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Music Industry Leaders Turn to NewTek TriCaster for Daily Live Webcasts from NAMM

NewTek, a worldwide leader in video and 3D animation products, today announced that TriCaster will be used to produce and live stream events, demos, announcements, artist interviews, and more – all live and in high definition (HD), from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show, from January 13-16, 2011.

The NewTek TriCaster portable live production system will bring the NAMM experience to thousands of viewers over the Web. More than 200,000 viewers are expected to tune in over the course of the show – both on-site and from remote locations.

TriCaster-powered events include:

–Daily concerts and performances: beginning at 9 AM ET and continuing throughout each day. http://www.namm.org

–NAMM Jam, featuring Megadeth: January 14, 7:00 PM ET, The Grove. Presented by Dean Guitars. http://www.deanguitars.com/namm11.php

–Music Player Network Live Webcast, January 14, 6:00 PM ET http://www.musicplayer.com

–NAMM Live Webcast: January 14-16, more

Listen Appoints Peter Papageorge as Director of Sales, North America

Listen Technologies adds sales management and leadership capabilities to continue strong business growth in North America with the appointment of Peter Papageorge as Director of Sales.

Peter Papageorge will be responsible for driving all regional sales activities within the territory of Canada and the United States. Additionally he will lead and direct Listen’s Regional Sales Managers and Independent Representatives. In his new position, Papageorge will report directly to Cory Schaeffer, Listen Technologies Corporation Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Papageorge will work collaboratively with Schaeffer to expand Listen’s growth.

Papageorge has had a notable 25 year career leading sales operations in both manufacturing and retail arenas. He brings eleven years of territory sales and marketing experience for the MI retail and Pro AV integration markets. Prior to joining Listen Technologies Papageorge was the Director of Sales – Pro Products for D&M Professional, a division of D&M more

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Sound Devices Upgrades New USBPre 2 Interface with Addition of ASIO Driver

ANAHEIM, CA, JANUARY 13, 2011 — Sound Devices is taking its USBPre 2, an all-new version of its popular USBPre computer audio interface, to the next level by adding Windows OS ASIO drivers along with its built-in, class-compliant drivers. The two-channel USBPre 2 offers professionals a powerful, yet easy-to-use, portable interface to interconnect audio sources to both Mac OS and Windows computers over USB. With the addition of ASIO, the USBPre 2 can now connect to popular DAW software platforms in Windows, such as ProTools 9. more

Bowers & Wilkins launches Zeppelin Air—A premium iPod speaker system featuring Apple’s AirPlay®

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air is the ultimate AirPlay® wireless audio system with completely updated drive units and advanced Digital Signal Processing plus fully integrated AirPlay technology so users can easily stream music wirelessly from iTunes, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Three years ago the original multi-award winning Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin™ redefined what could be expected from an iPod speaker system. Now Zeppelin Air provides another seismic shift in audio performance, design and functionality with completely updated drive units, up-rated amplification and the latest in Digital Signal Processing to deliver improved sound quality. And while Zeppelin’s iconic shape has been retained, subtly updated styling help modernise this design classic.

The improved sonic performance is complemented by a collection of new features, foremost among which is the inclusion of new AirPlay technology. AirPlay also lets users create an easy to set up multi-room system with more

AVIOM INTRODUCES NEW PRO16 DIGITAL SNAKES AT NAMM 2011

Preconfigured Aviom Digital Snake Systems Simplify Connectivity

ANAHEIM, CA, JANUARY 13, 2011 — Aviom (NAMM Booth 7119, Arena), the exclusive developer of the world’s most powerful audio transport protocol, A-Net®, is introducing prepackaged Pro16® digital snakes in a variety of configurations that are tailored for a range of applications and ensemble sizes. more

AURALEX INTRODUCES NEW SUSTAIN BAMBOO SOUND DIFFUSOR SERIES AT WINTER NAMM 2011

First Line of Acoustical Products Made from 100% Eco-Friendly Bamboo

Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, continues its long history of environmentally conscious product innovations with the launch of the first line of acoustical products made from 100% Eco-Friendly bamboo, the Sustain Bamboo Sound Diffusor Series, at Winter NAMM 2011 (Booth 6698, Hall A). The new line, which consists of the WavePrism, WaveLens, QuadraTec, Peak Pyramid Diffusor and KeyPacs, retains the longevity and acoustical qualities Auralex is known for with green and acoustical properties of natural bamboo.

