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ENDLESS ANALOG CLASP® NOMINATED FOR TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE & CREATIVITY AWARD

clasp — CLASP® system recognized in the category of Signal Processing Technology/Hardware —

Nashville-based Endless Analog today announces that its remarkable CLASP® system has been nominated for a 2010 Technical Excellence & Creativity Award in the category of Outstanding Technical Achievement, Signal Processing Technology/Hardware. more

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EAW® Loudspeakers Selected for National Festival in Iceland

icelandWhitinsville, MA, USA, September 9, 2010 – Every year, thousands of revelers travel from mainland Iceland to Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands) to celebrate the anniversary of the country’s inhabitation at the national festival Þjóðhátíð (Thjodhatid). This year, local EAW® distributor EB Sound and Lighting Systems provided and ran a flown EAW main speaker system together with an onstage EAW monitor setup. more

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MICHAEL WAGENER’S NEW WIREWORLD STUDIOS GETS OUTFITTED WITH THE HELP OF GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL

michael wagener German-born producer, engineer and mixer Michael Wagener has been a part of legendary hard rock and heavy metal albums from such bands as Dokken, Metallica, Skid Row, Mötley Crüe, Extreme and more, and he is also known as a co-founder and early guitarist for the well-known German band Accept. Operating his own studios since 1979, Wagener recently opened his new WireWorld Studios in Nashville, with gear supplied by Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users. Chad Evans, Nashville-based GC Pro Account Manager, was on-hand throughout the studio development process, recommending gear and helping with setup. more

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CLASP® GIVES PRODUCER DAVE BRAINARD AND ENGINEER BRIAN KOLB GREAT SOUND AT ANY SPEED

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— Coming off their first number-one album and single for country artist Jerrod Niemann, Brainard and Kolb are applying CLASP®’s unique true analog front end recording solution to tracks for up-and-coming artist Ray Scott’s next record—

The remarkable CLASP® (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor) system from Nashville-based Endless Analog, has reinvented analog tape recording for the digital age, and it has opened up other production techniques never before possible: namely, processing digitally-recorded audio to analog tape and back to the DAW, using variable tape speeds within the same session. Analog tape remains the gold standard for sonic quality of music recording, but tape’s linear nature had always meant that it could run at only one of several standard speeds on any one set of tracks – 7.5, 15 or 30 inches per second (ips). more

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia-Based Elements Club and Lounge Outfitted with EAW® Loudspeakers

cambodia Singapore-based ProAktiv Systems supplied and installed an EAW® speaker system with Powersoft amplification at the Elements Club and Lounge in Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia.

The club area, where the music is typically a mix of hip-hop, house and funk, features a pair of EAW Avalon Series DC2 three-way loudspeakers horizontally mounted above the raised dance floor. Four SB1002 dual-18-inch subwoofers provide additional low frequency coverage down to a floor-shaking 28 Hz. Powersoft Digam LD3004, D2002 and K3 amplifiers provide the power to the club sound system. Two ultra-compact EAW UB82e loudspeakers powered by a Powersoft LD2004 amplifier ensure even coverage to the DJ and VIP areas. more

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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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