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Live Sound Expo Takes Center Stage at 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention

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— Inaugural Live Sound Expo, presented in association with Pro Sound News, Sound & Video Contractor, Pro Audio Review and MIX, offers expert, real-world advice for attendees from leading figures in the live and installed sound market sectors —

New York, NY, October 6, 2014 — Extensive session information has been announced for the inaugural Live Sound Expo (presented in association with Pro Sound News, Sound & Video Contractor, Pro Audio Review and MIX) at the 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention (October 9-12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles). From a stage centrally located in the 137th AES Convention’s exhibition hall, the Live Sound Expo presents live and installed sound professionals sharing their knowledge and experience across a wide range of audio topics. Engineer and industry journalist Mark Frink (k.d. lang, Zac Brown Band, Tony Bennett) will manage the stage as the LSE host. With the Live Sound Expo, the 137th Convention offers expert advice for the broad spectrum of live and installed sound engineers (some 25% of Convention attendees) with an emphasis on the practical, bringing professionals with decades of experience to the stage to inspire and educate attendees.

Michael MacDonald, AES137 Co-Chair and ATK Audiotek President, stated, “Live Sound is a key element in the pro audio industry, and one that warrants the spotlight provided by the new Live Sound Expo. I am pleased that Mark Frink, along with Frank Wells, has assembled such a powerful LSE program that will feature both technical and practical aspects of live sound benefiting attendees and exhibitors alike. The panelists include top professionals from the installed and live sound worlds, and their participation at this AES Convention gives attendees access to a knowledge pool available nowhere else, and provides insights into current and future trends.”

A wide array of topics will be addressed at the Live Sound Expo. Select topics include: “Loudspeaker Setup and Configuration”; “Miking Fundamentals for the Stage”; “Networks and IT”; “The Small Venue Monitor Mix”; “RF Systems”; “Installed Sound”; “Touring System Optimization”; “Digital Consoles” and more.

The panelists and presenters read like a who’s-who in the worlds of live and installed sound. Sam Berkow (Principal/Founding Partner, SIA Acoustics); Derek Brener (Bruno Mars); Chap Cooper (Sound Engineer/Educator); Jason Decter (FOH, Blink-182, Weezer); J. Mark King (Production & Music Mixer, Primetime EMMY® Awards, Dancing with the Stars, ACM & CMA Awards); Tom Pesa (Super Bowl, GRAMMY®s, OSCAR®s); Dave Rat (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, Founder of Rat Sound); Marcus Ross (Head of Audio, Blue Man Group); Robert Scovill (FOH, Prince, Rush, Tom Petty); Dave Shadoan (President, Sound Image); Jason Spence (Monitor Engineer, Keith Urban, Megadeth, CMT & CMA Awards); Ken “Pooch” Van Druten (FOH, Linkin Park); Fred Vogler (FOH, L.A. Philharmonic / Systems Engineer, Hollywood Bowl); and Vic Wagner (FOH Systems Engineer, Linkin Park).

A highlight of Live Sound Expo will be a panel titled “Stump the Panel,” where attendees will be able to ask any question to Dave Rat, Robert Scovill and Dave Shadoan, as they cover the gamut of sound reinforcement topics while imparting entertaining tales from the road.

The Live Sound Expo was made possible by the sponsorship of Audinate, DiGiCo, EAW, L-Acoustics, Shure and Yamaha Commercial Audio, with wireless headphone system support from Sennheiser USA.

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AES and DEG Announce Sponsors for Upcoming High Resolution Audio Program at 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention

— High Resolution Audio program, taking place October 10 at AES137 in Los Angeles, to be sponsored by leading consumer audio manufacturers —

New York, NY, October 3, 2014 — A High Resolution Audio (HRA) program will take place Friday, October 10, 2014, in Room 304 AB at the 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention (October 9-12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles). The direct result of a collaborative effort between the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, the HRA program will include a number of panels and sessions that address the current and future direction of HRA from various perspectives, including content creation, digital distribution, licensing of hi-res music files, archiving, subscription models, marketing/promotion of hi-res music, compatibility of playback devices and more.

