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Sennheiser Announces InfoComm Certified Technology Specialist (CTS®) Accreditation for its Educational Sound Academy Programs

Old Lyme, Conn. – November 14, 2011 – Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that several of its Sennheiser Sound Academy programs now qualify for InfoComm
Certified Technology Specialist (CTS®) renewal units (RU). Individuals that hold an
InfoComm CTS certification (including CTS, CTS-D and CTS-I) are required to earn RU credits periodically in order to keep their certification current. Sennheiser has partnered with InfoComm’s RU provider program in order to reinforce its standing commitment to the continuing education of CTS professionals in the industry.


Sennheiser RF Sound Academy

Sennheiser’s popular RF Sound Academy seminar now offers six (6) RU credits for individuals that successfully complete the course. RF Sound Academy is a comprehensive, one-day course covering many subjects pertaining to the use of wireless radio frequency microphones. Frequency coordination, antennas and distribution systems, system planning, wireless monitoring and the impact of FCC regulations on users of wireless microphones are among the topics included in this wide-ranging course, which is suitable for beginners to experienced professionals. RF Sound Academy training programs are conducted by Joe Ciaudelli (director of advanced projects and educational services, Sennheiser) and Dave Missall (national market development manager, Sennheiser).


Installed Sound Academy

Sennheiser’s Installed Sound Academy offers 7.5 RU credits for participants that successfully complete the program. Taught by Sennheiser National Market Development Managers Kent Margraves and Eric Reese, the Installed Sound Academy covers sound reinforcement, microphone theory and applications, wireless personal monitor systems, RF wireless systems and troubleshooting logic. The course is suitable for designers, consultants, project managers, worship leaders, system operators and technicians and anyone involved in the selection or purchase of audio products and systems.

Audio for Video and Film

Sennheiser’s Audio for Video and Film Sound Academy seminar, which is also led by Dave Missall, is a valuable resource for those who routinely work with video and would like to enhance their knowledge of how to integrate audio into their workflow. The Audio for Video and Film Sound Academy now offers six (6) InfoComm CTS® RU credits for participants who successfully complete the program. Among the topics covered in the seminar are microphone basics, microphone pickup patterns, boom techniques, shotgun microphones, tips and tricks to eliminate unwanted noises in recordings, and much more. The course also includes a mock scene in which participants practice mic placement and record and playback the results.

For more information on any of Sennheiser’s Sound Academy programs or to register, visit http://www.sennheiserusa.com/soundacademy.

Audio-Technica Provides Microphone Solutions for 2011 CMA Awards

— Leading music mixers and award-winning performers again pick A-T for sound quality and reliability —

Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, is celebrating its 18th year of supporting the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards by providing an extensive selection of vocal and instrument microphones for its annual awards show. The 45th Annual CMA Awards aired live in 5.1-channel surround sound Wednesday, November 9, on the ABC Television Network from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, and featured over 200 Audio-Technica microphones, including an impressive array of hard-wired mics and Artist Elite® 5000 Series UHF Wireless Systems. Audio-Technica microphones were chosen for their ability to provide clear and consistent audio quality for this star-studded live broadcast, for performers ranging from some of country music’s biggest stars to pop and rock acts on show-stopping collaborations.
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Guitar Center, The Nation’s Largest Instrument Retailer, Opens Its 222nd Store with New Location In the Houston Area

— Company opens its eighth store in 2011 with special savings and events —

— Guitar Center Sugar Land features on-site lessons and guitar repair services —

On October 27, 2011, Guitar Center opened its newest retail location, at 12790 Fountain Lake Circle, Stafford, Texas (near the city of Sugar Land), in the Houston metro area. The store’s opening delivered vast product selection, along with the unparalleled knowledge and experience of its dedicated staff. Guitar Center Sugar Land also features Guitar Center Studios, an embedded lesson and rehearsal facility. To celebrate the opening, Guitar Center hosted a Grand Opening Weekend featuring exclusive savings, gear giveaways and free events tailored to local musicians.
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Audio-Technica Offers 3000 Series Wireless Holiday Bundles