Sustain Bamboo Sound Diffusor Series
Sustain Bamboo Sound Diffusor Series

“As a green alternative to traditional hardwood, Auralex’s new Sustain Bamboo Sound Diffusor Series is the perfect addition to any recording/listening space that requires absorption treatment,? says Eric Smith, founder and president more

The RapcoHorizon Company Introduces i-BLOX Smart Phone Interface at Winter NAMM 2011

New iPhone Interface Becomes Latest Addition to the Company’s BLOX Product Line

ANAHEIM, CA, JANUARY 13, 2011 ― The RapcoHorizon Company, a leading manufacturer of audio/video interfacing and cable equipment, is introducing its new i-BLOX Smart Phone Interface at Winter NAMM 2011 (Booth 4568, Hall C). The i-BLOX serves as an audio interface that connects an instrument to an iPhone amplifier as well as mobile recording applications. more

HardWire® Adds To Lineup With New TR-7 Tremolo/Rotary Extreme Performance Pedal

HardWire®, a leading manufacturer of guitar pedals, is introducing the new TR-7 Tremolo/Rotary Pedal at the 2011 Winter NAMM® Show in Anaheim, California. The TR-7 is a true stereo tremolo, rotary, and vibrato pedal, which offers effects ranging from traditional tremolo to a highly detailed rotary cabinet simulator. It also features true stereo I/O, allowing for complex connections and sounds with extreme flexibility.

The TR-7 features seven effects including; Tremolo, Opto-Tremolo, Bias Tremolo, Duo Tremolo, Rotary, Vibrato, and VibroPan. The TR-7 also includes HardWire’s standard extreme performance features like true bypass and high-voltage rails.

“We improved on an already impressive lineup of HardWire pedals with the introduction of the technologically superior tremolo and rotary pedal. The highly advanced processing in the TR-7 is an exciting addition to a tour-worthy package of the HardWire pedals,? stated Rob Urry, president, Harman Music Group.

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Lexicon® Showcases LXP Bundle That Combines Four Legendary Reverbs

Lexicon®, a Harman International Company (NYSE-HAR), has again rocked the foundations of the audio industry with the LXP Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle. This powerful reverb bundle is a collection of Lexicon’s four most popular reverbs that are now available as efficient, multi-platform native software plug-ins. The LXP Bundle was specifically developed for project and professional recording engineers, as well as artists that want to envelope their mix with that magical “Lexicon sound? that delivers the clarity, depth and fullness that can only be created when recording in a major studio.

The LXP Native Reverb Bundle delivers four legendary Lexicon reverb plug-ins including Chamber, Hall, Plate, and Room with over 200 of the most versatile and finely-crafted studio presets from Lexicon’s immense library of sounds. These pristine algorithms represent Lexicon’s state-of-the-art technology and have been designed to create professional, inspirational mixes within popular DAWs like Pro Tools, Logic, and Cubase more

JBL Professional Introduces Its Best EON Loudspeaker Ever At NAMM 2011: The New EON515XT

JBL Professional today introduced its EON515XT active loudspeaker. As the flagship of the iconic JBL powered portable speaker collection, the EON515XT was engineered for durability, high performance and ease of use. JBL has extended the reach of the current EON technology by improving input sensitivity, lowering the noise floor, adding user selectable EQ control and re-voicing the system for peak performance and enhanced audio precision.

“In the development of our PRX600 Series we’ve learned and implemented quite a few things that enhanced system performance,? said Richard Ruse, JBL Director of Marketing for Portable PA. “We knew we could do the same for the EON515XT and quite frankly, we couldn’t wait to do it. Through amplifier optimization and restructuring of the gain stages, we’ve increased the maximum SPL from 129 dB to 132 dB. We’ve made the system quieter when idling and re-voiced the system for a more even more

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