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Intelix Discontinues Mic Mixers; Expands Digital Offerings

Middleton, WI- Intelix LLC, U.S. manufacturer of audio/video equipment and software, announced plans to discontinue their mic/line mixing product line effective March 1, 2011. The move comes after announcing 40% growth in 2010, including strong gains in the digital signage and digital AV routing markets.

“Intelix has a deep history and intimate understanding of the audio-visual industry,� explained Mike Konkle, Intelix Chief Technology Officer. “We were one of the pioneers in matrix mixing, we developed the original remote monitor mixing system, and we led the charge in HDMI product development for the commercial market. The key to our success continues to be understanding needs and developing top-quality solutions. We’re confident the most pressing opportunity lies in HDMI and digital AV signal routing, and we are diverting most of our resources to adequately serve the industry.�

Intelix released their first mic/line mixing product in 1995—the VC Series—which was more

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SHURE UNVEILS TWO NEW PROFESSIONAL HEADPHONES AT NAMM

NILES, IL and ANAHEIM, CA, January 13, 2011 — Shure Incorporated today announced the expansion of its headphone line and showcased the new SRH550DJ and SRH940 models today at the 2011 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Equipped with unique sound signatures, the SRH550DJ is ideal for both DJ and personal listening use, while the SRH940 is optimized for critical listening, studio monitoring, and mastering.

“The Shure headphone line extends from the Company’s heritage and performance in the microphone and earphone market, enabling studio engineers, home recordists, performers, DJs, and audio enthusiasts to benefit from the professional quality sound that Shure is known for,� said Matt Engstrom, Category Director for Monitoring Products at Shure. “Whether you’re interested in the SRH550DJ or the SRH940, our headphone offering has expanded to meet the needs of every user.�

Both of the new SRH headphone models offer superior sound, comfort, and the legendary more

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SHURE DEBUTS SE215 SOUND ISOLATINGâ„¢ EARPHONE AT NAMM 2011

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NILES, IL and ANAHEIM, CA, January 13, 2011— Today, Shure Incorporated unveiled the SE215 Sound Isolating Earphone, featuring a newly developed Dynamic MicroDriver and a detachable cable, at the 2011 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. This professional quality earphone joins the ranks of the Company’s SE315, SE425, and SE535 Sound Isolating Earphone models.

Available in clear or translucent black, the new SE215 offers detailed sound with enhanced bass, and its design delivers outstanding isolation with unmatched comfort. The SE215 Earphones are ideal for live performance, critical listening, and serve as the perfect upgrade for portable digital devices.

“Rounding out Shure’s Sound Isolating Earphone line, the SE215 comes in at the lowest price point, but like the other models, maintains the superior sound quality, durability, and style for which Shure is known,â€? said Matt Engstrom, Category Director for Monitoring Products more

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SHURE PREVIEWS NEW PSM1000 PERSONAL MONITOR SYSTEM AT 2011 NAMM

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NILES, IL and ANAHEIM, CA, January 13, 2011 – Today, at the NAMM Show, Shure Incorporated will preview the new PSM® 1000 Dual Channel Personal Monitor System – a full-rack professional monitoring system that is designed to integrate seamlessly with Shure Wireless Workbench (WWB) software.

“PSM1000 delivers the same superior audio quality and RF performance that our customers have come to expect from all of our wireless products, said Matt Engstrom, Category Director for Listening Products at Shure. “What sets this new system apart is an enhanced feature set, including the integration with our Wireless Workbench software that will provide engineers and performers with options for increased control and connectivity.�

The Shure PSM 1000 Personal Monitor System represents a new benchmark for in-ear monitoring. With best-in-class audio and RF performance, networking connectivity with full WWB integration, and a more

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SHURE INTRODUCES PGX DIGITAL WIRELESS SYSTEM

NILES, IL and ANAHEIM, CA, January 13, 2011—With more than 85 years of audio innovation on the books, it’s hard to think of something that industry mainstay Shure Incorporated hasn’t done. But today Shure is introducing the first digital wireless microphone system in the Company’s history. The PGX Digital Wireless System is designed for users who demand uncompromising sound quality, operating simplicity, and the rock-solid durability for which Shure is famous.

