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TO ARRAY OR NOT TO ARRAY: DANLEY JERICHO HORNS PROVE TO BE A BETTER ALTERNATIVE FOR GVSU FOOTBALL STADIUM

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ALLENDALE, MICHIGAN – OCTOBER 2011: With a student body in excess of 24,000, Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in Allendale, Michigan is a major institution of higher education. Its football team is widely recognized as one of the fiercest competitors in the NCAA’s Division II, and it won the national championship in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006. It’s no surprise that football is a very big deal at GVSU, a fact reflected in the high-end accommodations of Lubbers Stadium, the school’s large (by Division II standards) football stadium. Its current capacity of 8,500 is regularly met and often wildly exceeded. At a home opener, over 14,000 fans crammed in to see the GVSU Lakers trounce Ferris State. When the school had finally had enough of Lubbers Stadium’s piecemeal audio system and the innumerable complaints it inspired, they hired ASCOM of Holland, Michigan more

L-ACOUSTICS KARA Chosen For Annual Danish Castle Concert

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LEJRE, Denmark — Danish company Moto Rental has been supplying equipment for the annual Ledreborg Slotskoncerter (Ledreborg Castle Concert) for almost 20 years. Since 1999, Moto Rental has used L-ACOUSTICS systems for the event, hosted by the Danish National Chamber Orchestra with various guest performers. This year, FOH engineer Henrik Bonné chose Moto’s new KARA WST® modular line source system with SB18 subs for the concert.

“Everyone was very excited about getting this large KARA/SB18 system,” says Bonné who has mixed the concert since 1995. “Normally we work with V-DOSC in larger venues and KARA in smaller venues. But using KARA on this large outdoor concert, which attracted 24,000 people over two days, really impressed us. We only received good, positive feedback about the sound.” more

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FOR-A’S SUPER SLOW MOTION CAMERA WINS TVBEUROPE’S BEST OF IBC 2011 AWARD

Fort Lee, N.J. – FOR-A Company Limited, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, has been chosen by TVBEurope for the magazine’s Best of IBC2011 Editors’ Awards for its VFC-7000 HD Variable Frame Rate Super Slow Motion Camera. The VFC-7000 is a compact, lightweight, unit capable of high-speed HD recordings.

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“We’re tremendously proud to be acknowledged for our super slow motion camera, which we created to make it easy for anyone to capture the rich detail of action video in uncompressed HD,? said Hiro Tanoue, General Manager, Americas/Europe Group, Overseas Sales and Marketing Division, FOR-A Company Limited. “FOR-A is thrilled that the VFC-7000 has been recognized as a stand-out, innovative product with this award, at one of the largest and most significant tradeshows in the media technology industry.?

Since its more

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Aerosmith and Producer Jack Douglas Use Endless Analog’s CLASP™ on Sessions for Upcoming Album

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— Aerosmith’s new album, the first in eight years, will feature a rich analog sound made possible with the use of CLASP™ (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor) —

NASHVILLE, TN, October 6, 2011 — Excitement among fans is electric at the news that Aerosmith is hard at work on their 14th studio album, set to be released in May 2012. It is a testament to the band’s legacy as one of the greatest bands in the world that each new Aerosmith album release is still such a huge event. Fans have been clamoring for a new set of material since 2001’s Just Push Play and 2004’s bluesy covers album Honkin’ on Bobo, and the sessions for the new record are rendering something very special – something that producer Jack Douglas is calling “raw? and “nasty.? Aerosmith’s decision to again collaborate with Douglas, who helmed more

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Blackstar Announces Saturday Shred-Fest Dates for October

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— Consumer demo events at select dealers will include giveaways and drawings —

MELVILLE, NY, October 6, 2011 — Blackstar Amplification will be sponsoring Saturday Shred-Fest events at select Blackstar dealers during the month of October. These events invite customers into the store to try a Blackstar amplifier for themselves.

All guitarists who test-drive a Blackstar amplifier during one of the in-store events will receive a free Blackstar tee shirt (while supplies last). In addition, these customers can also enter to win a Blackstar HT-1 practice/recording amp that has been signed by Gus G., the renowned guitarist for both Ozzy Osbourne and the band Firewind.

