Brooklyn, NY (October 6, 2011)—Brooklyn-based recording studio and live performance venue, Converse Rubber Tracks, outfitted by Guitar Center Professional, has opened.
A community-based studio designed to generate interest in recording among young and aspiring artists, the facility is fully outfitted with equipment and instruments sourced by Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users. GC Pro also consulted on the studio's wish list to make sure the studio would be equipped with the right high-end recording equipment and gear. Account manager Billy Walker from Nashville's GC Pro location worked alongside GC Pro Affiliate program member Horacio Malvicino and Malvicino Design Group of Forest Hills, NY, who provided acoustical design and treatment for both parts of the facility.
GC Pro sourced gear for both the recording studio and the complex's live performance venue. For the venue side, they provided a complete QSC Line Array, including QSC KLA-12, KLA-181 and K8 Loudspeakers; an Allen & Heath W316:2DX Wizard Mixer; and a full complement of cables, mics and rigging equipment.
On the studio side, GC Pro supplied a vast array of products, including an Ocean Way HR3 tri-amplified monitor system (designed by multi-Grammy Award-winning producer/engineer Allen Sides, and for which GC Pro is the exclusive dealer); a Digidesign Pro Tools|HD2 PCIe Accel system; a Neve 1073DPA stereo mic preamp; Apple Mac Pro 6 core computers; plug-ins from Waves and Universal Audio; a Lynx Aurora 16 analog/digital converter; a selection of microphones from such brands as Neumann, Sterling, Royer, AKG, Shure, EV and others; and much more.
Additionally, acoustical treatments and fabric-wrapped panels from Auralex Acoustics, Inc. were employed to help control the sound in the studio. This included 15 of its ELiTE C24 ProPanels and four CT45 ProPanels.