GC Pro, the dedicated professional audio division of Guitar Center, Inc. and Euphonix are pleased to announce a U.S. tour featuring the MC and System 5-MC DAW controllers at key GC Pro store locations. The Euphonix "Break Free" tour truck has been outfitted with a System 5-MC controlling Pro Tools®, Logic Pro, Nuendo and Digital Performer so that GC Pro customers can get hands-on demonstrations on this revolutionary new controller.
GC Pro is the exclusive distributor of the Euphonix MC Media Application Controller in the U.S. and also sells the System 5-MC Integrated DAW Mixing System. New York and Hollywood stores feature a System 5-MC, and MCs can be found at the Miami, Las Vegas, Atlanta and Chicago stores. The tour, which kicked off to a successful start with three days at GC Pro's Houston location in early July, takes these products to other stores in the GC Pro network including New Orleans, Orlando, Miami, Atlanta and Nashville. Further dates will be announced on the gcpro.com and euphonix.com web sites as the tour progresses.
The MC is a new controller from Euphonix that includes 4 faders, 8 knobs, 56 LCD SmartSwitches, shuttle wheel and monitoring section. The MC features the EuCon protocol which allows it to control any PC or Mac® software application. EuCon supports both HUI and Mackie Control for applications such as Pro Tools and Final Cut Pro. Applications such as Apple's Logic Pro, Steinberg's Nuendo and Merging's Pyramix all directly support EuCon for the ultimate in controller-application integration. The System 5-MC adds Euphonix System 5 channel strips to the MC for professional music and audio post mixing applications.
Dave Hansen, Euphonix VP Strategic Accounts, has been working with GC Pro to coordinate sales efforts: "The joint Euphonix GC Pro Break Free tour allows a broader range of GC Pro customers to experience what the MC and System 5-MC have to offer. You really need to see them for yourself to fully grasp how they can change the way you work."
GC Pro Director of Business Development Tom Menrath says, "The Euphonix MC and System 5-MC are revolutionary products that require a hands-on experience to truly appreciate their power. We are very happy that Euphonix has come up with a solution to enable people who might not otherwise have the opportunity for a direct experience with these products to get the chance to try these control tools out with their DAW software of choice."