The HRA program is sponsored by the following brands, representing leaders from consumer electronics:

Astell & Kern (manufacturer of portable high-fidelity audio systems capable of playing mastering-quality sound from music mastering studios) / Audeze (manufacturer of high-end audio headphones and accessories)
dCS (“Data Conversion Systems,” a pioneer in high-resolution audio who has developed converters capable of supporting 24/192, DSD and DXD formats; the world’s first high resolution [24/88.2] and surround Super Audio CD [SACD] recordings were created using dCS technology)
DTS (a premier audio solutions provider for high-definition entertainment experiences)
Kimber Kable (a leading developer and manufacturer of cables for the high-performance audio sector)
Meridian Digital (acclaimed developer of the highest quality consumer home entertainment systems, widely recognized as a world leader in quality audio and video reproduction)
Mytek Digital (manufacturer of high performance digital audio converters and meters)
Sony Electronics (a leading consumer and professional electronics and entertainment company)

These panels and sessions will feature some of the brightest minds in the business as they discuss some of the most current and controversial issues concerning the rapid adoption of high-resolution audio across the industry. A complete list of HRA sessions, including topics, moderators and panelists, will be released in the coming days.

“We are very pleased to be working with the Digital Entertainment Group to create this unique and timely program on High Resolution Audio,” stated Bob Moses, AES Executive Director. “High Resolution Audio is a vital topic in the industry right now, and working with organizations like the DEG and The Recording Academy, we have created this comprehensive program, which will give attendees the most current and up-to-date real-world information available on these subjects.”

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Listen Technologies Offers Courses for Architects on ADA and CBC Guidelines for Serving People with Hearing Disabilities

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— Courses offer American Institute of Architects (AIA) certification credits, a yearly requirement for AIA members —

BLUFFDALE, UT — Listen Technologies Corporation, the leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of assistive listening products for over 16 years, has made it an ongoing priority to offer contractors, system integrators, consultants, architects and venue owners the most up-to-date resources on how to best serve those requiring assistive listening. These resources explore and clarify guidelines and recommendations set forth by institutions and legislative efforts including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the California Building Code (CBC), the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disability Act and other related measures. Compliance with these guidelines is not only mandatory and legally enforced, but a clear moral imperative; however, many professionals, although well-meaning, let certain considerations in regard to hearing disability fall through the cracks when designing new structures or updating existing facilities. A new set of courses offered by Listen is specifically designed to educate architects on ADA and CBC recommendations, offering credits for American Institute of Architects (AIA) certification in the process.

Listen Technologies has been approved to teach two courses, both earning (1) LU/HSW credit:
1. Course Title: ADA Assistive Listening Legislation
2. Course Title: California Building Code & The ADA Assistive Listening Legislation

Course objectives:

Understand the impact of the new requirements of the ADA/CBC
Understand the unique sound needs of the hard of hearing community
Apply the ADA (or CBC, in California) to the welfare of people requiring assistive listening systems
Recognize the technologies that can reconnect people to a positive experience in any venue

The courses are offered on an individual basis by Listen personnel at sites around the U.S. To inquire about a scheduled session or to set up a course date, please email sales@listentech.com. The company will also have the courses available as webinars at www.listentech.com.

For architects to remain certified through AIA, they are required to have 18 total learning units each year. Of these 18 required (LU) Learning Units, 12 of them must be in the category of Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW). Listen has developed these courses (ADA & the CBC) along with their objectives, to align under HSW learning units. These courses offered by Listen are informative and educational in nature and talk about the “why” of hearing loss – how many people have hearing loss, why hearing aids are not enough in a venue, what happens when people have hearing loss and what that is like – and then goes into the ADA and CBC codes, which are actually fairly straightforward. They then address the different types of solutions offered by Listen and the pros/cons of each technology.

Cory Schaeffer, Listen Technologies Vice President of Business Development, states, “Offering a presentation that provides AIA/HSW Learning Units to architects allows Listen to share our unique wealth of knowledge with this group of professionals. Often AV is the last ‘trade’ brought into a project, and for some assistive listening technologies that is way too late. These courses allow us to share information about hearing loss with architects and the fact that it’s the largest disability covered under the ADA (17% compared to 1.4% requiring wheelchair access), as well as what the ADA and other building code requirements are and what technologies meet the code and the advantages/disadvantages of each technology. We know that once participating architects have completed these courses, more consideration will be made earlier in projects.”

For more information on these courses and all other inquiries, please email sales@listentech.com.

