131st AES CONVENTION, NEW YORK, NY, October 21, 2011 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro) (booth 839), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, is proud to preview the result of a new Sterling Audio and Ocean Way Recording partnership — a specially-designed signature edition condenser microphone that is ideal for modern artists, producers and engineers.
Voiced by legendary engineer/producer and multiple GRAMMY® recipient Allen Sides, the ST6050 was inspired by Ocean Way’s expansive collection of microphones, all with exceptional sound quality and unique sonic characteristics that span many decades and musical eras. By combining classic capsule and FET design with modern manufacturing techniques, the ST6050 yields stunning clarity with a rich, warm, open sound and a silky top end that exquisitely captures vocals and acoustic instruments.
“Sterling and Ocean Way Recording have partnered to develop a microphone with a larger-than-life sound in an affordable and repeatable way,” says Allen Sides, owner of Ocean Way Recording in Hollywood, California.
The capsule on the ST6050 is one inch in diameter, eight microns thick and gold-sputtered, built with traditional machining and exceptionally tight manufacturing tolerances. Each is hand-assembled and tested. Select modernization of traditional FET design results in exceptional consistency and extremely tight component tolerances. Optimized PCB ground planes increase RFI/EMI rejection. The ST6050 has a robust transformer design with side-by-side windings that yield an even low-frequency response while maintaining openness and top-end air. The chassis consists of a chrome-plated, woven-brass grill with steel head frame, plus a heavy brass body with chrome plated closing ring. The ST6050 microphone package includes a SM-7 shock mount, attractive wood storage case and windscreen.
The Sterling ST6050 has an MSRP of $1699.99 and will be available for pre-orders through GC Pro for shipment in January. For more information, please visit www.gcpro.com.
About Guitar Center Professional/Guitar Center
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, 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.