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Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences Wired with Gepco

New Campus in Gilbert Uses Industry Leader Throughout Studios

For those with career aspirations in the audio recording industry, there's no better place to learn the ins and outs of the field than the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences with campuses in Tempe and Gilbert, Arizona. First established in New York City back in 1980, the Conservatory has evolved over the past quarter of a century, and is currently one of the most distinguished institutions for audio education around the world. For its newest facility, located in Gilbert, the Conservatory chose Gepco cable when it came time to install the state-of-the-art audio equipment in its live sound room - a 6,000 square foot venue - three analog studios and digital studio.

"Whenever possible, I use Gepco cables," stated Dale Epperson, head engineer for the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences, who was responsible for overseeing studio installations at Gilbert. "The main reason we use Gepco is because of its operability. We have 19 runs of 8-pair in each studio. We used it for everything. When using Gepco with connectors, the cabling stays in place, it's easy to work with and the insulation doesn't shrink back. Soldering into an XLR connector with Gepco cables is a lot easier than with many other companies, which have poor strain relief and are real soft, making it harder to set into place."

The Conservatory has a singular focus - providing students with a comprehensive education in audio. Instruction includes advanced concepts such as automated mixing on SSL and Neve consoles, sophisticated line array theory for live sound reinforcement, surround mixing for film and television, and cutting edge digital and MIDI studio technique. During the Conservatory's 30-week program, students spend a large part of their time training in front of workstations and consoles, as it is the extensive hands-on training with the latest technology that prepares students for success after graduation.

Throughout the four studios and live sound room, interconnected via tie-lines, lies more than 8,000 feet of Gepco's 8-pair snake cable, which is connected to cutting edge sound equipment utilized by the Conservatory's students, including consoles manufactured by Yamaha, Soundcraft, and Neotek Elite, and recorders developed by Otari, Alesis, and Sony. In addition to supplying the 8-pair snake cable, Gepco provided the Conservatory with Neutrik connectors, DL connectors, microphone cable, low-capacitance instrument cable and breakout cables.

Gepco products used at the Conservatory include: GA61808GFC audio cable; M1042 microphone cable; GLC20 instrument cable; and 110Ω AES/EBU DB25 breakout cables.


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