“PGX Digital was designed to deliver an absolutely pure representation of the sound source,� says Erik Vaveris, Category Director for Wireless Products at Shure. “Guitarists and bassists will be amazed at how transparently the system captures the tone of their instruments and their individual playing style. Vocalists will discover a wireless mic that accurately conveys both the subtle texture and powerful dynamics of the human voice.�

Shure PGX Digital Wireless adds the clarity and precision of 24-bit/48 more

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SHURE PREVIEWS AXIENT WIRELESS SYSTEM

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NILES, IL and ANAHEIM, CA, January 13, 2011—Shure Incorporated will preview its new Axient™ wireless microphone system, which can automatically change frequencies, undetected by the user, to avoid interference, at the 2011 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.

“Uncertainty and volatility in the RF spectrum are the new reality for professional wireless users,� said Sandy LaMantia, President and CEO of Shure Incorporated. “They face increasing pressure to deliver interference-free performance even though conditions are more unpredictable than ever before. The Axient wireless system was designed from the outset to withstand interference from the analog and digital sources that exist today and may exist in the future.�

The Axient system employs several new innovative technologies that work together to deliver interference-free audio in the most critical live broadcast, theater, music, and corporate events.

“Axient defines a new standard for more

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Hardwire® By DigiTech Expands Lineup With HT-6 Polyphonic Tuner

HardWire®, a leading manufacturer of guitar pedals, is introducing the new HT-6 Polyphonic Tuner at the 2011 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California. The HT-6 is a tuner for guitarists and bassists that can be used to tune all 6 strings of an instrument simultaneously. Based on technology from 3dB Research, the HT-6 makes tuning instruments faster and easier easy by simply strumming all strings and viewing the ‘string’ display readout as to which string is in or out of tune.

The HT-6 Polyphonic Tuner pedal interface is similar to chromatic tuning pedals but features standard effects pedal. 6-rows of LED lights, one for each string. LED display matrix that represents the six strings of a guitar or bass. Two buttons on the HT-6 Tuner’s top display panel are used for selecting display modes (Mode) and tuning references (Tuning).

The HT-6 also features individual guitar and bass more

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Hardwire® Introduces the SP-7 Stereo Phaser Effects Pedal for Guitarists

HardWire®, a leading manufacturer of guitar pedals, today introduced the SP-7 Stereo Phaser Effects Pedal. The SP-7 is an advanced Phaser effects pedal offering seven Phaser types based on popular new and vintage effects pedals including 2 stage, 4 stage, modern, boutique, 10 stage, envelope, and dynamic.

Leveraging DSP originally developed for the DigiTech RP Series of products, the new pedal also features controls for speed, depth, modify, and phaser type, as well as an indicator LED and tap tempo switch for setting the phaser’s effects modulation speed time during a live performance.

The SP-7 also includes HardWire’s trademark extreme performance features like true bypass and high-voltage rails. It also features true stereo I/O, allowing for complex connections and sounds with extreme flexibility.

“We are committed to expanding the HardWire line of pedals to provide guitarists with the most comprehensive set of effects available anywhere. more

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DigiTech® Now Offers Free Switching System Kit With the Purchase of An RP1000 Multi-Effects Switching System

DigiTech today announced that effective immediately, purchasers of an RP1000
Multi-Effects Switching System will receive a free Switching System Kit. The kit includes cables to connect the RP1000’s dedicated amp loop, cables to create a stompbox loop and an easy-to-follow Quick Start Guide.

The DigiTech RP1000 is a versatile guitar multi-effects processor that offers more than 160 popular effects, amp and cabinet models, including overdrive, distortion, delay, flanger, chorus and many others. Its built-in expression pedal provides complete control of volume, wah and other parameters, and the RP1000 provides 100 factory and 100 user presets. The RP1000 offers a wealth of additional features including USB computer connectivity, Cubase LE4 music production software, a phrase looper, a built-in chromatic tuner and much more. The RP1000 is built to last, with all-metal construction designed to stand up to the rigors of the road.

The Switching System Kit adds even more

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RTW Names Mahmoud Chatah as Director of Marketing and Sales

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Chatah Will Introduce and Oversee Key Marketing and Sales Strategies to Further Support the RTW Brand

COLOGNE, GERMANY, 13 JANUARY, 2011 – RTW, a leading manufacturer and distributor of professional audio metering and control devices for studio recording and radio and TV broadcast applications, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mahmoud Chatah as the company’s new Director of Marketing and Sales. In this role, Chatah will draw upon his extensive background in international marketing and sales strategies and management in the technology industry to further enhance the RTW brand throughout the world.

Thanks to its pioneering range of audio measurement tools and more recently the well-received launch of its TouchMonitor series of products, RTW has experienced an increased global customer demand over the course of its 40-year history. Additionally in 2010, RTW rolled out a new brand strategy, more

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