Phil Wagner (left), President, Focusrite Novation Inc.; and GC Pro Vice President Rick Plushner
Photo: Corey Walthall/Clyne Media Inc.
Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, announces an expanded relationship with Focusrite, a London-based developer of professional audio tools. Under the new relationship, GC Pro will now be a Certified U.S. Dealer for Focusrite’s RedNet Professional Audio Networking System, which is currently available. End users who are interested in Focusrite RedNet will now be able to obtain the system by contacting a GC Pro Account Manager or by visiting one of GC Pro’s 43 locations.
Phil Wagner, President, Focusrite Novation Inc., states, “We have had RedNet in development for some time now, and we’re proud to bring it to market with GC Pro’s help. The RedNet professional audio networking system provides solutions that were otherwise not possible. The system is based on off-the-shelf managed Gigabit Ethernet switches and Cat-6 cabling, and products include: RedNet 1—8-channel AD/DA; RedNet 2—16-channel AD/DA; RedNet 3—32 channel digital I/O; RedNet 4 —8-channel remote gain control mic pre; RedNet 5—32-channel HD Bridge for ProTools HD; RedNet 6 is a newly-announced 64-channel MADI bridge; and RedNet PCIe—128 channel I/O for native applications.”
GC Pro Vice President Rick Plushner says, “I’ve been monitoring the development of Focusrite’s RedNet technology for several years, and we are most excited to be representing this cutting edge product. Our New York, Nashville and Hollywood offices will be equipped with demo systems, while our entire nationwide staff will be trained to consult our client base on implementation within the recording process.”
Wagner adds, “Focusrite chose GC Pro to sell RedNet in the U.S. based on their experience and the quality of their sales team. They have the ability to reach the markets that are appropriate for RedNet: recording, post-production, live sound and house-of-worship with our Dante-compatible, audio-over-IP-based solutions.”
For more information, visit www.gcpro.com and to learn more about Focusrite’s RedNet, watch the free Webcast ‘Recording With Focusrite’s RedNet I/O’, which is now available on demand, and presented by Focusrite and Mix magazine.