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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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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.

Rick Rivera, East Brunswick, more

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