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KATSUAKI KIYOHARA APPOINTED NEW FOR-A PRESIDENT

Tokyo, Japan – FOR-A Company Limited, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, has named Mr. Katsuaki Kiyohara, former Vice President of FOR-A Company Limited, as its new President.

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He assumes an active role effective immediately. Mr. Kiyohara’s mission is to steer the company’s growth within today’s digital and network-based solution era and to perpetuate the company’s remarkable 40-year history.

Mr. Keizo Kiyohara, Founder and former president of FOR-A Company Limited, assumes his new role as Chairman of the Board of Directors of FOR-A Company Limited and continues on as the CEO of FOR-A Group.

About FOR-A
FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-A’s product line, call 201-944-1120 or visit our web more

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New Lower Price Announced on Korg’s MR-2 DSD Recorder

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MELVILLE, NY, October 3, 2011 — Korg announces lower pricing on the latest addition to its popular MR Series of DSD digital recorders, the MR-2 High Resolution Mobile Recorder. The new pricing represents an average savings to consumers of $200.

As with all of Korg’s MR recorders, the MR-2 records in the ultra-high fidelity DSD format, with a sampling rate of 2.8 MHz, capturing every sonic detail while preserving the ambience of the original recording location. For job-specific recording, the MR-2 can also record in any of the popular multi-bit formats, from MP2 and MP3 up to 24-bit/192 kHz.

Hand-held, portable and easy to operate, the MR-2 features a highly visible 128 x 128-pixel liquid crystal display. The noiseless backlight provides great visibility, even in dim locations. Both battery (AA x 2) and USB power sources allow the MR-2 to be used almost more

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David Scheirman Joins Harman Professional Staff as Director, Knowledge Resources

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David Scheirman, Director of Knowledge Resources, HARMAN Professional

Northridge, CA – Harman Professional today announced the promotion of David Scheirman to the Harman Professional staff as Director, Knowledge Resources. In this position, Scheirman has responsibility for establishing and managing new training and instructional programs and activities for the company on a worldwide scale. He will report to Michael MacDonald, Vice President Sales & Marketing at Harman’s Northridge business campus.

“David’s industry experience, ideas and leadership skills will be an asset for Harman Professional as we move forward on new initiatives with global impact, especially in our emerging market regions,? noted Michael MacDonald.

Scheirman joins the Harman Professional staff from JBL after having responsibility for its tour sound market segment since 1997. Uniquely qualified to serve Harman’s growing need to integrate its training and instructional more

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Korg Announces New Lower Pricing on Wavedrum Models

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— Korg’s powerful percussion synthesizers are now even more affordable —

MELVILLE, NY, October 3, 2011 — Korg announces lower pricing on its Wavedrum Dynamic Percussion Synthesizer models: the standard Wavedrum, Wavedrum Black and Wavedrum ORT. Wavedrum is a digital percussion instrument like no other. The real drum head, acoustic transducer and textured-rim playing surfaces provide a responsive, articulate and natural performance experience. Each Wavedrum is loaded with stunning acoustic percussion sounds, electronic drum mainstays, robust synth voices and dynamic effects. Now at an average price of $200 less than before, Korg’s revolutionary Wavedrums are now more affordable than ever.

The Wavedrum, with its innovative design, organic interface and sonically rich, innovative sounds (100 user/100 preset), plus 100 loop phrases and recording features, is a powerful tool that can replace a roomful of more

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HARMAN’s JBL Professional Appoints Paul Bauman to Senior Manager, Tour Sound

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Paul Bauman, Senior Manager, Tour Sound, JBL Professional.

NORTHRIDGE, California– Effective immediately, JBL Professional has appointed Paul Bauman to the position of Senior Manager, Tour Sound. In his new position, Bauman will lead product development efforts for JBL’s world-class VERTEC® line array systems and oversee the continuing integration of JBL’s tour sound products with other brands within the HARMAN family while reporting to head of marketing Mark Gander.

