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Bose® RoomMatch® System Chosen for Legacy United Methodist Church in Bismarck, North Dakota

New worship space for longtime area congregation features state-of-the-art sound thanks to Bose® RoomMatch® arrays

Framingham, Massachusetts, March 25, 2014 – Legacy United Methodist Church in Bismarck, North Dakota, opened the doors on its new worship space in late fall 2013, just in time for the holiday season. Featuring contemporary worship and music styles, the church hosts several services each weekend to a large and vibrant congregation. The challenges selecting a sound system were familiar: vocal intelligibility from the pastor and the musicians, a well-balanced sound mix for music, a versatile system for a number of applications, even coverage for the space, and so on. Bismarck-based A/V firm Dakota Sound Systems, Inc., installed a system consisting of RoomMatch® loudspeakers from Bose® Professional Systems, and it has already proven to be the perfect fit for the church, with rave reviews from the congregation and the church’s pastoral staff alike.

“This project was several years in the making,” notes Jay Griffin, Vice President and Co-Owner of Dakota Sound Systems. “Originally, the plan was different, and we had an entirely separate system specified. The project was shelved for a time and reworked, and when we revisited things, the church made it clear that they wanted the best and latest system. This was the perfect opportunity to install our first RoomMatch system. We put together a model of the system for the decision-makers at the church, and it was clear that this would be the right fit for the space and the church’s worship needs.”

The final system consists of the following Bose products: a middle array of RoomMatch RM12040 and RM9020 modules (one unit each), with two RM9060 modules, one on either side of the center array. Processing is handled by a Bose ControlSpace® ESP-00 Series II engineered sound processor, and a Bose PowerMatch® PM8500 power amplifier handles amplification for the system (an additional PM4250 amplifier powers a separate system in the church’s fellowship area).

The church’s Worship Pastor Dan Weigel, who leads music ministry, stated, “We are thrilled with this system. I cannot say enough good things about the coverage of the space, the speech intelligibility, and the smooth, balanced sound. We had a complication with some rafters potentially getting in the way of the dispersion, but Dakota Sound personnel were able to quickly compensate using Bose Modeler® software. Everything is now dialed in perfectly, and it offers us exactly what we need for our style of music and worship. And moving forward, it is versatile enough to handle just about anything we could throw at it, application-wise.”

Griffin continues, “I had not personally been present at the RoomMatch training sessions, so it was unclear to me exactly what this system would be like in comparison to the system we originally specified. Now that I have experienced the system, I can confidently state that it offers great speech intelligibility, but it can be a smack-you-in-the-face music system too. It covers the whole gamut. And it fills the space really well. We’re happy with the way it turned out, and comments from the church have all been positive. It’s an amazing group of products.”

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Philadelphia-Based ShootersINC Streamlines Workflow with the Slate RAVEN MTX, Sourced Through GC Pro

— Integrated production company now runs an all-RAVEN facility —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, March 20, 2014 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, is proud to be the exclusive U.S. dealer of the RAVEN MTX Multi-Touch Production Console by Slate Pro Audio. By getting the RAVEN MTX into the hands of top pros, GC Pro is helping leading facilities move to their next generation workflow – a recent prime example of which is the Philadelphia-based integrated production company ShootersINC.

Bob Schachner, the senior audio designer at ShootersINC, has worked on most of the company’s iconic content, from prime-time spots for clients including A&E, Lexus, The Weinstein Company, and Scripps Networks Interactive, to the original content they’ve been helping develop, such as the Food Network’s hit Restaurant: Impossible. After keeping his Avid Pro Control working in one of Shooters’ three audio control rooms for nearly a decade after Avid announced it would discontinue the platform, he knew he had to move on. In doing so, he faced the same dilemma every working professional does when their most familiar tools approach obsolescence: finding new ones that are compatible with all of their other systems but that also manage to let them manage their workflow just as they had before. Schachner says he found that in the Slate Digital RAVEN MTX console, the third of which was installed at Shooters in November.

