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GRAVITY MASTERING FINDS ULTIMATE ACCURACY WITH GENELEC 8250A BI-AMPLIFIED DSP MONITORING SYSTEM AND 7270A SUB

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— Genelec’s remarkable DSP capability allows studio Owner Doug McBride and his clients “to hear the truth? —

Gravity Mastering, a six-year-old facility that is part of Chicago’s successful Gravity Studios complex, has installed Genelec’s award-winning 8250A Bi-Amplified DSP Monitoring System and a Genelec 7270A Active DSP Subwoofer in its mastering room. Gravity has mastered recordings for projects including the 2008 Van’s Warped Tour compilation, hard-rockers Aiden and American Idol Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze, and studio Owner and Chief Mastering Engineer Doug McBride says that only Genelec monitors offer him the absolute monitoring accuracy that he and his clients demand. The Genelec 8250A monitors were purchased through pro audio dealer T.C. Furlong & Associates of Lake Forest, Illinois.

“The sole goal was accuracy,? states McBride, who opened Gravity Studios in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood 18 years ago. “I more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA U.S. RESPONDS TO EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI IN JAPAN

STOW, OH, March 16, 2011 — Audio-Technica U.S. extends its deepest condolences to those affected by the 2011 Tohoku Pacific Coast earthquake. Audio-Technica Japan facilities have not been damaged by the disaster, and all employees are accounted for and safe. Operations at Audio-Technica Japan are normal, although minimally affected by power outages, as office workers with long commutes are working from home when possible via cell phone and computer. The company is constantly monitoring the status of operations at all sites, with safety being the number-one priority.

Audio-Technica U.S. is assessing the effect this disaster may have on its supply chain, but at this time no major disruptions are anticipated.

To help in the relief and recovery efforts for communities affected by the Tohoku Earthquake, Audio-Technica U.S. is making a donation to the Japanese Red Cross Society.

“We are tremendously grateful that our colleagues in Japan more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA IS NOW SHIPPING THE AT2022 X/Y STEREO CONDENSER MICROPHONE

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STOW, OH, March 15, 2011 — Audio-Technica is now shipping its AT2022 X/Y Stereo Condenser Microphone. A dual-element condenser microphone designed for stereo recording, the AT2022 features two unidirectional condenser capsules in an X/Y configuration pivot to allow for 90-degree (narrow) or 120-degree (wide) stereo operation for extremely versatile pickup. The capsules also fold flat for storage and transportation. It is designed for general stereo recording, as well as field sound capture.

The AT2022 includes a 1.6′ (0.5 m) cable terminating in a 3-pin XLRF-type and a 1/8″ (3.5 mm) connector. The output of the microphone is a 3-pin XLRM-type connector. The microphone requires a 1.5V AA battery for operation.

A switch permits choice of flat response or low-frequency roll-off (via integral 80 Hz high-pass filter) to help control undesired ambient noise. The microphone is enclosed in a rugged housing. The included AT8405a more

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BLACKSTAR AMPLIFICATION HOLDS “BLACKSTAR BLITZ? EVENTS AT PREMIER DEALERS THROUGHOUT U.S.

MELVILLE, NY, March 10, 2011 — Blackstar Amplification is hosting a series of special “Blackstar Blitz? events at premier dealers across the United States. Guitarists and amp aficionados alike will be able to hear these all-tube, high-gain British amps and the HT tube-driven pedals in all their glory. From the bone-crushing Series One and hand-wired Artisan Series, to the affordable HT Venue Series and HT-1 and HT-5 practice amps, Blackstar lets players realize “the sound in their head.?

Blackstar product experts will be on hand at each event to perform demos and help attendees create their own signature sound – from USA to the UK and anywhere in between – using Blackstar’s proprietary ISF (Infinite Shape Feature) circuit that enables infinite adjustment over the characteristics of the tone control network.

Attendees can also register to win an HTOD1 Tube Overdrive Pedal ($229 retail value) and an HT-1 amplifier more

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EAW® KF740 Loudspeakers Are the Latest Addition to Eurohire Sound and Light

Leading events/touring supplier and long-time EAW® customer adds 16 KF740 Three-Way Line Array Modules to its extensive EAW inventory

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Whitinsville, MA, USA, February 10, 2011 – Eurohire Sound and Light, a long established turnkey supplier for Europe’s events and entertainments industries, recently expanded its EAW® inventory with the addition of 16 KF740 Three-Way Line Array Modules. The Basingstoke, Hampshire, England-based company is the latest professional sound and lighting company in the U.K. to add the KF740 modules to its extensive inventory of products, which also includes EAW KF760/KF761 Line Array Modules, KF850 Series Virtual Array™ Modules, KF853 Three-Way Virtual Array Modules, SB850z High-Output Subwoofers, BH853 Virtual Array LF Systems, SB250z Medium-Format Subwoofers, MicroWedge Series MW15 and MW12 Stage Monitors, and UX8800 Digital Signal Processors.