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Waves Previews Premiere Episode of Everything Audio Livefrom YouTube Space LA

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— Hosted by acclaimed audio engineer Dave Hampton (Herbie Hancock, Prince, Justin Timberlake), Everything Audio will cover a range of audio topics, from recording, live sound, and audio for gaming, to consumer audio, forensics, sound design and much more —

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing software and hardware solutions, has posted a teaser (http://youtu.be/x0M9TUa4NC8) for the premiere episode of its new web program, Everything Audio, streaming live from YouTube Space LA. The premiere episode will air on Tuesday, October 7, 2 P.M. ET and will feature the following guests: producer/DJ/remixer Dave Audé (Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé), producer/engineer/mixer Andrew Scheps (Adele, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath, Lana Del Rey, Metallica, Jay-Z), and producer/engineer/mixer Jack Joseph Puig (Florence + the Machine, U2, Lady Gaga).

With new episodes added on a regular basis, the show will present a wide spectrum of audio-related content appealing to everyone from audio professionals and sound hobbyists to everyday consumers and technology enthusiasts. Topics will range from pro audio and live sound to musical instrument audio, sound for film and gaming, sound design, DJing and electronic music production. The show will also delve into the world of audio for consumer electronics, discussing such topics as headphones, computers, cell phones, televisions and car stereos, while also touching on audio forensics, restoration, psychoacoustics, hearing capacity and aural health.

The show is hosted (and executive produced) by noted audio engineer Dave Hampton, an expert in the field of audio recording, production and technical design, with a list of clients that includes Herbie Hancock, Prince, Justin Timberlake and many more.

Each episode will present a panel of guests from various fields in audio, ranging from music producers, mixers, engineers, artists and musicians to retailers, audio manufacturers and representatives of consumer companies whose products feature audio as a central function. Each guest will present his or her area of expertise while interacting with the others guests to discuss topics moderated by the host. Each episode will include real-time audience interaction through a live-chat Q&A session with the guest panel.

Mick Olesh, Waves EVP of Sales & Marketing, stated: “Waves has long been the leading innovator and pioneer in digital signal processing and related fields, and it is fitting that this new venture offers end users a resource and inside track into the world of audio. All sorts of surprises are planned for the program, but the possibilities are massive. We are excited to present Everything Audio to the world and to celebrate the current state of audio. Enjoy!”

The premiere episode will also feature an interactive competition with a chance to win a Dell computer.

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Deadline for AES137 Pre-Registration Extended to Midnight, Monday, October 6 – Last Chance for FREE Exhibits-Plus Badges and Discounted Premium All Access Badge

New York, NY, October 3, 2014 — If It’s About Audio, It’s At AES!, and pre-registration for FREE Exhibits-Plus badge and discounted All Access badges is wrapping up on Monday, October 6, at midnight. Now is the time to register to be a part of the world’s largest gathering of audio professionals for three days of exhibits and four days of workshops, technical papers, program content, and the latest audio gear. The AES137 Convention is taking place October 9-12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center – come be a part of our largest West Coast convention in 10 years! Click Here to get your FREE Exhibits-Plus Badge or discounted All Access Badge today.

The AES invites you to join us for opening ceremonies on the first day of the show, Thursday, October 9, featuring a keynote by acclaimed engineer, musician and record producer Alan Parsons and a presentation of awards to industry leaders. Friday’s keynote speech will be given by Neil Portnow, President/CEO The Recording Academy®, The GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares. Additionally, top audio professionals including Bob Ludwig, Andrew Scheps, Ed Cherney, Chris Lord-Alge, Lisa Loeb, Jack Joseph Puig, George Massenburg and others are slated as featured speakers at the convention’s many special events, sharing their unique perspective with show attendees.

Other highlights of the AES137 Convention are set to include:

- Product Studio Expo: a popular series of practical training events taking place on the exhibition floor targeted to the burgeoning market of project and home studio facilities around the world.

- Live Sound Expo: offering expert advice for the broad spectrum of live sound engineers with an emphasis on the practical, bringing professionals with decades of experience to the stage to inspire and educate attendees.

- Hi-Res Audio Sessions: A six-hour program presented in association with the Digital Entertainment Group (DEG), featuring panels and sessions addressing the current and future direction of hi-res audio with the top players in the music and consumer electronics business.

- The Latin Panel: “Great Producers from Latin America” (in Spanish), top producers share their perspective on the hot music scene in Latin America.

- DTV Audio Group Forum: The Implications of Streamed Content Delivery on the Evolution of Television Audio Services, leaders in the Broadcast Industry share insights on the future of television sound.

