Westlake Village, CA (January 28, 2009)–Guitar Center and Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro) have become the exclusive U.S. sales channel for the Neve Genesys, a custom-crafted, expandable analog recording console with digital workstation control, as well as related products.
GC Pro has also announced four demonstration facilities throughout the U.S., in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville and Miami. An additional flight-cased Genesys console will be moved on a monthly basis to other GC Pro locations throughout the country. In partnership with Neve, GC Pro will host a series of industry events to present the product to customers nationally. A Genesys console has been installed in GC Pro’s West L.A. location, with additional demo consoles arriving this month.
The base configuration of the Genesys offers 16 channels of mic/line preamps, 16-channel DAW monitoring, 32-channel analog summing at mixdown, DAW control for Pro Tools, Logic, Nuendo and more, 8 auxiliary buses, 8 group buses, 2 main outputs, 4 effects returns, comprehensive metering, 5.1 monitoring, 2 cue mixes, talkback services and an internal power supply.
The Genesys was created by Robin Porter, AMS Neve’s Head of Analog Design. With his 35 years at Neve, Porter has experience with the 8068, 8078 and VR consoles and was also the principal designer of the 88R.