The Saturday Shred-Fest Events will be held each Saturday in October at the following authorized Blackstar dealers:

Willis Music- Florence, KY
Alpha Music Inc- Virginia Beach, VA
Easy Music- Honolulu, HI
Dave Phillips Music & Sound- more

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Audio-Technica Products Used for 2011 Sundance Institute Filmmakers Lab

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STOW, OH, October 6, 2011 — A variety of microphones and wireless systems from Audio-Technica, a world leader in transducer technology, were used at the 2011 Sundance Institute Filmmakers Lab, held at Robert Redford’s residence in Sundance, Utah. The month-long series of workshops included the three-week Directors Lab, followed by a weeklong Screenwriters Lab.

Audio-Technica microphones were used on the event’s sound stages for several weeks. Ian Calderon, Sundance Institute Senior Advisor, Digital Initiatives, said, “Each year a variety of leading technology companies offer us the opportunity to use their products at our Filmmakers Lab. Our visiting artists, technicians and creative advisors have come to expect that they will be using world class video and audio resources as they work on their scenes from their original screenplays. This year, we were delighted to have Audio-Technica participate. Sound quality is as important as picture quality, more

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VOX Amplification’s New AC15C2 “Twin? from AC Custom Series Now Shipping

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— AC15C2 is a Custom Series AC15 with two 12? Celestion Greenback Speakers —

MELVILLE, NY, October 5, 2011 — VOX Amplification is now shipping the AC15C2 “Twin? combo amp from its popular AC Custom Series of tube amplifiers. This enhanced version of the AC15C1 adds a second speaker, providing two 12? Celestion Greenbacks. The AC15C2 “Twin? also features the larger spring reverb tank found in the AC30C2.

The AC15C2 “Twin? offers both Normal and Top Boost channels, tremolo, spring reverb, an effects loop, and footswitching capabilities. The tube amp design uses three 12AX7 dual triode vacuum tubes in the pre-amp section, and two EL84 pentode tubes in the power stage.

Each channel is equipped with its own Volume control, and the Top Boost channel offers highly interactive Treble and Bass tone controls. Both channels rely on the Tone Cut and Volume more

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Genelec Monitors Chosen for Sound System at New York’s Pony Bar

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— After their initial sound system just couldn’t cut it, the owners installed six Genelec monitors with a matching subwoofer, and the bar’s regulars noticed the difference immediately —

NATICK, MA, October 5, 2011 — It’s to be expected that a bar might be serious about the drinks that it serves, but The Pony Bar, located at 10th Avenue and 45th Street in Manhattan’s famed Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, takes the quality of its sound system no less seriously. The Pony Bar, which offers some of America’s finest craft brews, also provides beer aficionados with a nightly music soundtrack from artists such as Neil Young, Grateful Dead, Phish and Wilco played back though six Genelec 8030A Bi-Amplified Monitor Speakers and a 7050A Active Subwoofer.

Dan McLaughlin, who opened The Pony Bar with a business partner in mid-April 2009, more

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Guitar Center Professional Helps Outfit Converse’s New Rubber Tracks Recording Studio Facility

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— Brooklyn recording studio and live venue turned to GC Pro for products and technical expertise —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, October 5, 2011 — Converse Inc. recently opened the doors to its new Brooklyn-based recording studio and live performance venue facility, Converse Rubber Tracks. A community-based studio designed to generate interest in recording among young and aspiring artists, the facility is fully outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and instruments sourced by Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users. GC Pro also provided their technical expertise and consulted on the studio’s wish list to make sure the studio would be equipped with the right high-end recording equipment and gear, to make Rubber Tracks a true resource and opportunity for emerging musical acts. Account Manager Billy Walker from Nashville’s GC Pro location worked more

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Dataton brings WATCHOUT version 5 to the Middle East

See Dataton at InfoComm MEA, stand B8-30, 9-13 October 2011, Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Center, Dubai, UAE

Working with projection technology partner projectiondesign to showcase stereoscopic playback, 3D effects, and iPad control

Dataton and projection technology partner projectiondesign® will jointly share a stand at InfoComm MEA to showcase stunning presentation and imagery managed by the brand new version 5 of WATCHOUT multi-display production and playback system.

Launched just three months ago, WATCHOUT version 5 is already making waves in the international audio-visual marketplace where it received several industry prizes and accolades, including the prestigious Media Server product category in the Commercial Integrator Awards. Dataton WATCHOUT ™was also recognised as Best Show Control Product at the InfoComm/Rental and Staging New Product Awards.

Fully scalable, software-based and requiring no proprietary hardware, WATCHOUT orchestrates still images, animations, graphics, video, sound and live feeds into a single more

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