- Platinum Engineers Panel: with special guests Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick (co-hosts of popular weekly internet series Pensado’s Place), discussing studio technique and engineering as well as the pressures of creating online television.

- Platinum Mastering Panel: moderated by legendary mastering engineer Bob Ludwig, discussing hi-res audio from the perspective of those making the music.

- Richard C. Heyser Memorial Lecture: presented by legendary game audio director and composer Marty O’Donnell shares his experience working on the Halo series and the challenges of nonlinear media.

- Chicks in the Mix: moderated by acclaimed producer and mixer Chris Lord-Alge, featuring a panel of well-known female industry professionals, including Lisa Loeb, Emily Lazar (September Mourning lead vocalist) and others discussing the unique challenges faced by women in this industry.

- GRAMMY® SoundTables: “Songs That Move The Needle: Producers on Producing,” moderated by Ed Cherney, featuring Alex da Kid, Don Was, Niko Bolas, No I.D., and Michael Brauer.

- Sound Is the Conduit to the Artist Heart: presented by acclaimed producer/engineer/technologist Jack Joseph Puig, a panel discussing the intersection of pro audio and mobile and what is the future of audio considering this paradigm shift.

Registration
Two badge packages are available: the Exhibits-Plus Badge (free) and the All Access Badge.

Exhibits-Plus badges are your free ticket to attending the AES Exhibition. Additionally, your Exhibits-Plus badge will give you access to Project Studio Expo, Live Sound Expo, Special Events and more. Best of all, Exhibits-Plus badges are completely free! (advance registration required.)

All Access badges are available to anyone looking to take their knowledge and professional career to the next level. AES will once again be the meeting place for the top names in audio engineering to deliver a diverse program of workshops, tutorials, papers and more on the latest developments in professional audio. All Access badge-holders may attend all on-site AES events. (Tickets for tech tours cost extra and can be purchased on-site.)

For further information about the FREE Exhibits-Plus badges, premium All Access badges, Technical Program, complete list of events and more, visit http://www.aes.org/events/137/.

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Engineer/Producer Justin Pommer Chooses Genelec 8250A Smart Active Monitors™ (SAM™)

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NATICK, MA, October 2, 2014 — Justin Pommer is no stranger to the recording studio. After starting out as a drummer close to 20 years ago, Pommer began engineering in what he calls “mini-studios,” and over the past two decades in commercial facilities and various studios of his own, he learned his way around the mixing board, honing his sound and craft and ultimately moving into producing. Over those years, Pommer has recorded numerous artists that range from Tower Of Power to Tom Petty, and he is currently working with Detroit-born singer Brandon Hines on a project called Olive-White. “After years of engineering and finally producing, now everyone wants me to produce them because I showed that’s what I can do,” stated Pommer. An integral part of his setup are his 8250A Smart Active Monitors™ (SAM™) from Genelec, all sourced through Vintage King Audio in Los Angeles.

“The studio was already set up when I took it over, and even though it’s not perfect, it’s a great little space with a great vibe,” stated Pommer. “I was having a lot of difficulty with my old monitoring situation and we did several changes in terms of baffling and go-bo’s to make it work. That’s when I got a hold of Vintage King and started looking at the Genelec 8250’s based on their recommendation.” Pommer’s control room is approximately 400 square feet, and the adjacent tracking room is about 400 square feet as well. Vintage King’s Chris Bolitho and Genelec Western Regional Sales Representative Scott Esterson met with Pommer and advised him, based on the size of his room and the type of work he was doing, that the pair of 8250’s would fit the bill. “If it wasn’t for Chris’s and Scott’s advice and their follow up, with some of the best service I have ever had, I might not have gone down the Genelec path — but I am so happy I did. We set them up, used the AutoCal™ to adjust them to my control room, and immediately I could hear the difference. What blew me away immediately was that there were not any out-of-place frequencies, the imaging was completely wider, and the top and bottom blew my old monitors out of the water. I would say I am now getting 20-30% more detail in my mixes compared to what I was using before.”

What also was interesting for Justin Pommer was that for the type of work he was doing, he thought he might have to have a subwoofer. “I believe that most people that walk into my studio, rappers and other artists, want the audio loud. Believe me, these Genelec’s can get loud. If you want to turn them up and blow your brains out, you definitely can do that with these speakers – no problem. And if you’re mobile or you want to bring them anywhere else to work, because of the AutoCal, you just set them up for that room and you’re on your way. They are extremely flexible monitors with great detail. I am very happy with the whole experience.”

