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THE RENOWNED PEABODY CONSERVATORY CHOOSES GENELEC 8260A AND 8250A ACTIVE MONITORS TO TAME A CHALLENGING SURROUND CONTROL ROOM

peabody — Multi-purpose control room at the world-famous Peabody Conservatory had been plagued by uneven sonic response, but the 8260A’s ability to calibrate itself to accommodate any room design proved to be the perfect solution —

Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Conservatory, which has educated some of the world’s finest musicians and whose curriculum also has an extensive professional audio training component, recently purchased and installed an entire new 5.1 surround monitoring system from Genelec, the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology for three decades. more

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AO NORTH AMERICA LOOKS TO GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL FOR WIRELESS MICROPHONE SYSTEMS

ao — Medical education provider AO North America needed to completely update its wireless microphone systems for its lecture halls, and GC Pro stepped up with the right product on the correct frequency —

— AONA is the latest of a growing number of corporate clients to whom GC Pro is bringing its expertise —

Even as it continues to service the evolving music recording industry sector, Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, is developing a deep and expanding relationship with a growing number of corporate clients that require professional audio products and services. Serving clients in sectors ranging from defense to medicine to video gaming, GC Pro is taking a proactive stance and working with corporate clients who can benefit from their expertise, pricing power and depth of product. more

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GUITAR CENTER, INC. ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE SUCCESSION PLAN

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, August 24, 2010 — Guitar Center, Inc. today announced a management succession plan to be implemented during the fourth quarter of 2010. Under this plan, Greg Trojan, presently President and Chief Operating Officer, will assume the position of Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Trojan will also remain a member of Guitar Center’s Board of Directors. Marty Albertson, presently Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, will step down as Chief Executive Officer but will remain as non-executive Chairman of the Board. more

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EAW® DX1208 Joins Crestron Integrated Partner Program (IPP)

dx1208 Contractors and system integrators can now control EAW®’s DX1208 DSP Matrix Mixer with Crestron control products

EAW® is pleased to announce that its DX1208 DSP Matrix Mixer now features full integration with Crestron Electronics control products, through a dedicated DX1208 module developed as part of Crestron’s Integrated Partner Program (IPP). This compatibility allows contractors and system integrators to install the DX1208 to operate seamlessly with other hardware in an open-platform Crestron systems environment. Such a system may consist of audio/video, security, HVAC, lighting and other controlled devices that may be incorporated into commercial configurations. This solves a number of problems for the contractor, as integration of disparate units is often a frustrating obstacle when setting up a new system. more

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TREVOR “TREVBEATS? LAWRENCE JR. LOOKS TO GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL TO HELP HIM BUILD HIS DREAM STUDIO

trev beats — When this acclaimed drummer, and heir to a rich musical legacy, wanted to build his own definitive recording palace, he turned to GC Pro —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, August 19, 2010 — Trevor “TrevBeats? Lawrence Jr. has drummed with the brightest talents in the R&B universe. Both on tour and in the studio, he has worked with Mariah Carey, Lionel Richie, Dizzy Gillespie, Ashanti, Jennifer Lopez, Taj Mahal, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Macy Gray, The Temptations and more. Trevor knows music and he knows recording gear – his father, Trevor Lawrence Sr., is regarded as one of music’s most renowned songwriters, tenor saxophone players and horn arrangers, having played with artists as diverse as Marvin Gaye, Lynyrd Skynyrd, B.B. King and Ringo Starr, and having co-written such hits as the Pointer Sisters’ “I’m So Excited.? more

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GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL HELPS KEEP THE HIP-HOP SCENE HOT IN MINNEAPOLIS

andrew thomas — Producer Andrew Thomas contributes to a renaissance of the Twin Cities’ amazing R&B legacy and now has a SSL AWS 900+ SE console from GC Pro to help that along —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, August 18, 2010 — When it comes to the history of R&B and Urban music, Minneapolis has quite the pedigree, as the home to legends like Prince, Morris Day & The Time and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. Today, breakout producer and composer Andrew Thomas still sees plenty of possibilities in Minneapolis’ hip-hop scene, and he’s upgraded his personal studio as he works on making the scene come alive there once more. more

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EAW® Loudspeakers Chosen for New Birth Missionary Baptist Church Locations in Atlanta, Georgia, and Charlotte, North Carolina

Church continues successful relationship with EAW® and lauds the speakers’ performance

Atlanta-based New Birth Missionary Baptist Church recently renovated its $50 million, 7,500-seat sanctuary and opened a sister church in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Design team chose EAW® loudspeakers to fulfill the demand for state-of-the-art sound systems. Chief Engineer Mitch Donner and Production Manager Melvin Wood led the church’s own production team in the design and installation of the entire system with the assistance from Roy Drukenmiller of Rock “N? Road and EAW Southeastern Representative, Quest Marketing’s’ Jim Greene. more

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GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL APPOINTS INDUSTRY VETERAN JERRY ANTONELLI AS ACCOUNT MANAGER, SHERMAN OAKS, CALIFORNIA

jerry antonelli — Former Territory Sales Manager for Digidesign in Southern California will address the needs of the recording and post production community, thereby expanding GC Pro’s presence in those market sectors —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, August 16, 2010 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, has appointed industry veteran Jerry Antonelli as a GC Pro Account Manager, based in the company’s Sherman Oaks location. In his new position, Antonelli will draw on his three decades of experience in the professional audio market to help GC Pro expand its presence in the studio/recording and post production market sectors. The announcement was made by GC Pro Director, Rick Plushner and further underscores GC Pro’s ongoing commitment to the continuing growth of GC Pro as a turnkey supplier for professional end users. more

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WAVES AUDIO INTRODUCES W43 NOISE REDUCTION PLUGIN

w43 — Affordable and easy-to-use, W43 is inspired by the classic Cat. 43 hardware noise reduction tool —

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, August 16, 2010 — Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, unveils the third processor in the Waves Post Production line, the W43 Noise Reduction Plugin. Inspired by the classic, long-out-of-production Cat. 43 hardware noise reduction tool, Waves’ new W43 builds upon the legacy of this hard-to-find unit that has been a post production favorite for decades. Ambient noise like hiss, hum, traffic noise, wind and air conditioning can all wreak havoc on a dialogue track, but with the Waves W43 plugin, they’re a thing of the past. The W43 delivers high-quality, minimal artifact multiband noise reduction like the original hardware, while adding all the advantages of software. more

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Endless Analog to Hold CLASP Demonstration in Chicago

Endless Analog will host a demonstration and tutorial for their revolutionary, critically acclaimed CLASP® (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor) on Thursday, August 19th at Chicago Recording Company (CRC) in Chicago. Chris Estes, creator of the CLASP and founder of Endless Analog, will be on site to demonstrate the hardware and software system that seamlessly integrates Analog Tape Recorders with Digital Audio Workstations, thus eliminating the delay associated with digital AD/DA converters and delivering a true analog front end recording solution. more

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