GC Pro Celebrates 10 Years

Oct 1, 2011 9:00 AM, By Mix Editors

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GC Pro account manager Jason Cropper (left) and Dale Becker flank Bernie Becker (seated), with Bernie Becker’s new 16-channel AMS Neve Genesys console from GC Pro, at Bernie Becker Mastering, Firehouse Studios, Pasadena, CA.

GC Pro account manager Jason Cropper (left) and Dale Becker flank Bernie Becker (seated), with Bernie Becker’s new 16-channel AMS Neve Genesys console from GC Pro, at Bernie Becker Mastering, Firehouse Studios, Pasadena, CA.

Bernie Becker Mastering, Firehouse Studios 
(Pasadena, Calif.)
Main Equipment Provided:
16-channel AMS Neve Genesys console with 16 channels of dynamics and Encore moving-fader automation
Level of Involvement: worked with GC Pro’s Jason Cropper.
Final Remarks: “Jason Cropper was extremely helpful to us throughout the purchase and the installation process,” says Becker. “We actually bought a good amount of gear after the console’s purchase, as well, to work side-by-side with the console. Apart from business, he’s a stand-up guy, too, which is always helpful.

Jungle City (New York City)
Main Equipment Provided:
outboard equipment, speaker systems and headphone systems.
Level of Involvement: PK Pandey was involved while the studio owners decided on gear and he worked closely with the Walters-Storyk Design Group team and the integration team to put the studio together.
Final Remarks: “I love working with PK,” says studio owner Ann Mincieli. “He started GC Pro!”

From left: Derek Snyder, GC Pro business development, Western region; and 424 Post principals and co-founders Kami Asgar and Sean McCormack

From left: Derek Snyder, GC Pro business development, Western region; and 424 Post principals and co-founders Kami Asgar and Sean McCormack

424 Post (Culver City, Calif.)
Main Equipment Provided:
32-fader Avid D-Control Level of Involvement: GC Pro outfitted the original three Pro Tools systems in 424 Post’s original space; in their new location, 424 Post now offers 15 systems provided by GC Pro. In addition to the Pro Tools systems and purpose-configured ICONs, 424 Post purchases the majority of its equipment through GC Pro. Assistance in construction and integration in current location editorial suites.
Final Remarks: “We are three partners—Tim Tuchrello, Sean McCormack and myself—and we all deal with different parts of post,” says co-founder Kami Asgar. “Bill [Learned, GC Pro account manager, Southern California] and Derek [Snyder, GC Pro business development, Western region] at GC Pro pick up the phone and they realize what we need and are able to decipher that with product that’s out there. They know what’s out there and what works for us, especially in the sea of plug-ins.”

Jake Niceley (center), program developer and senior instructor at Daytona State's Music Production Technology program

Jake Niceley (center), program developer and senior instructor at Daytona State's Music Production Technology program

Daytona State (Daytona, Fla.)
Main Equipment Provided:
all outboard gear, microphones and studio accessories for Studio A; outboard gear and accessories for recently completed Studio B; two Pro Tools|HD systems for control room and 20 Pro Tools LE systems for student labs; and keyboards, percussion, drums and guitar amps for music ensembles.
Level of Involvement: Installation services, equipment interfacing and all video needs for new control room.
Final Remarks: “I’ve known Rick Plushner for a long time,” says Jake Niceley, instructor at Daytona State (Florida) School of Entertainment, Music and Art. “I think I’ve purchased at least three consoles from him over the years. He is a consummate professional and has always been responsive, knowledgeable and a real pleasure to work with. Mickey Greer of the Orlando store has been our go-to guy for all our equipment needs. He is always accessible and has been a real asset in the development of our program. We have a broad spectrum of needs, and GC has been able to help us with most all of our requirements.”

Michael Wagener's Wireworld Studios' SSL is front and center.

Michael Wagener's Wireworld Studios' SSL is front and center.

Michael Wagener’s Wireworld Studios
Main Equipment Provided:
SSL AWS 900+ SE console, Euphonix MC Control, Universal Audio UAD-2 Quad DSP Accelerator cards, RME MADI cards, Mogami cabling, various custom-designed patchbays.
Level of Involvement: Nashville-based GC Pro account manager Chad Evans on hand throughout studio development process, recommending gear and helping with setup.
Final Remarks: “I have been working with GC Pro since I moved to Nashville and have come to trust and value their input over the years,” says Wagener. “Once I have done my research and have decided on the gear I need and the approach I want to take, I speak with Chad at GC Pro, who gives me his opinion, which I value very much. Because GC Pro’s Nashville office is based so close to my studio, it is very convenient, and they can always get me the equipment that I need very quickly and at a highly competitive price. I will surely continue working with GC Pro in the future.”

Astound Studios (West L.A.)
Main Equipment Provided:
SSL C300 console; Avid Pro Tools|HD3, HD2 and HD6; PMC IB2S 5.1 loudspeakers with Ayre amplifiers; ADAM A-7 monitors; additional monitoring and outboard gear.
Level of Involvement: equipment selection.
Final Remarks: “GC Pro has been great," says GenAudio senior VP Greg Morgenstein. "Rich Avrach is our account manager, and has gotten us everything we needed and on time. Response time is super-important for us—I usually get equipment the same day.”






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