For more information, please visit www.genelecusa.com/.

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Getting To and From the AES137 Convention Is a Breeze with L.A.’s Public Transportation Options

— Recent downtown enhancements offer improved ease of transportation to and from convention center and after-hours entertainment —

New York, NY, October 2, 2014 — The 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention is set to take place Thursday, October 9, through Sunday, October 12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and the AES has put together a dedicated transportation and attractions microsite designed to help attendees make the most of their AES137 Convention experience. Extensive improvements to the downtown L.A. public transportation system have made the L.A. Convention Center more easily accessible to attendees than ever before. A wealth of bus, train, shuttle and subway options are now available to transport convention attendees to and from the LA Live area, as well as nearby hotels and airports – many with fares starting as low as $1.75. Detailed information about getting to the convention center, as well as local attractions, can be found here, on the convention’s dedicated transportation microsite. Helpful tips for riding the Metro system, as well as a subway map, can be found provided here. Conversely, for those who choose to drive to AES137, the L.A. Convention Center offers convenient underground/adjacent-lot parking, just a short walk from the exhibition floor.

The L.A. Convention center is located in the heart of LA Live – a revitalized and vibrant dining, sports and entertainment district encompassing many popular attractions. LA Live is home to the Staples Center (Lakers basketball and Kings hockey games and numerous concerts each year) and offers nightclubs, over a dozen dining options, a bowling alley, nearby multiplex cinema and, notably, the Nokia Theater and GRAMMY® Museum. For a photo tour and more information about LA Live, please click here.

The Staples Center and nearby Disney Concert Hall are also included in the AES Convention Technical Tours program. For more information on how to sign up for a technical tour session, please click here.

For information on how you can get your FREE Exhibits-Plus badge (pre-register by October 3), as well as further Registration and Technical Program information, visit the AES137 webpage at http://www.aes.org/events/137/.

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Second Annual Gear Expo, Held by Pensado’s Place and Vintage King, Hailed as Success

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“Nashville’s Pro Audio Block Party,” which took place Saturday, September 27, 2014, brought together engineers, manufacturers, students and more from across the U.S. for a jam-packed day of education, networking, gear demos and fun in the sun

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean kicks off the day’s festivities with a special videotaped message to all Expo participants

LOS ANGELES, CA, October 1, 2014 — Nashville/”Music City USA” was recently the site of the second annual Gear Expo, which took place on Saturday, September 27, 2014, in the city’s charming Berry Hill neighborhood. Gear Expo 2014 (affectionately known as “Nashville’s Pro Audio Block Party”) was a creation of Pensado’s Place, the acclaimed weekly educational web series, in conjunction with Vintage King Audio, a leader in professional audio sales, studio consulting, and comprehensive gear servicing. A standing-room-only crowd consisting of engineers, students, sponsors, manufacturers, well-known artists and others in attendance took part in a full day of audio education, gear demos, career networking, gourmet food, prizes and interviews conducted by Herb Trawick and Dave Pensado, co-hosts of Pensado’s Place.

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean kicked off the festivities with a taped message to Expo participants. “Welcome to Nashville,” stated Dean. “I want to say thank you to Gear Expo 2014 for hosting your event in Music City. I’d like to thank Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick, hosts of Pensado’s Place, for hosting Gear Expo in Nashville. I know many Nashvillians have been featured on Pensado’s Place, and that is a great way to highlight our music industry. The music industry gives Nashville its edge and its authenticity; music and audio education are important to the Nashville music community. I appreciate that Gear Expo supports this philosophy by providing real-world information on music and audio engineering. I hope you have a wonderful event today at Vintage King.”

Special guest attendees included John McBride (Martina McBride, Blackbird), Jacquire King (Kings Of Leon, Tom Waits), Ryan Hewitt (Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Avett Brothers), Chuck Ainlay (Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Mark Knopfler), Rob Burrell (Michael W. Smith, Jaci Velasquez), Kuk Harrell (Rihanna, Beyoncé), Carl Tatz (award-winning studio designer), Leslie Braithwaite (Pharrell Williams, Jay Z), Julian Raymond (VP of A&R, Big Machine Label Group), Jenine Civil (Ultimate Ears), Vance Powell (Jack White, Beck), bassist Michael Rhodes and others, many of whom shared the stage with Pensado and Trawick for enlightening interview sessions throughout the day. Nashville-based fashion legend Manuel (known as “Tailor to the Stars”) was also interviewed and was the designer featured in a brief fashion show spotlighting offerings from his custom clothing line. Another highlight of the day was a performance by legendary drummer Steve Jordan (Keith Richards, John Mayer Trio, Eric Clapton) with bassist Willie Weeks (Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Rufus), who helped introduce the new Blackbird Expansion Pack for Slate Trigger and Steven Slate Drums.

