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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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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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