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A REFLECTION ON THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF TSUTOMU KATOH, FOUNDER OF KORG INC.

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MELVILLE, NY, March 29, 2011 — Tsutomu Katoh was born in Showa-ward, Nagoya City in Japan on August 28, 1926. After advanced graduation from Nagoya Shogyo commercial high school in 1943, He enrolled in the navy, where he was among the crew of the submarine “Koryu? (meaning dragon) during WWII.

After the war, he held a position at a trading company, and eventually went on to become the proprietor of a nightclub in the early 1960s. Tadashi Osanai, a noted Japanese accordionist, performed regularly at Katoh’s club. Katoh told Osanai, who was also an engineering graduate from Japan’s prestigious Tokyo Imperial University, that it would be nice to have a rhythm machine to keep the beat.

Katoh and Osanai teamed up to create and market the world’s first disk rotary rhythm machine. While working on the project, Mr. Katoh founded Keio Electronic Laboratories. more

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KORG USA HOLDS “WHAT WOULD YOU DO FOR A KRONOS?? PRODUCT GIVEAWAY VIDEO CONTEST

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MELVILLE, NY, March 30, 2011 — Korg USA is giving fans a chance to win its new flagship Kronos Music Workstation. The “What Would You Do for a Kronos?? video contest offers the opportunity for players to get their hands on one of the most talked-about and most anticipated music workstations, absolutely free. The contest runs April 1, 2011, through May 31, 2011.

Entrants must simply create an original YouTube video explaining or demonstrating what they would do for a free Kronos*. Each entry will be judged on its originality, creativity, entertainment value and number of views. All video files should be titled “What I Would Do for a Korg Kronos? and posted to YouTube. Then, entrants can submit the completed online entry form at www.korg.com/kronosvideocontest. Korg will select five finalists, and a panel of special Korg artists and staff more

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HK AUDIO NOW SHIPPING ELEMENTS LINE OF MODULAR SOUND REINFORCMENT IN THE U.S.

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— Popular German-based Pro Audio company brings its modular line array technology to the U.S.—

MELVILLE, NY, March 30, 2011 — Now shipping for the first time in the U.S., HK Audio offers its Elements modular sound reinforcement, which merges the benefits of modern line array technology with the portability and easy handling of ultra-compact P.A. systems. Elements enables users to easily put together a system suitable for every situation using just six easy-to-combine components. The system can be configured to support anything from an intimate speaking engagement to a multi-instrumental concert with a full 3600 Watts of Front of House power. Elements is based on line array technology for superb sonic performance, consistent with other product offerings from HK Audio.

Setting up the Elements system and tearing it down again is quick and easy. With E-Connect, HK’s proprietary integrated signal routing system, more

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WAVES AUDIO UNVEILS OneKnob PLUGINS

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— New plugin series features seven different processors, each with its own dedicated effect controlled by a single dial —

KNOXVILLE, TN, March 29, 2011 — Waves Audio announces the new OneKnob series, a set of seven plugins, each of which provides a particular effect controlled by a single knob. Great sounding and easy to use, OneKnob plugins feature the best of Waves’ award-winning audio processes, coupled with their simplest, most intuitive interfaces ever. For everyone from home recording enthusiasts to audio industry professionals, OneKnob plugins deliver high-quality, quick results, providing outstanding go-to solutions for studio and live sound work alike.

In the control room, in the DJ booth, or when mixing a live show — when users don’t feel like tweaking loads of parameters, and when they want to stay focused on the music and simply dial up some great-sounding effects — more

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GENELEC OFFERS 6010A BI-AMPLIFIED ACTIVE MONITOR AND 5040A ACTIVE SUBWOOFER IN DARK “MYSTIC? BLACK

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— Mystic Black finish is a bold new look for the award-winning 6010A and 5040A —

— The 6010A and 5040A provide the perfect solution for both stereo and surround sound applications in compact listening areas or on desktops —

NATICK, MA, March 29, 2011 — Genelec, the world’s longstanding leader in active monitoring, is shipping its 6010A Bi-Amplified Loudspeaker System and matching 5040A Active Subwoofer in a striking new finish, dark “Mystic? black. The 6010A is Genelec’s smallest speaker system to date, measuring 7 1/8″ x 4 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ (height with Iso-Pod™ 7 11/16″). The system has been designed for computer sound systems, workstations, Master Control Rooms, and other close proximity listening applications requiring a low-profile monitoring solution. It can even be plugged directly into personal music players for more

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VOX NOW SHIPPING TONELAB EX IN ITS VALVETRONIX PEDAL LINE

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— New tube-driven modeling floor unit is enhanced for live performance —

MELVILLE, NY, March 28, 2011 — VOX Amplification is now shipping the ToneLab EX, the latest addition to its popular ToneLab line of Valvetronix modeling pedals. Offering more presets and more effects than previous models, ToneLab EX also introduces a number of new features designed to satisfy the needs of the live performer.

