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KORG TO HOLD “KRONOS ALL-ACCESS PARTY� AT WASHINGTON MUSIC IN WHEATON, MARYLAND

— Event to feature exclusive Kronos demos and Korg giveaways —

WHO: Legendary keyboard manufacturer Korg, along with Korg product experts.

WHAT: Kronos All-Access Party event, offering attendees the opportunity to experience the Kronos, Korg’s new flagship Music Workstation, first-hand. This exclusive one-day-only event will include musical performances and open discussions. Korg’s Kronos crew will be on hand to provide live demos and answer questions. Best of all, attendees will be able to try Kronos for themselves.

Additionally, everyone attending will be eligible to win free Korg gear: the first 20 guests to arrive at the event will receive a free Kronos t-shirt. There will also be a drawing for a Korg Sound on Sound (SOS) unlimited track hand-held recorder, plus other special one-night-only offers.

WHERE: Chuck Levin’s Washington Music
11151 Veirs Mill Road
Wheaton, MD 20902
301-946-8808
www.chucklevins.com

WHEN: Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 6:30 more

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SOUND.COM Fields Massive HARMAN JBL VERTEC® Line Array System For National Games in India

After successfully executing the audio for the Commonwealth Games 2010 in Delhi, large event speciality firm SOUND.COM was contracted to provide the live audio systems for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies at the 34th Indian National Games at the Ranchi Stadium in Jharkhand. Working with event production house Core Networks and live production company Cineyug Group, SOUND.COM delivered an advanced audio solution based around HARMAN JBL VERTEC® line arrays and Soundcraft digital mixing consoles.

The Closing Ceremonies at the Indian National Games included approximately 7,000 athletes marching in front of an audience of nearly 45,000 people. Following an air display, entertainment included Indian musicians, Bollywood stars, a laser show, a fire dance and a special appearance by popular artist Katrina Kaif. There was also a sub-event titled ‘Welcome Kerala’ — since this will be the location of next year’s event — with over 300 performers from that region more

Story Sound Takes HARMAN JBL VERTEC® Subcompact Line Arrays on Tour With Royal Netherlands Air Force Orchestra

Netherlands-based Story Sound has embarked on a theater tour with the Royal Netherlands Air Force Orchestra, using a HARMAN JBL VERTEC® subcompact line array system. According to Michael Story, who owns the rental company with his brother Egbert, the system is perfect for the sub-1,000-seat capacity venues the Orchestra will be playing at between February and May to present its themed orchestral music program, “Tribute To Michael Jackson.�

Although the company has worked with JBL loudspeakers for its top-tier client projects for many years, the VERTEC subcompact line arrays had not been released in time for use on last year’s Orchestra tour. However, as soon as the system was available, Michael Story couldn’t wait to use it. “We tested the new VERTEC subcompact line arrays against numerous other systems,� he noted. “They won hands-down due to their power, fidelity and sonic clarity.�

When it came to prepping the more

HARMAN Lexicon® Expands Software Suite with PCM Native Total Bundle

In a move that brings more of HARMAN Lexicon’s classic PCM algorithms to plug-in users, Lexicon announced the introduction of its PCM Native Effects Plug-In Bundle and the PCM Native Total Bundle. The new software packages bring additional classic and new Lexicon algorithms to native plug-ins that will add a wealth of inspirational new sounds to a user’s DAW that are not available anywhere else.

The PC- and Macintosh®-compatible PCM Native Effects Plug-In Bundle is designed to work with popular DAWs like Pro Tools and Logic, as well as with any other VST, Audio Unit or RTAS-compatible host.

The PCM Native Effects Plug-In Bundle incorporates classic Lexicon algorithms including:

• Dual Delay – Including: slap-back echo, tape echo and much more – all with complete control over delay time, mix, repeat and other parameters.

• Random Delay – Builds upon the capabilities of Dual Delay with more

Real Ethernet Backbone Pays Interoperability Dividend As HARMAN Crown Audio Debuts “Powered By Crown� Apple® iPad Control Application At Prolight & Sound 2011

Underscoring the comprehensive integration value of its long-term commitment to a standards- based Ethernet backbone for its winning amplifier lineup, HARMAN Crown Audio today announced the addition of the “Powered By Crown� iPad/iPhone App, designed to provide users with enhanced control and configuration of its amplifiers. The new application can be deployed to control and monitor amplifiers by setting the basic control panels on an amplifier or handle a complete setup through HARMAN HiQnet™ System Architect™.

