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Genelec Monitors Chosen for Sound System at New York’s Pony Bar

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— After their initial sound system just couldn’t cut it, the owners installed six Genelec monitors with a matching subwoofer, and the bar’s regulars noticed the difference immediately —

NATICK, MA, October 5, 2011 — It’s to be expected that a bar might be serious about the drinks that it serves, but The Pony Bar, located at 10th Avenue and 45th Street in Manhattan’s famed Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, takes the quality of its sound system no less seriously. The Pony Bar, which offers some of America’s finest craft brews, also provides beer aficionados with a nightly music soundtrack from artists such as Neil Young, Grateful Dead, Phish and Wilco played back though six Genelec 8030A Bi-Amplified Monitor Speakers and a 7050A Active Subwoofer.

Dan McLaughlin, who opened The Pony Bar with a business partner in mid-April 2009, more

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Guitar Center Professional Helps Outfit Converse’s New Rubber Tracks Recording Studio Facility

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— Brooklyn recording studio and live venue turned to GC Pro for products and technical expertise —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, October 5, 2011 — Converse Inc. recently opened the doors to its new Brooklyn-based recording studio and live performance venue facility, Converse Rubber Tracks. A community-based studio designed to generate interest in recording among young and aspiring artists, the facility is fully outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and instruments sourced by Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users. GC Pro also provided their technical expertise and consulted on the studio’s wish list to make sure the studio would be equipped with the right high-end recording equipment and gear, to make Rubber Tracks a true resource and opportunity for emerging musical acts. Account Manager Billy Walker from Nashville’s GC Pro location worked more

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VOX Offers “Annual Fan Fest? Rebates to Consumers

— Company offers cash rebates on Valvetronix VT+ Series amps and Joe Satriani Pedal Series—

MELVILLE, NY, October 4, 2011 — VOX Amplification has announced a new fall rebate promotion on their popular Valvetronix VT+ Series modeling amplifiers and the entire line of VOX/Joe Satriani signature pedals. The mail-in rebate period runs from October 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011, and applies to new products purchased by U.S. residents from an authorized VOX dealer in the USA. Full details and a downloadable rebate coupon can be found at www.voxamps.com/us/promo.
Cash rebates are available on the following products:

VT120+ Valvetronix modeling amp with 30 Watt Reserve $50 Rebate
VT80+ Valvetronix modeling amp with 40 Watt Reserve $50 Rebate
VT40+ Valvetronix modeling amp with 20 Watt Reserve $25 Rebate
VT20+ Valvetronix modeling amp with 10 Watt Reserve $25 Rebate
Satchurator Joe Satriani Signature Distortion Pedal $30 Rebate
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Lâg Guitars Announces October Guitar-a-Week Giveaway

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MELVILLE, NY, October 4, 2011 — Lâg Guitars will be giving away a free Lâg T66D Tramontane Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar every week during the month of October. Promotion and registration for the free giveaway will take place online at the Lag USA Website (http://usa.lagguitars.com/promotions). The giveaway will also be shared via Lâg’s social network sites. Offer open to U.S. residents over 18 years of age. Please visit the site for complete details.

The Lâg T66D Tramontane Dreadnought model is defined by its eye-catching gloss finish, black accents, and spruce top. The precision tuners are offset by satin black tulip buttons; the compensated saddle and nut are both black graphite, with distinctive black binding and rosette design.

Based in southern France, Lâg has been making quality guitars for over 25 years, under the guidance of master luthier Michel Lâg Chavarria.

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New Lower Price Announced on Korg’s MR-2 DSD Recorder

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MELVILLE, NY, October 3, 2011 — Korg announces lower pricing on the latest addition to its popular MR Series of DSD digital recorders, the MR-2 High Resolution Mobile Recorder. The new pricing represents an average savings to consumers of $200.

As with all of Korg’s MR recorders, the MR-2 records in the ultra-high fidelity DSD format, with a sampling rate of 2.8 MHz, capturing every sonic detail while preserving the ambience of the original recording location. For job-specific recording, the MR-2 can also record in any of the popular multi-bit formats, from MP2 and MP3 up to 24-bit/192 kHz.

