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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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AUDIO-TECHNICA ENHANCES BP892 MICROSET® HEADWORN MIC WITH DUAL EAR MOUNT

bp892 deal ear mount— The AT8464 Dual Ear Mount now comes standard with all BP892 MicroSet units —

— The new AT8464 allows a single ear-worn BP892 MicroSet® Headworn Mic to be converted to a dual-ear-worn unit for maximum stability and comfort —

STOW, OH, March 1, 2010 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, is enhancing its BP892 MicroSet® Subminiature Omnidirectional Condenser Headworn Microphone with the AT8464 Dual-Ear Microphone Mount. The high-SPL successor to Audio-Technica’s popular AT892, the BP892 offers increased dynamic range with maximum audio quality and minimum visibility. The Dual-Ear Mount allows users to convert their single-ear-worn BP892 MicroSet to a dual-ear-worn unit for maximum stability and comfort. more

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XANTECH NOW SHIPPING ITS CWTC10 COMMERCIAL WIRELESS TOUCH CONTROLLER

cwtc10-1 — Designed to complement Xantech’s new WIC1200 Web Intelligent Controller, the CWTC10 provides a full 10.4″ wireless control panel perfect for conference rooms, the hotel/hospitality industry, athletic facilities and more —

SYLMAR, CA, March 1, 2010 — Xantech Corporation, a leader in the field of audio/video remote control and distribution for 40 years, is now shipping the 10.4″ WiFi CWTC10 Commercial Wireless Touch Controller, following its unveiling and overwhelming positive industry response at ISE 2010. Running Microsoft Windows CE in Kiosk Mode, the CWTC10 provides complete PC power with a full-color 800×600 control panel interface. Xantech’s latest addition to its line of advanced touch panel controllers, it is an ideal complement to Xantech’s new WIC1200 Web Intelligent Controller. more

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MIKE CURB COLLEGE OF ART, MUSIC AND SCIENCE AT DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE DEBUTS NEW TEACHING STUDIO WITH EQUIPMENT SOURCED BY GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL

daytona state1— GC Pro found everything the new Music Production Technology associates degree program needed, from handmade microphones to the Genex eight-channel hard disk recorder, as well as one of the last Lexicon 960L’s in the world —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, February 25, 2010 — The new Music Production Technology program at the Mike Curb College of Art, Music and Science at Daytona State College offers one of the most unique educational opportunities in the state of Florida. Two of the finest performance venues in the region are digitally linked to a new state-of-the-art recording studio featuring cutting-edge technology, including surround sound recording and mixing. more

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LEADING MUSICAL INSTRUMENT AND PROFESSIONAL AUDIO MANUFACTURERS SUPPORT GRAMMY® WEEK EVENT HOSTED BY THE RECORDING ACADEMY® PRODUCERS & ENGINEERS WING®, HONORING ISLAND RECORDS FOUNDER CHRIS BLACKWELL

catchafire sponsorsHeld at The Village Studios in West Los Angeles, “Catch a Fire” Is the P&E Wing’s Third Annual Gathering Recognizing Achievements and Contributions of the Music Industry’s Production Community

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Feb. 25, 2010) — On Wednesday, January 27, 2010, leading musical instrument and professional audio companies showed their support as The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® honored Island Records founder and legendary record producer Chris Blackwell, who received the P&E Wing’s Commitment to Excellence Award. The event, entitled “Catch a Fire,” was held at The Village Studios in West Los Angeles and was the third annual gathering during GRAMMY® Week that seeks to recognize the achievements and contributions of the music industry’s technical creative community. more

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EAW® Loudspeakers Get Tirana Rocking at the New Mumja Nightclub

mumja1Newly-opened nightspot is now the hottest club in the Albanian capital for DJs spinning dance music and bands performing live, all through an EAW® JFL210 Compact Line Array with an EAW LA400 Subwoofer Array

Whitinsville, MA, USA, February 23, 2010 – The opening of the new venue Mumja late last year moved the nightclub scene in Tirana, Albania, up several notches. To cater to the widest audience possible, the club hosts DJs spinning house, groove, electro, progressive, techno, drum’n’bass and more on weekends, while during the week, rock, R&B, Latino and funk bands play live. To get the best possible sound for both configurations, Mumja turned to EAW® loudspeaker technology. more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA U.S. OFFERS REBATES ON UNIPOINT® MICS AND MICROSET® HEADWORN MICS

unipoint— $30.00 “Clear Sound Rebates? offer valid through April 30, 2010 —

STOW, OH, February 23, 2010 — Audio-Technica, a world leader in transducer technology, is offering a $30.00 rebate on all its UniPoint® Installed-Sound Microphones and MicroSet® Subminiature Omni Condenser Headworn Microphones purchased from an authorized Audio-Technica U.S. dealer between February 1, 2010, and April 30, 2010. There is no limit on the number of rebates – registrants will get $30.00 back for each and every qualified product they purchase. For a complete list of products eligible for the $30 rebate, and online registration form, please visit audio-technica.com and click on “Clear Sound Rebates.? more

BACK AT THE BARNYARD UPGRADES ITS AUDIO WITH THE HELP OF GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL’S WIDE RANGE OF TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS

barnyard1— Award-winning animation series has its motion-capture audio recorded via a Sennheiser ME 104 wireless microphone system and Focusrite VoiceMaster Platinum mic-pre, and has its sound mixed to picture through a Euphonix System 5 MC console —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, February 19, 2010 — Back at the Barnyard, the animated series based on the hit 2006 movie Barnyard, has won a Daytime EMMY® Award and been nominated for two more. Produced by O Entertainment’s animation division, Omation, and created by Executive Producer and O Entertainment Owner Steve Oedekerk, with Paul Marshal serving as Producer, the show is currently wrapping its second season on the Nickelodeon network and it will likely remain a contender for top awards through its final season. more

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WAVES RELEASES VOCAL RIDER, A REVOLUTIONARY PLUG-IN FOR MIXING

vocal rider— Waves Vocal Rider intelligently raises or lowers vocal volume without coloring or compression —

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Waves Audio is now shipping Vocal Rider, the first of Waves’ pioneering series of innovative new Mixing tools. Vocal Rider is indispensable for mixers and recording engineers, automatically riding the levels of vocal tracks. Instead of manually riding a console fader, or tediously drawing in every level change on a DAW track, Vocal Rider does it automatically, making it a true timesaver. more

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