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VOX USA Announces the “Show Us Your VOX� Contest

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— Guitarists can enter to win a VT20+ guitar amplifier in new photo contest —

VOX USA has announced the new “Show Us Your VOX� consumer contest running September 16-30, 2011. U.S. residents over 18 years old can enter the contest by submitting an image of themselves with their VOX gear.

Entries will be judged on the following criteria: originality, VOX content, creativity and entertainment value. The winner will be awarded a VOX VT20+ guitar amplifier (retail value $280). Specific rules, restrictions and requirements can be found on the entry page.

Please visit http://www.voxamps.com/us/promos for more information and to enter.

Part of the VOX Valvetronix VT+ Series, the VT20+ guitar amp incorporates the acclaimed VOX Valve Reactor circuit for true tube sound. It delivers the perfect fusion of great tube amp tone and cutting-edge modeling technology. Players can call upon more

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Coblat Digital Takes Home Another “STAR” Award From Editors of TV Technology Europe

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NEW 9257 MADI DISTRIBUTION AMPLIFIER FOR OPENGEAR® FORMAT
ACKNOWLEDGED FOR INNOVATION AT IBC 2011

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands — Cobalt Digital (www.CobaltDigital.com) has been recognized for innovation again. The manufacturer of 3G/HD/SD-SDI conversion gear received another STAR (Superior Technology Award Recipient) – its eighth – from the editorial staff of TV Technology Europe magazine at the 2011 IBC convention, this time for its 9257 1×9 MADI (AES10-2003) Audio Distribution Amplifier, developed for the openGear® platform.

The STAR Award is designed to celebrate and showcase the preeminent technological innovations available to the broadcast industry. TV Technology Europe’s editor reviewed a variety of products, examined the technical applications and their overall contribution to the industry, and then chose 25 winners.

“STAR awards are given to interesting new more

Guitar Center Professional Helps New York’s Outpost Digital Outfit New Post Production Suites

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— Five new high-end audio post studios are a key part of the facility’s expansion, and GC Pro sourced most of the new hardware and software and provided consulting and guidance to integrate the new equipment seamlessly with Outpost’s existing gear —

Outpost Digital, a leading New York City audio and video post production company whose clients include Dodge, Champion, ESPN, Cingular, IKEA and others, recently completed a significant expansion of its facilities on Manhattan’s lower West Side. Thirteen new post suites were added in newly available space on the same floor as the company’s existing facility, five of which are full-service audio post studios. This substantial expansion required careful consideration of new technologies and products that would keep Outpost on the leading edge but also integrate easily and smoothly with existing equipment that the company more

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L-ACOUSTICS KIVA Installed Into Historic German Concert Hall

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BAD KISSINGEN, Germany — German L-ACOUSTICS certified provider Soundhouse has installed a KIVA WST modular line source system into the Max Littmann Saal concert hall in Bad Kissingen.

The historic concert hall, built in 1913 and paneled in cherry wood inlaid with ebony, can accommodate 1,160 people and specializes in classical music and spoken word performances through to blues and rock music. When the time came to upgrade its sound system, the major requirements were low weight, wide and controlled coverage and low visual impact. more

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Korg USA Supports Next Generation of Musicians

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— Company sponsors two leading youth music programs —

Korg USA recently partnered with two high-profile youth music programs – School of Rock (SoR) and Camp Jam – for kids and young adults. These new partnerships are the first of Korg USA’s year-long campaign to support music-making and educational programs for young people.

Camp Jam is a rock and roll music program for children and adults. Korg USA was a gear sponsor for the program’s songwriting contest. Acclaimed artists/teachers are also instructing students at Camp Jam 2011 using VOX and Blackstar amplifiers, Korg digital pianos and VOX guitars supplied by Korg USA. The contest winners, campers and instructors are all enjoying the new gear. “Our Camp Jam programs are designed to give kids insight and a head start on their music interests and potential careers,� said more

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Award-Winning Country Music Artist Clay Walker Officially Endorses Audio-Technica Microphones

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— Platinum-selling performer Clay Walker now uses the acclaimed Audio-Technica 5000 Series Wireless System with the T5400 handheld microphone, while his backup singers use A-T’s Artist Elite® AE4100 wired dynamic microphones —

