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Guitar Center Professional Appoints Kurtis Ewing Account Manager, Based at GC Pro’s Sherman Oaks, California Location

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, August 9, 2011 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, announces the appointment of Kurtis Ewing to the position of Account Manager, based in the company’s Sherman Oaks, California location, effective immediately. In his new position, Ewing will draw on his extensive experience in sound production to help GC Pro expand its presence in the studio, live, post-production and house-of-worship market sectors. The announcement was made by GC Pro Vice President Rick Plushner and further underscores GC Pro’s ongoing commitment to the continuing growth of GC Pro as a turnkey supplier for professional end users.

Ewing brings a wealth of experience in the music production, television and house-of-worship market sectors to the GC Pro team. As a third-generation TV soundman, he knows the unique needs of the Southern California audio industry. With more

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Pop-Punk Band Transit Choose VOX AC30C2 Combo Guitar Amplifiers and VOX Virage Guitars

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MELVILLE, NY, August 8, 2011 — Transit is a young pop-punk band based out of Stoneham, Massachusetts, that has been progressively evolving since 2006. The band’s guitarists, Torre Cioffi and Tim Landers, have been using VOX AC30C2 amplifiers and Virage Guitars for live use and in the studio. Their style can be described as a combination of post-hardcore and pop-punk with adolescent spirit and amateur guitar grit.

Landers’ and Cioffi’s VOX AC30C2 amps and Virage guitars have been on stage with them on the popular Bamboozle tour and will be featured when the band heads out with Bayside for some late summer dates. Cioffi commented on his experience with his VOX gear while out on the road: “My favorite features about the guitar are the way it feels and the way it sounds. It’s so easy to play and just plays so smooth. It more

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Instrumentalist Danny Rader Chooses Korg SV-1 Keyboard

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MELVILLE, NY, August 4, 2011 — Danny Rader is an in-demand player on stage and in the studio. As a multi-instrumentalist, he plays keyboards, guitar, banjo, mandolin and bouzouki. Rader is currently playing keyboards with Keith Urban’s 2011 Get Closer World Tour, and the Korg SV-1 Stage Vintage Piano has been his rig of choice.

Drawn to the Korg SV-1 by its unique collection of sounds and interface, Rader explains, “It’s just the meat and potatoes stuff that I need in my main board. Up until recently, I’ve been known in Nashville as a guitar player, primarily. And my brain works very much like a guitar player’s. Scrolling through banks of thousands sounds makes my head hurt! I just need great sounds there at the touch of a button.?

Rader shares an anecdote about the user-friendly SV-1 interface: “I love the radio more

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GUITAR CENTER, THE NATION’S LARGEST INSTRUMENT RETAILER, OPENS ITS 220TH STORE WITH NEW LOCATION IN HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA

— Company opens its sixth store in 2011 with special savings and events —

— Store features on-site lessons and guitar repair services —

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Westlake Village, CA (August 3, 2011) – On Thursday, July 28, 2011, Guitar Center hit a milestone as it opened its 220th store, its newest retail location in Huntsville, Alabama. A 14,202-square-foot location, Guitar Center Huntsville also features Guitar Center Studios, an on-site lesson and rehearsal facility. The store’s opening brings to the area vast product selection, along with the unparalleled knowledge and experience of its dedicated staff. To celebrate the opening, Guitar Center hosted a Grand Opening Weekend featuring exclusive savings, gear giveaways and free events tailored to local musicians.

Located at 5900 University Dr. NW, Suite A, Huntsville, AL 35806, the store features well-equipped showrooms with the latest products for the musician, from guitars, amplifiers, percussion more

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EAW® Names John Speck Marketing Director

Marketing/advertising veteran returns to EAW®, where he previously served on the marketing team
from 1995-2000

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Whitinsville, MA, USA, August 2, 2011 – EAW®, a world leader in audio system solutions for over 30 years, announces that it has appointed John Speck to the position of Marketing Director. Speck has a long history with the company, having served on the marketing team from 1995-2000 and as an outside consultant in the years since. His return was announced by Jeff Rocha, EAW President. Speck brings with him a deep well of expertise, including keen technical knowledge and finely honed communication/writing skills, which will help him to develop an ongoing strategic vision for marketing EAW.