He and Brad Petrella, manager of engineering services at Shooters, had been on the lookout for a good replacement platform that would work for Schachner and Shooters’ other audio engineers. Then, last year, Schachner says he saw a video of the RAVEN MTX and was intrigued by its interface: a 46-inch LED backlit touch-sensitive display with 1920 X 1080 HD resolution and integrated compatibility with the HD3 Pro Tools systems Shooters uses. “Steven Slate had a good reputation for his plugins; I liked the way he made his graphical user interfaces for them,” says Schachner. “So we went to a demo of the RAVEN at GC Pro and thought it had the potential to do what I needed it to do.”

Schachner was curious whether the console, which had been aimed at the music production market, would meet his workflow needs in audio post. He was not disappointed: “I live in the edit window in post, not on the faders and knobs,” he explains. “So the transition to the touchscreen was perfect. On a touchscreen work surface, there’s nothing that I lose and I gain this huge screen, which makes everything on it easy to see and access. I found myself transitioning from the trackball to the touchscreen quickly – the RAVEN was installed on a Monday, I was working on it by Tuesday and was fully up to speed on it by Wednesday. There wasn’t any slowdown in the workflow.”

Within a month of the first console being installed, the entire facility had RAVEN MTX workstations in all three control rooms, and everyone was conversant with the RAVEN’s operation. “One of our guys is in a band and his engineer did some overdubs,” Schachner recalls. “I loaded his work into the system and gave him a quick two-minute tutorial on it. He had no problem with it at all. Basically, if you can work Pro Tools, the RAVEN MTX is going to be very familiar to you.”

“What we like about the RAVEN MTX is that it doesn’t demand that you learn it – it accommodates how you work, for instance, by letting you get started quickly and then allowing you to learn different shortcuts and other things at your own pace, as you need them,” observes Brad Petrella.

In the space of barely two months, Schachner says the RAVEN MTX has changed his work patterns for the better. “When you have faders, you’re constantly reaching all over the board, and that causes your head to be constantly moving, which affects your ability to monitor accurately,” he explains. “With the touchscreen in the center, I find that monitoring is much easier since I don’t have to move as much. Plus, with the Pro Tools screen on the console display and so much easier to see, I can see the waveforms better; I can read the plugins easier. Pro Tools is part of the console now. I feel more connected to the entire process. You don’t realize that that’s happening until it hits you. This is a great way to work.”

For more information, please visit www.gcpro.com.

Photo Caption: Bob Schachner, the senior audio designer at ShootersINC (foreground), and Brad Petrella, manager of engineering services (background), pictured with one of their new RAVEN MTX Multi-Touch Production Consoles by Slate Pro Audio, sourced through GC Pro.

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Waves Audio Provides MaxxAudio® Mobile Technology for Oppo’s Next-Generation Find 7 Smartphone Devices

— Innovative China-based smartphone manufacturer announces that professional audio enhancements from Waves are employed in flagship smartphone lineup —

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, March 19, 2014 — Waves Audio, the world-leading developer of audio DSP technologies and a recipient of a Technical GRAMMY® Award, continues its expansion into the international mobile device market, integrating its MaxxAudio® Mobile technologies in the latest smartphone from acclaimed China-based manufacturer Oppo Electronics. By using MaxxAudio, the new Oppo Find 7 devices offer professional-quality sound and performance for audio and communications applications ranging from streaming audio to gaming content and online video clips. Developed to fully utilize the latest in bandwidth data and communications technologies, MaxxAudio on the Find 7 realizes Oppo’s innovative vision for sound experiences on mobile devices by bringing forward a natural sound quality across all audio content and by providing Oppo users the power to customize their sound with professional technologies.

Oppo officially announced its new Find 7 smartphone at a press conference held on March 19, 2014, in Beijing, China. Representatives of Waves Audio were invited on stage, presenting an overview of MaxxAudio Mobile’s powerful processing, with specific references to its roots in recording and media production and its profound advantages for the Find 7 smartphone and its end-users.

“Oppo are always after the most innovative technologies and exceptional sound quality. We have found the best of both in Waves”. Stated Tony Chen, CEO Oppo Electronics “Using MaxxAudio, which is powered by the same professional technologies used by the world’s leading studios and artists, we can now provide high-quality natural sound performance and extended user controls for a premium mobile audio experience on Find 7.”