Bauman has been a member of the JBL Professional team for the past five years, holding the position of Director, Tour Sound Product and Application Engineering until taking over as Senior Manager, Product Development, Tour Sound in March 2011. Bauman has more than 27 years of professional audio and global touring industry experience, including key positions at L-Acoustics, Maryland Sound International and Adamson Systems Engineering. Bauman’s background more

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Korg Announces Fall “Rake In The Rebates? Consumer Savings

MELVILLE, NY, October 3, 2011 — Korg USA has announced a new fall rebate promotion on some of their most popular models. The mail-in rebate period runs from October 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011, and applies to new products purchased by U.S. residents from an authorized Korg dealer in the USA. Full details and a downloadable rebate coupon can be found at www.korg.com/promo.
Cash rebates are available on the following products:
R3 MMT Modeling Synth with Full Size Keys $100 Rebate
PS60 Powerful, Portable Performance Keyboard $100 Rebate
Pitchblack High-Visibility, Multi-Mode Pedal Tuner $20 Rebate
Monotron On-The-Go Analog Ribbon Synthesizer $20 Rebate

In addition, a separate rebate for a free Korg Monotron is available to customers who purchase any one of the following three products:
Kaoss Pad Quad : Four Effect Processors controlled by one KAOSS Pad
Kaoss Pad KP3: KAOSS Effect Processor with Sampling
Kaossilator Pro: Finger-Tip more

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Sound Image and HARMAN’s JBL Loudspeakers Rock the Boston House of Blues

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Nick Cave performs at the Boston House of Blues, which features a powered VERTEC line array system, which can be seen in the background.
Photo Credit: Amy Hope Dermont

NORTHRIDGE, California – Boston’s House of Blues is committed to great sound for great music, and its HARMAN JBL loudspeaker system is designed to let concertgoers hear their favorite bands and artists at their best. Operated by concert producer Live Nation, the Boston House of Blues can hold more than 2,000 people and needed a sound system to meet the demands of its expansive layout.

The main audio system includes 20 JBL VERTEC® VT4888DP powered midsize line array enclosures with DrivePack® technology, six ASB6128 subwoofers, and JBL AC26 loudspeakers for under-balcony fill. The stage monitor system is comprised of 12 JBL SRX712M stage monitors and more

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Gemini Sound Expands Arsenal of EAW® KF740 Loudspeakers

Longtime EAW® user bolsters inventory with an additional 20 KF740 Three-Way Line Array Modules

“It’s true 90-degree horizontal coverage. It’s got a nice soft edge to it and rolls off evenly and gradually,? states Gemini Sound owner/president Tim Cain

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Whitinsville, MA, USA, October 3, 2011 – Dallas-based production company Gemini Sound, Inc. has expanded its inventory of EAW® loudspeaker systems and processing with the purchase of 20 additional KF740 Three-Way Full Range Line Array Modules. The new acquisition brings the total number of KF740 modules to 36 at the company, which provides regional production sound services for touring music artists as well as corporate clients.

According to Gemini Sound owner and president, Tim Cain, the company first committed to EAW loudspeakers in the mid-1990s and has since increased its inventory significantly. In addition to the KF740s, the company also owns KF760 more

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Audio-Technica Offers Wireless Rebates

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— Company offers mail-in rebates on their 4000 Series, 3000 Series or 2000 Series Wireless Systems in the U.S. between October 1, 2011, and December 31, 2011 —

STOW, OH, October 3, 2011 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, is offering Wireless Rebates on its professional wireless gear, including the 4000 Series, 3000 Series and 2000 Series Wireless Systems, from October 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011. All customers who purchase systems from these three series from an authorized U.S. A-T dealer during the rebate period will be eligible for either a $40.00 rebate on the 4000 Series, a $30.00 rebate on the 3000 series or a $20.00 rebate on the 2000 Series.

Audio-Technica’s 4000 Series Wireless Systems provide outstanding clarity and versatility for live performance, more

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Inc. Magazine Profiles Music & Audio Innovator Hartley Peavey

Hartley Peavey of Peavey Electronics Corporation

Hartley Peavey of Peavey Electronics Corporation

Inc. magazine profiles the global success story of music and audio innovator Hartley Peavey in its latest installment of “How I Did It,? a feature series told by the people who live the real stories of America’s biggest successes.

Hartley Peavey is the founder, CEO and sole owner of Peavey Electronics Corporation, one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of musical and professional audio equipment. In this edition of “How I Did It,? Inc. details the organic success of the company Peavey built from the ground up into a technology leader that continues to drive the industry forward today.

“Hartley Peavey dreamed of becoming a rock star,? writes Inc.’s Kasey Wehrum. “Though he lacked the chops to become the next Chuck Berry, his name has been etched into the pantheon of rock ‘n’ roll history.? more

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