WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, July 29, 2013 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, is pleased to announce that the RAVEN MTX Multi-Touch Production Console by Slate Pro Audio has begun shipping to market. Originally shown at the 133rd AES convention by Slate Pro Audio, the RAVEN MTX has been acclaimed by leading engineers, producers and journalists worldwide as the next-generation audio console.
“We are thrilled that the long-awaited RAVEN MTX Console is now shipping, and we have begun fulfilling our initial orders to our customer base,” stated Rick Plushner, GC Pro Vice President. “In order to support and meet the demand for hands-on demonstrations, GC Pro will have the RAVEN at select GC Pro facilities around the country, including Los Angles, New York, Atlanta, Dallas, Washington D.C., Nashville, Miami and Chicago. For a limited period of time, the Surround version of RAVEN MTX will include the Penteo 3 Touch Stereo-to-5.1 Surround Plug-in, the world’s first multi-touch plug-in for the Raven MTX which transforms any stereo recording, soundtrack, DJ mix or live television broadcast into perfect surround sound. It’s a very comprehensive package for the pro audio and post-production markets.”
“We’re aware The RAVEN marks a significant moment in time and perhaps in audio history,” stated Alex Oana, RAVEN co-creator and product manager. “The sheer size of this realization has been driving us, the Slate Pro Audio development team, since the public’s first reactions to the RAVEN prototype. We fully intend the product we ship to live up to the buzz and most importantly the expectations of our discerning customers, our peers and friends.”
The RAVEN MTX Multi-Touch Production Console is the ultimate centerpiece for the modern studio, combining a state-of-the-art multi-touch display, feature-rich multi-touch DAW control software, and a world-class analog monitor section. The console features a 46-inch touchscreen that provides direct touch access to every aspect of the production process, from recording, editing, plugin control, MIDI composition, and final mixing. The console’s RAVEN MIXER software is a powerful multi-touch mixer that can control all major DAW’s, and the RAVEN TOOLBAR provides intuitive control familiar to slick mobile computing devices. The console facilitates quick navigation through any virtual production environment. Raven’s high-quality digitally-controlled analog monitoring section delivers multiple inputs and outputs, plug-and-play integration with digital audio interfaces and multichannel artist cue mix systems, 7.1 surround capability, and on-board Laptop Reference™ speakers.
For more information, please visit www.gcpro.com and www.slateproaudio.com.
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Photo Caption: Shown L-R: Derek Snyder, GC Pro Director, Western Region; Steven Slate, co-inventor/CEO, Slate Pro Audio; Alex Oana, co-inventor/V.P. of Creative Operations, Slate Pro Audio; and Rick Plushner, GC Pro Vice President.
About Slate Pro Audio
Based in Los Angeles, California, Slate Pro Audio creates innovative, hand-built-in-the-USA, no-compromise, flexible products, to help make better-sounding, more creative recordings.
About Guitar Center Professional/Guitar Center
Guitar Center Professional is the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users. Its clientele includes recording studios, audio engineers, producers, recording and touring musicians, live sound venues, post production facilities and more. Emphasizing extraordinary individualized service via local account managers, GC Pro offers expert consultation and a comprehensive selection of the world’s finest equipment for music and audio professionals. More information on GC Pro can be found by visiting www.gcpro.com.
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