“Working with Waves, Oppo is setting a new standard of superior audio performance in mobile devices, effectively revolutionizing the Chinese mobile market,” stated Tomer Elbaz, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Waves’ Consumer Division. “Waves MaxxAudio Mobile technologies are instrumental in the performance of these devices. Oppo shares the same passion for high quality audio as Waves, and together, with the introduction of the Find 7, we have set a new benchmark for consumers to expect in future mobile devices.”

Developed over more than 20 years in the professional recording studio and entertainment audio production industries, Waves Audio processing is used in the creation of the world’s most popular music, movie soundtracks, and video games around the world. Leveraging both its professional audio experience and its popular suite of MaxxAudio Mobile audio technologies, Waves is able to adapt professional sound reproduction techniques into consumer products which often suffer from audio quality limitations often inherent in audio file content delivery and physical product design.

For information on MaxxAudio Mobile and other embedded DSP technologies, please visit www.maxx.com. For the latest Chinese-language news on the launch of Oppo Find 7, visit http://world.kankanews.com/device/2014-03-19/4159359.shtml.

Photo caption 1: The Waves MaxxAudio® GUI on the new Oppo Find 7 smartphone.

Photo caption 2: The Waves MaxxAudio® GUI on the new Oppo Find 7 smartphone.

Photo caption 3: Jack Joseph Puig, multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning producer/mixer and Waves Director of Creative Innovation, appears at a press conference on March 19, 2014, in Beijing, China, to help announce the Oppo Find 7 smartphone, which features Waves MaxxAudio® Mobile technologies.

Photo caption 4: Jack Joseph Puig, multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning producer/mixer and Waves Director of Creative Innovation, appears at a press conference on March 19, 2014, in Beijing, China, to help announce the Oppo Find 7 smartphone, which features Waves MaxxAudio® Mobile technologies.

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Spanish Rental Company Fluge Chooses to Equip their Consoles with Waves MultiRack

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, March 18, 2014 — Fluge, a Madrid, Spain-based rental sound company, is the latest high-profile user to equip their consoles with tools from Waves Audio. Fluge supplies professional sound equipment for concert tours, corporate events, musicals, installations and any productions that involve live professional audio. Aside from its headquarters in Madrid, Fluge has domestic branches in Barcelona, Zaragoza, and Valencia and international branches in Shanghai and Panama City. Employing Waves’ MultiRack SoundGrid® and SoundGrid servers, Fluge has supplied Waves-enabled consoles for the musicals Hoy No Me Puedo Levantar and Grease and for artist tours by Melendi (console: DiGiCo D5), Pablo Alborán (Avid D-Show), Alejandro Sanz (DiGiCo SD7), Dani (Yamaha CL-5), and Violetta (DiGiCo SD5).

Fluge’s Technical Director Raúl Méndez says: “In the past few years, Fluge has been investing in Waves tools with the objective of having Waves plugins available for our vast range of Avid Venue consoles. Now, with Waves’ SoundGrid technology and the ability to run Waves plugins in low latency with MultiRack on all consoles, we have decided to equip our stock of Yamaha and DiGiCo consoles with Waves tools as well.”

Mendez adds: “One of the great benefits of using Waves is, without any doubt, the fact that we don’t have to carry heavy FX racks like we used to. Nowadays, for instance, we are replacing the TC6000 system with the Waves IR-Live convolution reverb. It is a great benefit to our operation since it saves space and weight in transit. The great sound and easy solutions Waves Audio supplies are an absolute must for a company like ours.”

Visit http://www.waveslive.com/ for more information.

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Touring Musician and Entrepreneur Jamie Kent Relies on Bose® L1® Systems on the Road

The L1® system helps Kent dial in his band’s sound for venues nationwide, and the support he receives from Bose® staff are the perfect fit for the independent troubadour

Framingham, Massachusetts, March 18, 2014 – Jamie Kent is a cut above the average singer-songwriter. Not merely an acclaimed musical act and creative voice with soulful and rootsy influences, Kent is fiercely independent and entrepreneurial, creating a unique business model (known as “The Collective”) that has helped him build his fanbase from the ground up. He has since expanded “The Collective” concept to “The Collective Music Group,” which sees Kent consulting other artists on how to build their fanbases after Kent’s example. As he tours the country with his band, Kent travels with two L1® Model II systems from Bose® Professional Systems. Relying on the sound of the L1 systems and working with the artist community of fellow Bose L1 users, Kent has been able to advance his career by thrilling audiences with accomplished performances and building strong relationships with other like-minded independent artists.

