Westlake Village, CA (March 15, 2012)—Guitar Center Professional recently provided a new Avid D-Command for Earhole's Studio B in Chicago, replacing an Avid Pro Controller.
GC Pro has been the vendor for equipment that has gone into Earhole's main Chicago location's three mix rooms and its satellite locations in Los Angeles and Detroit, and even for many of the staff composers' own personal studios.
"The new D-Command needed to go in and be up and running over what amounted to a long weekend, which was no simple task," recalls Eric Lambert, a veteran composer and creative director at Earhole Studios. The facility has been part of Chicago's commercial music and audio business since 1990, currently serving clients including UPS, Chrysler, Sprite, Motorola, Allstate, BP and other major international brands.
"What made it happen was that the guys we've worked with at GC Pro for years, Dan Scalpone and Javier Briseno, not only got us the equipment we needed but also helped us pre-plan the entire transition from one console to the other. The trick to successfully pulling off a major installation like this is to plan it out in as much detail as possible in advance, in order to keep the amount of downtime for the studio to a minimum, and that's something that Dan and Javier were incredibly adept at."
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