of convincingly enveloping and integrating the listeners to truly become embedded in the audio space. Today, Genelec has become the go-to choice worldwide for implementing the highest quality audio reproduction solutions to create and present 3D and immersive audio.