Throughout the day, the “Pensado Express” tour bus shuttled attendees to the legendary Blackbird Studio, where they were treated to a tour of the facilities owned and operated by country superstar Martina McBride and her husband, acclaimed engineer John McBride.

Herb Trawick stated, “Simply put, Gear Expo Nashville was a home-run. Attendees were once again able to watch live interviews and panel discussions with some of the leading figures in the music industry. Just like on Pensado’s Place, attendees had access to real-world information that they could take home and apply to their daily craft. It was a beautiful day too, which only added to the positive vibes everywhere.”

Dave Pensado stated, “This trip has been very cool and special for a number of reasons: I got to meet and hang with our very special viewers and friends, meet the mayor of Nashville, and spend a lot of time with my peers, all the while sharing important information about the recording process with the engineers of today and tomorrow.”

The list of title sponsors consisted of some of the most prominent names in professional audio, M.I. and audio education, including Audio-Technica, Avid, The Blackbird Academy, Chandler Limited, Rupert Neve Designs, M1 Distribution, sE Electronics, Genelec, Gobbler, iZotope, Moog, Neumann, Triad-Orbit, Recording Connection, Electric Thunder Studios, G-Technology, Slate Media Technology, Studio 202, Ultimate Ears, Vintage King, and The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing®.

For more information, visit: http://gearexponashville.com/

ABOUT PENSADO’S PLACE
The hour-long weekly web series Pensado’s Place was created nearly four years ago. Co-hosted by legendary mix engineer Dave Pensado (Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Michael Jackson and more) and show creator Herb Trawick, Pensado’s Place includes interviews with top music industry artists, engineers, producers, mixers, and record executives, as well as in-depth tutorials in production, engineering and mixing. Pensado’s Place has positioned itself as “the most influential show for audio engineers,” mixers and producers (Forbes Magazine) in just three years. Pensado’s Place is more than just a show, as it highlights the very best in the industry of music, gaming, sound identity on film, and audio equipment, with a presence in live events. As a leading educational resource, Pensado’s Place is helping build the next generation of audio greats. http://www.pensadosplace.tv/

ABOUT VINTAGE KING AUDIO
Vintage King Audio is a leader in professional audio sales, studio consulting, and comprehensive gear servicing. No matter the scope of a client’s needs or goals — from selecting a new microphone to designing a studio from the ground up — Vintage King distinguishes itself with standard-setting customer service, which begins with the company’s knowledgeable, industry-experienced staff. For more information, visit: http://www.vintageking.com/about-us

Photo Caption 1: Gear Expo 2014 was kicked off with a taped video welcome from Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. Shown L-R are Herb Trawick, Mayor Karl Dean and Dave Pensado.

Photo Caption 2: At Gear Expo 2014 throughout the day, attendees were treated to various panels and interviews covering a wide range of topics of interest for audio professionals. Shown L-R are engineer-producer-mixers Rob Burrell (Michael W. Smith, Jaci Velasquez) and Vance Powell (Jack White, Beck); and Pensado’s Place co-hosts Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick.

Photo Caption 3: The “Pensado Express” at Gear Expo 2014, which shuttled attendees to the legendary Blackbird Studio for detailed tours.

Photo Caption 4: Gear Expo 2014 had close to 600 attendees. Shown is the Expo’s entrance area at Vintage King Audio Nashville.

Photo Caption 5: Throughout the day, Gear Expo 2014 organizers gave away thousands of dollars worth of prizes to lucky attendees. Shown is an eager crowd clamoring for one of the coveted giveaways.