Award winning country music artist Clay Walker is now an official endorser of microphones from Audio-Technica, a leading manufacturer of wired and wireless microphones, headphones and accessory products. Since the beginning of this year, Walker and his backing vocalists have used A-T microphones during their touring performances across the U.S. and Canada. For Walker, who has won Radio & Records Best New Male Artist, Top New Male Vocalist from the Academy of Country Music and Country Song Roundups’ Best New Male Vocalist Awards, the A-T 5000 Series Frequency-agile True Diversity UHF Wireless system and AEW-T5400a handheld transmitter are the perfect combination of nuanced sound and reliable performance night after night. And more

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Guitar Center Professional Provides the Right Advice and Equipment for the House-of-Worship Market

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— The house-of-worship market is a core competency for GC Pro Account Managers like Tampa-based Mick Hall, who helped make sure that the Knanaya Catholic Congress of Central Florida and Sebring, Florida’s Grace Bible Church both got exactly the technologies they needed —

Every house of worship has its own particular needs, and Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, knows how to meet those criteria better than anyone else. Recently, at the newly opened Sacred Heart Community Center facility at the Knanaya Catholic Congress of Central Florida in Valrico, Florida, and at the Grace Bible Church in Sebring, Florida, the team from GC Pro’s Tampa location designed and supervised the installation of new live sound, acoustical treatment and lighting systems. Notable products included JBL VRX-928 more

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Sound Import, LLC, Merges with Taiga, LLC, to form New Company, Taiga Sound Import, LLC

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— Sound Import – U.S. Importer of Wharfedale Loudspeakers – Merges with Taiga, North American Importer of Quad Electroacoustics, to Offer Dealers and Customers Unprecedented Line of High Performance Loudspeakers and Audio Electronics —

Sound Import, LLC, U.S. importer of the Wharfedale brand of dynamic loudspeakers, and Taiga, LLC, North American importer of Quad Electroacoustics electronic and electrostatic loudspeakers, formally announced their merger effective October 1st, and will henceforth be known as Taiga Sound Import, LLC (TSI).

This merger brings together two of the world’s oldest, most established and respected audio brands, creating an unparalleled portfolio of products and marketing services for their key dealer partners and customers. The extensive range of Wharfedale loudspeakers and Quad Electroacoustics products are both manufactured by International Audio Group, Ltd. (IAG).

Walter Schofield, VP of Sales and Marketing of TSI, stated, “Wharfedale and Quad are often more

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Rush Guitarist Alex Lifeson Uses Audio-Technica’s AT4080 Ribbon Microphone to Record Music for Upcoming Film The Double

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— Lifeson and engineer Richard Chycki pick the AT4080 for its warm ribbon sound and rugged construction —

The Double, an upcoming spy thriller starring Richard Gere and Topher Grace, is set to be released on September 23, 2011, and the film’s score features the playing of Alex Lifeson, guitarist for legendary progressive rockers Rush. For recording his parts, Lifeson and engineer Richard Chycki used the AT4080 Phantom-powered Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone from Audio-Technica, worldwide leader in high-performance microphones, wireless systems, headphones and other professional-caliber audio equipment.

Chycki, Studio Engineer for Rush, Aerosmith, Mick Jagger, Pink and more, stated, “Alex wrote some really interesting guitar pieces and added his touch to a number of existing feature pieces in the movie, in addition to writing and performing the composition for the closing credits. I’ve always been a fan of ribbon mics on guitars, but usually more

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Mixer/Producer John O’Mahony Looks to Guitar Center Professional for Neve Genesys Mixing Console

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— O’Mahony makes the move to Genesys console for his room at the legendary Electric Lady Studios —

— GC Pro is the exclusive U.S. sales channel for the Genesys —

Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, has supplied GRAMMY®-nominated mixer and producer John O’Mahony with a 16-channel AMS Neve Genesys mixing console outfitted with Encore fader automation. O’Mahony, who works out of his own room at the legendary Electric Lady Studios in New York, is known for his work with artists such as Coldplay, Metric, Alberta Cross, Kashmir and The Cribs. GC Pro is the exclusive U.S. sales channel for the innovative Genesys, a custom-crafted, expandable analog recording console that incorporates digital workstation control.

“When I set about building a smaller setup for myself and owning my more

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