A few years ago, Kent connected with Matt Szlachetka, the primary guitarist/vocalist for California-based act The Northstar Session. The two bonded over their shared roots (the same hometown in western Massachusetts), and Szlachetka got Kent in touch with Bose and exposed him to the L1 system, which he has used ever since. Immediately, the Bose team welcomed Kent into the fold, forging a close relationship that Kent values to this day. “My Bose people are my close friends, and they would do anything for me,” Kent notes. “The level of support that Bose provides is something that you don’t see from many companies.”

The L1 Model II systems have been a more-than-welcome addition to Kent-and-band’s stage setup. Running through the L1 systems are vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar, banjo and accordion. For the full band lineup, Kent will use two L1 systems, and shows with a streamlined lineup will usually use a single L1 Compact system. Kent notes, “The sound of the L1 system is just what we need – things sound right and pure, which makes us comfortable on stage. I am admittedly very picky about my vocals, and the L1 system helps me capture an authentic quality when I sing. And we couldn’t believe how light and easy to pack it was – with the amount of gear we have, that was key. Aside from that, what we really appreciate is the automated and customizable settings. Each venue is different, but once we get a sound dialed in, we can call it up and tweak accordingly. The on-board instrument presets on the T1 ToneMatch® audio engine help bring out the natural qualities of each instrument, which we can also alter when we need to. Things started out amazing when we first used the L1 Model II system, and they’ve just gotten better and better as we have homed in on our sound. It’s like traveling with your own sound guy, because the settings are matched to you every night.”

The community of independent artists has helped Kent expand his reach: “The Northstar Session and other artists that we work with are very close – we all support each other and help each other with booking and playing shows,” he states. “It’s a tightly knit community, and it has helped all of us grow in our careers while making good friends and inspiring one another. And Bose is there too, helping us grow in a big way. It’s a great thing to be a part of.”

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Veteran Guitarist Johnny A. Assembles Gear for His Dream Studio with the Help of GC Pro

— Working with GC Pro Senior Account Manager PK Pandey, Johnny A. finds the right gear for his unique
production style, resulting in his acclaimed Driven LP —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, March 17, 2014 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, has been working with veteran guitarist Johnny A. on his personal recording space, resulting in a custom studio suited to his unique production style and a new LP, Driven (set for pre-release on March 18 on Aglaophone Records), which he describes as his “dream album.” Seasoned as a producer, composer and instrumentalist, the Boston-area musician had not been comfortable taking on engineering duties by himself on previous projects, but he was determined to push himself to new levels for this album, and with the right combination of gear and hard work, he found new legs as an engineer.

Johnny A.’s resume includes time with Derek & the Dominos keyboardist Bobby Whitlock, CCR drummer Doug Clifford, Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band and others, as well as a reputation for nuanced compositions, masterful playing and studio perfectionism (and a Gibson custom Johnny A. signature model to boot). Naturally, the bar was already high when he decided to outfit his studio and make a new album. His production techniques have evolved over the course of his years collaborating and producing his own and other’s records; he records his guitars direct, an approach that sets him apart from other guitarists and producers. And with the new project, he became comfortable as an engineer and mixer, adding those important skills to his already-impressive toolbox.

Working with GC Pro Senior Account Manager PK Pandey (based at GC Pro’s Boston office), Johnny A. set out to acquire a new console and a full complement of analog gear. Johnny A. recalls, “I had known PK for years, and over the course of this project, we got closer and closer, and now we’re like brothers. He was well aware of my production techniques, of recording mostly direct, and I asked for his recommendations on analog gear – good, better and best. He knew all the right tools for the job here, and unsurprisingly, we went with ‘best’ in every case!” The gear that they decided on included an SSL AWS 948 console, multiple Apogee Symphony systems, two Neve 1081A EQ’s, two Vintech X73 preamps, an SSL XLogic stereo compressor, a GML 8200 EQ, a pair of Universal Audio LA-3A Classic Audio Levelers, an Isochrone master clock from Antelope Audio, four Distressors, various items from Retro and Mercury Recording, a John Hardy Twin Servo preamp, a Logic setup and Addictive Drums software from XLN Audio.

