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Waves Audio Will Accept Bitcoin as an Optional Payment

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, January 8, 2014 —Waves Audio Ltd., a developer and supplier of professional audio signal processing technologies and audio effects, used in recording, mixing, mastering, post production, surround, live and broadcast, acknowledges Bitcoin, the world’s most popular digital currency, as a valid currency for purchasing Waves products.

The Waves website cart section will feature a Bitcoin logo as a payment option along side credit cards, PayPal etc.

Gilad Keren, Waves CEO and Co-Founder, states, “Waves Audio Ltd. is announcing today that we will accept Bitcoins for all our products, effective immediately. In order to mitigate the current volatility of the exchange, the Bitcoin exchange rate will be calculated to the sliding 24-hour average at the time of purchase [based on the average rate from this site: https://bitcoinaverage.com/#USD|nomillibit].”

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Bose® RoomMatch® Loudspeakers Offer Precision and Great Sound for Immanuel Baptist Church in Duncan, Oklahoma

Bose® RoomMatch® loudspeaker systems offer AV systems designers and integrators the precision tools they need to customize sound systems for each venue

Framingham, Massachusetts, December 26, 2013 – The Immanuel Baptist Church in Duncan, Oklahoma, needed a new sound system, one that would maintain speech intelligibility throughout its 800-seat sanctuary at any volume – that would reach well into the back of the church and up into its balcony, yet not create reverberations bouncing off of the untreated sidewalls and concrete-and-carpet floor of the church or from its stained-glass sidewalls. That’s a tough challenge, but one easily met by a RoomMatch® loudspeaker system from Bose® Professional Systems.

FBP Systems, an AV systems designer and integrator with offices in Tulsa and Las Vegas, used just four Bose RoomMatch modules – an RM5520, RM7020, RM9020 and RM12020 loudspeaker, and a pair of RMS215 subwoofers – to create a single point-source cluster mounted above and just ahead of the pulpit that evenly covers all of the church’s audience areas. The system was designed and modeled using Bose ControlSpace® software, which also continues to monitor and manage the entire new system.

“What the RoomMatch system gives us is the ability to precisely choose a combination of modules based on the exact coverage pattern we need to address,” explains Mark LaBouff, National Sales Manager for FBP Systems in Tulsa. “For instance, at the Immanuel Baptist Church, we needed a wide dispersion pattern at the bottom to cover the main seating area, and a narrower pattern for the balcony areas. And we needed the dispersion to be as precise as possible, keeping the sound on the seats but the energy off of the walls and windows. The RoomMatch array does that, and does it predictably and brilliantly, all from a single cluster.”

LaBouff had high praise also for the ControlSpace software, which not only allowed him to create a precise and predictive coverage map of the system but also generated graphics of those coverage patterns that he says are excellent sales tools. “It’s a visual sales aid that we always put into our presentations, because the clients can immediately see what we’re talking about,” he explains. “It’s clear and it’s effective – Bose truly offers a comprehensive solution.”

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ASUS and Waves Audio Announce Strategic Relationship to Provide a Premium Sound Experience to Users Worldwide

— Waves MaxxAudio® Master technology brings superior audio performance to complete range of ASUS SonicMaster products —

INTERNATIONAL CES, LAS VEGAS, NV, January 7, 2014 — ASUS, a leading enterprise in the new digital era, together with Waves, a leading provider of audio DSP for the professional and consumer markets, and recipient of a Technical GRAMMY® award, have recently announced an expanded relationship which will bring a new level of premium sound quality to ASUS’s consumer electronic product line. This agreement will incorporate Waves MaxxAudio® Master processing into all ASUS products that feature ASUS SonicMaster technology.

As the driving engine of ASUS SonicMaster, MaxxAudio Master processing, with its superior performance characteristics, will enhance the clarity and depth of the user’s listening experience, whether enjoying a game, multimedia selection of music and movies, or for online communication purposes.

“Ongoing developments in multimedia and entertainment applications increasingly push the capabilities of our devices,” said Henry Huang, Director of ASUS Golden Ears Team. “We are certain that this strategic implementation of Waves’ embedded technologies will provide a new level of satisfaction to the ASUS user experience.”

“ASUS is well known for groundbreaking products, their innovative designs deserve innovative audio technology to match, stated Tomer Elbaz, Executive Vice President, Waves Consumer Division. “ASUS Golden Ears Team makes an exceptional use of MaxxAudio professional sound technologies to create a unique, premium audio experience. Thanks to this winning combination, ASUS users, whether working with a mobile device or a high-end workstation, can expect best in class sound quality.”

