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EASTWEST Announces SSL/EW FX Suite for PLAY4

Experience the precision and tonal characteristics of SSL console products, complete with EQ & Dynamics, Transient Shaper, Stereo Compressor, and EW Reverb Expansion

Hollywood, CA (August 16, 2013) – EASTWEST has teamed up with legendary studio console maker Solid State Logic to present the SSL/EW FX Suite, a collection of professional audio processing tools for use inside the EASTWEST PLAY 4 software. The SSL audio processing tools provide the superior precision, advanced feature set and legendary tonal characteristics of SSL console products. These tools allow musicians to achieve professional compositions that sound like a record.

The foundations of the SSL collection are adaptations of two SSL console classics. The EQ & Dynamics Channel plug-in provides an EQ & Dynamics processing solution with all the power, precision, flexibility and signature tone of an SSL console channel strip. The legendary Stereo Compressor gives users the classic SSL stereo compressor that brings power and punch to the music without compromising clarity. The Transient Shaper is a ‘task specific’, carefully selected and crafted processing tool to get outstanding drum and percussion sounds quickly and easily.

The EASTWEST Reverb, an expansion of the Reverb in the Player view, is also included. It adds some features that are not part of the Player Reverb, as well as many additional reverbs:
- A high-pass and low pass filter set, with 2 handles on the graph for modifying the filters visually
- A mono button
- 726 additional reverb presets that are not available on the Player page Reverb
- A selection of ‘true stereo’ reverbs that are added only when this FX package is installed.

With the SSL/EW FX Suite, users can save their custom instruments in the Browser menu for recall at any time, with the added convenience of being able to change any parameter in real time. These SSL audio processing tools are identical to those found in the SSL Duende Native Plug-in suite, for a fraction of the price, limited only to their use within the PLAY 4 software.

For complete product information and details, please visit http://www.soundsonline.com/SSL-EW-FX

Pricing & Availability

The SSL/EW FX Suite is included free for use with each new release after the introduction of PLAY 4. Previously released PLAY collections require an upgrade that can be downloaded at http://www.soundsonline.com/SSL-EW-FX for $99 / €79 (only one upgrade is required for all PLAY releases).

About EASTWEST
EASTWEST (www.soundsonline.com) has been dedicated to perpetual innovation and uncompromising quality of Sample Libraries and Virtual Instruments for 25 years, setting the industry standard as the most critically acclaimed soundware developer. More about EASTWEST at soundsonline.com and soundsonline-forums.com, on Facebook and Twitter.

Media Contact:
Music Marcom
Martina McConnon
e: martina@musicmarcom.com
v: 610-577-4982
www.musicmarcom.com

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VMP Launches ER-148-4PKIT Expansion Kit for ER-148 Equipment Rack; Featured at ASIS 2013

STEVENSVILLE, Md., August 16, 2013 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the security, commercial, residential, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce it will feature its ER-148 equipment rack with the new ER-148-4PKIT 2-post expansion kit during ASIS 2013, held in Chicago from September 24-27 at McCormick Place, booth 1185. Both models are now shipping.

“Space is at a premium in many commercial and residential AV and security applications,” explained Keith Fulmer, president of VMP. “Thermal and cable management issues also continue to lead the list of complaints for professionals installing rack-mountable electronics in small or enclosed spaces, and VMP offers numerous solutions to help answer these concerns. By providing easy-to-assemble, vented, functional, and compatible racks, shelves, brackets, mounts and accessories, VMP meets the challenges faced by such tight and component-laden commercial, home theater, and other low voltage installations. The ER-148 is an example of just such a valuable tool.”

The ER-148-4PKIT is an easily installed expansion kit for the ER-148 rack that converts VMP’s popular two-post rack to a four-post rack and adds even more versatility.

Features of the ER-148 19-inch Headend Equipment Rack include:
• Rail Height – 48 inches
• 400 lb. load capacity
• EIA Compliant
• 27 Rack spaces
• Standard 10-32 threading
• Includes 32 rack screws
• Steel construction
• Black static resistant powder coat finish
• MSRP: $169.95

Features of the ER-148-4PKIT Expansion Kit include:
• Standard 10-32 threading in expansion posts
• Includes side stabilizing bars
• Steel construction
• Black static resistant powder coat
• MSRP: $111.95

“Now shipping, the ER-148 and ER-148-4PKIT are durable and practical solutions installers have come to expect from Video Mount Products,” Fulmer concluded.