Hand-held, portable and easy to operate, the MR-2 features a highly visible 128 x 128-pixel liquid crystal display. The noiseless backlight provides great visibility, even in dim locations. Both battery (AA x 2) and USB power sources allow the MR-2 to be used almost more

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Korg Announces New Lower Pricing on Wavedrum Models

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— Korg’s powerful percussion synthesizers are now even more affordable —

MELVILLE, NY, October 3, 2011 — Korg announces lower pricing on its Wavedrum Dynamic Percussion Synthesizer models: the standard Wavedrum, Wavedrum Black and Wavedrum ORT. Wavedrum is a digital percussion instrument like no other. The real drum head, acoustic transducer and textured-rim playing surfaces provide a responsive, articulate and natural performance experience. Each Wavedrum is loaded with stunning acoustic percussion sounds, electronic drum mainstays, robust synth voices and dynamic effects. Now at an average price of $200 less than before, Korg’s revolutionary Wavedrums are now more affordable than ever.

The Wavedrum, with its innovative design, organic interface and sonically rich, innovative sounds (100 user/100 preset), plus 100 loop phrases and recording features, is a powerful tool that can replace a roomful of more

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Korg Announces Fall “Rake In The Rebates? Consumer Savings

MELVILLE, NY, October 3, 2011 — Korg USA has announced a new fall rebate promotion on some of their most popular models. The mail-in rebate period runs from October 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011, and applies to new products purchased by U.S. residents from an authorized Korg dealer in the USA. Full details and a downloadable rebate coupon can be found at www.korg.com/promo.
Cash rebates are available on the following products:
R3 MMT Modeling Synth with Full Size Keys $100 Rebate
PS60 Powerful, Portable Performance Keyboard $100 Rebate
Pitchblack High-Visibility, Multi-Mode Pedal Tuner $20 Rebate
Monotron On-The-Go Analog Ribbon Synthesizer $20 Rebate

In addition, a separate rebate for a free Korg Monotron is available to customers who purchase any one of the following three products:
Kaoss Pad Quad : Four Effect Processors controlled by one KAOSS Pad
Kaoss Pad KP3: KAOSS Effect Processor with Sampling
Kaossilator Pro: Finger-Tip more

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Gemini Sound Expands Arsenal of EAW® KF740 Loudspeakers

Longtime EAW® user bolsters inventory with an additional 20 KF740 Three-Way Line Array Modules

“It’s true 90-degree horizontal coverage. It’s got a nice soft edge to it and rolls off evenly and gradually,? states Gemini Sound owner/president Tim Cain

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Whitinsville, MA, USA, October 3, 2011 – Dallas-based production company Gemini Sound, Inc. has expanded its inventory of EAW® loudspeaker systems and processing with the purchase of 20 additional KF740 Three-Way Full Range Line Array Modules. The new acquisition brings the total number of KF740 modules to 36 at the company, which provides regional production sound services for touring music artists as well as corporate clients.

According to Gemini Sound owner and president, Tim Cain, the company first committed to EAW loudspeakers in the mid-1990s and has since increased its inventory significantly. In addition to the KF740s, the company also owns KF760 more

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Audio-Technica Offers Wireless Rebates

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— Company offers mail-in rebates on their 4000 Series, 3000 Series or 2000 Series Wireless Systems in the U.S. between October 1, 2011, and December 31, 2011 —

STOW, OH, October 3, 2011 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, is offering Wireless Rebates on its professional wireless gear, including the 4000 Series, 3000 Series and 2000 Series Wireless Systems, from October 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011. All customers who purchase systems from these three series from an authorized U.S. A-T dealer during the rebate period will be eligible for either a $40.00 rebate on the 4000 Series, a $30.00 rebate on the 3000 series or a $20.00 rebate on the 2000 Series.

Audio-Technica’s 4000 Series Wireless Systems provide outstanding clarity and versatility for live performance, more

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The Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing and Los Angeles Chapter Hold Up Close and Personal Event with Alex da Kid and Skylar Grey

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (September 29, 2011) — On Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at The Recording Academy® headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif., the Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing® and Los Angeles Chapter presented Up Close & Personal with Alex da Kid and Skylar Grey. Moderated by on-air personality, artist and cultural curator DJ Skee, this engaging Q&A explored the careers, inspirations and creative collaboration of GRAMMY®-nominated producer Alex da Kid and GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter Skylar Grey. After working on her album in an artist retreat in the woods of Oregon, Grey, in need of a great producer, reached out to her publisher in New York. After a few email exchanges, Alex sent her a beat, to which Grey came up with the hook for “Love The Way You Lie,? and a creative more

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