Westlake Village, CA (February 26, 2010)–Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro) has supplied a variety of audio equipment to the Mike Curb College of Art, Music and Science at Daytona State College in Florida.
The new Music Production Technology program at the college makes use of two of the finest performance venues in the region, which are digitally linked to a new recording studio that can handle surround sound recording and mixing. The program commenced classes in January of this year.
GC Pro took the equipment list from program developer and senior instructor Jake Niceley and filled it exactly, including the Genex GX9000 8-track DSD hard disk recorder, Tube Tech CL 1B Opto Compressor, Purple Audio MC76 limiting amplifier, Empirical Labs Distressors, Manley Variable Mu Stereo Limiter Compressor, Neve 33609 JD Stereo Limiter/Compressor, Neve 1084 CH Mic Pre/EQ, TASCAM DVR1000 multi-format playback system and an Avid Pro Tools HD3 system with four combined Apple iMac computer/Avid Mbox Pro student workstations.
One of the more exotic pieces of equipment that Daytona State College students enrolled in the Music Production Technology program will work with is the Korby KAT 4 microphone system, handmade in Nashville, which allows instructors and students to switch out removable capsules modeled after classic microphones including the ELAM 251, Neumann U47 and U67, and AKG C 12.
They’ll also get to work on one of the last Lexicon 960L reverb processors ever made. Even though Lexicon has discontinued manufacture of the processor, since it was on Niceley’s equipment list, it was something GC Pro’s sales representatives made it a priority to find. They discovered a demo unit used in a retail environment, checked it carefully for any obvious problems, then sent it to Lexicon, which refurbished it and sent it back with an as-new warranty.
“That kind of ability to get you exactly what you want or need is amazing, and it’s the reason we went with GC Pro,” says Niceley.