-- Ocean Way technical specialists will use an array of technologies
and techniques to create a custom match for any facility --

GC Pro, the outside sales division of Guitar Center, is pleased to announce it is now the exclusive dealer of Ocean Way Monitoring Systems. Allen Sides, the GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer, producer and mixer who founded Ocean Way Recording in 1973, developed these renowned speakers systems. His studios and his Ocean Way Monitoring Systems have since helped artists like The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Eminem, Janet Jackson and Radiohead, to name a few, create milestone music recordings. Through an exclusive arrangement with GC Pro, the famed Ocean Way Monitoring Systems can now be custom tailored and installed in commercial recording facilities, private studios, home theatres and a variety of other critical listening environments.

The acquisition and implementation of Ocean Way Monitoring Systems is as much an exceptional experience as using them. Each system is designed and custom made to order after Ocean Way's technical specialists, including Allan Sides, have personally analyzed the space a user intends to install them in. The price of an Ocean Way system includes a pre-evaluation of the studio, as well as complete installation and alignment, all cables, connectors and wiring.

Working with the GC Pro Account manager, the Ocean Way team will also make suggestions to cost-effectively correct any potential problems before a monitor system is installed. Ocean Way is happy to do this in existing spaces or using architectural plans for a new space. In addition, GC Pro and Ocean Way guarantee the end user that every aspect of what you would hear listening to a track in the control room at Ocean Way Recording Studios is the exact sound you will hear in your room.

"This partnership with Allen Sides and Ocean Way allows GC Pro customers to have access to the absolute best audio monitoring on the planet," stated GC Pro Director Tom Menrath. "GC Pro is dedicated to offering the most comprehensive choice of solutions to our clients, and Ocean Way Monitoring Systems are another way we're keeping that promise."

Opened in 1973, Ocean Way Recording is comprised of three studio complexes: Ocean Way Hollywood, Record One in Sherman Oaks, and Ocean Way Nashville. With music mixing and scoring rooms, and a mastering suite in partnership with JVC, Ocean Way Hollywood is the most award-winning studio complex on the West Coast. Owner and Founder Allen Sides, one of the most respected engineer/producers in the music industry, has recorded over 400 albums and won two GRAMMY Awards out of five nominations. The large soffit-mounted high-resolution monitors which Sides custom designed for the studio's control room are especially well known as some of the finest high-definition speakers available. Now the famed Ocean Way sound can distinguish customers' own facilities courtesy of GC Pro.


Shown L-R are Rick Plushner, GC Pro Director of Sales; Allen Sides, Founder/CEO Ocean Way Monitor Systems; and Tom Menrath, GC Pro Director. Photo by David Goggin