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GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL HELPS OUTFIT THE BACKSTAGE “HAY BALE STUDIO? AT BONNAROO 2010

bonnaroo1WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, July 21, 2010 — In the sweltering June heat, over 75,000 excited concert fans descended upon Manchester, Tennessee, for the ninth Bonnaroo Music and Arts festival, June 10-13, 2010. With headliners including Jay-Z, Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Wonder and Kings of Leon, and a grand total of 160 acts over four days on five main stages and a number of side tents, this year’s Bonnaroo was bigger than ever. Backstage, many of the festival’s acts were asked to lay down tracks in a purpose-built recording studio, outfitted with the help of Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users. The recorded tracks were mixed and mastered immediately and transferred to the radio tent next door for broadcast on radio stations nationwide. more

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HARMAN PROFESSIONAL GROUP EXPANDS ITS ROLE WITH THE RECORDING ACADEMY® PRODUCERS & ENGINEERS WING®

HPro’s AKG Acoustics, JBL Professional and Lexicon named official 2010 P&E Wing Sponsors

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 20, 2010) — The Producers & Engineers Wing® of The Recording Academy® announces a sponsorship agreement with the Harman Professional Group (HPro)’s leading audio brands AKG® Acoustics, JBL Professional and Lexicon. As official P&E Wing sponsors, AKG Acoustics, JBL Professional and Lexicon will participate in a variety of activities throughout the year, including being the title sponsor of high-profile regional Academy Chapter events, having a presence on the P&E Wing section of the recently launched GRAMMY365 member Web site and serving as a participating member of the P&E Wing Manufacturers Council. more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA INTRODUCES AT2021 CARDIOID CONDENSER MICROPHONE

at2021-1 — Designed for home studio and stage applications, AT2021 provides extended frequency response, high maximum SPL and a wide dynamic range, all at a budget-conscious price point—

STOW, OH, July 19, 2010 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, offers the new AT2021 Cardioid Condenser Microphone. Ideal for home studio and live applications, the low-profile AT2021 offers an extended frequency response, high maximum SPL and wide dynamic range. The microphone’s condenser design provides studio-quality performance for vocal and instrument applications, and is outstanding for acoustic guitar, overheads, piano and group vocals. The AT2021 is also available packaged with the acclaimed AT2020 in the AT2041SP Studio Pack. more

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EAW®’s Avalon System Loudspeakers Become the Gold Standard for VDP’s Clubs

clapham gold1The recently opened Clapham Gold in Johannesburg, South Africa, is the fourth of the company’s highly successful nightspots to have the renowned EAW® Avalon system as its main music system

Whitinsville, MA, USA, July 19, 2010 – The World Cup has put South Africa high on the world’s must-watch list, and the capital city’s nightclub scene is up to the task, thanks to the VDP Group’s club designs and great sound from EAW®’s incredible Avalon Series. The newest jewel in VDP’s global crown is Clapham Gold, which opened earlier this year in Johannesburg. The sound system, designed and installed by Johannesburg-based Surgesound, is the fourth of VDP’s South African locations to use the same Avalon Series components in the same system configuration. Other VDP Clubs include the Manhattan Club in Johannesburg and the Clapham Grand in Durban. more

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Harsh Conditions are No Match for EAW® Loudspeakers at Melbourne’s Moomba Festival

moomba1 Even through a storm of historic proportions, EAW® KF740 and SB1002 Modules impress engineers and audience alike

Whitinsville, MA, USA, July 16, 2010 – EAW®, a world leader in audio system solutions, was recently selected as the loudspeaker of choice for Melbourne, Victoria, Australia’s Moomba Festival. The Festival is the continent’s largest and longest-running event of its type, held annually since 1954. While the Moomba Festival is not a music festival, in recent years, the show organizers have introduced a free music stage where popular Australian acts play for those attending the festival. This year, performers included popular recording artists Vanessa Amorosi and GRAMMY® winner Colin Hay. For event P.A., organizers selected several EAW models for their durability and sound quality. more

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MONITOR ENGINEER KEVIN GLENDINNING CHOOSES AUDIO-TECHNICA ARTIST ELITE® WIRELESS SYSTEM

glendinning1 STOW, OH, July 16, 2010 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, is proud to be the choice of monitor engineer Kevin Glendinning, who recently wrapped a high-profile gig for R&B sensation Alicia Keys at London’s O2 Arena. Glendinning, who has also worked with longtime Audio-Technica users Justin Timberlake, Gwen Stefani and Linkin Park, selected a quartet of wireless Audio-Technica Artist Elite® AEW-T4100 microphones (in conjunction with 5000 Series receivers) for Ms. Keys and her three backing singers. more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA ENHANCES 2000 SERIES WIRELESS

2000 series Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, is enhancing its highly successful 2000 Series wireless systems with several new products and technology updates, including the ATW-R2100a receiver, the ATW-T210a body-pack transmitter and the ATW-T220a handheld transmitter. The 2000 Series frequency-agile True Diversity UHF wireless system delivers professional audio and RF performance unheard of in its class, and the new series enhancements update and broaden that functionality. Straightforward setup, automatic scanning, and other advanced wireless features bring the system’s performance to a standard that provides the audio quality and reliability necessary for the quality sound systems of today. more

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EAW® AX And MK Series Speakers Give Red Bull Stadium P.A. System Wings!

red bull1EAW® AX and MK Series are the perfect combination for a challenging 360-degree canopy design

New York’s Major League Soccer team, the New York Red Bulls, finally have a place to call home. The new Red Bull Arena, in Harrison, New Jersey, was completed on March 20, 2010, and features outstanding sound, thanks to EAW®, a world leader in audio system solutions. more

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EAW® Loudspeakers Provide Great Sound for South African FIFA Fan Fest™ Venues During the World Cup

world cup Soccer fans at four official FIFA Fan Fest™ venues in South Africa followed the games taking place at the main stadiums in the World Cup competition via EAW® speaker systems provided by Surgesound, EAW’s South African distributor. The systems consisted of 48 KF760 and 12 KF761 line array modules, including a complement of 48 SB1000z subs, with 48 KF730 compact line array modules and 48 SB730 subs providing in-fill. Monitoring was performed with EAW SM12 units, and 24 UX8800 Digital Signal Processor units provided processing. Surgesound recently delivered a large complement of EAW speakers to Johannesburg-based The Sound Corporation, one of the biggest professional audio production houses in South Africa, in time for installation at the fan parks. more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA MICROPHONES AND WIRELESS SYSTEMS BECOMING THE GO-TO CHOICE FOR LARGE-SCALE LAS VEGAS SHOWS

— “America’s Playground? finds great sound with Audio-Technica —

STOW, OH, July 14, 2010 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, is becoming the microphone manufacturer of choice for leading performers and stage shows in Las Vegas. Productions as varied as Donny and Marie at the Flamingo and comedian Carrot Top’s show at the Luxor, as well as a number of other high-profile venues including Sammy Hagar’s newly-opened Cabo Wabo Cantina at Planet Hollywood, have all turned to Audio-Technica microphones and wireless systems for their sound quality, reliability and durability. more

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