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KORG ADDS HANDHELD MR-2 TO DSD RECORDER LINEUP

mr-2— New recorder features X-Y stereo microphone capsule and SD/HDSD card storage —

MUSIKMESSE, FRANKFURT, GERMANY, March 24, 2010 — Korg has added a new handheld recorder to its MR Series of DSD digital recorders – the MR-2 High Resolution Mobile Recorder. With many new and requested features, the MR-2 is a true workhorse.

As with all of Korg’s MR recorders, the MR-2 records in the ultra-high fidelity DSD format, using a 2.8 MHz sampling rate, which captures every sonic detail while preserving the ambience of the original recording location. Using the included AudioGate software, this original datastream recording can be re-purposed into nearly any audio format with minimal fidelity loss. For job-specific recording, the MR-2 can also record in any of the popular multi-bit formats, from MP2 and MP3 up to 24-bit/192 kHz. more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA MICS CHOSEN FOR THE 13TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR AT THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY

rock hall of fame 2010— Audio-Technica continues to be the microphone of choice at the 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony —

STOW, OH, March 16, 2010 — For the 13th year in a row, a broad range of Audio-Technica microphones was selected to outfit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. A-T supplied over 50 mics to capture the audio for this widely celebrated musical event, which took place at New York’s Waldorf Astoria. The 25th annual induction ceremony of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was held on March 15, 2010, with inductees including Swedish pop group ABBA, British progressive and pop/rock legends Genesis, British invasion hitmakers The Hollies, reggae vocalist Jimmy Cliff, garage rockers The Stooges and non-performers David Geffen, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, Elie Greenwich and Jeff Barry, Jesse Stone, Mort Shuman and Otis Blackwell. The show was broadcast live on Fuse and www.fuse.tv. more

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EAW® Introduces the SB1001 Subwoofer

sb1001Ideal for sound reinforcement companies and contractors looking for non-flown version of EAW®’s SB1002 subwoofer

Whitinsville, MA, USA, March 11, 2010 – EAW®, a world leader in audio system solutions, today launched the SB1001 Large-Format Dual-18-Inch-Loaded Subwoofer. The successor to EAW’s legendary SB1000, the new SB1001 is essentially an SB1002 Large Format Flyable Subwoofer without the rigging hardware. The SB1001 is perfectly suited for a wide range of non-flying applications (with rigging hardware available as an optional separate product if desired), including concert touring, arenas, houses of worship, auditoriums/theaters, stage/drum fill monitoring, large dance clubs or any other application requiring articulate, powerful low end. While the dimensions of the SB1001’s vented enclosure and the fundamental acoustical philosophy remain true to the classic SB1000, the core components are significantly enhanced to include larger 4.5-inch (115-mm) voice coils, 20% higher BI and all neodymium magnet structures. more

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WAVES AUDIO INTRODUCES CHRIS LORD-ALGE ARTIST SIGNATURE COLLECTION

cla1 — All six plug-ins were developed in association with legendary mixing engineer Chris Lord-Alge —

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, March 15, 2010 — Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, unveils the Chris Lord-Alge Artist Signature Collection, developed in collaboration with GRAMMY®-winning mixing engineer Chris Lord-Alge (CLA). For over 20 years, Lord-Alge has been the mixer of choice for rock and roll royalty, with credits including Green Day, U2, Nickelback, Foo Fighters, Bon Jovi, Pink, Alanis Morissette, Dave Matthews Band, All American Rejects and countless others. more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA PROVIDES MICROPHONES FOR NBC’S COVERAGE OF THE VANCOUVER WINTER GAMES

— Audio-Technica microphones enabled NBC to capture audio for the 5.1 surround sound broadcast during coverage of the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games, February 12-28, 2010 —

STOW, OH, March 15, 2010 — Audio-Technica, a world leader for microphone solutions for over 45 years, was selected to provide microphones to NBC during the network’s coverage of the XXI Olympic Winter Games from Vancouver, February 12-28, 2010. The announcement was made by Bob Dixon, Director of Sound Design, NBC Olympics, and Greg Pinto, Audio-Technica Vice President of Marketing. more