Pandey remarked, “This has been an almost-three-year adventure, working with Johnny A. on getting his workflow right for this album. And with the AWS 948 console, everything turned out much wider, deeper, higher and warmer than it would have been otherwise. He recorded all the guitars and did the drum programming himself, along with all the production and mixing. He told me it’s his dream album, and I’m so proud to have had a part in getting him the right tools to bring his artist’s vision to fruition.”

Johnny A. is extremely satisfied with the result: “I guess I was a bit naïve in the beginning, thinking I could take on this whole album myself, but we made it happen. It was a daunting experience, but I’m blown away at the finished product. I expected it to live up to my expectations, but I didn’t expect it to exceed them so thoroughly. And I have to give thanks to PK and GC Pro for helping to bring this record to life. What a ride!”

For more information, please visit www.gcpro.com and www.johnnya.com.

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WavesLive Continues Master Class Series with Las Vegas Event

— Upcoming Live Mixing Workshop with Ken “Pooch” Van Druten, Peter Keppler and Jim Ebdon to be held Sunday, April 6, at the Cirque du Soleil’s Resident Shows Division —

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, March 17, 2014 — Waves Audio, the world’s leading provider of DSP audio solutions for the professional, live sound, broadcast and consumer electronics markets, is continuing its new WavesLive Master Class workshop series with an upcoming event in Las Vegas. The event, being held Sunday, April 6, will feature a mixing workshop with leading live mixing engineers Ken “Pooch” Van Druten (Linkin Park, Alter Bridge), Peter Keppler (Katy Perry, David Byrne, St. Vincent) and Jim Ebdon (Maroon 5, Aerosmith), who will demonstrate how they use Waves plugins in their live mixing.

Where:
Cirque du Soleil
Resident Shows Division
1151 Grier Drive, Suite C
Las Vegas, NV 89119

When:
Sunday, April 6, 2014
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Sign up today: http://waveslive-lv2014.eventbrite.com

Waves Product Specialist Luke Smith and WavesLive Marketing Manager Noam Raz will also be on hand to provide in-depth information on plugins and new technologies and to show how Waves plugins can be integrated into live mixing consoles. The presentation will be followed by an open Q&A session. Attendees will have the opportunity to do some hands-on mixing using the various consoles and plugins.

Waves EVP of Sales & Marketing Mick Olesh says: “WavesLive is proud to sponsor this event. For participants, this is a great opportunity to experience the world of live mixing with plugins and receive tips and tricks directly from mixing legends Pooch, Jim and Peter.”

Ken “Pooch” Van Druten adds, “This Waves event is not to be missed. Jim Ebdon is one of the finest live sound engineers in the industry. I can’t wait to pick his brain about how he works and what plugin choices he makes. Peter Keppler, also joining us at the Waves event, is a monster engineer with great talent. I intend to discover his secrets – especially how he makes Katy Perry destroy the competition with Waves plugins!”

Visit http://www.waveslive.com for more information.

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GUITAR CENTER OPENS NEW STORE AND LESSONS STUDIO IN COOL SPRINGS, TENNESSEE

Cool Springs location features on-site lessons, new repair services, and vast inventory selection

ANNOUNCEMENT HIGHLIGHTS:

Guitar Center has opened its 259th store location in the U.S.
GC Garage service will provide a range of musical instrument repair services
GC Studios, first-ever GC lessons facility in the Nashville area to support local music scene, is at the store, located at 8105 Moores Ln, Suite #1400, Brentwood, TN 37027

(Los Angeles, CA) – Guitar Center, the world’s largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ and lighting equipment, opened its 259th location, in the Cool Springs district of Brentwood, Tennessee (a suburb of Nashville), on March 13, 2014. The store, located at 8105 Moores Ln, Suite #1400, Brentwood, TN 37027, is also part of a new wave of Guitar Center retail stores that feature lesson spaces, which allows GC to offer additional music lessons, special programs and expanded opportunities for local musicians. The 12,000-square-foot store, the second GC location to serve the thriving Nashville-area music community, is conveniently located near Brentwood, Franklin and Cool Springs – all areas of residence for many of Music City’s top musicians, songwriters, producers and engineers.

