Multi Path Communications (MPC) was founded in 1984 by
Stan Gondek to provide services to mini-computer users. Services included
system integration, setup, and support. Programming services and time-sharing
were also provided. In 1986 the PC started making inroads into the mini-computer
market to the point where mini-computer users were leaving their much beloved(?)
mini systems for PCs. Unlike many others in the mini-computer market, MPC
saw this as an exciting technology boom and a growing business opportunity
which we heavily involved ourselves in.
Stan got the electronics bug in high school and, being
a shy person (even trained in classical music), he sought to build silent
and invisible pain field generators to get back at the people who always
picked on him. He was always tinkering with the latest developments in
electronics and picked up his HAM radio license. His neighbors pretty much
left him alone because “...that little nerd might ZAP us with something!”
His interest in state of the art technology continues today.
The Need For Speed:
The need for speed and power goes beyond computers. Stan
had also raced motorcycles since he was a kid and, growing up during classic
mega-horsepower factory car years, had a passion for high powered small
block Chevy engines stuffed into the smallest cars he could find. He lived
by simple mottos like “if there isn't a hole in the hood....you need a
bigger engine” and “if you have got room for a passenger....the engine
isn't big enough”.
The Electronic Music Connection:
The PC, MIDI controlled music synthesizers, and software
sequencers made it possible for Stan to indulge in his electronic and music
passions. Always looking toward state of the art products and services,
he turned MPC toward this new and exciting electronic music business. With
four Kurzweil synthesizers, a Roland digital sampler and drum machine,
Yamaha and JBL sound system, and Cakewalk sequencing software running on
a PC, we were ready to take the computer music business by storm. Well
we were a bit early on this one as the only storm we saw was on TV with
some young gal and a dog over there in Kansas. We did learn a lot about
MIDI and PCs though.
The fact that the MIDI stuff did not take off didn’t worry
old Stan. He figured that with all of the stuff we had learned about PCs,
especially which parts worked the best together and lasted the longest,
we should start building and selling our own. Word got around that Stan
was building and selling PC systems and, with his reputation for putting
together fast and tough stuff, the business really took off.
The Company Policy:
On the matter of PCs, Stan is as much of a stickler for
performance and durability. If a manufacturer's product will not meet or
exceed current standard benchmarks, it will not be found in an MPC system.
If a manufacturer will not warranty their product, it will not be found
in an MPC system. With that said, you will not find any 'bargain basement'
systems at MPC as you see advertised at the local discount houses or mail
order houses. By the same token, our pricing is very competitive with major
name brand systems.
If you need a PC configured to your specifications, no
matter how ‘weird’ some of the discount or mail order computer houses tell
you it is, we will not only build it for you, but we will also install
any applications software on it and make sure that works also. That includes
servers, desk top PCs, MIDI control stations, graphics and video development
stations or special ‘one of a kind’ configurations including multiple CPUs.
We work with MAC OS X, LINUX, Windows XP/2000/VISTA, NT-3.5/40
and Windows 7/8/8.1/10 on a daily basis.
We have been involved with networking
since the early days of computer to computer low speed dial-up networks.
Today we can assist you with wireless communications using routers, wireless
bridges and ethernet switches for port sharing.
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how we can make them better for you.
Last Updated 01-18-2017
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