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GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL HELPS BEACON STREET STUDIOS OUTFIT THEIR FACILITY WITH NEW COMPONENTS

beacon street— In the fast-paced world of broadcast commercials, Beacon Street Studios finds that time is its most precious commodity, and GC Pro’s full-service capability means Beacon Street can focus on the music while GC Pro finds the right gear —

Beacon Street Studios in Venice, California, is a unique kind of place, where major international advertising firms, including BBDO, Ogilvy & Mather and DDB, have their clients’ music created for broadcast spots, such as the five commercials for Career Builder, Hyundai, Bridgestone and Gatorade that they scored for the Super Bowl this year. At the same time, music artists including Hootie & the Blowfish and April Hendrix, and noted music producers like Don Was and Ed Cherney, have also found Beacon Street Studios – a space once occupied by the legendary Joni Mitchell – to be a creative haven for their art. more

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VIDEO GRAPHICS AND EDITING POST PRODUCTION FACILITY BLUEROOM ADDS NEW AUDIO SERVICES WITH ASSISTANCE FROM GC PRO

blueroom— Leading full-service video post-production facility adds ADR and Foley recording and editing services with equipment choices based on advice from the world’s largest and most comprehensive professional audio dealer —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, March 11, 2010 — Blueroom, an industry-leading video post production facility with locations in Hollywood and Manhattan Beach, California, and a satellite facility in Louisiana, has added ADR and Foley recording and editing services to the premium visual effects and editing services it has offered the film and television industry since 1998. more

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ENDLESS ANALOG APPOINTS CLYNE MEDIA TO LEAD MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS INITIATIVES

clasp— Inventor-manufacturers of CLASP® (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor) look to increase media exposure and market share —

NASHVILLE, TN, March 10, 2010 — Endless Analog, the Nashville-based inventor, manufacturer and exclusive distributor of the revolutionary, critically-acclaimed CLASP® (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor), announces the appointment of Nashville- and New York-based firm Clyne Media, Inc. to handle its directed marketing and public relations. The announcement was made by Chris Estes, Endless Analog Founder and President, and underscores Endless Analog’s commitment to its marketplace. more

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Zapashny Brothers Circus Chooses EAW® JFL210/JFL118 Loudspeaker Package for Touring P.A. System

zapashny bros circusRussian EAW® distributor MS-Max Company provided longtime entertainers with the system to equally cover the whole audience area with the right sound

Whitinsville, MA, USA – EAW®, a world leader in audio system solutions, was recently chosen as the loudspeaker of choice for the Russia-based Zapashny Brothers Circus, the current incarnation of the beloved world-famous family act dating back to the 1800s. MS-Max Company, EAW’s Russian distributor, put together a sound system package featuring several EAW loudspeakers, and this configuration was selected over a number of packages featuring other manufacturers’ products, to provide the sound for the Brothers’ recent tour dates throughout Russia and to other countries. more

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VOX CREATES ONE-OF-A-KIND GUITAR FOR DEVIN BRONSON PERFORMANCE WITH AVRIL LAVIGNE AT 2010 VANCOUVER OLYMPIC GAMES CLOSING CEREMONIES

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MELVILLE, NY, March 8, 2010 — On Sunday, February 28, 2010, the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games held a closing ceremony that was broadcast to an audience of millions around the world from Vancouver’s BC Place. A highlight was a performance from Canadian-born artist Avril Lavigne, who performed her hits “My Happy Ending? and “Girlfriend.? Alongside Lavigne was guitarist Devin Bronson, literally shining with his custom-designed VOX silver sparkle Virage guitar. The instrument is a one-of-a-kind custom Virage DC (double-cutaway) with VOX’s new proprietary CoAxe pickups and a unique headstock matching the cosmetics of the classic VOX Wah Wah pedal.

Commenting on his choice of guitar brands and the custom design for this historic performance, Bronson offered, “When you’re playing the Olympics and three billion people are watching, you wanna play something that grabs more

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