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53RD ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® TECHNICAL TEAM HITS A HOME RUN WITH GREAT SOUND FOR LIVE BROADCAST

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2011) — The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards® on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, showcased an amazing collection of musical performances and tributes and utilized the latest in technology to provide television viewers worldwide with a cutting-edge, high-definition/5.1 surround sound event.

The GRAMMY Awards’ technical staff consists of audio pioneers who continually strive to employ the latest in HDTV and 5.1 technology to enhance the show. The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® members Phil Ramone and Hank Neuberger again supervised the broadcast audio, while fellow P&E Wing member Leslie Ann Jones supervised the house audio.

Pictured L-R: Top Row: Mark Linnet, M3 Offline Remix Truck Engineer-in-Charge; Hank Neuberger, GRAMMY Award Telecast sound supervisor; Maureen Droney, P&E Wing Senior Executive Director; Michael Abbott, Audio Coordinator; and Mikael Stewart, Front-of-House Engineer. Bottom Row: Eric Schilling, Co-Broadcast Music Mixer; Phil Ramone more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA UNVEILS THE U851RO OMNIDIRECTIONAL CONDENSER BOUNDARY MICROPHONE

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STOW, OH, February 15, 2011 — Audio-Technica brings to market the new U851RO Omnidirectional Condenser Boundary Microphone. Featuring breakthrough audio and mechanical design innovations, the phantom-powered U851RO offers outstanding speech intelligibility and transparent sound quality for surface-mount applications. Such applications include high-quality sound reinforcement, professional recording, television, conferencing and other demanding sound pickup situations.

The U851RO’s small-diameter UniPoint® capsule near the boundary eliminates phase distortion and delivers clear, high-output performance. The unit is equipped with a PivotPoint® rotating output connector, allowing the cable to exit from either the rear or the bottom of the microphone; a UniSteep® filter, which provides a steep low-frequency attenuation to improve sound pickup without affecting voice quality; and UniGuard® RFI-shielding technology, which offers outstanding rejection of radio frequency interference. Self-contained electronics eliminate the need for an external power module. It accepts interchangeable condenser elements in cardioid and hypercardioid polar more

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GRAMMY® AWARDS SHOW RELIES ON AUDIO-TECHNICA MICROPHONES FOR 14TH STRAIGHT YEAR

— Audio-Technica provides over 150 mics for the live broadcast of the GRAMMY® Awards,
as A-T maintains its definitive presence at high-profile awards shows —

— The GRAMMY Awards relies on A-T’s 5000 Series Wireless UHF Systems and AE5400 vocal mics, along with an A-T backline complement, including new AT4050ST Stereo mics for drum overheads —

STOW, OH, February 14, 2011 — For the 14th year in a row, Audio-Technica maintained its status as the hallmark of superior sound at the GRAMMY® Awards Show, known throughout the industry as Music’s Biggest Night®. This year, the 53rd Annual GRAMMYs, held February 13, 2011, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, featured a wide selection of artists from various genres of music. For the live show and broadcast, Audio-Technica supplied over 150 of its acclaimed microphones, including an impressive array of more

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M3 (MUSIC MIX MOBILE) CHOOSES GENELEC DSP MONITORS FOR 2011 GRAMMY® AWARDS SHOW LIVE BROADCAST

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— With newly-expanded operations, M3’s “Eclipse? and “Horizon? remote recording trucks handle the 5.1 surround audio broadcast, utilizing Genelec DSP Active Monitors —

NATICK, MA, February 13, 2011 — M3 (Music Mix Mobile), a New Jersey/California-based remote facilities company combining the talents of award-winning production professionals and state-of-the-art audio solutions, is a collective consisting of industry veterans John Harris, Jay Vicari, Joel Singer, Mitch Maketansky and West Coast-based partners Bob Wartinbee and Mark Linett. On Sunday, February 13, 2011, M3 was commissioned to capture and mix the music audio for the 53rd annual GRAMMY® Awards, broadcast live in 5.1 on CBS-TV from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. In the company’s dual “Eclipse? and “Horizon? trucks, the GRAMMY Award Show Broadcast Music Mixers John Harris and Eric Schilling, along with M3 Engineer-in-Charge Joel Singer, were on site to ensure the audio would be of more

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THE RECORDING ACADEMY® PRODUCERS & ENGINEERS WING® CELEBRATED 10TH ANNIVERSARY WITH CAPACITY CROWD AT “SHAKEN RATTLED & ROLLED” GRAMMY® WEEK EVENT HONORING T BONE BURNETT

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Audio Industry Leaders Gather for the Fourth Annual GRAMMY® Week Gala at The Village Recording Studios in Los Angeles

The P&E Wing’s Annual Gathering Recognizes Achievements and Contributions of the Music Industry’s Production Community