There are 200 ready-to-play programs instantly available in the ToneLab EX (100 user programmable; 100 preset). Fifty of the presets are “Song Presets? – each one created to capture the signature guitar tone of a well-known song, for instant playability.

Like all Valvetronix Series models, the ToneLab EX relies on a real 12AX7 vacuum tube (valve) to accurately capture the tone quality of a tube-driven amplifier, a feature not found in other modeling units. In addition to more

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KORG HOLDS “KRONOS ALL-ACCESS PARTIES? AT DEALERS THROUGHOUT THE U.S.

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— Limited Kronos sneak-peek events will give attendees the opportunity to be among the first to get their hands on Korg’s new game-changing, flagship workstation —

MELVILLE, NY, March 28, 2011 — Korg announces the Kronos All-Access Party series of events at dealers across the United States throughout April and May. These consumer events give attendees the opportunity to experience the new Kronos Music Workstation first-hand, in an intimate, informative setting. Hosted by select Korg dealers nationwide, these exclusive one-day-only events will include musical performances and open discussions. Korg’s Kronos crew will be on hand to provide live demos and answer questions. Best of all, attendees will be able to try Kronos for themselves.

Additionally, everyone attending will be eligible to win free Korg gear: the first 20 guests to arrive at each event will receive a free Kronos more

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GENELEC OFFERS ITS NEW BROADCASTPAK, FEATURING FIVE 8030A ACTIVE MONITORS AND 7050B ACTIVE SUBWOOFER

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NATICK, MA, March 28, 2011 — Genelec, the world’s longstanding pioneer in active monitoring, offers its new BroadcastPak. Composed of five 8030A Bi-Amplified Monitors and a 7050B Active Subwoofer, the BroadcastPak offers a space-saving 5.1 monitoring solution, ideal for multi-channel editing rooms, mobile recording trucks and other mixing environments where space may be at a premium.

Genelec’s successful PowerPak, featuring 8030A Monitors and a 7060B Sub, has enjoyed tremendous popularity among many different mixing markets. User feedback indicated that a similar solution with a smaller footprint might appeal to a different set of mixers, most notably the broadcast market, so the 7060B was replaced with a 7050B (which is significantly smaller) for the BroadcastPak.

The very compact 8030A is a powerful, yet compact bi-amplified nearfield monitor system ideal for broadcast mix, project and home studios, workstations, installations and surround sound monitoring. The more

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KORG IS NOW SHIPPING KAOSS PAD QUAD DYNAMIC EFFECTS PROCESSOR

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— Korg’s newest installment in the Kaoss line boasts new features, functionality and flexibility, allowing the user to select and manipulate up to four effects in real-time using fingertip control across the X-Y touchpad —

Over a decade ago, Korg changed the DJ/music scene with its first-generation Kaoss Pad, a touchpad-based effect controller. Since then, the popular X-Y touchpad has appeared in many Korg products. Now, Korg is taking effects control one step further with the new Kaoss Pad Quad, which employs new effects, functions and features that let users create their own combination of Kaoss effects with simultaneous control of up to four effects in real-time using a single fingertip on its touchpad. Any audio source can be processed: an MP3 player, a mixing board, an instrument or even vocals via the unit’s mic input.

As users tap, slide or move more

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GENELEC OFFERS ITS 1238CF TRI-AMPLIFIED DSP MONITORING SYSTEM

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— The 1238CF is a slim speaker enclosure perfect for medium-sized control rooms, film and video postproduction, broadcast monitoring and project studios —

Genelec, the world’s longstanding pioneer in active monitoring, offers its 1238CF Tri-Amplified DSP Monitoring System. The 1238CF is a compact three-way DSP monitoring loudspeaker including a slim speaker enclosure, two eight-inch (210-mm) long-throw bass drivers, a five-inch (130-mm) proprietary Genelec midrange driver and a one-inch (25-mm) metal dome tweeter, multiple power amplifiers, digital signal processing (DSP) circuitry and active, low-level crossovers. Designed for medium-sized control rooms, this system is ideal for music recording studios, project studios, film and video postproduction and broadcast monitoring. The 1238CF is compatible with proprietary Genelec Loudspeaker Manager™ (GLM™) control software, Version 1.4.0, and can be combined with Genelec 8200/7200 Series products in the same control network.

Like Genelec’s popular 1038CF, the 1238CF was developed as more

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