For more information on the ER-148 and ER-148-4PKIT, please visit www.videomount.com or call toll free 877-281-2169. If you need help choosing the right mount for your application, try the Video Mount Finder at www.chooseamount.com.

About Video Mount Products
Born in 1994, Video Mount Products (VMP) is a leading provider of mounting solutions for the A/V, communication and security industries. VMP products consistently offer the latest designs in safety and flexibility, all at an outstanding value. VMP’s product offering continues to grow by adding mounting systems to address growing segments across many markets.

VMP has become the mounting systems company of choice for professionals and their customers everywhere. All products have been engineered for and installed with confidence in thousands of residences, businesses, hotels, restaurants, schools, hospitals, houses of worship and security applications throughout the world. VMP prides itself on providing the best products in the industry and by supporting those products with knowledgeable professionals who understand that “support” is the core of our business.

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HARMAN’s JBL VTX Line Arrays and Crown I-Tech HD Amplifiers Star in 2013 Sunset Strip Music Festival

LOS ANGELES, California —The epicenter of rock music on the west coast will find you on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California and at no time of year is the iconic street louder than the annual Sunset Strip Music Festival. Featuring artists such as Street Drum Corps, Finch, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Awolnation and headlined by Linkin Park. Escondido, California-based Sound Image supplied a HARMAN JBL VTX system powered by Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers for the festival which took place on August 3rd, 2013.

The system Sound Image deployed for the festival featured 24 JBL VTX V25 full-size line array elements (12 per side) along with four VERTEC® VT 4887A compact line array elements for front fill, 18 VTX S28 subwoofers (nine per side) and eight VTX G28 subwoofers in a single cardioid array. Crown I-Tech 12000 HD amplifiers powered the entire system.

“The VTX line arrays are a huge step forward sonically. It’s very smooth and the low-end is tighter and you have more headroom at the high-end as well. Plus using JBL HiQnet Performance Manager™ Software is extremely straight forward and intuitive,” explained Rich Davis, Audio Engineer for Sound Image.

Considering the time crunch, the combination of the Crown-powered VTX system used in conjunction with Performance Manager made the entire production far more efficient. “This was a one day festival and we didn’t have the ability to do load in the day before. We were onsite at 3:00am and once the stage was in place we had everything set-up quickly. Paul Bauman from JBL had visited the site and done some preliminary work and then it was just a matter of refining some of the angles and the distance we needed to throw. Being able to do everything from assigning the amplifiers to tuning the PA with delay times in the software is a major time saver,” added Davis.

For headliners Linkin Park, the difference in the VTX rig is unquestionable. “My favorite PA out there is the JBL VTX. At the high-end it really shines, there is no distortion and its capabilities are unlike anything else that is out there right now, when I’m out with Linkin Park it’s our first choice,” added Ken “Pooch” Van Druten, FOH Engineer for Linkin Park.

Sunset Music Festival’s Head of Production, Phil Jaurigui, explained how this was a unique year for the festival. “After years of using JBL systems for smaller staging applications, I was overjoyed by the sound and performance of the VTX system for the main stage at the Sunset Strip Music Festival,” he said. “It was not only twice as loud than the previous system we have used that fit into the same footprint, it also had a punch that was clear and noticeable even two blocks away. This performance has made me a firm believer in large-scale JBL touring rigs forever.”

“We are extremely pleased to be specified on Linkin Park’s technical rider and it was a pleasure to support them on this event. Ken Van Druten always does a fantastic job in making the VTX system sound great! Rich Davis and the Sound Image crew did a great job as always in ensuring that everything ran smoothly and the VTX system performed flawlessly. In particular, the EDS cardioid subwoofer array provided excellent onstage rejection – something that is important to the band members of Linkin Park – while providing high impact out front combined with very even horizontal coverage without any power alley issues whatsoever,” stated Paul Bauman, Senior Manager, Tour Sound for JBL Professional.

“Swing House has produced the Sunset Strip Music Festival since its inception six years ago and building a large-scale street festival on Sunset Boulevard in just under 12 hours is an almost impossible task,” Jaurigui added. “However, with the great team of Sound Image, DPS and Bartles International Group all working jointly with us along with the addition of the JBL VTX system, it came off without a hitch and was the best-sounding and best-looking show we have ever presented.”

For more information on Sound Image please visit: www.sound-image.com.

For more information on Swing House, please visit www.swinghouse.com

For more information on the Sunset Strip Music Festival please visit: www.sunsetstripmusicfestival.com.

HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 14,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.3 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

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