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WAVES Q10 ENTERS TECnology HALL OF FAME

— Waves’ accolades continue as its groundbreaking product is acknowledged for its lasting legacy —

KNOXVILLE, TN, January 18, 2011 — Waves Audio is pleased to announce that its Q10 Paragraphic Equalizer was selected as an inductee into the TECnology Hall of Fame. The award was presented Saturday, January 15, 2011, at the Winter NAMM convention in Anaheim, California. The announcement comes on the heels of Waves, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, being informed that it will be presented with a prestigious Technical GRAMMY® Award during the GRAMMY Week celebration in February 2011.

The TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio established the TECnology Hall of Fame in 2004 to honor and recognize audio products and innovations that have made a significant contribution to the advancement of audio technology. Inductees to the TECnology Hall of Fame are chosen by a panel of more than 50 recognized more

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Nashville-Based Lehning Family Dynasty Trusts Their Carl Tatz Design Dual PhantomFocus™ System for Music and Film Production

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Legendary Producer/Engineer Kyle Lehning and Sons Jason, Jordan and Eric Greatly Enhance Both Dynaudio M3 Mains and ATC SCM 20 Near Fields with CTD’s Proprietary Monitor Tuning Protocol, the PhantomFocus™ System, at Their Personal Studio, The Compound

Nashville, TN: “Damn you Carl Tatz? was the subject line of the email from Kyle Lehning to Carl Tatz after he implemented Lehning’s Dynaudio M3 main monitors with his widely heralded PhantomFocus™ System (PFS) monitor tuning protocol. “You made the Dyns sound so amazing, the consensus here is that we need you to PhantomFocus the ATC near fields now!?

Lehning, a multiple GRAMMY® winner, has been producer and engineer for country music icon Randy Travis throughout his career, with multiple gold and platinum awards to his credit. The head of Asylum Records through the 90s, he has continued to produce and record many artists over the more

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M3 (MUSIC MIX MOBILE) SHARES ITS EMMY® AWARDS WITH MANUFACTURER PARTNER WAVES AUDIO

— M3 shows its gratitude to Waves Audio for their long-time product and technical support —

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, has recently presented manufacturer partner Waves Audio with two EMMY® certificates for their long-time support, and to acknowledge their contributions in helping M3 garner two EMMY’s for their work on the 52nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards and 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert. The announcement comes on the heels of Waves, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, being informed that it will be presented with a prestigious Technical GRAMMY® Award during the GRAMMY Week celebration in February 2011.

“Since the very beginning, Waves has been a long-time supporter of our company,? stated Joel Singer, M3 Chief Engineer. “We wanted to ‘give something back’ and acknowledge their more

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EAW® Speaker Systems Chosen To Reinforce Pope Benedict XVI

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Whitinsville, MA, USA, January 19, 2011 – Barcelona, Spain-based production sound company FOCUS, S.A. provided a massive EAW® speaker system for the tens of thousands of people who recently turned out to witness Pope Benedict XVI consecrate the city’s renowned La Sagrada Familia church. FOCUS deployed the system, which included nearly 150 KF730 Compact Line Array Modules plus dozens of other EAW speakers. The system was powered by Lab.gruppen amplification with speaker management by EAW UX8800 and Lake LM 26 digital signal processors, in the main Plaza Gaudí and throughout the streets in the surrounding area.

The EAW speakers deployed at the Plaza Gaudí included 24 KF760 Long-Throw Line Array Modules, eight KF730 Compact Line Array Modules, eight KF650 Compact Array Loudspeakers and four KF750 High Output Array Loudspeakers, all under the control of four UX8800 more

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WHARFEDALE LOUDSPEAKERS NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH MUSIC DIRECT, INC.

— Sound Import continues to expand Wharfedale’s presence in the U.S. and appoints leading audio retailer Music Direct, Inc. as its exclusive online/catalog reseller for its complete range of dynamic loudspeakers —

Hopedale, MA, January 3, 2011 — Sound Import, LLC in Hopedale, Massachusetts, exclusive U.S. distributor for the Wharfedale loudspeaker brand, is pleased to announce that Chicago-based audiophile retailer Music Direct, Inc. has been appointed as the exclusive online/catalog reseller for the complete range of Wharfedale dynamic loudspeakers. The announcement was made by Walter Schofield (Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Sound Import) and further underscores the ongoing expansion of Wharfedale in the U.S. market.

