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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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AUDIO-TECHNICA ENHANCES ITS 3000 SERIES WIRELESS MICROPHONE SYSTEMS

3000 series— Enhancements include up to 1001 selectable UHF frequencies in 25 kHz spacing, antenna power, new I Band, transmitter backlit screens and UniPak® body-pack transmitter locking battery compartment —

STOW, OH — As part of their ongoing efforts to provide state-of-the-art, market-driven wireless solutions, Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, announces updates to its 3000 Series Frequency-agile True Diversity UHF Wireless Systems. Now offering up to 1001 selectable UHF frequencies in 25 kHz spacing in three available frequency bands (including the new I Band), Audio-Technica’s upgraded 3000 Series delivers outstanding professional performance. Nine new pre-coordinated frequency scan groups simplify selection of usable frequencies in a multi-channel wireless system. The versatile UniPak® body-pack transmitter features a backlit screen for easy reading in low-light situations and a locking battery door for added security. more

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WAVES AUDIO INTRODUCES YOURWAVES

— Online Waves store offers maximum flexibility for custom plug-in combinations and upgradeability —

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, February 10, 2010 — Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, unveils YourWaves, an interactive online Waves store offering three exciting new ways for users to get the Waves plug-ins of their choice, from different Waves bundles. At register.waves.com/yourwaves, users can sign up for “Artist Choice,? “Quick Choice? or “Custom Choice,? each providing different approaches and plug-in options for the user. more

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WAVES INTRODUCES HORIZON

horizon— New premium plug-in bundle aimed at music production professionals —

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Waves Audio, the world’s leader in digital signal processing solutions, introduces the Waves Horizon plug-in bundle, which gathers over 50 of Waves’ most popular and useful plug-ins. Waves Horizon serves as a significant step up for audio professionals specializing in music production, who require modeled vintage tools and high-end mastering processors as well as Waves essentials. Designed specifically with music production professionals in mind, Horizon includes all 30+ plug-ins from the Waves Platinum bundle, CLA Classic Compressors, JJP Analog Legends, Vocal Rider, L3-16 Multimaximizer, GTR3, UM225/226 and more. Horizon represents Waves’ ongoing commitment to providing users with the tools they need in versatile, comprehensive collections. It joins the ranks of Waves’ premium bundles, which include Gold, Platinum, Diamond and the all-inclusive Mercury. more

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KORG DEBUTS SOUND ON SOUND (SOS) UNLIMITED TRACK PERSONAL RECORDER

SOS1 — All-in-one pocket-size studio offers infinite overdubbing —

MELVILLE, NY — Korg introduces the SOUND on SOUND (SOS) Unlimited Track Recorder, which enables musicians to capture and develop musical ideas as they happen, wherever they are. Battery-powered and completely self-contained, the SOS contains a high-quality stereo microphone and a built-in speaker for all-in-one recording and monitoring. more

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MUSIC MIX MOBILE EMPLOYS WAVES DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR THE 52ND ANNUAL GRAMMY® AWARDS

— Waves’ critically acclaimed plug-ins allow remote recording specialists Music Mix Mobile to keep the workflow moving every time —

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, February 8, 2010 — The 52nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards, broadcast live from L.A.’s Staples Center in 5.1 audio on CBS-TV on the evening of January 31, 2010, once again earned its reputation as “Music’s Biggest Night®,? as the year’s hitmakers sang their biggest songs and shared the stage with music legends for several once-in-a-lifetime collaborations. Creating a consistent sonic context for such a wide range of performers was the challenge faced by 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. The Music Mix Mobile team includes industry veterans John Harris, Jay Vicari, Joel Singer, Mitch Maketansky and newly added West Coast-based partners Bob Wartinbee and Mark Linett. more

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