New York, NY (November 22, 2005)–Elias Arts, a commercial music and sound production company with facilities in New York City, Los Angeles and Paris, has made a significant purchase of new technology platforms for the purpose of upgrading the main studio at its Manhattan location. The equipment, which includes an SSL AWS 900 Analogue Workstation System, a Digidesign Pro Tools HD3 system with a full array of plug-ins, and an Aviom headphone cue system, was all purchased through GC Pro. The account manager leading the transaction was Blue Wilding.
“Dealing with GC Pro was a fantastic experience,” commented Tag Gross, executive producer and general manager of Elias Arts’ New York facility, which has done original music scores, sound design and audio identity creation for clients including Coke, Nike, Visa, BMW and Verizon. “What really strikes you is the comprehensive expertise and knowledge GC Pro’s sales force brings with them. You’re not just buying products; you’re buying knowledge.”
The advantage that comes from dealing with GC Pro was of significant help to Elias Arts as the company planned an upgrade to its main studio in New York City. “Elias Arts is known for the realness of our music and productions,” said Gross. “We enjoy combining our composers with live musicians in the studio. But the industry has moved further into computers, and that has had an effect on the way people work–many composers won’t go beyond the computer. With GC Pro’s help, we chose an SSL AWS 900 console because it gives us a great balance–it offers the benefits of a great console that our engineers are familiar with, including the SSL K Series microphone pre’s and G Series EQs, and it’s also designed to interface directly with the Pro Tools system. Now, we have the best of both worlds–the speed of a computer and the musicality of the SSL console.”
Elias Arts is planning to upgrade other aspects of its New York facility, and Gross said they will again enlist the help of GC Pro’s experienced sales team. “They listen to what our goals and parameters are and they come back to us with advice based on that,” he confirmed. “Why just get a product when you can get a partner?”
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