Rocha states, “It’s very rare in our industry to find a person who can both understand an innovation at the technical level and also communicate that innovation in a compelling, more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA HONORS LIENAU AV ASSOCIATES WITH COVETED PRESIDENT’S AWARD

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STOW, OH, August 1, 2011 — Audio-Technica is pleased to announce that Westchester, Pennsylvania-based Lienau AV Associates, Inc. has been presented with A-T’s prestigious President’s Award. The award was presented by Philip Cajka, Audio-Technica U.S. President and CEO, and Tracy Brefka, Audio-Technica Territory Manager, Professional Products, to Lienau AV Associates Principal Eric Schwartz. The coveted A-T President’s Award was presented at a ceremony during this year’s InfoComm Expo on June 15th in Orlando, Florida.

Eric Schwartz accepted the award, which recognizes a leading manufacturer’s representative for outstanding commitment and dedication during the Audio-Technica 2010/2011 fiscal year. The firm sells Audio-Technica professional products to retailers and sound contractors in eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and southern New Jersey.

Philip Cajka commented, “Lienau AV Associates has been awarded this honor for their strong dedication to sales performance, customer care and the marketing of the A-T brand. The more

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THE RECORDING ACADEMY® PRODUCERS & ENGINEERS WING® PRESENTS MUSIC PRODUCTION ADVOCACY EVENT ON CAPITOL HILL

GRAMMYs on the Hill® Event Titled “On The Record” Brings GRAMMY®-Winning Producers and Members of Congress Together to Discuss Music Industry Issues

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 29, 2011) — On Tuesday, July 26, in a first-of-its-kind event, The Recording Academy® (www.grammy.com) and its Producers & Engineers Wing® brought music producers together with Congressional leaders on Capitol Hill for a day that included meetings, a panel discussion and musical demonstrations. The event addressed important industry issues while also providing insight into the essential role that producers and engineers play in the music recording process. The day’s activities were part of The Academy’s DC-based GRAMMYs on the Hill® initiative.

The broad-based delegation of producers included Adam Anders (Glee), Ray Benson (Asleep at the Wheel, Willie Nelson, Suzy Boguss), Scott Hendricks (Blake Shelton, Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson), Johnny K. (3 Doors Down, Disturbed, Staind), David Kahne (Bangles, Paul McCartney, Regina more

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Chicago’s Uptown Recording Looks to Guitar Center Professional to Fill Its Extensive Equipment List

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WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, July 28, 2011 — Uptown Recording, named for the boom town that blossomed into the entertainment and cultural center of Chicago at the beginning of the 20th century, has been steadily growing since first establishing its roots in the still-thriving neighborhood over 15 years ago. Outgrowing its original basement location, established in 1995, and moving into a state-of-the-art multi-room facility in 2001, Uptown Recording has long considered Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, its go-to source for pro audio equipment as the studio has grown.

“I call on GC Pro because they’ve always had the ability to get anything I wanted. If they didn’t have it, they found it through their network – and at prices that were cheaper than anywhere else,? says more

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Waves Audio Enters into Strategic Partnership with Abbey Road Studios

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KNOXVILLE, TN, July 28, 2011 — Following closely on the heels of the release of the well-received Waves/Abbey Road – The King’s Microphones plugin, Waves Audio, the industry-leading developer of professional audio digital signal processing technologies and the recipient of a 2011 Technical GRAMMY® Award, and Abbey Road Studios, the most famous recording facility in the world, announce a long-term strategic partnership. As part of this relationship, Waves’ R&D department will collaborate closely with Abbey Road Studios’ engineers to create an ongoing series of audio plugins.

Abbey Road Studios has been home to sessions for countless landmark recordings by artists such as The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Hollies, Cliff Richard, Kate Bush, Radiohead, Muse, Oasis, Florence and the Machine and Sting. Its engineers have consistently been at the cutting edge of recording technology. Now, as they team up with Waves, the “Abbey Road more

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Waves Audio DSP Employed in DiGiCo Consoles at 2011 Montreux Jazz Festival

Waves Audio, the industry-leading developer of professional audio digital signal processing technologies and the recipient of a 2011 Technical GRAMMY® Award, and DiGiCo, the renowned U.K.-based manufacturer of some of the world’s most popular, successful and groundbreaking digital mixing consoles, have teamed up to bring studio-quality sound to the world of live sound. Currently, Waves processing is being employed in DiGiCo consoles at the 45th Edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival, taking place July 1-16, 2011, in Montreux, Switzerland.

Since Waves and DiGiCo entered into a strategic alliance in 2010, award-winning Waves reverbs, equalizers, compressors, limiters, delays and more run directly from DiGiCo’s SD series consoles. Waves plugins that are famous for their use in leading recording studios, mixing rooms and mastering houses the world over are now being use in live sound reinforcement as well. This means that many lucky listeners at this year’s Montreux Festival will enjoy more

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