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Bose® RoomMatch® System Gives Knoxville’s Calvary Chapel a Great-Sounding Start

Church leadership became aware of RoomMatch® array module loudspeakers at last year’s WFX show and heard what they needed for their newly built sanctuary

Framingham, Massachusetts, December 19, 2013 – Calvary Chapel spent its first 16 years of operating out of a low-slung building in a shopping center in Knoxville, Tennessee. But as its congregation doubled in size and then doubled again, it was eagerly preparing for the day it would build its own church building on its own land. After a decade and a half of saving towards that goal, Calvary Chapel of Knoxville opened its new 22,000-square-foot, 800-seat church on 43 acres. And the sound system it chose for that new sanctuary consisted of RoomMatch® loudspeakers from Bose® Professional Systems. Knoxville-based design and installation firm DFA Solutions installed a left-right monaural sound system consisting of two RM2020 modules topped with an RM9010 module on either side of the stage. The entire system is powered by three Bose PowerMatch® PM8500N networkable power amplifiers.

“The church’s leaders have been good stewards of the congregation’s finances, which is what enabled them to save up to buy the land for the new church, so they naturally wanted to be cautious about choosing the first sound system for the new sanctuary,” explains Jay Bodiford, Design Manager and Sales Engineer for DFA Solutions. The church leaders had done their research and had two manufacturers’ systems in mind to look at when they attended the September 2012 WFX show in Atlanta. Bodiford, who had specified and installed RoomMatch systems in other area churches, including First Baptist Church of Sevierville and Church Street United Methodist in Knoxville, suggested that they also give the RoomMatch system a listen. They did, and returned to Knoxville with a plan for a Bose system and a plan from another manufacturer for comparison.

“When we compared the two plans side by side, it was clear that the Bose RoomMatch system would give them the audio they were looking for at a far better value,” says Bodiford. “There was a significant savings on the cost of the system for the same amount of horsepower and what I believe is better sound quality. The system went in easily and required very little tuning. I cannot think of a better way for this church building to start off than with this Bose RoomMatch system.”

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Bose® L1® Systems Chosen for Hawaiian Virtuoso Daniel Ho

GRAMMY® Award-winner, and curator of traditional Hawaiian music, relies on a combination of Bose portable products to bring perfect clarity and tone to his concerts in the U.S. and abroad

Framingham, Massachusetts, December 12, 2013 – From his base in Los Angeles to venues as far apart as Nashville and Hong Kong, Daniel Ho has taken the traditional music of Hawaii far and wide. The Oahu native has recorded 18 solo albums and produced over 100 albums, in the process winning six GRAMMY® Awards as an artist, producer and audio engineer. But Ho’s greatest pleasure is taking Hawaiian music to people, performing it in concerts all over the world. And besides his ukulele, he always travels with his L1® portable sound system from Bose® Professional Systems. From ukulele clinics at venues around the country, including Guitar Center stores, to huge concert settings, Bose L1 systems and T1 ToneMatch® components have supported Ho’s live performances night after night.

Ho travels with a pair of Bose L1 Model II loudspeaker systems and uses one or both, depending upon the size and the acoustical nature of each venue. For the smallest venues, he’ll use the Bose L1 Compact system, which combines conventional PA and monitors into a single sleek unit. Ho is also a user and fan of the Bose T1 ToneMatch digital multichannel mixer that features over 100 proprietary ToneMatch presets for instruments and microphones and includes the Bose zEQ, storable scenes and a suite of studio-class effects. These few components allow Ho to travel the world, ready to interface with any kind of performance venue confidently.

“I’m also an audio engineer, and I do all the mixing and mastering for our record label, DHC, so I know exactly how I want everything to sound,” he explains. “The Bose L1 system and T1 mixer are the only way I know I can reproduce exactly the sound I want in any venue. The L1 system delivers great sound and the right dispersion – I set it up and I immediately have a 180-degree soundfield. For instance, I can plug an instrument mic into the mixer, call up that preset and I have the sound I’m looking for at the press of a button. We’ve tried using a variety of studio-quality microphone pre-amps live, but nothing comes close to the quality we get from the ToneMatch engine.”

Ho plugs everything into the Bose T1 audio engine including the piezo-electric pickup on his ukulele, giving him complete control over his live sound. He can simply give the output of the T1 engine to the FOH mixer at a large venue and know that the exact sound he’s hearing on stage is precisely the sound that’s being sent to the house PA system. “It’s a real confidence booster,” he says. “I’m always sure that my mix is what I want it to be, regardless of the size of the room.”