The new application benefits both touring professionals and integrators as it can be used to control numerous lines of Crown amplifiers including I-Tech, I-Tech HD, CTs, and Macro Tech I Series amplifiers. Users can instantly connect by plugging their amplifiers into a wireless router. The app can be deployed on two, four and eight channel amplifiers. Users can now create a custom control panel in HiQnet System Architect, save it and directly more

HARMAN’s AKG Relaunches HSC And HSD Headset With Automatic Mute Function, Reinventing Broadcast Communication During Musikmesse

With a continued focus on improving the quality of performance in professional audio/video markets, HARMAN’s AKG has unveiled the latest additions to its professional headset line at Musikmesse – the condenser microphone models HSC 171 and HSC 271 and dynamic microphone lines HSD 171 and HSD 271. Ideal for broadcast engineers, sports and news commentators, voice over and recording artists, the latest line meets the high demand for efficient and reliable equipment in the industry with seasoned AKG ingenuity. All four headsets are on exhibit at Musikmesse 2011 at Hall 8.0, Stand 32.

“HARMAN’s AKG HSC and HSD headsets incorporate features that have been directly requested by professional users, and offer excellent comfort, optimum ambient noise reduction and outstanding audio quality,� said Thomas Stubics, product marketing manager – recording and broadcast, AKG. “We’ve designed the HSC and HSD’s with comfort and usability in mind and each set will more

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HARMAN’s AKG C 414 XLS and C 414 XL II Earn METAlliance Certification

Underscoring its continued effort to provide reliable professional-grade recording and live sound microphones to customers around the world, HARMAN’s AKG has been awarded two METAlliance certifications for both its C 414 XLS and C 414 XL II microphones. The C 414 XLS and C 414 XL II each offer nine pickup patterns, combined with its proven reference quality, leading-edge technology and state-of-the-art components, to accurately detail acoustic instruments and vocals.

Alongside platforms for research and development, standardization and education, the METAlliance works closely with manufacturers to evaluate and certify products that offer the highest levels of quality in the recording chain. To date, only a handful of products have achieved this accolade.

“HARMAN’s AKG HSC and HSD headsets incorporate features that have been directly requested by professional users, and offer excellent comfort, optimum ambient noise reduction and outstanding audio quality,� said Thomas Stubics, product marketing manager more

HARMAN HiQnet Performance Managerâ„¢ Software Opens New Chapter In Application-Engineered Functionality For Touring and Performance Venue Sound

At Prolight + Sound 2011, HARMAN Professional announced the introduction of its HiQnet Performance Managerâ„¢ software, a highly-refined user interface that facilitates the design of touring and live performance venue sound reinforcement systems. Designed especially for touring and theatrical sound engineering, HiQnet Performance Manager is an application-specific iteration of the category-leading HARMAN HiQnet System Architect 2 connectivity and control software application for professional-grade audio system integration.

“In touring, time is money and Performance Manager dramatically streamlines the system design, setup and tuning process, allowing the JBL VerTec® System Engineer to achieve a higher level of performance with more consistent results on a daily basis from venue-to-venue�, explained Paul Bauman, Director of Tour Sound Product Application and Application Engineering, JBL Professional.

HiQnet Performance Manager provides a comprehensive, step-by-step workflow that directly corresponds to real-world system configuration, taking the workflow paradigm introduced in System Architect 2 to a higher level more

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NewTek Elevates Pat Grogan to Senior Vice President of Operations

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SAN ANTONIO – April 6, 2011 – NewTek, worldwide leader of video and 3D animation products, today announced that Pat Grogan has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations. Previously, Grogan was the vice president of Operations at NewTek. In his new role, Grogan will focus on corporate facilities and manufacturing processes to meet ever-increasing product demands.

“Pat has overseen the day-to-day operations of this company for almost 15 years,” said NewTek CFO, Steve Doubleday. “He has been a key member of management since the company’s relocation to San Antonio in 1997, when he came aboard as director of education and training. His experience in video production, management and operations sets him apart as a leader in this organization. We look forward to his continued service in this new role.”

Prior to working at NewTek, Grogan spent 18 years as producer/director, media center director, more

AVIOM PRO16 PERSONAL MIXERS ARE TOP CHOICE FOR MUSICAL PROJECTS ACROSS THE GLOBE

FRANKFURT, APRIL 6, 2011 — Since their inception, Aviom Personal Mixers have been used everywhere from Broadway to colleges and on tour with world-famous musicians. As one of the first personal mixing options to hit the market, Aviom’s personal mixers have been the industry standard for live sound and recording installations. Aviom will have its complete line of Pro16 and Pro64 audio distribution solutions on display at Musikmesse/Prolight + Sound 2011 (Hall 8.0, Stand J70A). more

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