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WAVES RELEASES WAVESLIVE MULTIRACK NATIVE

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— Waves Audio changes the face of the live sound industry with the introduction of WavesLive MultiRack Native —

— One-of-a-kind software host is designed especially for live sound, making it perfect for concert, touring bands, club and house-of-worship applications —

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, December 1, 2009 — Waves Audio is now shipping WavesLive MultiRack Native, the first-ever software application designed to run Waves plug-ins with live analog and digital mixing consoles. A true breakthrough, MultiRack Native is a software host that lets FOH and Monitor engineers run multiple simultaneous instances of the same Native Waves plug-ins used in recording studios and mixing rooms the world over. Armed only with a laptop, an I/O box, MultiRack Native and Waves plug-ins, users now have the power to shape their live sound with unprecedented precision, and do away with rack more

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XANTECH PRODUCT INNOVATION RECOGNIZED WITH TWO CE INDUSTRY AWARDS

— Ground-breaking DDS DIGI-5™ Digital Delivery System and XIS100 iPod Docking Station earn Xantech industry honors —

Xantech Corporation, a leading provider of whole-house entertainment and automation systems, announced that two of its products have been recognized for excellence. Xantech’s DDS DIGI-5™ Digital Delivery System has been recognized by the CES Innovations Awards as an outstanding new product in the category of Multi-Room Audio/Video, and Xantech’s XIS100 iPod Docking Station has been honored by CustomRetailer Magazine’s EXCITE (alternately stylized “Exc!te?) Awards as one of the best products available to the custom electronics industry this year.

The Innovations awards, an annual CES tradition, recognizes manufacturers who achieve design and engineering excellence in a variety of categories. Innovations has become a hallmark for the best designed products in consumer technology, with manufacturers competing for the privilege of featuring the award in their marketing and sales efforts. This year Innovations 2010 more

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Guitar Center Professional Announces Launch of Its Affiliate Services Program

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WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, November 25, 2009 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, announces that the GC Pro Installation initiative has been expanded, the results of which can be viewed via the “Installations? link at the GC Pro website, www.GCPro.com. By clicking on that tab, GC Pro customers will be able to have access to a growing number of award-winning companies and individuals who specialize in key areas of professional audio systems design, integration and installation. more

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EAW® Loudspeakers Provide Great Sound for Doha Tribeca Film Festival

Doha1 Creative Communication Group selects EAW® KF760 and KF730 modules for film screenings

Whitinsville, MA, USA, November 18, 2009 – Doha, Qatar-based Creative Communication Group (often known as “CCG?) is a thriving full-service event management/Production Company and a major player in Qatar and the Middle East for live pro light and sound rental requirements. CCG recently supplied the Doha Tribeca Film Festival with light and sound equipment, including KF760 Long-Throw Line Array Modules from EAW®, a world leader in audio system technology. more

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TAYLOR SWIFT’S FEARLESS TOUR UTILIZES AUDIO-TECHNICA WIRELESS

Taylor Swift — FOH Engineer Russell Fischer and Monitor Engineer Andrea “Vito? Carena applaud Audio-Technica’s Artist Elite® 5000 Series UHF Wireless System for frontline vocals —

STOW, OH, November 18, 2009 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, is proud to have been selected as the microphone manufacturer of choice for frontline and backing vocals on multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter Taylor Swift’s Fearless tour. more

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EAW Loudspeakers Selected for Philadelphia Eagles’ Lincoln Financial Field

Eagles1Whitinsville, MA, USA, November 17, 2009 – Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Philadelphia Eagles, recently enhanced its sound system with custom loudspeakers from EAW, a world leader in audio system solutions. The stadium opened its doors in 2003 and has since hosted a number of notable sporting events. Eagles fans are notoriously passionate, and an upgrade to its P.A. system was needed to effectively match and cut through their volume. A/V consulting firm Coffeen Fricke and Associates, Inc. developed a complex specification for the stadium’s system, and after considering several manufacturers, EAW was chosen, as they could provide that solution and manufacture the product to exacting specifications to meet the installation deadline. The sale was made by Columbia, Maryland-based Audio Associates, and the installation was handled by the Columbia-based Large Projects Group of the A/V integration company AVI-SPL (headquartered in Tampa, Florida). more

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GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL’S FIRST GCPRO.COM SWEEPSTAKES WINNER IS LOVING HIS SSL XLOGIC ALPHA CHANNEL

Alpha Channel WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, November 17, 2009 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, recently announced the winner in its inaugural online sweepstakes at www.gcpro.com. Taylor Feldpausch of East Lansing, Michigan, was randomly selected among the entrant pool to receive a Solid State Logic XLogic Alpha Channel, a $995.00 value. This unit offers state-of-the-art analog channel processing for any audio workstation; professional mic preamp with line and instrument level switching; studio-class EQ, Filter and Limiter; Variable Harmonic Drive (in other words, a “time machine? of distortion characteristics); and analog or digital outputs direct to users’ workstations. more

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GENELEC CUSTOM INSTALLATION TURNS A RESIDENTIAL MEDIA ROOM INTO A SOUNDSTAGE

Laba1 — A combination of Genelec AIW25 Active In-Wall Loudspeakers, AIC25 Active In-Ceiling Loudspeakers and the 5041A Active In-Wall Subwoofer provides powerful sound in an aesthetically pleasing architectural design —

NATICK, MA, November 16, 2009 — Genelec Inc., the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology for three decades, is also a leader in high-quality, discreet, low-profile in-wall and in-ceiling loudspeaker design. This was illustrated by a recent installation for an upscale residential media room in the Los Angeles area that used three Genelec AIW25 Active In-Wall Loudspeakers as the LCR array, a pair of AIC25 Active In-Ceiling Loudspeakers as the surround channels and a 5041A Active In-Wall Subwoofer to complete a surround sound system that exceeds the standards of even a system using external components. more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA PROVIDES MICROPHONE SOLUTIONS FOR 2009 CMA AWARDS

2009 AT CMAs— Leading music mixers and award-winning performers again pick A-T for sound quality and reliability —

STOW, OH, November 13, 2009 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, is celebrating its 16th year of supporting the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards by providing an extensive selection of vocal and instrument microphones for its annual awards show. The 43rd Annual CMA Awards aired live in 5.1-channel surround sound Wednesday, November 11th, on the ABC Television Network from the Sommet Center in Nashville, and featured over 250 Audio-Technica microphones, including an impressive array of hard-wired mics and Artist Elite® 5000 Series UHF Wireless Systems. Audio-Technica was chosen to provide its clear and consistent quality for this star-studded live broadcast, for performers ranging from some of country music’s biggest stars to pop More…and rock acts on show-stopping collaborations. more

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MUSIC MIX MOBILE CHOOSES GENELEC DSP MONITORS FOR 2009 CMA AWARDS SHOW LIVE BROADCAST

2009 CMAs— With newly-expanded operations, Music Mix Mobile’s John Harris and Jay Vicari handle 5.1 surround audio broadcast, utilizing Genelec DSP Active Monitors —

NATICK, MA, November 12, 2009 — Music Mix Mobile, a New Jersey/California based remote facilities company combining the talents of award-winning production professionals and state-of-the-art audio solutions, is a collective consisting of industry veterans John Harris, Jay Vicari, Joel Singer, Mitch Maketansky and newly added West Coast-based partners Bob Wartinbee and Mark Linett. On Wednesday, November 11, 2009, Music Mix Mobile was charged with capturing and mixing the music audio for the 43rd annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, broadcast live in 5.1 on ABC-TV from the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee. more

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