New York NY (April 14, 2008)–When J.Y.Park (aka Park Jin-Young), an Asian music icon, decided to bring his JYP Entertainment company to the U.S. market last year, he called upon Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center, to help him design and outfit his unique recording facility. Park, regarded as one of South Korea’s most successful music artists and producers, has produced 24 No. 1 singles and 18 No. 1 albums in his career.
Park comes to the U.S. with two singles already released: Will Smith’s “I Wish I Made That” and Mase’s “The Love You Need.” GC Pro provided Park with two studios, where he is currently working on projects with artists including Lil’ Kim, Outkast, Hillary Duff, Lil Jon, Tyrese and 3LW.
“J.Y.Park is an incredible talent and he will make a significant impact on the music industry in the U.S.,” says PK Pandey, New England account manager at GC Pro, who handled the entire project with the Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG). Pandey’s long-time relationship with Woo Rhee, JYP Entertainment’s chief engineer, brought him together with Park. “GC Pro provided a turnkey studio and continues to provide support, service and training,” says Pandey.
The facility’s lower level consists of office, dance rehearsal and audition areas. Upstairs, Studio A’s control room features a 24-fader Digidesign D-Command console and a Pro Tools HD|system. Other gear includes Grace preamps, Radial direct boxes, Telefunken ELAM251 microphones, Bryston amplifiers and custom-built main monitors, designed by Pandey and WSDG, outfitted with TAD components. Studio B offers a Tascam DM3200 Console, Digidesign ProTools|HD, and a large array of outboard gear.
Pandey and GC also provided custom-designed balanced power systems for the whole facility to ensure clean power with power backup systems in place, as well as a customized SNS RAID file-sharing network designed and integrated by Pandey’s team, which is also providing ongoing support and training.
“J.Y.Park’s talents needed a partner that could match his vision,” says Pandey. “GC Pro is the only organization that could provide the range of equipment and technology that he needed, as well as the design knowledge and the ability to provide ongoing support and training.”
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