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GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL’S LATEST SWEEPSTAKES WINNER IS LOVING HIS JBL LSR4328P SPEAKERS

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Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, recently announced the winner of its latest online sweepstakes at www.gcpro.com. Spencer Prewitt of Hamilton, Ohio, was randomly selected among the entrant pool to receive a LSR4328P/PAK package from JBL featuring two LSR4328P 2-Way 8-inch speakers and accessories, a $1539.00 value. JBL’s LSR4300 Series features proprietary RMC™ Room Mode Correction, an exclusive technology that automatically analyzes and corrects the response of each speaker in the room for absolute accuracy at the mix position.

Several times a year, GC Pro management selects one particular product from a high-end gear manufacturer to feature on the website and give away as that sweepstakes prize. The current contest, running through March 31, features Apogee’s Ensemble, the first multi-channel digital audio interface designed specifically for use with Mac® computers, more

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GUITAR CENTER, THE NATION’S LARGEST INSTRUMENT RETAILER, OPENS NEW STORE IN SARASOTA, FLORIDA

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— Company opens its second store in 2011 with special savings and live music events —

— Guitar Center Sarasota features on-site rehearsals, lessons and guitar repair services —

On February 24th, 2011, Guitar Center opened its newest location in University Park, near Sarasota, Florida. The store’s opening delivered unprecedented product selection, along with the unparalleled knowledge and experience of its dedicated staff. Guitar Center Sarasota features Guitar Center Studios, an embedded lesson and rehearsal facility. To celebrate the opening, Guitar Center hosted a Grand Opening Weekend featuring exclusive savings, including guitar and drum essentials at up to 89% off list price, gear giveaways and free events tailored to local musicians.

Located at 8223 Cooper Creek Blvd., University Park, Florida 34201, the 14,200-square-foot space features extensive showrooms with the latest products for the musician, from guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments and keyboards more

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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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