Westlake Village, CA (August 8, 2016)—Guitar Center Professional’s West L.A. location recently supplied a new DAW and monitor system to Travis Powers, sound designer, supervising sound effects editor and/or composer for a variety of animated television series.
GC Pro’s West L.A. location’s Ziv Gross, account manager, and Derek Snyder, manager, strategic development, helped Powers on numerous occasions over the years, including this one. “Travis has been working with Derek and [me] for quite a while now; we try to anticipate his needs and get him comfortable with new equipment as easily as possible,” explains Gross, who set Powers up with his new Avid Pro Tools HD system and Genelec 8330 SAM 2.1 monitoring system. GC Pro will be part of expanding that system to full 5.1 in the near future.
“I don’t want to spend a lot of time thinking about the technical side of the equipment in my studio,” says Powers. His credits include The Simpsons, Futurama, Dilbert, The PJs, The Critic, The Tracey Ullman Show and King of the Hill. Powers’ sound effects work has received multiple awards, including a Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing, for The Simpsons’ episode “Treehouse of Horror VIII.”
“You want to deliver really well-prepared material to the final mix, because on the stage it is about merging the dialogue, music and effects, not spending time cleaning up, balancing or modulating the tracks. The high track count, powerful design plugins and sonic clarity of the system Ziv put together for me gives me the confidence that what I’m hearing in my studio translates to what will be heard on the screen. That’s why I’ve been happy for years to leave the technical side to GC Pro.”
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