COOL SPRINGS STORE LOCATION BACKGROUNDER:

Vast Product Selection and Low Prices – Guitar Center Cool Springs brings an unprecedented selection of products to Cool Springs, all backed by Guitar Center’s guarantee and available at attractive prices. The store features the latest in guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments and keyboards, as well as live sound, DJ, lighting and recording equipment.
Guitar Center Studios – Deeply vested in expanding and enhancing the local music scene, Guitar Center Cool Springs also brings Guitar Center Studios to the new location. The fully-equipped, in-house lesson space is giving area residents of all ages and skill levels access to affordable music lessons. Sourcing locally trained store employees as certified instructors, courses will be offered on guitar, bass, keys and drums, as well as vocals and recording techniques using Pro Tools, Logic Pro and GarageBand.
Guitar Center Garage – Guitar Center Cool Springs includes GC Garage, the store’s on-site guitar repair service, offering a host of services, including electronics repair, hardware customization, fretwork, structural repairs, cosmetic enhancements, setup and maintenances.

Guitar Center Cool Springs: Additional In-Store Programs and Opportunities Include:

Guitar Center’s “Endless Aisle” – Cool Springs customers can now shop from Guitar Center’s new multi-channel “endless aisle,” which extends the in-store inventory to over $400 million in new and used products from across the nation. Shoppers will be able to purchase in-store, online and via phone, with the option to have products shipped to their home or to the store for convenient pick up.
At: Guitar Center Programs – Throughout the calendar year, Guitar Center Cool Springs will host an array of free events, such as artist workshops, lessons, product launches and performances, as a part of the company’s ongoing commitment to educating and assisting unsigned artists. These programs aim to provide musicians with the opportunities and exposure essential to achieving their music goals.
Recording Made Easy – Available at all Guitar Center locations, the Recording Made Easy program is a four-week, user-friendly series of weekly classes occurring Saturdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

In addition to special programs at the new Cool Springs store, Guitar Center offers year-round programs designed to spearhead creativity and highlight promising undiscovered talent. Cool Springs residents will now be able to participate in these ongoing events from their hometown. Programs have included Your Next Record, Guitar Center On-Stage, Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter, and Guitar Center’s Drum-Off.

Guitar Center Cool Springs Store and Studio Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM (GC Studios closes at 8:00 PM Saturday)
Sun: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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Bose® RoomMatch® and PowerMatch® Components Chosen for Saint Louis University’s New Center for Global Citizenship

RoomMatch® loudspeakers and PowerMatch® amplifiers are more than up to the challenge to create the right system for an acoustically challenging space

Framingham, Massachusetts, March 13, 2014 – Saint Louis University’s newly opened Center for Global Citizenship is both a practical initiative to bring several campus services under a single roof, and a strongly symbolic move that represents the school’s commitment to its internationally diverse student body, drawn from 101 nations around the world. When this wide-ranging group assembles in the new Center, it needs powerful and highly intelligible sound, and that’s exactly what is provided by RoomMatch® loudspeakers and PowerMatch® amplifiers from Bose® Professional Systems. TSI Technology Solutions, a division of TSI Global, the integrator used by the University to design and install the Center’s AV systems, assembled a system consisting of six RoomMatch loudspeakers (three RM9020 and three RM9010 modules) and two RMS215 subwoofers, all powered by three Bose PowerMatch PM8500N amplifiers.

