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L-R: Chris Chopin, Director of Technology at St. Paul's Episcopal,
and Sime Restovic, Account Manager for GC Pro in New Orleans,
in front of the Digidesign D-Command Worksurface in the school's
new recording studio, outfitted by GC Pro.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GC PRO INSTALLATIONS DESIGNS, INSTALLS AND COMMISSIONS
NEW RECORDING AND POST-PRODUCTION STUDIO AT
NEW ORLEANS’ ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL
GC Pro Installations’ technology sales and system design employs gear
from Digidesign, Avalon, Universal Audio and Sennheiser, resulting in a
studio complex on par with those found at college-level
multimedia programs —
— New studio marks latest round of post-Katrina rebuilding for the school,
thanks in large part to a turnkey solution from GC Pro Installations —
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, September 21, 2009
— As part of its System and Products Installation Initiative, Guitar
Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar
Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, is pleased to
announce the completion of the latest project in this ongoing program.
many area schools, St. Paul’s Episcopal School was devastated when
Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005. However, like the other
resilient residents of one of America’s leading cultural centers, St.
Paul’s has come back better than ever, now including a
professional-level recording and post-production studio that was
designed, built and equipped, and whose staff was trained, by GC Pro.
studio, which was commissioned in September, just in time for the new
school year, was designed by Sime Restovic, Account Manager for GC Pro
in New Orleans, with system integration by Sound Bites Productions LLC.
Restovic took a former computer lab at the school and designed a
control room, tracking room and green-screen video suite to be built on
that site. GC Pro specified and supplied all of the equipment used in
the studio, including a Digidesign D-Command® Worksurface, Pro Tools
recording and mixing software, Apple Mac® Pro 8-core 3.0-GHz 4 x 500-GB
HD RAID with four GB of RAM, Apple 30-inch Cinema Display flat panel
monitor, JBL LSR Series monitoring, mic pre's from Neve, SSL and
Avalon, microphones from Shure and Sennheiser, and an assortment of
M.I. gear from the New Orleans Guitar Center store. The new studio also
fits well with the state’s active campaign to attract film and video
production to Louisiana and New Orleans, and in that way is further
contributing to the renaissance of the city.
wanted to do something unique, and we accomplished that,” says
Restovic, noting that GC Pro helped the St. Paul’s staff envision the
project from start to finish, outlining the design, constructing the
studios, and specifying, installing and commissioning the equipment. GC
Pro Installations even provided training for the teachers who would use
the studio. “There is simply nothing like this level of equipment I
know of in an elementary school in the U.S.,” he said.
Chopin, Director of Technology at St. Paul’s Episcopal, agrees, adding,
“St. Paul’s wants to offer our students the best professional studio
environment so that they may have access to and appreciate how far
digital technology can actually take them.”
studio is already being put to good use on many levels: in addition to
exploring the technical media arts, students are also using it to
create digital biographies as part of a story-telling class, and they
are setting mathematics lessons to music in ways that enhance the
for Chopin, he says his experience working with GC Pro was as
fulfilling as it was uncomplicated. “They took care of everything,
start to finish, even sourcing esoteric equipment, like the
green-screen technology,” he says. “Katrina gave us the chance to start
over and do something innovative and unique -- from something terrible
we were able to make something wonderful. And GC Pro was the way we did
Pro Director Rick Plushner stated, “I’m very proud of the latest GC Pro
Installations project. In this case we delivered a complete turnkey
system – design, construction, gear, installation and training all
under our meticulous quality control. We ultimately insured the
customer’s full satisfaction. Sime, in coordination with our
headquarters staff, did a great job for the client.”
For more information, please visit www.gcpro.com.
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Caption: Pictured L-R: Chris Chopin, Director of Technology at St.
Paul’s Episcopal School, and Sime Restovic, Account Manager for GC Pro
in New Orleans, in front of the Digidesign D-Command® Worksurface in
the school’s new recording studio, outfitted by GC Pro.
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