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COLLEGE OF ART, MUSIC AND SCIENCE AT DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE DEBUTS NEW
TEACHING STUDIO WITH EQUIPMENT SOURCED BY GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL
— GC Pro found
everything the new Music Production Technology associates degree program
needed, from handmade microphones to the Genex eight-channel hard disk
recorder, as well as one of the last Lexicon 960L’s in the world
VILLAGE, CA, February 25, 2010 — The new Music
Production Technology program at the
Mike Curb College of Art, Music and Science at Daytona
State College offers one of the most unique educational opportunities
in the state of Florida. Two of the finest performance venues in the
region are digitally linked to a new state-of-the-art recording studio
featuring cutting-edge technology, including surround sound recording
and mixing. The program commenced classes in January of this year, and
the Music Production Technology Advisory Panel that helped with the
development of the facilities consisted of a virtual who’s-who
in professional audio, including Mike Cronin for acoustic design; mastering
engineer Jim Kaiser; independent record/mix engineers Steve Bishir,
Chuck Ainlay and Bob Bullock; and Aaron Bowlin from Curb Records. To
equip a teaching facility at this level required a supplier with extensive
resources, and that’s what Daytona State College’s faculty
found in Guitar Center Professional
(GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on
the needs of professional users.
Pro took the equipment list from Program Developer and Senior Instructor
Jake Niceley and filled it exactly, including the Genex GX9000 8trk
DSD hard disk recorder, Tube Tech CL 1B Opto Compressor, Purple Audio
MC76 limiting amplifier, Empirical Labs Distressors, Manley Variable
Mu® Stereo Limiter Compressor, Neve 33609 JD Stereo Limiter/Compressor,
Neve 1084 CH Mic Pre/EQ, TASCAM DVR1000 multi-format playback system
and an Avid Pro Tools HD3 system with four combined Apple iMac®
computer/Avid Mbox Pro student workstations.
of the more exotic pieces of equipment that Daytona State College students
enrolled in the Music Production Technology program will work with is
the Korby KAT 4 microphone system, handmade in Nashville, which allows
instructors and students to switch out removable capsules modeled after
classic microphones including the ELAM 251, Neumann U47 and U67, and
AKG C 12.
also get to work on one of the last Lexicon 960L reverb processors ever
made. Even though Lexicon has discontinued manufacture of the processor,
since it was on Niceley’s equipment list, it was something GC
Pro’s resourceful sales representatives made it a priority to
find. They discovered a demo unit used in a retail environment, checked
it carefully for any obvious problems, then sent it to Lexicon, which
refurbished it and sent it back with an as-new warranty.
kind of ability to get you exactly what you want or need is amazing,
and it‘s the reason we went with GC Pro,” says Niceley,
who adds that GC Pro also came in with the absolute lowest prices in
its bids, as well. “The equipment list helps differentiate a school
from others, just as it sets a recording studio apart from its competitors.
GC Pro made sure that we got everything that we believe we need to provide
a first-class education here, one that will give our graduates a competitive
edge in the real world. GC Pro’s sales people were right on the
case, and even after the equipment was installed, they were there for
us: they sent a Pro Tools trainer to help us get up to speed on the
way that system interfaces with the SSL Duality console we have in the
studio. They’re a great company to work with.”
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Photo Caption 1: Jake Niceley (center), Program Developer and Senior
Instructor in the Music Production Technology program at Daytona State
College, discussing the facility's recent gear installation by Guitar
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Photo Caption 2: The tracking room for the Music Production Technology
program at Daytona State College, recently outfitted with gear by Guitar
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Photo Caption 3: The control room for the Music Production Technology
program at Daytona State College, where students can experience an up-close
view of the recording and mixing process. This new facility was outfitted
with gear by Guitar Center Professional.
About Guitar Center Professional/Guitar Center
Guitar Center Professional is the outside sales division of Guitar Center
that focuses on the needs of professional users. Its clientele includes
recording studios, audio engineers, producers, recording and touring
musicians, live sound venues, post production facilities and more. Emphasizing
extraordinary individualized service via local account managers, GC
Pro offers expert consultation and a comprehensive selection of the
world’s finest equipment for music and audio professionals. More
information on GC Pro can be found by visiting www.gcpro.com.
Center is the leading United States retailer of guitars, amplifiers,
percussion instruments, keyboards and pro-audio and recording equipment.
Our retail store subsidiary presently operates more than 200 Guitar
Center stores across the U.S. In addition, our Music & Arts division
operates more than 100 stores specializing in band instruments for sale
and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors and
students. We are also the largest direct response retailer of musical
instruments in the United States through our wholly owned subsidiary,
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