GC Pro account manager Jason Cropper
and Dale Becker (standing l-r), and
Bernie Becker (seated).
Westlake Village, CA (June 29, 2010)–Bernie Becker has purchased a 16-channel AMS Neve Genesys console with 16 channels of dynamics and Encore moving-fader automation for his mastering facility.
The recording, mixing and mastering engineer, based in Pasadena, CA, purchased the console from Jason Cropper, sales account manager at Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users. The portability of the compact console allows Becker, a recording studio owner for over three decades, and for many years also a touring monitor mixer and recording engineer for Neil Diamond, to easily transport the console between Bernie Becker Mastering and Diamond’s Arch Angel Studio in Los Angeles.
Becker’s decision to purchase the Genesys was based partly on his admiration for the collection of vintage Neve 1084 modules at Firehouse Recording Studios, where Bernie Becker Mastering is located, and also his appreciation of AMS Neve’s flagship 88R console. “I noticed right away with the 88R that there was just something in the mic pre and the EQ that I liked,” comments Becker, whose son, Dale, works alongside him at the mastering studio. “When I first heard about the Genesys, I thought it sounded like a combination that might work for me. The mic pres sound like a Neve, and the EQ is definitely that EQ. It’s easy and fun to use, and it really, really sounds good.”
He continues, “For the price, you get 16 channels of classic sounding mic pres, 16 channels of classic EQ, musical dynamics, and 40 inputs channels to the mix buss. Plus, it comes with recall software. I love the fact that I can store a setup for each song, or for a tracking setup. I think it’s a great feature set, and I am very excited and pleased with its performance.”
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