Westlake Village, CA (August 6, 2013)—Post Pro, a Raleigh, NC-based facility owned by Matt Horton, has opened a new complex, outfitting it with assistance from Guitar Center Professional.
The new studio facility consists of Studio A, a large tracking room and control room, the latter centered around a 24-channel Genesys console with Neve 1073 microphone preamps and Neve 1084 equalizers on each channel, and Avid Pro Tools HD and Studer and Tascam analog multitrack recorders; a smaller pre-production studio loaded with over 30 vintage and new hardware synths and drum machines; and the Video Post Suite featuring a Euphonix MC Pro control surface and Blackmagic Design hardware.
Horton notes, "That [Genesys] console is amazing, and having the 1073 microphone preamps on it just takes it to another level," he says. "You'd actually have to work to make it sound bad. It just sounds great naturally, as soon as you turn it on."
Horton says GC Pro was the only place in the country that could get him the Neve Genesys, which he says he bought before he ever actually heard it. "I've worked on a Neve many times and I know what a 1073 sounds like, and it just makes me gush inside," he notes. "Getting that Neve console was a very happy moment—I was blown away by it. It just sounded like heaven."