Westlake Village, CA, (July 6, 2011)–GC Pro was involved in the creation of Trend Def Studios in Hollywood, CA.
The facility is the working home of production duo Mike Gonsolin and Vision. “I probably have gotten 70 to 80 percent of my studio through GC Pro,” reports Gonsolin, who has been shopping with the retailer for over a decade. Aside from Pro Tools, Trend Def Studios, located just off of Melrose Avenue, also features ADAM Audio S3A monitors and a Sub10 subwoofer controlled by a Crane Song Avocet. The room also features stacks of sound modules from companies such as E-MU, Korg, Moog, Novation, Oberheim, Roland and Waldorf. “We have maybe 40 different analog sound modules. We run the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor, we have a Dangerous 2-BUS analog summing mixer and a ton of compressors. Although we don’t mix into a board we’re known for having extremely analog sounding, in-the-box mixes here,” he says.
“It’s such a fast-paced industry, especially because I’m the head engineer here and the sole owner, so everything falls in my lap,” explains Gonsolin, who might be working with Paris Hilton one day and scoring for a TV show the next. “A lot of times, clients come in and there’s a certain plug-in that we don’t have or they want a particular piece of gear, and we need to get it right away. GC Pro is just a machine; they get back to me that day.”
One recent purchase is the Antelope Audio Atomic Clock. By eliminating jitter and clocking errors, Gonsolin explains, “It gives you a wider, truer stereo field and much clearer lows with no mud. I was blown away by the performance of it, plus GC Pro let me demo the unit at my studio. Another big thing they just sold us was a Furman balanced power conditioner for the whole studio. It has completely eliminated any noise; we now have the cleanest power I’ve ever heard in my life. GC Pro even recommended the guy that did all our acoustical soundproofing here as well, Steven Klein, who did an amazing job.”