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GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL HELPS KEEP THE HIP-HOP SCENE HOT IN MINNEAPOLIS

andrew thomas — Producer Andrew Thomas contributes to a renaissance of the Twin Cities’ amazing R&B legacy and now has a SSL AWS 900+ SE console from GC Pro to help that along —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, August 18, 2010 — When it comes to the history of R&B and Urban music, Minneapolis has quite the pedigree, as the home to legends like Prince, Morris Day & The Time and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. Today, breakout producer and composer Andrew Thomas still sees plenty of possibilities in Minneapolis’ hip-hop scene, and he’s upgraded his personal studio as he works on making the scene come alive there once more. more

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EAW® Loudspeakers Chosen for New Birth Missionary Baptist Church Locations in Atlanta, Georgia, and Charlotte, North Carolina

Church continues successful relationship with EAW® and lauds the speakers’ performance

Atlanta-based New Birth Missionary Baptist Church recently renovated its $50 million, 7,500-seat sanctuary and opened a sister church in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Design team chose EAW® loudspeakers to fulfill the demand for state-of-the-art sound systems. Chief Engineer Mitch Donner and Production Manager Melvin Wood led the church’s own production team in the design and installation of the entire system with the assistance from Roy Drukenmiller of Rock “N? Road and EAW Southeastern Representative, Quest Marketing’s’ Jim Greene. more

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GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL APPOINTS INDUSTRY VETERAN JERRY ANTONELLI AS ACCOUNT MANAGER, SHERMAN OAKS, CALIFORNIA

jerry antonelli — Former Territory Sales Manager for Digidesign in Southern California will address the needs of the recording and post production community, thereby expanding GC Pro’s presence in those market sectors —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, August 16, 2010 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, has appointed industry veteran Jerry Antonelli as a GC Pro Account Manager, based in the company’s Sherman Oaks location. In his new position, Antonelli will draw on his three decades of experience in the professional audio market to help GC Pro expand its presence in the studio/recording and post production market sectors. The announcement was made by GC Pro Director, Rick Plushner and further underscores GC Pro’s ongoing commitment to the continuing growth of GC Pro as a turnkey supplier for professional end users. more

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WAVES AUDIO INTRODUCES W43 NOISE REDUCTION PLUGIN

w43 — Affordable and easy-to-use, W43 is inspired by the classic Cat. 43 hardware noise reduction tool —

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, August 16, 2010 — Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, unveils the third processor in the Waves Post Production line, the W43 Noise Reduction Plugin. Inspired by the classic, long-out-of-production Cat. 43 hardware noise reduction tool, Waves’ new W43 builds upon the legacy of this hard-to-find unit that has been a post production favorite for decades. Ambient noise like hiss, hum, traffic noise, wind and air conditioning can all wreak havoc on a dialogue track, but with the Waves W43 plugin, they’re a thing of the past. The W43 delivers high-quality, minimal artifact multiband noise reduction like the original hardware, while adding all the advantages of software. more

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Endless Analog to Hold CLASP Demonstration in Chicago

Endless Analog will host a demonstration and tutorial for their revolutionary, critically acclaimed CLASP® (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor) on Thursday, August 19th at Chicago Recording Company (CRC) in Chicago. Chris Estes, creator of the CLASP and founder of Endless Analog, will be on site to demonstrate the hardware and software system that seamlessly integrates Analog Tape Recorders with Digital Audio Workstations, thus eliminating the delay associated with digital AD/DA converters and delivering a true analog front end recording solution. more

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GENELEC CUSTOM INSTALLATION SYSTEMS APPOINTS NEW MANUFACTURER’S REPRESENTATIVE

— Omega Sales of Wheeling, Illinois, is the latest rep to be added to the Genelec Custom Installation Systems sales force —

NATICK, MA, August 13, 2010 — Genelec Inc., U.S. distributor of Genelec Custom Installation Systems, has added Omega Sales, Inc., of Wheeling, Illinois, to its growing family of manufacturer’s representatives. Bart LoPiccolo, Genelec National Sales Manager, made the announcement as part of Genelec’s ongoing expansion in the custom installation/home theater market sectors. Omega Sales will represent the territory of Illinois and Wisconsin. Company principals Gary Kumpf and Steve Ekblad will be leading the efforts.