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Audio-Technica Offers Rebates on Select System 10 Digital Wireless Through Remainder of 2014

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— Operating in the 2.4 GHz range, System 10 avoids TV and DTV interference, offering a cost-effective, high-fidelity wireless solution for houses of worship, musicians/hobbyists, karaoke, corporate applications and more —

STOW, OH, October 1, 2014 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, announces $25.00 rebate offers on its System 10 Stack-Mount Digital Wireless Systemand System 10 Stompbox Digital Wireless System. Systems purchased from an authorized U.S. Audio-Technica dealer between October 1, 2014, and December 31, 2014, will be eligible to receive a $25.00 rebate per system purchased (no limit).

System 10 eligible products and U.S. street prices:

ATW-1101 UniPak® Transmitter System $279.95
ATW-1101/G Guitar System $299.95
ATW-1101/H Headworn Microphone System $349.95
ATW-1101/H92 Miniature Headworn Microphone System $379.95
ATW-1101/H92TH Miniature (beige) Headworn Microphone System $379.95
ATW-1101/L Lavalier Microphone System $349.95
ATW-1102 Handheld Microphone System $299.95
ATW-1501 Stompbox Guitar Wireless System $349.95
(Rebate not eligible on System 10 Camera-Mount Wireless System)

Users can register online at http://audio-technicaus.4myrebate.com with offer code AUD-10015. Once registered, users will receive instructions for mailing claims, along with required documentation to Audio-Technica. Claims must be submitted by January 31, 2015. For complete terms and conditions, please visit the System 10 rebates page here.

About System 10 Digital Wireless
System 10 offers high-fidelity digital wireless for performing musicians and presenters. Operating in the 2.4 GHz range, far from TV and DTV interference, System 10 offers advanced 24-bit operation and amazingly clear sound. System 10 wireless ensures clear communications by providing three levels of diversity assurance: frequency, time, and space. Frequency Diversity sends the signal on two dynamically allocated frequencies for interference-free communication. Time Diversity sends the signal in multiple time slots to maximize immunity to multipath interference. Finally, Space Diversity uses two antennas on each transmitter and receiver to maximize signal integrity. Multiple system configurations are available, with handheld vocal microphone/transmitters and UniPak® body-pack transmitters designed for use with lavalier, headworn and instrument microphones as well as electric guitars. A stompbox configuration is also available: The System 10 Stompbox streamlines onstage signal flow by making the wireless receiver part of the pedalboard, and provides an A/B switcher for multiple signal/amp options. The system combines the advanced 24-bit operation, easy setup and clear, natural sound quality of other System 10 wireless configurations with unique functionality for guitarists, bassists and other instrumentalists.

For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com.

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The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® to Present “GRAMMY SoundTables®: Songs That Move the Needle” at AES137

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (October 1, 2014) — The GRAMMY SoundTables®, presented by The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® at this year’s 137th AES Convention, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in room 403AB at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown L.A. This year’s event is titled “Songs That Move The Needle,” and it will feature multi-talented production professionals Alex Da Kid, No I.D., Michael Brauer, Niko Bolas and Don Was, sharing their unique experiences in the art of music making. GRAMMY® Award-winning producer/engineer Ed Cherney will act as moderator.

Record production is a hybrid art encompassing vision, musicianship, well-honed instincts and the bottom-line ability to get a project over the finish line. When these elements combine, the result can be a milestone recording. At this GRAMMY SoundTables special event, five multitalented, cross-genre hitmakers will debate the who, what, when, where and why of songs that have left an indelible imprint.

Maureen Droney, Managing Director of the P&E Wing, stated, “We are excited about this year’s SoundTables event, which features diverse and distinctive music creators providing contrasting perspectives and also uncovering common ground. Their discussion will span genres and generations, offering attendees inspiring and entertaining insights into the art of record production. It is sure to be valuable and thought-provoking for all involved.”

Additionally, the Producers & Engineers Wing will be hosting the P&E Wing ReCharge Lounge at AES137. Located in the Demo Room Concourse, the ReCharge Lounge is open to all AES badge-holders and features charging stations for your devices, bottled water and snacks, and comfortable seating away from the convention’s crowded exhibit floor.

About The Recording Academy: Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on Foursquare, GetGlue, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.

About The Producers & Engineers Wing: Currently more than 6,500 professionals comprise The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing, which was established for producers, engineers, remixers, manufacturers, technologists, and other related creative and technical professionals in the recording field. This organized voice for the recording community addresses issues that affect the craft of recorded music, including the development and implementation of new technologies, technical guidelines and recommendations, and archiving and preservation initiatives. For more information, please visit www.producersandengineers.com.

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