“When EAW’s UK Sales Manager Kevin McNally first mentioned they were coming out with the KF740 and gave us more

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KORG USA OFFERS MULTIPLE SP-170 DIGITAL PIANO GIVEAWAYS

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MELVILLE, NY, March 9, 2011 — During the month of March, Korg is giving away a series of Korg digital pianos to help build the next generation of musicians. On three Fridays in March (March 11, March 18 and March 25), Korg will give away an SP-170 Digital Piano complete with matching stand. The SP-170 represents piano, pure and simple. No bells, no whistles, just the finest piano sound and most realistic piano touch available in its price range.

To enter, consumers in the U.S. can complete a short online entry form at www.korg.com/sp170giveaway. Please see the website for full details.

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Yes Master Rises from the Deep with the Help of Carl Tatz Design

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— One of Nashville’s top mastering suites comes back strong with new cutting-edge PhantomFocus™ Technology after devastating flood damage and ten-month renovation —

Nashville, TN: “At first I was actually frightened, as if I had been transported to the planet Jupiter and then just became giddy with the realization that I had this incredible monitoring system in my mastering suite – it was that dramatic.?

That’s how Jim DeMain described his first listening experience after Carl Tatz implemented a new state-of-the-art PhantomFocus™ System 2 for Yes Master Studios in Nashville after the facility’s ten-month post-flood renovation. Tatz had designed the facility back in 2004 along with an early-iteration PhantomFocus System.

DeMain has been very successful, staying booked over the years with a wide array of clients and GRAMMY® awards, including most recently the GRAMMY-nominated Band of Joy by Robert Plant.
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ENDLESS ANALOG NAMES KMR AUDIO AS U.K. DEALER FOR CLASP® (CLOSED LOOP ANALOG SIGNAL PROCESSOR)

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— System inventor Chris Estes will tour U.K. studios for demonstration sessions this spring —

NASHVILLE, TN, March 8, 2011 — Endless Analog announces that it has appointed KMR Audio as its U.K. dealer for its CLASP® (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor), the critically acclaimed pro audio product that invisibly merges real analog tape with Pro Tools and other DAWs. The system has been on demonstration since mid-February in KMR’s dedicated listening room at the company’s London headquarters. CLASP’s inventor Chris Estes and his team will be in the U.K. this spring to help hold demonstrations at area recording studios. Interested studios should contact KMR as soon as possible, as demonstrations are limited and will be booked on a first-come-first-served basis.

KMR Sales Manager Stefan Pope exclaimed, “CLASP is probably the most exciting thing to happen to the recording industry for ten years. more

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EAW® KF740 Loudspeakers Are the Centerpiece for L.A.’s Supperclub®

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Longtime EAW user Michael Lacina of San Francisco-based JK Sound chose a wide selection of EAW components to provide powerful, clean sound

Whitinsville, MA, USA, March 9, 2011 – The latest addition to the international Supperclub® group of dining and entertainment establishments recently opened in Hollywood, California. The venue features a flown, custom, five-way EAW® line array system that covers the dance floor and a smaller EAW system installed in the bar area. In addition, four EAW MicroWedges provide monitoring for DJs and guest music artists. Four EAW UX8800 four-channel digital signal processors manage the speaker systems, which are powered by Lab.gruppen amplification.

Sound designer and contractor Michael Lacina of San Francisco-based JK Sound specified a line array with substantial headroom in order to provide distortion-free coverage throughout the room and also to ensure longevity. “There are 16 compression drivers, 16 mid-range, more

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EAW® Offers Contractors and System Integrators KF200NT Loudspeaker Module

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Small loudspeaker module is ideal for Corporate A/V, performing arts venues, houses-of-worship and more

Whitinsville, MA, USA, March 8, 2011 – EAW®, a world leader in audio system solutions, offers its KF200NT loudspeaker module. KF200NT is one of EAW’s three recently unveiled comprehensively integrated NT models in its award-winning KF Series. An ideal scalable solution for corporate A/V, performing arts venues, houses-of-worship, retail, ballrooms, theaters, theme parks and more, the KF200NT is quickly becoming a favorite among contractors and system integrators worldwide.

The KF200NT consists of a single 10-inch woofer with 2.5-inch voice coil and a coaxial mid-high driver consisting of 8-inch cone MF with 2-inch voice coil, and 1.75-inch voice coil compression driver HF, and it features a perfectly matched 1500-Watt amplifier. Engineered by EAW’s Whitinsville, Massachusetts, USA-based design team, the KF200NT delivers premium performance in a compact design that offers a more

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