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PEIRCE COLLEGE USES XANTECH PRODUCTS FOR NEW EMERGENCY PAGING SYSTEM

crmwic — Systems installer APA Music & Pictures employs Xantech Commercial products, offering considerably enhanced functionality, reliability and cost-effectiveness —

— Xantech technology assures that in the event of a crisis on campus, all audio systems in every classroom are automatically muted and emergency information comes through loud and clear — more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA HOLDS AUDIO DEMOS BY INDUSTRY VETERANS AT NAB

— Audio veterans Michael Abbott and Dr. Fred Ginsburg to impart practical real-world information on mixing for broadcast and film audio acquisition —

STOW, OH, April 8, 2010 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in microphone and headphone technology, is holding a series of informative audio demonstration and instruction events during NAB 2010 at the company’s booth, C1632.

Throughout each day on Monday 4/12, Tuesday 4/13 and Wednesday 4/14, renowned audio/broadcast veteran Michael Abbott, perhaps best known as Audio Coordinator for the GRAMMY® Awards, will present multi-track microphone mixing demonstrations entitled “Mix a Basketball Game in 5.1.? The sessions will allow attendees to mix a basketball game under Abbott’s direction. Participants will experience real-time, hands-on mixing in A-T’s custom listening room, using state-of-the-art equipment (including a Calrec Sigma audio console), and audition and compare stereo, mono, shotgun and boundary mic options. more

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GENELEC IS NOW SHIPPING ITS 8260A THREE-WAY DSP SYSTEM WITH MINIMUM DIFFRACTION COAXIAL (MDC™) TECHNOLOGY

8260a — Genelec’s 8260A features major advance in audio driver technology, integrated to a sophisticated enclosure design —

NATICK, MA, April 8, 2010 — Genelec, the world’s longstanding pioneer in active monitoring, is now shipping its new 8260A Three-Way DSP System. The 8260A breaks new ground in electro-acoustic design, as mechanical, acoustical and signal-processing designs are linked closely together. The 8260A features major advances in audio driver technology, integrated with a sophisticated enclosure design, and Genelec’s proprietary Minimum Diffraction Coaxial (MDC™) Mid/High driver technology takes a big step in perfecting audio quality in professional active studio monitors. more

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MUSICIAN’S FRIEND APPOINTS TIM WHITE AS VICE PRESIDENT, SALES, AND PAMELA TURAY AS VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES

white MEDFORD, OR, April 6, 2010 — Musician’s Friend, Inc. (MF), the largest direct response retailer of musical instruments and gear in the U.S., and a division of Guitar Center since 1999, welcomes Tim White to the position of Vice President, Sales, and Pamela Turay to the position of Vice President, Human Resources. The announcement was made by Craig Johnson, Musician’s Friend Chief Executive Officer. White’s appointment represents MF’s unified sales initiative, seeking to drive a sales culture and an exceptional customer experience at each and every touch point and across every brand; Turay’s appointment underscores MF’s strategic focus on talent management and development. more

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THE RESEARCH LAB AT NYU’S NEW RECORDING/TEACHING COMPLEX USES GENELEC MONITORING IN AN ADVANCED 16.2 ARRAY

nyu— Genelec 8030A monitors and 7050A subwoofers offer NYU’s renowned research and teaching staff unprecedented configurability to conduct a wide variety of listening and testing experiments, furthering the knowledge base of the students and the entire professional audio industry —

— The Genelec 8030As’ small form factor and big sound combine to offer unrivalled performance for critical listening applications —

— Additionally, all department faculty members received a Genelec 6010A/5040A setup for their offices — more

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KORG USA LAUNCHES CERTIFIED E-TAILER PROGRAM

EtailerProgram promotes customer confidence and strengthens online presence

MELVILLE, NY, April 5, 2010 — Korg USA has created a new program to benefit online consumers of its brands. Authorized Korg USA online retailers have been presented with individually numbered and registered E-tailer Certified Seals. These seals are displayed on the retailer’s website, and clearly identify the dealer as an authorized Korg USA e-commerce partner. more

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EAW® Appoints TRIUS as Exclusive German Distributor

TRIUS TRIUS appointment is key to EAW EMEA growth and gives EAW broader and deeper German market presence

EAW®, a world leader in audio system solutions, announces the appointment of Ibbenbüren-based firm TRIUS Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG as EAW’s exclusive distributor for Germany. Effective immediately, TRIUS will handle distribution for EAW’s products, interfacing with EAW’s European Sales Director Sean Martin, EAW Application Support Group EMEA representative Moray McMillin and other key members of EAW’s team in Europe. The announcement was made by Jeffrey Cox, V.P. Pro Audio, on Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at the Musikmesse Show in Frankfurt, and further underscores EAW’s ongoing commitment to the German market. more

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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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