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FOR NINTH STRAIGHT YEAR, AUDIO-TECHNICA HAS STRONG PRESENCE AT JAPAN’S SUMMER SONIC FESTIVAL

summer sonic1 — Company supplied over 1,000 wired and wireless microphones for urban festival in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan —

Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, had a significant presence at the 2010 Summer Sonic two-day music festival in Japan, which was headlined by Jay-Z and Stevie Wonder and also featured Taylor Swift, The Offspring, Nickelback, A Tribe Called Quest, NAS, Slash, Sum 41, Dream Theater and many others. This year, Audio-Technica, a major sponsor of Summer Sonic for the last nine consecutive years, supplied more than 1,000 microphones from across the company’s wireless and wired ranges to the urban festival, which was held simultaneously in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan, in August. more

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XANTECH ESTABLISHES NEW DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND WITH THE APPOINTMENT OF AVATION

Xantech, a leading provider of whole-house entertainment and automation systems, has appointed a new partner as its Australia and New Zealand Distributor. Effective September 1, 2010, Queensland-based Avation is now Xantech’s distributor in these territories and will help spearhead the growth of the Xantech product portfolio in the region. more

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THE CONSERVATORY OF RECORDING ARTS & SCIENCES IS THE FIRST SCHOOL TO BRIDGE HYBRID AUDIO PRODUCTION WITH ENDLESS ANALOG’S CLASP®

cras — Premier audio recording, sound engineering and music production school takes delivery of two CLASP® (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor) units so students can truly learn the art of analog recording with digital workflow —

The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS) has just taken delivery of two Endless Analog CLASP® (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor) systems for their Tempe and Gilbert, Arizona campus facilities. The Conservatory made the decision to add CLASP to its flagship A Studios after Chris Estes, Founder/President of Endless Analog, the Nashville-based manufacturer and distributor of the revolutionary, critically acclaimed CLASP system, held two days of intense workshops and seminars at the school back in May. The CLASP units will be used in conjunction with CRAS’s SSL 4000 Series consoles, Studer A-820 2-inch 24-track analog tape machines, Digidesign’s Pro Tools HD and a host of other real-world recording gear. more

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JAMEY JOHNSON AND HIS BAND RELY ON AUDIO-TECHNICA MICROPHONES

jamey johnson — On the road supporting his new double album The Guitar Song, Johnson’s stage setup features several A-T wired and wireless mics —

STOW, OH, October 4, 2010 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, has supplied country star Jamey Johnson with a variety of wired vocal and backline microphones as he heads out on the road. The award-winning singer-songwriter and Audio-Technica endorser is currently on tour to promote his new double-album, The Guitar Song (Mercury, 2010), which features 25 tracks spread across the thematically linked “White Album? and “Black Album.? Alabama native Johnson, now a resident of Nashville, has won multiple Song of the Year awards from both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association, and was nominated for five GRAMMY® Awards in 2009 and 2010. With The Guitar Song already picking up rave more

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GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL CONTINUES TO EXPAND AFTER ANOTHER BANNER YEAR

gc pro west la — With an increase in sales staffs and numbers across all stores, as well as innovative initiatives and an enhanced web presence, GC Pro continues to grow —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, October 4, 2010 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, is pleased to announce that, despite a still-challenging economy, it has seen its sales continue to increase in 2010. The GC Pro sales teams have grown in key markets with new locations including Orlando, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; Oklahoma City; Bakersfield, California; Los Angeles; Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Seattle. more

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GENELEC INC., U.S., APPOINTS JOHN CONARD TO THE POSITION OF NATIONAL SALES MANAGER, PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS

conard — Professional audio sales and management veteran joins Genelec team —

NATICK, MA, October 4, 2010 — Genelec Inc., U.S., distributor of Genelec Active Monitoring Systems, announces the appointment of industry veteran John Conard to the position of National Sales Manager, Professional Products. The announcement was made by Lisa Kaufmann, Genelec Managing Director, and further enhances the company’s ongoing commitment to the professional audio market. more

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XANTECH COMMERCIAL EXPANDS ITS U.S. SALES REP FORCE

— S.K. Macdonald appointed rep for Mid-Atlantic region, and Anew C.T. adds Pacific Northwest territory —

Xantech, a leading producer of innovative, reliable and problem-solving custom installation signal processing and control systems for over 40 years, has expanded its Commercial Division’s sales team in the United States with two new rep appointments. Reisterstown, Maryland-based Samuel K. Macdonald, Inc. (S.K. Macdonald) has been named Xantech representative for the Mid-Atlantic region. Also, Anew Communication Technology, Inc. (Anew C.T.), who has been successfully representing Xantech Commercial throughout the West, including Southern California, Las Vegas, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and parts of Idaho and Montana, expands their territory to include the Pacific Northwest. These announcements were made by Rick Seegull, Xantech Director of Business Development, and reflect the company’s ongoing commitment to its A/V integrator partners and the growth of its sales force. more

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GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL ANNOUNCES NEW JBL LSR4328P SPEAKER SWEEPSTAKES GIVEAWAY

jbl — As part of its ongoing sweepstakes series, GC Pro highlights JBL’s LSR4328P 2-Way 8-inch Studio Monitors, in a package worth $1539.00 —

Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, announces the latest in its ongoing series of online sweepstakes at www.gcpro.com. The new contest begins October 1 and will run through December 31, 2010, shortly after which a brand new contest will begin. more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA OFFERS WIRELESS REBATES

wireless rebate — Mail-in rebates open to all buyers of Audio-Technica’s 4000 Series, 3000 Series or 2000 Series Wireless Systems in the U.S. between October 1, 2010, and December 31, 2010 —

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, 2010, through December 31, 2010. All customers who purchase products 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. more

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TRAIN RELIES ON AUDIO-TECHNICA MICROPHONES FOR LIVE SHOWS

train — Longtime Audio-Technica endorsers keep their sound tight with A-T wired and wireless mics —

Pop/rock hitmakers Train have experienced quite the creative and commercial renaissance since reemerging from a three-year hiatus in 2009. Once again topping the charts and packing venues, Train’s onstage sound is more important than ever, and the band continues to turn to Audio-Technica for wired and wireless microphone solutions. In fact, Train have been loyal A-T endorsers for a decade, and this relationship continues as the band rolls through North America and Europe this fall. more

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