(l-r) Richard Ash, GC Pro;
John Machado, Five Towns
College; Niyi Adelekan,
GC Pro; and Rick Plushner,
GC Pro.Westlake Village, CA (October 30, 2009)–Five Towns College in Dix Hills, NY has upgraded its studio facilities with a 24-fader Neve Genesys console from Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro).
Five Towns College professional audio instructors were already using Studio C for their most advanced stereo and 5.1 mixing and audio post-production teaching applications. “Studio C has long been our most sophisticated room in that regard,” explains John Machado, co-chair of the audio division of Five Towns College.
However, Machado adds that the school’s audio department also wanted a board that could demonstrate the hybrid nature of the music tracking and mixing environment in today’s recording studios. “Many studios have made the transition to mixing within the computer,” he says. “However, the best studios use equipment that gives them the best of the analog world and the digital world. This hybrid approach can be seen in the Neve Genesys console. We still have real hardware EQs, preamps and dynamics processing, but also have the ability to control Pro Tools in the box as well.”
Machado says the experience of selecting and purchasing the Neve Genesys console was expeditious and streamlined. “Niyi Adelekan, our GC Pro account manager, was extremely helpful and informative,” says Machado, adding that Adelekan was also able to keep up with his rigorous teaching schedule. “I’m very busy, especially at the start of the new school year, but GC Pro was able to get me the information I needed when I needed it. We’re looking forward to getting the Genesys console into the studio and continuing what has become a great relationship with GC Pro.”
GC Pro is the exclusive USA distributor of the Genesys. The console’s capabilities include 24 channels of EQ, 24 channels of dynamics, 8 channels of 1073 transformer-modified pre-amps, Neve Total Recall Software, 24 moving faders and a 24-channel Genesys stand.
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