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Feb. 13, 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, more

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GUITAR CENTER, NATION’S LARGEST INSTRUMENT RETAILER, OPENS NEW SUPERSTORE IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, WITH GRAND OPENING WEEKEND CELEBRATION

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— Live music events and special savings mark the opening of GC Louisville Superstore —

— Store features nation’s first on-site Guitar Center Studios, a cutting-edge studio and resource for musicians of all abilities—

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, February 7, 2011 — At 7:00 p.m. on January 27, 2011, Guitar Center launched a new retail location at 4600 Shelbyville Road in Louisville, Kentucky, kicking off a weekend-long grand opening celebration. The 17,500-square-foot superstore’s opening has brought unprecedented product selection and opportunities to artists in the area, along with the unparalleled knowledge and experience of the store’s dedicated staff. Guitar Center Louisville also features GC Studios, the retailer’s first embedded lesson and rehearsal facility. To celebrate the opening, the Grand Opening Weekend featured exclusive savings, including guitar and drum essentials at up to more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA MICS CHOSEN FOR PITTSBURGH’S NEW CLUB AE

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STOW, OH, February 7, 2011 — The Club AE music venue located within the new Stage AE indoor/outdoor concert facility in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will open in early 2011 with a full complement of microphones from Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years. Stage AE, a Joint venture between the Pittsburgh Steelers and PromoWest Productions, is built on Pittsburgh’s North Shore. It was built from the ground up as the city’s largest music club venue and opened on December 3, 2010.

The mic complement for Club AE includes four Audio-Technica AE4100 Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphones; seven ATM650 Hypercardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphones; three ATM450 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphones; four ATM350 Cardioid Condenser Clip-On Microphones; one ATM250 Hypercardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone; and an ATM250DE Dual-Element Instrument Microphone. According to Stage AE production manager Tim Peffer, “Audio-Technica mics are our go-to mics at more

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COMPLETE PRODUCTION RENTALS CHOOSES AUDIO-TECHNICA FOR THE PASADENA SYMPHONY AND POPS

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STOW, OH, February 3, 2011 — The Pasadena Symphony and POPS is one of the top performing symphonic ensembles in southern California. They offer area residents a full spectrum of live symphonic concerts year-round at the historic Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena and Pasadena Rose bowl grounds, and they make sure every listener hears every note as clearly as possible, thanks to microphones from Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years. Complete Production Rentals, the area’s premier provider of rentals, sales and service of sound and video equipment, uses Audio-Technica microphones nearly exclusively for their work with the Pasadena Symphony and POPS because of A-T’s ability to accurately and consistently convey the nuances of the broad classical and popular music repertoire of the Symphony.

Jack Haffamier, President and Founder of Complete Production Rentals, has specific microphone choices for the entire Symphony. more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA OFFERS THE ATW-CHG2 TWO-BAY RECHARGING STATION FOR NEWLY DESIGNED 2000 SERIES WIRELESS

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STOW, OH, January 31, 2011 — Audio-Technica offers the ATW-CHG2 Two-Bay Recharging Station for its new 2000 Series wireless transmitters. This versatile unit charges ATW-T220a handheld transmitters and/or ATW-T210a UniPak® transmitters (in any combination). Batteries are charged within the transmitters.

The ATW-CHG2 has many protective features to preserve the integrity of the transmitters. A built-in safety feature monitors cell voltage and automatically turns off the unit if problems are detected. The unit will also automatically shut off if damaged or alkaline (non-rechargeable) batteries are installed. Maintenance charging prevents battery self-discharge until the transmitter is removed from the charger. Two AA 2000 mAh Ni-MH rechargeable batteries are included.

Other recent enhancements to the 2000 Series include the addition of a second operating frequency band for more flexibility and increased number of simultaneous usages (Band I: 487.125 to 506.600 MHz). The more

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LOUD Appoints New Pro-Audio Leadership

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Woodinville, Wa. – January 28, 2011 – LOUD Technologies Inc. (“LOUD?) today appointed Jeff Rocha, Vice President and General Manager, EAW and Anthony Taylor, Vice President and Managing Director, Martin Audio. In these newly expanded roles, Rocha and Taylor will assume P&L responsibility for their respective brand, as well as manage all engineering, product development, marketing, manufacturing and sales efforts. In addition, Rocha will lead the EAW design and manufacturing facility in Whitinsville, USA, while Taylor will lead the Martin Audio design and manufacturing facility in High Wycombe, UK.

“EAW and Martin Audio are strong brands with their own unique personalities and reputations for service and innovation,? said Mark Graham, LOUD CEO. “Both Jeff and Anthony are veterans of their brands and have already improved the speed and accuracy of brand-level decision making. This increased autonomy will allow us to more

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