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Andy Trott Appointed President of AKG

Soundcraft, Studer and AKG combine under the same management team.

VIENNA, Austria – Andy Trott, President of Harman’s mixer business Soundcraft Studer, with facilities in the UK and Switzerland, has also been made responsible for AKG, headquartered in Vienna, Austria.

Stefan Gubi, who has headed up AKG or the past five years, is departing at the end of June, returning to a senior post in the telecom industry from where he originated prior to joining AKG. more

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Lexicon PCM Native Reverb Plug-ins Provide Sonic Solutions for GRAMMY Winning Producer

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – While searching for the ultimate sound combination to complete the freshman album of pop singer Jenna Andrews, GRAMMY and EMMY Award-winning producer Andy Zulla, deployed the Lexicon PCM Native Reverb Bundle to develop one of the most unique-sounding albums to date for the young Toronto native. more

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Soundcraft Vi6™ Conquers The Great White North

WHITEHORSE, Canada – The Yukon Arts Centre (YAC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development of the arts as an important cultural, social and economic force in the Yukon, and the territory’s premier venue for performing and visual arts, has purchased and installed a Soundcraft Vi6™ large-format digital live sound console. The Vi6 emerged as the clear winner of a nearly year-long period of intensive research and systematic comparison by Patrick Matheson, Technical Director of the YAC, which saw the Vi6 emerge superior in key performance categories including intuitive operation, a fast learning curve and exceptional reliability. In the year since the Vi6 was installed at the YAC, it has acted as the FOH mixing platform–and often simultaneously as the monitor mixer, as well–for a wide range of music artists, consistently delivering great sound and smooth performance. more

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Lights! Camera! Sound! Technology From Harman Professional Provides Audio For The Legendary Sundance Institute Feature Film and Composers Lab

Fledgling filmmakers are mentored at the Sundance Labs Program, for which Harman Professional provides leading-edge technology products from JBL and Soundcraft, including JBL LSR studio reference monitors and Soundcraft M Series mixers for editing and mixing of film soundtracks and dialogue, and for film scores more

Harman Professional Helps Sound The Call For The United States Pavilion at World Expo 2010 Shanghai China

JBL VRX line arrays, Control Contractor installed-sound loudspeakers and BSS Soundweb London processing systems will provide the U.S. Pavilion with world-class audio;

The U.S. Pavilion’s theme is “Rise to the Challenge,? something that Harman brands do on a daily basis when called upon for the most significant live sound applications around the world.

SHANGHAI, China — Harman (NYSE: HAR), a leading provider of branded audio and infotainment electronics for the home, the car, and sound professionals, today announced that technologies from its JBL and BSS Audio brands will form the critical core of the sound system for the United States Pavilion at the upcoming World Expo 2010 Shanghai China. more

Harman Professional Shows Its World-Class Capabilities At Spectacular Opening Ceremony For Expo 2010 Shanghai China

Harman brands BSS Audio, Crown Audio JBL, Soundcraft and Studer will support the theme of the world’s largest-ever world’s trade fair, “Better City – Better Life?, with the advantage that Harman Professional technology brings to everything application: “Better Sound?

SHANGHAI, China — Underscoring its leadership in audio technology design and manufacturing, Harman (NYSE: HAR), a leading provider of branded audio and infotainment electronics for the home, the car, and sound professionals, today announced that key Harman products will play a crucial role in the Opening Ceremony for Expo 2010 Shanghai China, which takes place on April 30, 2010, in Shanghai. more

Soundcraft’s Success Above The Arctic Circle Continues As Bodo Kulturhus Invests In Vi6

BODO, Norway – Bodo, the second largest city in north Norway, and home of the Bodo Kulturhus, is located just north of the Arctic Circle.

The Kulturhus, literally “House of Culture,? is a performing arts center known for staging its own theatrical and musical productions as well as being host to touring productions covering a wide spectrum of music and performing arts.

The Kulturhus has recently added a Soundcraft Vi6 console to its inventory, with sale and service provided by local sound specialist Lydteamet Bodo. more

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Whisper House Draws Ovations At The Old Globe Theatre With AKG’s Frequency Agile DMS 700 Wireless Microphone System And JBL VRX Series Loudspeakers

In outfitting San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre for Duncan Sheik’s musical “Whisper House,? the sound design team of Dan Moses Schreier and associate designer David Bullard – who designed the audio for the current Broadway hits Westside Story, A Little Night Music and Sondheim On Sondheim – drew on years of combined experience to select the optimal equipment for every scenario of the complex audio production. With an on-stage orchestra, a cappella vocal performances, large-group sequences and loud, complicated battle scenes transitioning throughout the entire play, they needed a great sounding audio system that could reproduce it all – from loud, overbearing sound effects to quiet, intimate spoken scenes- and ultimately selected AKG’s frequency-agile DMS 700 wireless microphone system and JBL VRX loudspeakers. more

Hitachi Introduces CP-X2511 3LCD Projector For Medium-Size Environments

– The CP-X2511 Features A Brightness Of 2,700 Lumens And 16 Watts Of Built-In Audio —

Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, Business Solutions Group is introducing the new CP-X2511 3LCD projector. With a brightness of 2,700 lumens and a 2,000:1 contrast ratio, the CP-X2511 is ideal for medium-size classrooms and boardrooms. more

Harman Professional Amps Up Efforts In China, Expands Sales Team With Seasoned Executives

In a move to drive growth in China and increase its support of customers and channel partners in the Chinese market, Harman Professional today appointed three veteran audio executives to its sales team in Shenzhen. All three appointees will work closely with existing partners in China and with Harman’s brand-level sales and engineering teams to develop the company’s market presence in China including developing market communication, product development and sales and support. more

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