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THE RECORDING ACADEMY® PRODUCERS & ENGINEERS WING® HOSTED FOURTH MANUFACTURER BREAKFAST AT AES 2011

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (October 25, 2011) — The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® Manufacturer Breakfast was held on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, during the 131st Audio Engineering Society Convention. This group of industry leaders — dedicated to the advancement of sound quality and to the overall growth of the professional audio industry — met to share ideas and discuss issues with the goal of raising awareness about the importance of high-quality audio and the professionals who create it. Members of this meeting included GRAMMY®-winning producers, engineers, audio professionals and top pro-audio manufacturers.

Photo Caption: Representatives from companies including API, Audio-Technica, Avid, Focusrite Novation Inc., Fraunhofer IIS, Harman Professional’s AKG and JBL, Manley Labs, Music Marketing, PMC, Prism Media Products, Radial Engineering, Royer, Sennheiser, Shure, Sonnox, SSL, Waves Audio, and Yamaha joined members of the P&E Wing Advisory Council and Editors from Mix Magazine and Pro Sound News. Photo Courtesy of The Recording Academy®/Wireimage.com © 2011 Photographed by: Gary Gershoff

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THE RECORDING ACADEMY® PRODUCERS & ENGINEERS WING® PRESENTS GRAMMY SOUNDTABLES® AT THE 131ST AES CONVENTION

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Diverse Group of High-Profile Producers and Engineers Will Gather to Dissect the Songs That Have Made an Indelible Impact on Their Careers

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (October 13, 2011) — The GRAMMY SoundTables® at this year’s 131st AES Convention will be presented on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at Room 1E 15 and 16 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Back by popular demand, the P&E Wing will present a second iteration of “Sonic Imprints: Songs that Changed My Life” that will explore the sounds that have inspired and shaped careers of influencers in the field. Moderated by GRAMMY®-winning engineer Chris Lord-Alge, the panel will feature a New York-centric, diverse group of panelists including GRAMMY-winning engineers Ken “Duro” Ifill, Steve Lillywhite, Ann Mincieli, Phil Ramone and Al Schmitt, with more to be announced shortly.

Chris Lord-Alge is one of the more

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VOX Amplification Now Shipping VTX150 Neodymium from Its Valvetronix Line

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— Flagship VOX modeling amplifier includes extras —

MELVILLE, NY, October 11, 2011 — VOX Amplification is now shipping the new Valvetronix Pro VTX150 Neodymium, expanding its popular Valvetronix series of modeling amplifiers. This combo amp features 150 Watts of power into a 12? Celestion VOX NeoDog speaker.

At the heart of every Valvetronix amp is the “Valve Reactor? circuit. First introduced in 2001, the Valve Reactor circuit uses a real vacuum tube to provide all Valvetronix amps with true tube tone. For the VTX150 Neodymium, the Valve Reactor circuit has been enhanced, using an EL84 tube in place of the traditional 12AX7 tube to create a sonic signature.

The VTX150 Neodymium boasts 44 amp models – the most in any Valvetronix amp. For each of these 44 amp models, the VTX150 Neodymium provides three variations – Basic, Effect and Song – more

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Korg Ships New Wavedrum Mini

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— Company expands line with self-contained, go-anywhere dynamic percussion synthesizer—

MELVILLE, NY, October 11, 2011 — Korg is now shipping the Wavedrum Mini, which borrows technology from the popular Wavedrum series. Completely self-contained, the Wavedrum Mini provides a playable pad, speaker, sounds, effects, patterns and a loop recorder, as well as a Sensor Clip to transform any object into a second sound source.

The Wavedrum Mini offers 100 professionally programmed and ready-to-play sounds, from acoustic-emulating drum and percussion to cutting-edge sounds possible only on a synthesizer. Bass, tuned percussion and stringed instruments are also included, allowing both rhythmic and melodic performances.

Sounds can be easily and expressively triggered from Wavedrum Mini’s pad. Additional sounds can be accessed at the same time by attaching the Sensor Clip to a table top, cup, a user’s foot or any object, transforming the object into more

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Selena Gomez Is Now an Audio-Technica Endorser

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— The singer, actress and entrepreneur has been an A-T fan from the start and now uses the Audio-Technica AEW-T3300a handheld transmitter with the A-T 5000 Series UHF Wireless System —

STOW, OH, October 11, 2011 — Selena Gomez has accomplished an enormous amount for a 19-year-old, and her career is still on the rise. She has achieved television and film stardom, and she is the lead singer and founder of the pop band Selena Gomez & The Scene, which has released three successful studio albums: Kiss & Tell, featuring the hit single “Naturally?; A Year Without Rain; and the latest, When The Sun Goes Down, which features the lead-off single “Who Says.? And when Selena sings, she chooses to use microphones from Audio-Technica, for which she is now an endorser. The performer is now using the A-T 5000 Series Frequency-agile True Diversity UHF more

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Blackstar Amplification Presents Encore “Blackstar Blitz? Events at Premier Dealers Throughout U.S.

