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Pictured L-R: Phil Wagner, President, Focusrite Novation Inc.; and GC Pro Vice President Rick Plushner. Photo by Corey Walthall/Clyne Media Inc.


Robert Clyne
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Rick Plushner
Guitar Center Professional
Tel: (818) 735-8800 x2238



GC Pro Expands Relationship with Focusrite, Becomes Certified U.S. Dealer for RedNet Professional Audio Networking System

— New RedNet system is based on Gigabit Ethernet switches and Cat-6 cabling —

— GC Pro’s sales team is “uniquely qualified to reach the markets that are appropriate for RedNet,” according to Focusrite Novation President Phil Wagner —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, January 22, 2013 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, announces an expanded relationship with Focusrite, a London-based developer of professional audio tools. Under the new relationship, GC Pro will now be a Certified U.S. Dealer for Focusrite’s RedNet Professional Audio Networking System, which is currently available. End users who are interested in Focusrite RedNet will now be able to obtain the system by contacting a GC Pro Account Manager or by visiting one of GC Pro’s 43 locations.
Phil Wagner, President, Focusrite Novation Inc., stated, “We have had RedNet in development for some time now, and we’re proud to bring it to market with GC Pro’s help. The RedNet professional audio networking system provides solutions that were otherwise not possible. The system is based on off-the-shelf managed Gigabit Ethernet switches and Cat-6 cabling, and products include: RedNet 1 – eight-channel AD/DA; RedNet 2 – 16-channel AD/DA; RedNet 3 – 32 channel digital I/O; RedNet 4 – eight-channel remote gain control Mic Pre; RedNet 5 – 32 channel HD Bridge for ProTools HD; RedNet 6 is a newly-announced 64 channel MADI bridge; and RedNet PCIe – 128 channel I/O for native applications.”

GC Pro Vice President Rick Plushner stated, “I've been monitoring the development of Focusrite's RedNet technology for several years and we are most excited to be representing this cutting edge product. Our New York, Nashville and Hollywood offices will be equipped with demo systems while our entire nationwide staff will be trained to consult our client base on implementation within the recording process.”

Wagner added, “Focusrite chose GC Pro to sell RedNet in the U.S. based on their experience and the quality of their sales team. They have the ability to reach the markets that are appropriate for RedNet – recording, post-production, live sound and house-of-worship with our Dante-compatible, audio-over-IP-based solutions.”

For more information, please visit www.gcpro.com.

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Photo Caption: Pictured L-R: Phil Wagner, President, Focusrite Novation Inc.; and GC Pro Vice President Rick Plushner. Photo by Corey Walthall/Clyne Media Inc.

About Focusrite
The Focusrite brand was established way back in 1985 and the founding principles of the company were to develop products that sounded more musical, in addition to just measuring well – today, we still carry these founding principles forward in our class-leading and award-winning designs. We measure our success by the success of you, our clients, and you will find Focusrite product prominent in professional and project studios throughout the world. Based just outside of London, we work with the best design talent throughout the world to bring you the tools to enhance the way you work. Our product is made with pride and principle in a highly automated ISO 9002 factory with significant level of test by engineers who themselves are musicians and understand the part our product plays in your process.

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.

Guitar Center is the leading United States retailer of guitars, amplifiers, percussion, keyboards and pro-audio and recording equipment.  Our retail store subsidiary operates 241 Guitar Center stores across the United States.  In addition, our Music & Arts division operates 101 retail stores specializing in band and orchestra instruments for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors and students.  We also are the largest direct response retailer of musical instruments and related products in the United States through our wholly owned subsidiary; Musician’s Friend, Inc., and its catalogs and owned or operated websites.  More information on Guitar Center can be found by visiting the Company’s website at www.guitarcenter.com.

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