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Aurora Audio GTC2 Dual Channel Compressor Serial #1 Grandmaster Recorders #28719

Availability: In stock



Techno Empire is honored to present for sale this piece of recording equipment from legendary music studio, Grandmaster Recorders. Originating in the 1970’s as Hollywood Bijou Studio, where Stevie Wonder wrote and rehearsed his classic album “Songs in the Key of Life”, it later changed its name to Grandmaster Recorders where it produced dozens of acclaimed albums such as Red Hot Chili Peppers “One Hot Minute”, Beck’s “Midnight Vultures.” Tool’s “10,000 Days”, No Doubt’s “Tragic Kingdom” & Queens of the Stone Age “Songs for the Deaf” to name a few.


BRAND : Aurora Audio


FUNCTION : Compressor

DESCRIPTION : This listing is for the First Aurora Audio GTC2 Dual Channel Compressor, hand-made by Geoff Tanner.

This unit is a very personal item to Grandmaster Recorders as Aurora Audio was more or less born there as a partnership between early Neve designer/engineers Geoff Tanner and David Langford and Grandmaster studio owner Alan Dickson. 

  • Serial # 1 !! (First one built !!)

ACCESSORIES : This item includes an IEC power cable. Otherwise, it comes only as seen in photos and does not include any other accessories.

PHYSICAL CONDITION : Very Good. There are a few small scrapes on the top side, and some of the paint along the top edge of the front panel has chipped away. Labeled across the top of the unit to indicate its "first unit" status. Excellent condition!

WORKING CONDITION : Very Good. Wonderfully lush, warm sound. Capable of everything from a soft, pillowy roll-off on transients to some pretty heavily saturated tones. The left channel's "comb" and "auto" buttons occasionally stick and require a light corrective press to reset. Highly usable, and in lovely condition!

ACTUAL WEIGHT : 11.75 lbs.

ACTUAL DIMS : 19" x 9" x 3.5"

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