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— Back by popular demand, “Blitz? events offer prizes, hands-on demos and more —

MELVILLE, NY, October 11, 2011 — Blackstar Amplification is bringing back their special “Blackstar Blitz? events at premier dealers across the United States, in response to requests for additional dates and locations. Guitarists and amp aficionados alike will be able to hear Blackstar’s 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 – inspired by sounds from USA to the U.K. and anywhere in between – using Blackstar’s proprietary ISF (Infinite Shape more

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Aerosmith and Producer Jack Douglas Use Endless Analog’s CLASP™ on Sessions for Upcoming Album

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— Aerosmith’s new album, the first in eight years, will feature a rich analog sound made possible with the use of CLASP™ (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor) —

NASHVILLE, TN, October 6, 2011 — Excitement among fans is electric at the news that Aerosmith is hard at work on their 14th studio album, set to be released in May 2012. It is a testament to the band’s legacy as one of the greatest bands in the world that each new Aerosmith album release is still such a huge event. Fans have been clamoring for a new set of material since 2001’s Just Push Play and 2004’s bluesy covers album Honkin’ on Bobo, and the sessions for the new record are rendering something very special – something that producer Jack Douglas is calling “raw? and “nasty.? Aerosmith’s decision to again collaborate with Douglas, who helmed more

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Blackstar Announces Saturday Shred-Fest Dates for October

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— Consumer demo events at select dealers will include giveaways and drawings —

MELVILLE, NY, October 6, 2011 — Blackstar Amplification will be sponsoring Saturday Shred-Fest events at select Blackstar dealers during the month of October. These events invite customers into the store to try a Blackstar amplifier for themselves.

All guitarists who test-drive a Blackstar amplifier during one of the in-store events will receive a free Blackstar tee shirt (while supplies last). In addition, these customers can also enter to win a Blackstar HT-1 practice/recording amp that has been signed by Gus G., the renowned guitarist for both Ozzy Osbourne and the band Firewind.

The Saturday Shred-Fest Events will be held each Saturday in October at the following authorized Blackstar dealers:

Willis Music- Florence, KY
Alpha Music Inc- Virginia Beach, VA
Easy Music- Honolulu, HI
Dave Phillips Music & Sound- more

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Audio-Technica Products Used for 2011 Sundance Institute Filmmakers Lab

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STOW, OH, October 6, 2011 — A variety of microphones and wireless systems from Audio-Technica, a world leader in transducer technology, were used at the 2011 Sundance Institute Filmmakers Lab, held at Robert Redford’s residence in Sundance, Utah. The month-long series of workshops included the three-week Directors Lab, followed by a weeklong Screenwriters Lab.

Audio-Technica microphones were used on the event’s sound stages for several weeks. Ian Calderon, Sundance Institute Senior Advisor, Digital Initiatives, said, “Each year a variety of leading technology companies offer us the opportunity to use their products at our Filmmakers Lab. Our visiting artists, technicians and creative advisors have come to expect that they will be using world class video and audio resources as they work on their scenes from their original screenplays. This year, we were delighted to have Audio-Technica participate. Sound quality is as important as picture quality, more

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VOX Amplification’s New AC15C2 “Twin? from AC Custom Series Now Shipping

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— AC15C2 is a Custom Series AC15 with two 12? Celestion Greenback Speakers —

MELVILLE, NY, October 5, 2011 — VOX Amplification is now shipping the AC15C2 “Twin? combo amp from its popular AC Custom Series of tube amplifiers. This enhanced version of the AC15C1 adds a second speaker, providing two 12? Celestion Greenbacks. The AC15C2 “Twin? also features the larger spring reverb tank found in the AC30C2.

The AC15C2 “Twin? offers both Normal and Top Boost channels, tremolo, spring reverb, an effects loop, and footswitching capabilities. The tube amp design uses three 12AX7 dual triode vacuum tubes in the pre-amp section, and two EL84 pentode tubes in the power stage.

Each channel is equipped with its own Volume control, and the Top Boost channel offers highly interactive Treble and Bass tone controls. Both channels rely on the Tone Cut and Volume more

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