The addition of new, dedicated Genelec reps in this region underscores Genelec’s commitment to meeting the rising market demand with a network of experienced, knowledgeable representatives. Commenting on the appointment of Omega Sales, LoPiccolo stated, “We are extremely proud to have added Omega to our Genelec family. Omega has a strong presence more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA U.S. APPOINTS MARK DONOVAN AS SALES ENGINEER – INSTALLED SOUND

mark donovan — Company creates new position, placing emphasis on market feedback and customer support for the Installed Sound markets—

Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, announces the appointment of Mark Donovan to the newly created position of Sales Engineer – Installed Sound, reflecting the company’s continuing dedication to the installed sound market sector. The announcement was made by Audio-Technica U.S. Vice President of Sales Marc Lee Shannon. more

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RENOWNED MASTERING ENGINEER BOB KATZ CHOOSES GENELEC 8260A TRI-AMPLIFIED DSP MONITORING SYSTEM

bob katz — Genelec 8260A’s with AutoCal™ automated calibration system and Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM™) control network give Katz a transparent sound that he describes as “the best Genelecs ever? —

NATICK, MA, August 3, 2010 — Audio mastering engineer, author, teacher, inventor and audiophile Bob Katz’s resume reads like a who’s-who of the music industry. Over the course of his career, Katz has worked with a multitude of artists in literally every genre of music, including country artists Marley’s Ghost, jazz clarinetists Eddie Daniels and Allan Vaché, Latin Jazz performers Paquito D’Rivera and Tito Puente, heavy metal bands Necrophagist and Motorpsycho, progressive rock performers Sean Malone and Triggering Myth, indie rock performer Susanna, world music artists The Bombay Dub Orchestra and Sinéad O’Connor, big band Mexican composer Armando Manzanero, salsa performers Rubén Blades and Héctor Lavoe and more. more

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KEN “POOCH? VAN DRUTEN USES WAVES MULTIRACK ON SLASH’S ASIAN AND AUSTRALIAN TOUR

pooch — Acclaimed FOH Engineer selects Waves products MultiRack and SoundGrid for the legendary guitarist’s international tour, ensuring that he can use Waves at every date,regardless of the venue’s FOH platform —

Guitarist and legendary performer Slash, touring Asia and Australia later this summer in support of his eponymous solo effort along with a band including Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge, will sound great every night of the jaunt, thanks in large part to the efforts of acclaimed FOH Engineer and Waves Live Division Product Specialist Ken “Pooch? Van Druten. Most recently on tour with 50+ million-selling rockers Linkin Park, Van Druten has decades of experience as a first-call live sound engineer. A vital part of Pooch’s signal chain for the Slash tour is processing from Waves Audio, including either Waves’ MultiRack or SoundGrid for Yamaha, depending on each venue’s FOH platform. more

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PRODUCER NATHAN CHAPMAN FINDS THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS USING ENDLESS ANALOG’S REVOLUTIONARY CLASP® SYSTEM

nathan chapman — GRAMMY®-winning producer uses CLASP® to capitalize on current digital technology while retaining analog warmth and tone —

Award-winning producer and multi-instrumentalist Nathan Chapman, who recently garnered an Album of the Year GRAMMY® for his work on Taylor Swift’s LP Fearless, and who himself has twice won nominations for Producer of the Year by the ACM, knows sound. And that’s why Chapman has wholeheartedly embraced the revolutionary CLASP® (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor) system, the critically-acclaimed product that finally brings the worlds of analog and digital audio truly together. CLASP was developed, invented, manufactured and is exclusively distributed by Nashville-based Endless Analog. more

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