Caption: Pictured (l-r) are OMNIsound Studios co-owner Billy Austin, OMNIsound Studios General Manager Steve Tveit and Guitar Center Professional Accounts Manager Chad Evans.Nashville, TN (May 13, 2008)–OMNIsound Studios recently got the opportunity to expand and develop a mixing/mastering facility next door, and called on Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center focusing on the needs of professional users, for equipment and service.
“We felt GC Pro’s customer service would be best, and it really has panned out,” stated Steve Tveit, OMNIsound Studios General Manager. “You can get Pro Tools and other gear in a lot of places now, but it’s all about the knowledge base and customer service. Prior to purchase, we met with reps from GC Pro, had lunch with them and got to know everybody. Chad Evans has been our Account Manager, and we know that we can call him on his cell phone anytime if we have any questions. You don’t get that kind of service just anywhere.”
The setup for the new facility includes a 32-fader Digidesign ICON integrated console system and D-Control with two 16-fader packs, Pro Tools HD|3 Accel system, Apogee A/D and D/A converters, Dynaudio speaker system with two subs, SPL MixDream Analog Summing Unit and various other outboard gear.
OMNIsound Co-owner Billy Austin says, “We had a basic idea of what we wanted gear-wise for our expanded facility, but GC Pro helped us connect all the dots and bring our vision to fruition. They proved in a very short time to be a valuable turnkey partner in this rather daunting effort to set up a studio facility of this size. They helped us coordinate everything we would need, and they do it so much that they really thought through all the details. They were really there for us on many occasions after the sale, and we look forward to a continued successful relationship with GC Pro.”
Over the years, OMNIsound’s tracking facility has hosted sessions for such artists as Faith Hill, Jewel and Marty Stuart, as well as sessions last year with the late Porter Wagoner for his final album project. Tveit, Austin and company are eager to continue working with that level of talent in the expanded facility. Said Tveit, “We haven’t officially had a grand opening but the response to the room has been great. For instance, on the new equipment we’ve been working with Dan Tyminski, from Alison Krauss and Union Station, on his solo project, and that’s a real fun project for us.”
“Steve and Billy both see the future of recording,” says GC Pro’s Evans, “and jump into it probably in the most logical solution, the Digi D-Control, and now they’re one of the only rooms in Nashville that offers that. They’re on the cutting edge, because they know that the D-control and the ICON are the way to go. We love to help make visions like this happen, and we want to see all of them succeed – that’s how we build our customer base.”