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Robert Clyne
Clyne Media, Inc.
Tel: 615.662.1616

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



Guitar Center Professional Previews New Sterling Audio Ocean Way Signature Series Microphone at AES

— Sterling and Ocean Way have partnered to develop a limited edition Sterling ST6050 Class-A FET studio mic —

131st AES CONVENTION, NEW YORK, NY, October 21, 2011 Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro) (booth 839), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, is proud to preview the result of a new Sterling Audio and Ocean Way Recording partnership — a specially-designed signature edition condenser microphone that is ideal for modern artists, producers and engineers.

Voiced by legendary engineer/producer and multiple GRAMMY® recipient Allen Sides, the ST6050 was inspired by Ocean Way’s expansive collection of microphones, all with exceptional sound quality and unique sonic characteristics that span many decades and musical eras. By combining classic capsule and FET design with modern manufacturing techniques, the ST6050 yields stunning clarity with a rich, warm, open sound and a silky top end that exquisitely captures vocals and acoustic instruments.

“Sterling and Ocean Way Recording have partnered to develop a microphone with a larger-than-life sound in an affordable and repeatable way,” says Allen Sides, owner of Ocean Way Recording in Hollywood, California.

The capsule on the ST6050 is one inch in diameter, eight microns thick and gold-sputtered, built with traditional machining and exceptionally tight manufacturing tolerances. Each is hand-assembled and tested. Select modernization of traditional FET design results in exceptional consistency and extremely tight component tolerances. Optimized PCB ground planes increase RFI/EMI rejection. The ST6050 has a robust transformer design with side-by-side windings that yield an even low-frequency response while maintaining openness and top-end air. The chassis consists of a chrome-plated, woven-brass grill with steel head frame, plus a heavy brass body with chrome plated closing ring. The ST6050 microphone package includes a SM-7 shock mount, attractive wood storage case and windscreen.

The Sterling ST6050 has an MSRP of $1699.99 and will be available for pre-orders through GC Pro for shipment in January. For more information, please visit www.gcpro.com.

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About Sterling Audio
Sterling Audio produces best-in-class tube and FET microphones with exceptional sound quality and value for any recording application or budget. www.sterlingaudio.net.

About Ocean Way
Ocean Way Recording is the world’s most awarded studio complex. Recordings at Ocean Way have sold in excess of 1 billion units. Generations of music icons, from Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, and Michael Jackson, all the way to contemporary artists such as Green Day, Dr. Dre, Radiohead, Kanye West, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, all have chosen Ocean Way for its phenomenal sounding rooms, customized equipment, impeccable electronic maintenance, and access to the music industry's most famous collection of vintage tube microphones.

About Guitar Center Professional/Guitar Center

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, 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 221 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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MEDIA CONTACT: Robert Clyne, Clyne Media, Inc. at (615) 662-1616

GC Pro is exhibiting at booth 839 at AES 2011 in New York City, NY





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