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Atlona Introduces New Presentation Video Switcher/Scaler With 11 Inputs and Two Mirrored HDMI Outputs

Supporting Resolutions to 1920×1200 and 1080p, AT-LINE-PRO5 Improves Presentations While Simplifying Setup With Multiple Input Types and Built-In Scaler more

New VidaBox Products on Display at CEDIA EXPO 2011

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Waves Audio DSP Employed in DiGiCo Consoles at 2011 Montreux Jazz Festival

Waves Audio, the industry-leading developer of professional audio digital signal processing technologies and the recipient of a 2011 Technical GRAMMY® Award, and DiGiCo, the renowned U.K.-based manufacturer of some of the world’s most popular, successful and groundbreaking digital mixing consoles, have teamed up to bring studio-quality sound to the world of live sound. Currently, Waves processing is being employed in DiGiCo consoles at the 45th Edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival, taking place July 1-16, 2011, in Montreux, Switzerland.

Since Waves and DiGiCo entered into a strategic alliance in 2010, award-winning Waves reverbs, equalizers, compressors, limiters, delays and more run directly from DiGiCo’s SD series consoles. Waves plugins that are famous for their use in leading recording studios, mixing rooms and mastering houses the world over are now being use in live sound reinforcement as well. This means that many lucky listeners at this year’s Montreux Festival will enjoy more

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Guitar Center Promotes Glenn Noyes to Director of Category Management for Drums and Percussion

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Guitar Center, Inc. announces that music industry veteran Glenn Noyes has been promoted to the position of Director of Category Management for Drums and Percussion. The announcement was made by Mark S. Nelson, Vice President, Drums and Percussion Division, and further underscores GC’s ongoing commitment to the expansion of its drum and percussion division.

Since rejoining Guitar Center in 2007, Noyes has made a tremendous impact as Category Manager, overseeing drum sets, snare drums, cymbals and hand percussion. His understanding of the drum customer, through his impressive 24+ years of retail experience, has enabled GC to continue its growth and leadership within the industry. Glenn has received multiple awards while at GC, including its prestigious Outstanding Service Award. In his new role, Glenn will oversee category management of all drum and percussion products for Guitar Center’s 219 stores across the United States. He will more

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Genelec 8260A Tri-Amplified DSP Active Monitoring System Helps Seattle’s Fullsound Recording Take It Up Another Notch

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— Genelec’s acclaimed proprietary GLM™ and AutoCal™ technology are the key to success for Fullsound’s control rooms, which feature challenging physical dimensions —

Seattle, Washington-based Fullsound Recording studio owner Jeff Herrmann has been a Genelec fan for 25 years, all the way back before the glory days of Seattle’s revolutionary grunge music scene, when he recorded artists including Dr. Grind, Sinister Minister and Grunt Truck. Today, Herrmann continues his tradition of Genelec monitoring with the installation of a new pair of Genelec 8260A Tri-Amplified DSP monitors in Fullsound Recording’s main control room. Flanking the studio’s Avid C|24 Pro Tools HD3 controller and Neve summing mixer, the new 8260A monitors will take the studio into the next generation of Seattle music. Currently, jazz, adult contemporary rock and worship records make up much of Fullsound Recording’s and Herrmann’s portfolio, including that of his wife, worship music more

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David Thoener Chooses Carl Tatz Design PhantomFocus™ System to Mix Guatemalan Superstar Ricardo Arjona’s New Album

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— “The PhantomFocus™ System is fantastic,? quotes multi-platinum GRAMMY®-winning engineer/producer David Thoener, who has mixed albums for AC/DC, Aerosmith, John Waite, Faith Hill, John Mellencamp, Carlos Santana, Rob Thomas and more —

Nashville, TN: Dynaudio M1 and M3 professional monitors driven by Bryston amplification are featured in a Dual PhantomFocus™ System (PFS) at the Mix Magazine award-winning studio The Blue Grotto, where David Thoener opted to mix sides for Guatemalan superstar Ricardo Arjona’s new album.

“When Carl asked me over to a new studio he had just completed to experience the latest incarnation of his PhantomFocus System, I booked it right on the spot,? states Thoener. “I was about to mix sides for Ricardo Arjona, who is a huge international star, and I knew that the PhantomFocus System would not only give me an incomparable edge of accuracy, it would also be a more

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New Extra Long Range (ELR) KVM Extender from Gefen Delivers WUXGA Resolutions with USB Peripherals using Just One CAT-5 Cable up to 100 Meters

Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced that its DVI KVM ELR Extender (EXT-DVIKVM-ELR) is now shipping. Based on HDBaseT technology, Gefen’s ELR technology enables high resolution video in the DVI format to travel greater distances than ever before using a single CAT-5 cable.

With its ability to carry three USB 2.0 signals on the same CAT-5 cable alongside the DVI, the Gefen DVI KVM ELR Extender significantly reduces the amount of cables needed while increasing the length of extension to 330 feet (100m). At this distance, high resolution video is supported at resolutions up to 1920×1200 with a perfect signal delivery and zero signal drop-outs. USB data is sent at rates reaching up to 100 Mbps for a reliable, instantaneous delivery.

Installation is plug and play simple, requiring the connection of the computer to the sender unit. The receiver offers three USB outputs for keyboard/mouse, camera, hard more

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Rick Plushner Appointed to the Position of Vice President, Guitar Center Professional

Coinciding with its 10th anniversary and a record-breaking sales year reflecting ongoing growth and expansion, Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, announces the appointment of Rick Plushner to the position of Vice President, effective immediately.

Plushner joined the Guitar Center organization in September 2005 as General Manager of GC Pro. At that time, the GC Pro division employed 18 staff members. His directive was to grow GC Pro’s sales force and develop the infrastructure to enable GC Pro to work in tandem with Guitar Center stores. Rick was promoted to Director of Sales in 2006 and then Director of the division in 2008. Over the past six years, GC Pro has grown into a profitable division with four times the sales that it had in 2005, as well as a team of 75 employees.

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EAW® Unveils SBK Series Subwoofers

New SBK Series Subwoofers are designed to complement EAW®’s MK2300 or MK5300 Series Full-Range Loudspeakers, or serve as stand-alone units, in a wide range of applications

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EAW®, a world leader in audio system solutions for over 30 years, debuts its new SBK Series Subwoofers. The SBK subs are designed to perfectly complement EAW’s MK Series Full-Range Loudspeakers in construction, size and sound, but they can also be used as stand-alone subwoofers in a system from any other manufacturer. The line includes three models: SBK150 (Single 15-inch), SBK180 (Single 18-inch) and SBK250 (Double 15-inch) Subwoofers. All three units operate in passive mode. Applications can include concert halls, houses of worship, arenas, large ballrooms, live theater products, gymnasiums and much more.

Premium components and optimally tuned ports match the performance associated with EAW’s SB line of direct radiating subwoofers. The SBK more

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Guitar Center Professional’s Sterling Microphone Sweepstakes Giveaway Is Up and Running

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— As part of its ongoing sweepstakes series, GC Pro highlights Sterling’s ST69 microphone, a $1199.00 value —

Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, has launched its latest online sweepstakes at www.gcpro.com. The new contest, featuring a Sterling ST69 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone, is now live and will run through September 30, 2011, shortly after which a brand new contest will begin.

Several times a year, GC Pro management selects one particular product from a high-end gear manufacturer to feature on the website and give away as that sweepstakes prize. This latest contest features a Sterling ST69 microphone, a $1199.00 value. The ST69 is an excellent choice for recording engineers and musicians looking for a superior studio microphone. A combination of new and traditional technology, blended with Sterling’s Disk more

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