From left: Derek Snyder, GC Pro Western Regional Manager; Steven Slate, co-inventor/CEO, Slate Pro Audio; Alex Oana, co-inventor/VP of Creative Operations, Slate Pro Audio; and Rick Plushner, GC Pro Vice President.
Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, has been named the exclusive U.S. dealer of the Raven MTX Multi-Touch Production Console by Slate Pro Audio, which Slate introduced at the 133rd AES convention in San Francisco.
The Raven MTX Multi-Touch Production Console combines a multi-touch monitor, multi-touch DAW control software and digitally controlled analog monitor section. The console will be available through GC Pro’s 43 nationwide locations, and eight selected locations will serve as product demo sites for the Raven MTX.
The console features a 46-inch touchscreen that intuitively controls every aspect of the production process, from initial tracking to effects, EQ, and final mixing. The console’s Raven Mixer software is a multi-touch mixer that can control all major DAWs, and the Raven Toolbar is reminiscent of similar features on current popular computing devices. The console facilitates quick navigation through any virtual production environment. Raven’s high-quality digitally-controlled analog monitoring section allows for plug-and-play integration and features four speaker outputs, an 8-channel artist cue mix system, 7.1 surround capability, and on-board Laptop Reference speakers, which Slate calls “Betty.”
Steven Slate, CEO, Slate Pro Audio, states, “I’ve worked with GC Pro as a client since 1998, and have always had amazing service, support and advice when purchasing gear for my recording studios. Now, as CEO of Slate Pro Audio, I am happy to be working with GC Pro as the exclusive U.S. dealer of our Raven MTX Production Console.”