Westlake Village, CA (July 16, 2014)—Yaniv Farber, for over 20 years a high-end tile, granite and marble installer, recently created a production facility with assistance from Guitar Center Professional.
Farber's passion has long been music, which he recorded and edited on small home studio platforms. This year, he decided to make a big move, creating Yaniv’s Studio—outfitted with equipment sourced through GC Pro—in a renovated building on his Southern California property.
Products purchased by Farber through GC Pro include an Avid Pro Tools HDX system, Apogee I/O converters, Tube Tech MP2A dual-channel tube mic pre, Focal SM9 monitors and a microphone collection that includes a pair of AKG C414 XLII’s and a C 451 B 65th Anniversary model; a Blue Bottle Mic; Neumann TLM 49, U 87 AI, TLM 67 and M 147 mics; a Sterling Audio ST6050 Ocean Way Signature Series microphone; and Sennheiser MD 441 and MD 421-II microphones.
“I decided to go for it,” Farber says. “I’m trying to make a business of it.”
He has a lot of personal resources: in addition to his experience as a musician, engineer, editor and producer, his time in the construction business included working on other studios, which gave him knowledge and insights for his own studio design, which includes a vocal booth and several iso booths.
“It’s designed for my work but also to be available for other artists, engineers and producers to work in,” he says. “Most importantly, we can do live sessions here. It’s a great-sounding room to record in.
“Ziv Gross at GC Pro, he’s my man!” he exclaims, noting that the GC Pro account manager helped him choose gear, tweak his acoustical design and assemble some of the systems. “Then there’s the technical support, which is always there. Working with GC Pro has been a great experience.”
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