The Center for Global Citizenship is built into the former West Pine Gym on the SLU Frost campus. It brings together the Office of International Services, the International Studies Program and the English as a Second Language Program, which had all been previously separated on the Frost Campus. Its mission, which University President Emeritus Lawrence Biondi, S.J., stated, is “to make a world of difference, not just here at home, but also around the globe. This project demonstrates our commitment to international education and is a clear sign that SLU truly has become a global university.” To accomplish their mission effectively, the Center needed a quality sound system that would provide even, consistent coverage throughout the large space and also offer a high degree of intelligibility, difficult in what was once a basketball court. That’s where TSI turned to Bose Professional Systems.

“This is a space that can seat up to a thousand people, so the sound has to have sufficient coverage, and it also has to be completely understandable to everyone listening,” explains Paul Murdick, President of TSI. “It’s a highly reverberant space and due to several considerations, including the fact that the building has historical significance whose integrity we had to maintain, it would have been difficult, if not impossible, to address the acoustics with treatment alone,” he says. “We needed a great sound system that can achieve excellent intelligibility in any environment, and that’s what the RoomMatch system can do.”

TSI utilized Bose Modeler® software to design the PA system around the room’s architecture, producing both an accurate predictive layout of coverage patterns that saw RoomMatch enclosures suspended from three hangpoints above and following the curve of the stage. A center cluster included an RM9010 and an RM9020 module, and the left and right clusters each included, RM9010 and RM9020 modules and an RMS215 subwoofer. “This customer is very visually oriented,” says Murdick. “Thanks to the Modeler software, they were able to see exactly what the system was going to look like once it was installed. That’s a feature that clients find very reassuring – it helps us meet customer expectations, and it really helps keep up a high level of communication between us. Every guideline was met – this package of technologies from Bose takes us from design to execution flawlessly every step of the way.

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Wharfedale Loudspeakers to Be Featured in Atocha Design’s Exhibit at 2014 Architectural Digest Home Design Show

Chicago, IL, March 13, 2014 — Sound Solutions, LLC, the exclusive U.S. distributor of Wharfedale loudspeakers and Avid HiFi products, will have its Wharfedale Jade 1 loudspeakers on exhibit in the Atocha Design booth at the 2014 Architectural Digest Home Design Show, taking place at Pier 94 in Manhattan on March 20 – 23, 2014. The show will feature the latest furniture, accessories, lighting, art, building products and more.

Atocha Design furniture is created for the lifetime record album enthusiast and collector. Their record cabinets, record stands and other furniture are impeccably crafted from elegantly beautiful, sustainable materials and are available in a variety of woods and styles. The company will be premiering its new Atocha Design Speaker Stands with the Wharfedale Jade 1 bookshelf speakers in Booth M44 in the show’s MADE galleries, which will showcase some of the world’s most talented artists and designers. The Jade 1 will be on demonstration as part of a high-end music system using record albums for music playback.

Wharfedale’s Jade 1 loudspeakers (SRP: $1,199 per pair) combine stunning, meticulously crafted enclosures and furniture-grade construction/finishes with the company’s latest acoustic engineering and materials technologies to deliver exceptional musical realism. The curved and contoured enclosures are constructed from Crystalam, developed by Wharfedale engineers and formed from laminated wood and composites to reduce enclosure vibration to a minimum. The midrange drivers and woofers are constructed using Acufiber, a material that combines the responsiveness of glass and carbon fiber with a self-damping woven matrix for maximum sonic purity and resolution of fine musical detail. The Jade 1’s aluminum-dome tweeter extends beyond the range of human hearing, enabling extraordinary musical detail and high-frequency smoothness. Jade Series loudspeakers are available in Black Oak, Vintage Cherry, Rosewood and Piano Black.

The Atocha Design Speaker Stand is made of solid American FSC-certified walnut with mortise and tenon joinery. It is striking, sculptural and angular in appearance and unlike traditional speaker stands. It can serve as a companion piece to Atocha Design furniture or an appealing addition to an existing home audio system. Pricing starts at $1,500 per pair in two standard finish options.

“We are proud to be featured in Atocha Design’s exhibit at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show,” said Walter Schofield, Sound Solutions V.P., Sales and Marketing. “Wharfedale’s Jade Series loudspeakers are designed to fit beautifully into any home and décor and provide outstanding musical enjoyment, and we are excited at the opportunity to showcase the Jade 1 to an audience of discriminating design enthusiasts.”

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