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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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EAW® Loudspeakers Provide Great Sound for Motown Black History Month Celebration at the White House

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Whitinsville, MA, USA, February 28, 2011 – On Thursday, February 24, 2011, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama marked Black History Month at the White House with a celebration of Motown music. The event took place in the East Room at the White House, and Chris Anderson, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based Anderson Audio, was asked to spec the project. Anderson Audio is a premier audio vendor in the Mid-Atlantic region, providing professional audio design, consultation and installation. Chris decided to rely on products from EAW® for loudspeaker solutions for the event.

The Motown event is the latest in the music series, “In Performance at the White House.? Performers included Smokey Robinson, Sheryl Crow, Seal and John Legend, among others, and several Motown legends were in attendance. The event will be broadcast on PBS on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern. more

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KORG USA SUPPORTS GUITARS NOT GUNS CHARITY AND HELPS STUDENTS STAY IN TUNE

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MELVILLE, NY, February 28, 2011 — Korg USA is proud to be a gear sponsor of the U.S.-based charity Guitars Not Guns, which aims to provide guitars and lessons to foster children, at-risk youth and other deserving children in a classroom setting with qualified teachers, as an alternative to involvement in violent activity at school and on the streets.

The charity’s goal is simple: to combat gang violence and other self-destructive behaviors with guitars. By providing children and teens with guitars and lessons in a fun atmosphere, Guitars Not Guns engages the students’ creative potential. They also teach students to care for and tune the instrument, and to that end, Korg USA has twice donated a variety of hand-held guitar tuners to several of the charity’s California chapters for students to use and keep. To date, several dozen Korg tuners, as well as metronomes more

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GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL OUTFITS MONMOUTH WORSHIP CENTER’S NEW SANCTUARY

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— New worship space for New Jersey church features state-of-the-art lighting and sound, thanks to a close relationship with GC Pro —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, February 28, 2011 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, recently helped outfit the new location of Marlboro, New Jersey-based Monmouth Worship Center with a new state-of-the-art sound and lighting system. GC Pro and Monmouth already had a working partnership at the church’s previous location. When the decision was made to build a new church from the ground up, Monmouth Pastor Joe Hewes knew they would need impressive lighting and sound to match the new sanctuary, and they ended up turning to GC Pro, not merely for the gear itself, but also for design, installation and commissioning of their facility.

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WAVES AUDIO PRESENTED WITH A TECHNICAL GRAMMY® AWARD AT THE 53RD ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS

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— Company acknowledged at The Recording Academy’s® Special Merit Awards for its contribution of outstanding technical excellence to the recording field —

KNOXVILLE, TN, February 28, 2011 — During this year’s GRAMMY® Week celebration, Waves Audio was presented with a prestigious Technical GRAMMY Award, honoring its innovative professional music production software. The special invitation-only ceremony was part of The Recording Academy®’s Special Merit Awards, which took place in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 12, 2011, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre. A formal acknowledgment was also made during the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast, which was held at STAPLES Center on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, and broadcast live on CBS.

This Special Merit GRAMMY is awarded by vote of the Producers & Engineers Wing® Advisory Council and Producers & Engineers Wing Chapter Committees and ratified by The Recording Academy’s National Trustees. The award more

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“SHAKEN RATTLED & ROLLED” GRAMMY® WEEK EVENT GATHERS TOGETHER TOP INDUSTRY SPONSORS

Audio Industry Leaders Gather for the Fourth Annual GRAMMY® Week Gala
at The Village Recording Studios in Los Angeles, Honoring T Bone Burnett and CelebratingThe Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing®’s 10th Anniversary

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Feb. 24, 2011) — On Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® kicked off GRAMMY® Week with its 10th anniversary celebration event titled “Shaken Rattled & Rolled” honoring legendary producer T Bone Burnett for his commitment to excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music. GRAMMY-winning artists Elton John and Leon Russell served as honorary event co-chairs for the event, held at The Village Recording Studios in Los Angeles. GRAMMY Week culminated with the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards® on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, airing live on the CBS Television Network.

The event was held with the support of more

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D&M PROFESSIONAL NAMES HUDSON MARKETING REP OF THE YEAR

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ITASCA, IL, February 24, 2010 — D&M Professional, parent company of the leading brands Marantz Professional, Denon Professional and Denon DJ, recently recognized its manufacturer’s representatives for outstanding achievement in the company’s fiscal year 2010. Presenting Hudson Marketing with their Rep of the Year honor, D&M Professional continued its tradition of acknowledging rep partners who distinguish themselves in the areas of attaining sales quota, market development for new products or a specific product category, inside sales support and overall excellence.

Hudson Marketing Inc. is a leading manufacturer’s representative in the Professional Audio, Sound Contracting, Broadcast and MI Industries. Centrally located in Williston Park, Long Island and covering the Tri-State NY/NJ/CT region, Hudson Marketing was founded in 1987 by company president Mike Phillips. With a combined experience in the audio industry of over 50 years, Hudson Marketing offers the confidence and personal more

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WAVES NOW SHIPPING MODELED PLUGIN VERSION OF APHEX VINTAGE AURAL EXCITER®

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KNOXVILLE, TN, February 22, 2011 — Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, in association with Aphex, is now shipping their modeled plugin version of the original Aphex Aural Exciter®. Officially called the Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter®, the new plugin is based on one of the two original tube-powered prototype units developed by Aphex during the mid-seventies. The Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter modeled plugin delivers all the unique character of the rare hardware unit, with all the advantages of software.

A true groundbreaker at the time, the original Aural Exciter traveled from studio to studio as an exclusive (and expensive) rental unit, bringing its distinctive sound to select sessions by leading recording artists. Highly regarded for its ability to increase and enhance presence, brightness and detail on vocal tracks and masters alike, the Aural Exciter was even credited as more

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KORG USA LOWERS PRICING ON BOTH THE HAND-HELD SOS RECORDER AND MICROSAMPLER KEYBOARD

MELVILLE, NY, February 22, 2011 — Korg USA is encouraging consumers to “Record, Sample and Save!? by offering significant price reductions on two of its popular recording and performance tools.

The hand-held Korg Sound on Sound (SOS) recorder enables musicians to overdub endlessly and take advantage of its built-in effects, rhythms, chromatic tuner, and onboard stereo mic and monitor speaker. Power from two AA batteries offers on-the-go portability, and each take is saved to a microSD/SDHC card as an individual WAV file, so it can be dropped into any DAW. Free CD creation software is also included. SOS will now be offered at $100 less than its original price.

More than just a sampler, the Korg microSAMPLER is a complete sound design studio for creating up-to-the minute loops and phrases. Unlike other Beat & Groove samplers, microSAMPLER is also a keyboard instrument, able to provide incredibly musical results, more

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