With his accolades and appearances in contemporary cinema hits like 2008’s Forgetting Sarah
Marshall, in which he sang “Nothing Compares 2U” in Hawaiian, he’s become one of Hawaiian music’s most recognized exponents. But at heart Ho is still a gigging road warrior and as such truly appreciates the ergonomic benefits of the L1 system and T1 ToneMatch engine. “They’re incredibly lightweight for the kind of performance they offer,” he says. “And I especially like the fact that the T1 mixer has a cover that I can use when the unit is unattended. No one can touch the knobs or spill something into it. I don’t have to carry extra equipment like mic pre-amps. These components offer a turnkey travelling PA system solution that fits any audio environment.”

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FOH Engineer Zito Uses Waves Plugins on OneRepublic Tour

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, December 11, 2013 —Acclaimed front-of-house engineer Zito (Backstreet Boys, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds) is part of the ongoing trend of leading cutting-edge live engineers turning to WavesLive tools. Zito has been using Waves plugins in the past few years with Avid VENUE consoles and Yamaha consoles (with MultiRack SoundGrid®), and recently, on tour with GRAMMY®-nominated multiplatinum pop act OneRepublic, he has chosen to carry his Waves plugins on a new platform – the DiGiCo SD5 Digital Console.

Zito cites the Waves IR-Live Convolution Reverb, the MV2 and the H-Delay Hybrid Delay as his three must-have plugins. He states, “The Waves MV2 is a life saver in leveling out instruments. It’s brilliant in bringing up low levels without having to squash the dynamics of the instrument with compression. The Waves IR-Live has changed my life. Until now, I’ve been unable to replicate my favorite hardware reverb units using plugins. But now, with the ability to load in IR’s from my favorite reverb units, it has completely changed how I approach using ‘in-the-box’ reverbs. People are shocked at the quality of the reverbs I’m achieving. And the Waves H-Delay is my favorite delay unit ever, period. It’s so versatile, you can replicate anything you want, or come up with creative delay options. The ability to automate has given me unparalleled control over replicating the bands studio effects within, on an easy to use interface.”

On the challenges in mixing FOH for OneRepublic, Zito says, “This band is unique in that they not only perform, but also produce most of their own music. Lead vocalist and producer Ryan Tedder is producing some of the most current popular music out there, which means that the demand for audio perfection is high and their familiarity with the production aspects of their music are keen. There are a lot of specific sounds and effects that I am trying to replicate in the live domain. Using Waves plugins gives me the confidence to know that anything the band may throw at me, I can achieve. There has yet to be a challenge that I wasn’t able to solve using Waves tools!”

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Bose® RoomMatch® Loudspeakers Allow Trinity Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas, to Dial Back the Volume While Increasing Its Reach

Large and architecturally classic, Trinity Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas, had an issue with speech intelligibility that was addressed using RoomMatch® loudspeakers with PowerMatch® amplifiers from Bose®

Framingham, Massachusetts, December 10, 2013 – The classic architecture of mid-American Baptist churches is characterized by spareness and utility, with little to distract the eye from the pulpit. However, that same kind of design, featuring hardwood floors and highly reflective walls and other surfaces, can create significant distractions for the ear, as intelligibility suffers from reverberation and echoes. And with the high-frequency drivers in its old PA system faltering, Trinity Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas (in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area), also had to increase the volume to fill its 1,200-seat worship center, adding additional sonic clutter to the already highly reverberant environment. Luckily, RoomMatch® loudspeaker systems from Bose® Professional Systems were up to the challenge, and that’s what Media Technology Group (MTG), an AV systems integrator based in Arlington, recommended to address these problems.

MTG designed and installed a new sound system using four RoomMatch® loudspeakers, configured into a single center cluster consisting of an RM12040 module on the bottom, an RM9020 module on top and two RM9040 modules in the middle, all powered by a Bose PowerMatch® PM8500N amplifier. The system was able to overcome all the acoustical challenges of the worship center simply and cost-effectively.

“This system fit the room perfectly,” says James Nance, CEO of the Media Technology Group. “It’s a difficult space, long and narrow and with a 43-foot ceiling, making it hard to achieve good intelligibility. The old system was on its last legs, and they were trying to use additional volume to compensate for reach. The new Bose RoomMatch system let us keep the energy off of the walls and the floors and the front of the balcony, all the areas that were causing the biggest reflection problems. It’s reduced the intelligibility problems significantly without using any acoustical treatment and using lower volume levels. That’s a major accomplishment.”

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Now Available for Streaming: Audio-Technica “Ask Me Anything” Sessions at 135th AES Convention

— Featuring industry insiders and friends of A-T, these AMA sessions proved to be informative and revelatory for an audience of in-person AES convention attendees as well as a worldwide online audience —

STOW, OH, December 4, 2013 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, has made available online the “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) sessions the company recently hosted at the 135th AES Convention in New York, NY. Sessions took place on Friday, October 18, and Saturday, October 19, at A-T’s exhibition booth on the convention floor.