One of the preeminent audio retailers in the U.S., Music Direct sells audiophile hardware, audiophile music and analog gear including turntables, vinyl records, SACD, import and domestic vinyl and more. Jim Davis, founder and President of Music Direct stated, “Taking more

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WAVES AUDIO TO OFFER ATTRACTIVE NEW PRICES

KNOXVILLE, TN, January 3, 2011 — As part of an ongoing strategy to make its products more accessible and reach an even wider audience, Waves is announcing that they have released new, attractive pricing across their entire product line. This latest move joins the company’s other promotional activities such as free live events and online webinars which bring leading producers and engineers directly to the audio community.

In an era when hit singles and award-winning recordings are being created anywhere and everywhere, beginning January 2011, Waves is announcing price changes that are at an average of 40% lower then the 2010 price list MSRP. The freedom offered by today’s technology opens up a new world of unlimited creative possibilities and Waves is proud to be part of that world.

“In a market where innovation and creativity are a top priority, Waves continues to develop progressive sales and marketing more

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GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL ANNOUNCES NEW APOGEE ENSEMBLE SWEEPSTAKES GIVEAWAY

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— As part of its ongoing sweepstakes series, GC Pro highlights Apogee’s Ensemble, the first all-digitally controlled professional audio interface designed specifically for Mac®, a $1995.00 value—

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, January 3, 2011 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, announces the latest in its ongoing series of online sweepstakes at www.gcpro.com. The new contest is now live and will run through March 31, 2011, shortly after which a brand new contest will begin.

Several times a year, GC Pro management selects one particular product from a high-end gear manufacturer to feature on the website and give away as that sweepstakes prize. This newly announced sixth contest features Apogee’s Ensemble, the first multi-channel digital audio interface designed specifically for use with Macintosh® computers, a $1995.00 value. Ensemble is more

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KORG USA TO DISTRIBUTE ELEMENTS LINE OF INNOVATIVE MODULAR AUDIO SOUND REINFORCEMENT PRODUCTS FROM HK AUDIO

— Established German brand makes U.S. debut with exclusive distribution by Korg USA —

MELVILLE, NY, December 23, 2010 — Korg USA, exclusive U.S. distributor of Korg, Lâg and VOX products, announces a new entry into its line of premium M.I. and Professional Audio brands. As of January 2011, the company will take on exclusive U.S. distribution for the Elements line of HK Audio products. With global headquarters and engineering based in Germany, HK Audio has been bringing to market high quality and environmentally responsible sound reinforcement systems for over 20 years. Their Elements line of portable audio products will be debuted in the U.S. by Korg USA at the 2011 Winter NAMM trade show.

Korg USA President Joe Castronovo noted, “In line with Korg USA’s longstanding reputation as a brand builder, we welcome the opportunity to develop the HK brand in the U.S. HK is a high-quality more

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GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL LAUNCHES NEW SECTION OF WEBSITE

— New dedicated section highlights amazing deals on unique high-end audio gear —

Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, has gone live with a new section of its website titled “GC Pro Clearance,? (http://gcpro.com/clearance/), which makes available to customers some amazing deals on unique high-end audio gear. This section is updated on a regular basis and provides further discounts on a wide selection of professional audio products and accessories.

The new section of the site features a streamlined interface and straightforward navigation, with the ability for customers to search for products by: Keyword; Category; Price Range; Zip Code; Miles from Zip Code; National Search; Just Added; and Image. “The new clearance section is seamlessly integrated into the site’s main pages and offers our customers the latest news on items that are competitively priced for more

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GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL MAKES SURE THAT ANARCHY RULES FOR PRODUCER BOB EZRIN

— Legendary producer and now co-owner of Anarchy Studios finds that moving from Los Angeles to Nashville was seamless because GC Pro has him covered in both cities —

Bob Ezrin has had a lot of continuity in his career. The producer for artists including Alice Cooper, Pink Floyd, KISS and Peter Gabriel, Ezrin – an inductee to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame perhaps best known as co-producer of Pink Floyd’s iconic LP The Wall – continues to work with many of those same artists today, including last year’s Scratch My Back with Gabriel, and extending his long relationship with Cooper through Welcome 2 My Nightmare: The Shriekquel, currently in production. So it’s not surprising that Ezrin has relied on Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, to keep him at the cutting edge more

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