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(L-R) Steve Morales and GC Pro account manager John Sawyer


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— Steve Morales’ Miami facility adds Digidesign® D-Control™ —

NEW YORK, NY, November 10, 2005 — Platinum-selling producer/songwriter Steve Morales (Enrique Iglesias, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears and many more) has added a Digidesign® D-Control™ to his state-of-the-art recording facility in Miami. Working with GC Pro account manager Billy Walker, Morales has created a full-fledged Digidesign ICON recording/production system with his new D-Control, along with his massive Pro Tools|HD® Accel rig. The studio, purely coincidentally, is called Icon Sound.

“The D-Control, along with high quality summing busses like the API 8200, has completely changed the way I work,” says Morales. “I use the D-Control the way a musician plays a keyboard, with nothing stopping my creative process. All of my analog outboard gear is instantly accessible, with recall and automation being handled by Pro Tools, so the workflow is incredibly fast, and nothing interrupts the creativity of the session.”

Morales continues, “I love GC Pro. I have facilities on both coasts, and it’s great that GC Pro has local account managers to handle of all my needs no matter where I am. Billy Walker of GC Pro Hollywood has taken great care of me, and I’ve been able to get anything I want and return it if it didn’t work out. It’s that level of service that keeps me coming back.”

Digidesign’s ICON combines the D-Control, a large-format tactile work surface, with Pro Tools, allowing professionals to accomplish every aspect of a project within a single environment, including recording, editing, mixing and processing for an unmatched degree of workflow efficiency.

For more information on GC Pro, please visit www.gcpro.com or call 800-935-MYGC to reach the nearest GC Pro account manager.

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Photo Caption: Pictured are Steve Morales (left) and GC Pro account manager John Sawyer with Morales's new Digidesign® D-Control™.

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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.

Guitar Center is the nation’s leading retailer of guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments, keyboards, live-sound/DJ and recording equipment. We presently operate 153 Guitar Center stores, with 121 stores in 49 major markets and 32 stores in secondary markets across the U.S. In addition, our Music & Arts division operates 77 retail locations specializing in band instruments for sale and rental, serving thousands of teachers, band directors, college professors and students. Guitar Center is also the largest direct response retailer of musical instruments in the U.S. 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.

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