The archived sessions, available on www.audio-technica.com/aes2013, include discussions with Joel Singer, GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer/mixer, co-founder and chief engineer of Music Mix Mobile; Jackie Green, VP R&D/Engineering at Audio-Technica; Frank Filipetti, GRAMMY® Award-winning music producer, engineer and mixer; Richie Castellano, musician and YouTube sensation; Richard Chycki, mixer, engineer and producer; Carl Tatz, TEC Award-nominated recording studio designer; Frank Wells, then-current President of AES; and Jimmy Douglass, GRAMMY® Award-winning recording engineer/record producer.

“Ask Me Anything” questions were submitted by individuals present at AES booth 2723, online at www.livestream.com, and by Twitter #ATliveAES – and then fed to the presenters through a moderator during the 30-minute Q&A sessions.

“We were extremely happy with the AMA sessions in the A-T booth at the AES show this year,” stated Gary Boss, Audio-Technica Marketing Director. “Not only was this a unique opportunity for both attendees at the show and those at home to ask insightful questions, but the content will be archived for a whole new audience to benefit from all of our presenters’ wisdom and insights. There were laughs, thought provoking answers and a few uncomfortable moments. Exactly the kind of scenario where we get to see the true genius behind our guests and understand why they are at the tops of their respective fields.”

Watch Audio-Technica “Ask Me Anything” sessions at www.audio-technica.com/aes2013.

Photo caption: Frank Filipetti, GRAMMY® Award-winning music producer, engineer and mixer, participates in Audio-Technica’s “Ask Me Anything” series at the 135th AES Convention. This session and others can be watched at www.audio-technica.com/aes2013.

Photo caption: Jackie Green, VP R&D/Engineering at Audio-Technica, participates in Audio-Technica’s “Ask Me Anything” series at the 135th AES Convention. This session and others can be watched at www.audio-technica.com/aes2013.

Photo caption: Jimmy Douglass, GRAMMY® Award-winning recording engineer and record producer, participates in Audio-Technica’s “Ask Me Anything” series at the 135th AES Convention. This session and others can be watched at www.audio-technica.com/aes2013.

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Carl Tatz Design MixRoom™ and PhantomFocus™ System Reach New Rocky Mountain Sonic High

- Carbondale, Colorado’s Chante Pejuta MixRoom™ and Aspen’s Great Divide Dual 5.1 PhantomFocus™ System signal Colorado trend in demand for ultimate monitoring experience -

Nashville, TN: Multiple TEC Award-nominated studio designer Carl Tatz – principal of Carl Tatz Design LLC and creator of the revolutionary MixRoom™ concept, which pairs the Carl Tatz Signature Series™ acoustic modules by Auralex with the unrivaled accuracy of the PhantomFocus™ System (PFS™) monitor tuning protocol – has recently completed a beautiful new personal MixRoom (known as “Chante Pejuta”) for singer/songwriter Eaden Shantay. Located in Carbondale, Colorado, just outside of the legendary ski resort town of Aspen, Chante Pejuta is the latest example of how the MixRoom concept can transform a simple rectangular room into the new standard for audio monitoring environments.

“Carl’s experience and attention to detail were off the charts. His Signature Series acoustic modules by Auralex, including the Acoustic Lens™, were custom installed with great precision,” describes studio owner Eaden Shantay, who has just released his new album, Endless Sea. “It not only looks great but when sitting in the console chair inside of the PFS sweet spot, the sound is totally amazing. The audio on every track is vividly revealed within a three-dimensional soundscape, which greatly enhances recording, editing and mixing. I could not be more pleased with this creation. Carl, you knocked it out of the park.”

During the twenty-one-day Chante Pejuta MixRoom installation, Tatz also returned to Jamie Rosenberg’s Great Divide Recording Studios, Aspen, Colorado’s premier recording facility. Tatz was requested to bring the studio’s Dual PFS up to the latest PFS specs using the new implementation protocols for the two-channel ADAM S3X-H near-field system and the 5.1 soffited ATC SCM 150 mains system. “As amazing as the systems performed before,” commented Rosenberg, “They now sound like new speakers.”

“Having lived in Colorado for five years before moving to Nashville, I’m reminded of the ‘closer to God’ vibe you feel living over a mile above sea level,” recalls studio designer Carl Tatz. “We’re very grateful to continue to be recommended and hired to implement our studio designs and PhantomFocus Systems here in this wonderful area with strong interest for more in the future.”

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Audio-Technica Gov Comm 2013 Press Kit

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