— A-T brings special savings for the holidays on their go-to wireless system —

Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, announces special holiday savings for its 3000 Series wireless systems. These bundles feature a 3000 Series system paired with one of two low-profile A-T Omnidirectional Condenser Headworn Microphones. The Holiday Bundle features A-T’s popular PRO 92cW Omnidirectional Condenser Headworn Microphone, and the Ultimate Holiday Bundle features A-T’s renowned BP892cW MicroSet® Subminiature Omnidirectional Condenser Headworn Microphone. In addition to a condenser headworn microphone, each bundle also includes the 3000 Series receiver and UniPak® transmitter, along with a bonus sleek carrying case and the AT831cW Cardioid Condenser Lavalier Microphone. All of these bundles will be available through December 31, 2011, from authorized Audio-Technica dealers in the U.S. With these bundles, A-T offers users everything they need to get their show on the road for the holiday season.
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EAW® Loudspeakers Chosen for Diesel Hall Venues in Tirana, Albania

Prosound Shpk, EAW®’s Albanian distributor, celebrates the life of Moray McMillin, who was instrumental in helping make this installation a reality

Loudspeakers from EAW®, a world leader in audio system technology for over 30 years, have been chosen for three venues that together make up the new 13,000-square-foot Diesel Hall complex in Tirana, Albania. Prosound Shpk, EAW’s Albanian distributor, was approached to recommend sound system solutions for the facility’s Botanik restaurant, Champagne Bar and Lounge Bar. As a result of the EAW products’ ability to deliver high-quality audio at a reasonable price point, Diesel Hall owner Ermal Gashi decided to go with Prosound’s recommendations, which included EAW loudspeakers and subwoofers from their SMS and VR series, among others. The system was designed by Jeff Pratt.
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CANADIAN HIT-MAKER PURCHASES API 1608 FOR COMMERCIAL STUDIO

TORONTO, CANADA–NOVEMBER 2011: Since breaking into the music scene in 2002, Juno Award-winning composer/producer Ian Nieman has created an array of hits and remixes for the likes of Mariah Carey, LeAnn Rimes, Nelly Furtado and Jason Derulo – all with the help of his API equipment. Now the owner of a new API 1608 console, Nieman plans to continue making even more Billboard-worthy tracks at his Canadian studio.
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ALTINEX INTRODUCES TP115-350/351 HDMI OVER COAX TRANSMITTER/RECEIVER

*** The Altinex TP115-350 and TP115-351 ***

Brea, CA – November 2011… Altinex, a leading manufacturer of Signal Management Solutions®, is pleased to announce the introduction of the TP115-350/351 HDMI Over Coax Transmitter/Receiver pair. The ideal solution for transmitting HDMI signals up to 1080p over long distances by means of a single RG-6 coaxial cable, this versatile signal management tool is the ideal solution for conference facilities, lecture halls, presentation facilities, churches, and other environments where video signals need to be sent over long distances between the source (such as a Blu-ray Disc player) and the destination video display. more

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BEXEL NAMES JOHN MILLS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

BURBANK, CA, NOVEMBER 14, 2011Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, announced it has named John Mills as business development manager. In his new position, Mills will manage Bexel’s business development for its rental and services companies from Chicago to Seattle and San Francisco. more

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Gabisom Delivers World-Class Sound at Rock in Rio 2011 With HARMAN’s JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays

Gabisom Audio Equipment provided a JBL VERTEC line array system for Rock in Rio 2011 in Brazil.

NORTHRIDGE, California – The Rock In Rio festival celebrated its 10th anniversary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in spectacular fashion: it was the world’s biggest music festival of the year, with almost 700,000 fans attending the week-long event. Rock In Rio 2011 took place in the City of Rock, a specially built venue on the site of where Olympic Village will be located for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Dozens of rock’s biggest names performed at Rock in Rio, including Guns N’ Roses, Shakira, Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Ke$ha, Metallica, Rihanna, Coldplay, Elton John, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and many other top artists.
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Wolf Trap Modernizes Its Loudspeaker System With HARMAN’s JBL VERTEC® Line Array Speakers

The upgraded delay loudspeaker system at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap features JBL VERTEC subcompact line arrays.

NORTHRIDGE, California — Located in Vienna, Virginia, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is one of the nation’s most important cultural centers. The Filene Center is Wolf Trap’s main venue, a uniquely beautiful, architecturally distinctive 7,000-seat indoor/outdoor theater that is host to an average of 90 performances a year from major and local artists. Opened in 1984, the rebuilt Filene Center II recently upgraded its aging delay loudspeaker system with HARMAN’s JBL VERTEC® VT4886 subcompact line array elements and VT4883 subcompact line array subwoofers.
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