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Audio-Technica Continues Its Support and Sponsorship of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus

— A-T extends relationship with three-year commitment to non-profit music education organization —

Audio-Technica, worldwide leader in high-performance microphones, wireless systems, headphones and other professional-caliber audio equipment, has recently once again renewed its sponsorship of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, a non-profit state-of-the-art mobile recording and multimedia studio. As part of its ongoing commitment, Audio-Technica will continue to serve as the official microphone provider of the Tour Bus, supplying a complete line of A-T microphone products for use on the Bus itself (including 40 Series, Artist Elite®, Audio-Technica Wireless and other key A-T products and accessories). In addition, A-T will be contributing to the prize packages of the related John Lennon Songwriting Contest.

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus travels around the U.S. throughout the year. Outfitted with traditional musical instruments as well as high-tech professional audio and video gear, the Bus has provided free hands-on programs more

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KORG WAVEDRUM: THE PERFECT ADDITION TO ANY PERSONAL OR COMMERCIAL RECORDING STUDIO

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— Versatile, space-saving percussion instrument offers a variety of sounds —

An all-in-one compact, portable electronic instrument, Korg’s Wavedrum Dynamic Percussion Synthesizer offers a unique palette of percussive and pitched sounds that can make it an essential tool at any music production facility. With a design that’s well-suited for use in a professional recording studio’s drum booth or control room, as well as a home studio, the Wavedrum is playable by itself or as part of a larger drum kit or percussion setup. The award-winning second-generation Wavedrum incorporates everything from traditional pop and rock drum sounds through ethnic hand and tuned percussion, as well as exotic stringed instruments, to otherworldly textures and effects, putting endless creative possibilities at the fingertips of artists, producers or engineers. The Wavedrum is also particularly useful for jingle houses and sound effects designers looking to embellish their tracks with more

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Compact and Powerful EAW® QX Series Loudspeakers Provide Great Sound as President Obama Addresses the 2011 Graduating Class of the United States Coast Guard Academy

A center cluster of two QX Series speakers formed the core of the audio system for the newly renovated Leamy Hall at the Academy, with EAW® KF394 Three-Way Full-Range speakers on the sides of the stage and augmented by EAW SB250z subwoofers and EAW JFX88 compact multi-use loudspeakers

Whitinsville, MA, USA, August 10, 2011 – As President Barack Obama recently addressed U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduates from the stage at the Academy’s Leamy Hall, he encouraged the 229 newly commissioned Coast Guard officers to continue their pursuit of service. Every word was heard loud and clear, thanks to a new audio system with loudspeakers from EAW®, installed as part of a complete interior renovation of the stately hall, home to the 45-member Coast Guard Band.

Akustiks, LLC., the acoustical consultant on the project, chose EAW’s new QX Series speakers for the main L-C-R system. Two QX596 compact enclosures more

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EAW® Loudspeakers Provide Great Sound for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Keynote Address to the Graduating Class of Spelman College

EAW®’s KF740 Line Array and SB1000z Subwoofers, deployed by AEE Productions, filled the room at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta with clear, articulate sound

On Sunday, May 15, 2011, First Lady Michelle Obama delivered the keynote graduation address to the 2011 class of Spelman College. The graduation event took place at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The Convention Center hall is huge, approximately 200 feet wide by 420 feet deep and able to hold in excess of 10,000 people. Still, the sound that filled the room that day was both clear and articulate, thanks to the use of EAW® loudspeaker systems.

The P.A. system, provided by Atlanta-based AEE Productions, utilized 16 EAW KF740 Three-Way Full Range Line Array Loudspeakers flown in two line arrays on either side of the 60-foot-wide stage. Another 16 EAW SB1000z Large Format Subwoofers were set up and stacked more

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HK Audio Offers Contractors and System Integrators Free “Configurator? App for Elements Line of Modular Sound Reinforcement Products

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— New App, available from Apple’s App Store, helps audio professionals decide on the ideal HK Elements system configuration based on performance type, venue and crowd size —

––Tutorial features and dealer locator also included ––

MELVILLE, NY, August 9, 2011 — As part of its ongoing efforts to streamline the system configuration process for contractors and system integrators, HK Audio offers a “Configurator? iPad®/iPhone/iPod touch App for its Elements line of modular sound reinforcement. The new App helps these audio professionals put together the ideal HK Elements system based on application. Systems range from 150-Watt configurations for speaking engagements, up to a full 3,600-Watt stereo system for live performance. The Elements range offers clients of contractors and system integrators a compact sound reinforcement solution with outstanding speech intelligibility and transparent sound quality for houses of worship, theaters, live more

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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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