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129TH AES CONVENTION TECH TOURS TAP INTO SF’S AUDIO DIVERSITY

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Innovative “Double Header” Tour Concept Will Offer Three 2-4-1 Packages

SAN FRANCISCO: World-renown for its beauty, hospitality and fine dining, San Francisco also boasts an exceedingly diverse pro audio community. 129th AES Convention Technical Tour Co-Chairs Jessica Livingston and Jeff McKnight have mined this rich vein of audio assets to coordinate a unique series of behind-the-scenes visits to well and little-known gems. While times and dates yet to be finalized, an advance look at of some of these extraordinary options is sure to pique Convention visitor interest. more

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THE JIMI HENDRIX LEGACY: AES NY SECTION HOSTS ELECTRIC LADY STUDIOS 40TH ANNIVERSARY SALUTE

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NEW YORK: Jimi Hendrix celebrated the opening of his Electric Lady Recording Studios at 52 West 8th Street in NY’s Greenwich Village on August 26, 1970. On Sept. 18th that year the iconic 27-year-old guitarist passed away. In addition to his lasting musical legacy, Hendrix left a studio which continues to this day to produce hits for artists ranging from Dylan, Bowie, Coldplay and The Stones to Patti Smith, U2, Sheryl Crow, The Strokes, Jay-Z and Beyonce. more

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SONNOX IGNITES SUMMER MADNESS!!! HUGE SAVINGS IN AUGUST

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35% Discount On All Oxford Plugins and Bundles

OXFORD, UK: Sonnox has announced its best promotion yet. During the month of August, a 35% discount is being applied to the purchase of all new Oxford Plug-ins and bundles.

From the Sonnox Elite Collection – the ultimate collection of Oxford plug-ins, including EQ, Dynamics, Inflator, Transient Modulator, Reverb, Limiter and SuprEsser – to the entire range of already discounted custom bundle options, Sonnox has carved an additional 35% off all prices. more

AES 129TH CONVENTION COMMITTEE BUILDS BRIDGE TO PRO AUDIO FUTURE

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SF-Based November 4-7 Event Looms As Blockbuster New Dedicated Product Design Track

SAN FRANCISCO: Pulling out all the stops, AES 129th Convention Co-Chairs Valerie Tyler and Jim McTigue and an ace team of Committee Chairs are deep in the process of developing an exemplary event. Scheduled for November 4-7 at SF’s famed Moscone Center, the 2010 Convention has been christened Your Bridge to the Future. In addition to the popular Workshop, Broadcast, Live Sound, Master Class, Papers, Educational and Historical programs, a new dedicated track on Product Design, a series of unique Tech Tours and Special Events are being prepared to highlight this annual pro audio world gathering. more

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WSDG DESIGNS IMMERSIVE ACOUSTICS FOR CHINA’S EXPO 2010

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Largest World Expo In History Expected To Attract 70 + Million Attendees

BASEL, SWITZERLAND: By October 31, EXPO 2010 Shanghai China will have entered the record books as the largest International Fair in history. Themed “Better City – Better Life,” with over 190 countries and 50 international organizations participating, the 6-month-long event is expected to attract between 70 and 100 million attendees. more

RUTH ALMGILL JOINS SONNOX AS SUPPORT ENGINEER

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OXFORD, UK: Sonnox Ltd. has recruited a second Support Engineer to help look after its expanding customer base. Ruth Almgill joins the Sonnox team from her previous post as a Studio Manager at the BBC World Service, where she mixed live radio programs, complex long-form features and engineered live remote broadcasts.

Managing Director Rod Densham comments, “Our continued success in recent months is very pleasing and has resulted in a constantly growing user base. It’s important to us that we keep up the excellent level of support our customers have come to expect, and we need to grow our support team accordingly. We’re delighted to have Ruth on board.”

Photo: Ruth Almgill has joined Sonnox as a Support Engineer.

AES COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS STEER 129TH CONVENTION TOWARDS BRIDGE TO FUTURE

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SAN FRANCISCO: Guiding the 129th AES Convention Committee on their journey to the “Bridge To The Future,” which will culminate at SF’s Moscone Center Nov. 4-7, are Committee Co-Chairs Valerie Tyler and Jim McTigue. AES Executive Director Roger Furness considers these team leaders outstanding co-pilots for the upcoming event. “Both Valerie and Jim are long-term AES champions who have participated regularly in previous convention as well as local section events. We are fortunate to have the benefit of their creative, managerial and technical skills at the helm of this year’s Committee,” Furness comments. more

GRACIE THEATER A $6.5 MILLION CATALYST FOR HUSSON UNIVERSITY’S EXPANDED CURRICULUM AND… A COMMUNITY BRIDGE

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BANGOR, MAINE: Since 1898 when it was founded, the Husson University curriculum has evolved to encompass Business, Education, Health, Pharmacy, Science and the Humanities. Throughout its history this bucolic campus has provided students with virtually every requirement for a well-rounded educational experience. Every requirement, but one. more

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MEGA PLAYGROUND EXPANDS TO MORTON STREET

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West Village Production/Post Complex Adds 14,000 Sq Ft.

NEW YORK: Mega Playground, the 16-year-old multi-faceted film/TV production/post-production complex, has acquired a 14,000 sq. ft. floor at 96 Morton Street, one block from their primary 30,000 sq ft. multi-floor facility at 609 Greenwich Street. Situated at the focal point of NY’s flourishing film and TV community, the firm also maintains a busy mid-town editing satellite and high-end screening room in the famed Brill Building at Broadway & 49th Street. more

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15th Annual TEC LA Open a Hole-in-One

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Walnut Creek, CA – May 26, 2010 — Nearly 100 audio professionals came out to play at the 15th Annual TEC LA Open Golf Tournament, held on May 17 at the Malibu Country Club, Presented by the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio the ever-popular charity event was sponsored by Guitar Center Professional and Shure. Though the weather was cool with some sprinkles thrown in, it was a fun day for all on a challenging course, with numerous contests and extra attractions to entertain the golfers. more

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