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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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THE RECORDING ACADEMY ® MEMPHIS CHAPTER TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL GRAMMY® GPS: A ROADMAP FOR TODAY’S MUSIC BIZ

Event To Be Held In Conjunction With Plug In Memphis: Indie Music Expo

MEMPHIS, TENN., (Sept. 22, 2011)— The Recording Academy® Memphis Chapter will present GRAMMY® GPS: A Roadmap For Today’s Music Biz from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Stax Music Academy (926 East McLemore Avenue) in Memphis, Tennessee. The all-day professional education event will feature panels and workshops, providing current industry tools and information for all music makers and a keynote address by Glassnote Entertainment Group founder/CEO Daniel Glass. The event will be held in conjunction with the Memphis Music Foundation’s Plug In Memphis: Indie Music Expo, which will take place at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

“GRAMMY GPS is a highly relevant professional development opportunity that illustrates The Recording Academy’s dedication to offering quality development events for artists, labels, managers and other music makers,” said Jon Hornyak Senior Executive more

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EAW® Mourns the Loss of Moray McMillin

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Whitinsville, MA, USA, September 22, 2011 – EAW® announces the passing of Moray McMillin, a concert touring veteran and EAW Application Support Group Representative for the EMEA region. He passed away at age 58 after a long battle with cancer. McMillin was a strong presence in touring sound for several decades, and he flourished in his subsequent role at EAW. He is sorely missed by the EAW family and the professional audio industry as a whole.

“We are all just devastated,? said EAW President Jeff Rocha. “Moray was one of the unforgettable characters that make up this industry and a consummate professional. He was a true friend, one of those people you can’t help but want to spend time with. So full of life… I’m heartbroken.?

Moray McMillin was born on July 20, 1953, in Hertfordshire, England. The mid-seventies saw Moray start his more

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Wharfedale Introduces Its Ultra-High-End Jade Series Loudspeakers to the U.S.

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— Home Theater and Music Speakers Combine Wharfedale’s Latest Advances in Acoustic Technologies with Superb Craftsmanship —

Hopedale, MA, Sept 21, 2011 — Sound Import, LLC, exclusive U.S. distributor for the Wharfedale brand of dynamic loudspeakers, is introducing the Wharfedale Jade Series loudspeakers to the U.S. market. The Jade Series features a complete lineup of home theater and music loudspeakers that utilize the company’s latest acoustic engineering and materials technologies to deliver exceptional performance. Stunning in appearance with furniture-grade, meticulously crafted enclosures and finishes, the seven models include the Jade-1 and Jade-3 stand-mounted monitors, the Jade-5 and Jade-7 floorstanding towers, the Jade-C1 and Jade-C2 center-channel speakers and the Jade-SR wall-mountable surround speaker. Prices range from $1,199 to $4,199 per pair in matte finish.

“Jade series loudspeakers are designed to offer more than just ‘hi-fi’ reproduction,? said Peter Comeau, Wharfedale more

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Audio-Technica U.S. Appoints New Personnel to Its Latin American Sales Team

— Alexandre Algranti and Mary Eisaman named to Sales and Marketing positions for Brazil (Algranti) and Latin America (Eisaman) —

STOW, OH, September 21, 2011 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, announces two appointments to its Latin American sales team, reflecting the company’s continued dedication to meeting the needs of multiple markets in Latin America. Mary Eisaman has been named Sales and Marketing Manager for Latin America. She will be responsible for all countries in Central and South America except for Brazil. Alexandre (Alex) Algranti has been named Sales and Marketing Director for Brazil. The announcement was made by Audio-Technica U.S. President and CEO Philip Cajka.

Mary Eisaman joined Audio-Technica in 2008, and has served the company since then in a variety of roles, most recently as Sales Support Manager. She has been directly involved in the sales and marketing efforts for more

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VOX USA Announces the “Show Us Your VOX? Contest

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— Guitarists can enter to win a VT20+ guitar amplifier in new photo contest —

VOX USA has announced the new “Show Us Your VOX? consumer contest running September 16-30, 2011. U.S. residents over 18 years old can enter the contest by submitting an image of themselves with their VOX gear.

Entries will be judged on the following criteria: originality, VOX content, creativity and entertainment value. The winner will be awarded a VOX VT20+ guitar amplifier (retail value $280). Specific rules, restrictions and requirements can be found on the entry page.

Please visit http://www.voxamps.com/us/promos for more information and to enter.

Part of the VOX Valvetronix VT+ Series, the VT20+ guitar amp incorporates the acclaimed VOX Valve Reactor circuit for true tube sound. It delivers the perfect fusion of great tube amp tone and cutting-edge modeling technology. Players can call upon more

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