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Euphonix Break Free Tour Truck

Euphonix MC

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— Euphonix “Break Free” tour truck to visit GC Pro stores in the U.S. —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, July 12, 2006 — GC Pro, the dedicated professional audio division of Guitar Center, Inc. (Nasdaq: GTRC), America’s leading musical instrument and professional audio retailer, and Euphonix are pleased to announce a U.S. tour featuring the MC and System 5-MC DAW controllers at key GC Pro store locations. The Euphonix “Break Free” tour truck has been outfitted with a System 5-MC controlling Pro Tools®, Logic Pro, Nuendo and Digital Performer so that GC Pro customers can get hands-on demonstrations on this revolutionary new controller.

GC Pro is the exclusive distributor of the Euphonix MC Media Application Controller in the U.S. and also sells the System 5-MC Integrated DAW Mixing System. New York and Hollywood stores feature a System 5-MC, and MCs can be found at the Miami, Las Vegas, Atlanta and Chicago stores. The tour, which kicked off to a successful start with three days at GC Pro’s Houston location in early July, takes these products to other stores in the GC Pro network including New Orleans, Orlando, Miami, Atlanta and Nashville. Further dates will be announced on the gcpro.com and euphonix.com web sites as the tour progresses.

The MC is a new controller from Euphonix that includes 4 faders, 8 knobs, 56 LCD SmartSwitches, shuttle wheel and monitoring section. The MC features the EuCon protocol which allows it to control any PC or Mac® software application. EuCon supports both HUI and Mackie Control for applications such as Pro Tools and Final Cut Pro. Applications such as Apple’s Logic Pro, Steinberg’s Nuendo and Merging’s Pyramix all directly support EuCon for the ultimate in controller-application integration. The System 5-MC adds Euphonix System 5 channel strips to the MC for professional music and audio post mixing applications.

Dave Hansen, Euphonix VP Strategic Accounts, has been working with GC Pro to coordinate sales efforts: “We are delighted that GC Pro is representing us in the U.S. for these unique and exciting new products; it allows us to reach a much wider group of clients. The joint Euphonix GC Pro Break Free tour takes this to another level and allows a broader range of GC Pro customers to experience what the MC and System 5-MC have to offer. You really need to see them for yourself to fully grasp how they can change the way you work.”

GC Pro Director of Business Development Tom Menrath says, “The Euphonic MC and System 5-MC are revolutionary products that require a hands-on experience to truly appreciate their power. We are very happy that Euphonix has come up with a solution to enable people who might not otherwise have the opportunity for a direct experience with these products to get the chance to try these control tools out with their DAW software of choice.”

For complete details of the tour please visit: www.euphonix.com/breakfreetour or www.gcpro.com/euphonixtour.html.

For high resolution “Break Free” Tour Photos go to:

For high resolution MC and System 5-MC photos go to:

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About Euphonix
Celebrating its 18th Year Anniversary in 2006, Euphonix is a leading manufacturer of large format digital audio consoles and digital recording equipment that has satisfied users worldwide in broadcast, post, live sound, and music production. Key products include Max Air and System 5 consoles plus the System 5-MC and the MC DAW controllers. Euphonix can be reached at (650) 855-0400 or on the Web at www.euphonix.com.

EUPHONIX MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Wild, VP Marketing, at (818) 219 6219 or awild.euphonix@mac.com

About GC Pro/Guitar Center
GC Pro 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 instruments, keyboards and pro-audio and recording equipment. Our retail store subsidiary presently operates 183 Guitar Center stores across the United States. In addition, our Music & Arts division operates 90 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, Musician’s Friend, Inc., and its catalog and web site, www.musiciansfriend.com. More information on Guitar Center can be found by visiting the Company’s web site at www.guitarcenter.com.

The Guitar Center logo is a registered trademark of Guitar Center, Inc. Other brand or product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

GUITAR CENTER MEDIA CONTACT: Robert Clyne, Neilson/Clyne at (615) 662-1616



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