Glendale, AZ (June11, 2014)—Vintage King recently worked with Glendale Community College in Arizona to upgrade its recording studios.
"Vintage King helped us all the way though the purchasing process down to coordinating our correct cable requirements to tie into our new and existing equipment, and what console would be best for our installation," explained David Nichols, who heads up the Glendale Community Colleges audio production degree program.
Jeff Leibovich, Chicago-based sales consultant, commented, "When David called in to let me know the Glendale Community College was looking at the build-out of their studio, I was very excited and eager to work together with him. As someone who went through the recording program at the University of Michigan, I know the importance of learning on real-world equipment and how much that can help in landing internships and engineering jobs at top studios."
"Having an API 1608 as the centerpiece of the studio will give the students coming out of GCC hands on experience on one of the top selling recording consoles," continued Leibovich. "David was super easy to work with, prompt in returning calls and was always eager to hear my opinion on gear. He came in with a list of gear that any student, myself included, would be privileged to work on and learn on."
In addition to the API 1608, equipment supplied through Vintage King included a Bricasti M7 reverb, Prism Sound Maselec MEA-2 Mastering Equalizer, a stereo pair of Neumann U-87 microphones, a stereo pair of Schoeps CMC6 mics, a Shadow Mastering Compressor, Tube-Tech EQ1a, and Universal 1176 and LA-2A compressor/limiters.
The Audio Production Technology programs at Glendale Community College offer students an opportunity to receive training on industry-standard equipment by instructors with real-world experience and professional credentials. Students learn the concepts and theory associated with recording arts technologies while applying them in recording studio settings appropriate to their skill levels.