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MARSHALL JMD:1 SERIES GUITAR AMPLIFIERS TAKE THE STAGE AT 2010 FLORIDA GRAMMY® SHOWCASE

showcaseMELVILLE, NY, July 27, 2010 — Marshall Amplification was recently chosen as an equipment sponsor for the 2010 Florida GRAMMY® Showcase held in Miami Beach, Florida.

The distinctive sounds of Marshall JMD:1 Series amps were heard throughout the event, which consisted of live performances from six unsigned acts selected from hundreds of entries. Miami-based acts Jahfe and Derek Olds took home grand prize and runner-up honors, respectively. more

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KORG SV-1 STAGE VINTAGE PIANO FEATURED AT 2010 FLORIDA GRAMMY® SHOWCASE

MELVILLE, NY, July 27, 2010 — Korg was recently chosen as an equipment sponsor for the 2010 Florida GRAMMY® Showcase held in Miami Beach, Florida.

The distinctive sounds of Korg’s SV-1 Stage Vintage Piano were heard throughout the event, which consisted of live performances from six unsigned acts selected from hundreds of entries. Miami-based acts Jahfe and Derek Olds took home grand prize and runner-up honors, respectively.

This year’s Florida GRAMMY Showcase was part of the opening night of the 2010 Florida Music Festival and Conference.

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WAVES MASTERS ON TOUR HOSTS CHRIS LORD-ALGE EVENTS AT STERLING SOUND AND SWEETWATER MUSIC

cla post event1 — GRAMMY® winner discusses Waves Chris Lord-Alge Artist Signature Collection —

KNOXVILLE, TN, July 22, 2010 — The Waves Masters on Tour event series held special sessions featuring legendary mixer Chris Lord-Alge on the evenings of Saturday, July 17, 2010, at Sterling Audio in New York City’s Chelsea Market, and Monday, July 19, 2010, at Sweetwater Music in Fort Wayne, Indiana. For over 20 years, the GRAMMY® winner has been the mixer of choice for rock and roll royalty, with credits including Green Day, U2, Nickelback, Foo Fighters, Bon Jovi, Pink, Alanis Morissette, Dave Matthews Band, All American Rejects and countless others. At these Waves events, Lord-Alge discussed and demonstrated his latest collaboration with Waves, the Chris Lord-Alge Artist Signature Collection. more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA HONORS ARK PRODUCTIONS & MARKETING WITH COVETED PRESIDENT’S AWARD

ark productions STOW, OH, July 22, 2010 — Audio-Technica is pleased to announce that Pine City, New York-based Ark Productions & Marketing has been presented with A-T’s prestigious President’s Award. The award was presented by Marc Lee Shannon, Audio-Technica Vice President, Sales, and John Cheese, Territory Manager, Professional Products, to Ark Productions Principal Tim Chamberlain. The coveted A-T President’s Award was presented at a ceremony during this year’s InfoComm Expo on June 9th in Las Vegas, Nevada. more

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GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL APPOINTS DOUG SIMPSON TO SPEARHEAD NEW DEDICATED ENTERTAINMENT/HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY SALES AND SUPPORT ARM IN LAS VEGAS

doug simpson — Industry veteran Doug Simpson will address and support the audio/video needs of the Las Vegas hotel, club and recording studio sectors —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, July 22, 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 Doug Simpson to spearhead a new sales initiative specifically geared toward providing the Las Vegas market with special access to all of GC Pro’s services, with a particular focus on the hotel/hospitality industry. The announcement was made by GC Pro Director Rick Plushner, and represents the division’s ongoing commitment to the continuing growth of GC Pro as a turnkey supplier for professional end users. more

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XANTECH SETS NEW STANDARDS, MEETS NEW CHALLENGES IN IR CONTROL WITH NEW SERIES

— New Red/95, Green/85 and Blue/25 series IR kits keep customers on the cutting edge with Xantech IR control —

SYLMAR, CA, July 21, 2010 — Xantech Corporation, the company that invented the concept of extended IR control for audio/video systems, is once again setting the standards for excellence in that area to keep up with the continuous changes occurring in A/V technology and living styles in the form of an entirely new line of products: its Red/95, Green/85 and Blue/25 series. more

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GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL HELPS OUTFIT THE BACKSTAGE “HAY BALE STUDIO? AT BONNAROO 2010

bonnaroo1WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, July 21, 2010 — In the sweltering June heat, over 75,000 excited concert fans descended upon Manchester, Tennessee, for the ninth Bonnaroo Music and Arts festival, June 10-13, 2010. With headliners including Jay-Z, Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Wonder and Kings of Leon, and a grand total of 160 acts over four days on five main stages and a number of side tents, this year’s Bonnaroo was bigger than ever. Backstage, many of the festival’s acts were asked to lay down tracks in a purpose-built recording studio, outfitted with the help of Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users. The recorded tracks were mixed and mastered immediately and transferred to the radio tent next door for broadcast on radio stations nationwide. more

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HARMAN PROFESSIONAL GROUP EXPANDS ITS ROLE WITH THE RECORDING ACADEMY® PRODUCERS & ENGINEERS WING®

HPro’s AKG Acoustics, JBL Professional and Lexicon named official 2010 P&E Wing Sponsors

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 20, 2010) — The Producers & Engineers Wing® of The Recording Academy® announces a sponsorship agreement with the Harman Professional Group (HPro)’s leading audio brands AKG® Acoustics, JBL Professional and Lexicon. As official P&E Wing sponsors, AKG Acoustics, JBL Professional and Lexicon will participate in a variety of activities throughout the year, including being the title sponsor of high-profile regional Academy Chapter events, having a presence on the P&E Wing section of the recently launched GRAMMY365 member Web site and serving as a participating member of the P&E Wing Manufacturers Council. more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA INTRODUCES AT2021 CARDIOID CONDENSER MICROPHONE

at2021-1 — Designed for home studio and stage applications, AT2021 provides extended frequency response, high maximum SPL and a wide dynamic range, all at a budget-conscious price point—

STOW, OH, July 19, 2010 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, offers the new AT2021 Cardioid Condenser Microphone. Ideal for home studio and live applications, the low-profile AT2021 offers an extended frequency response, high maximum SPL and wide dynamic range. The microphone’s condenser design provides studio-quality performance for vocal and instrument applications, and is outstanding for acoustic guitar, overheads, piano and group vocals. The AT2021 is also available packaged with the acclaimed AT2020 in the AT2041SP Studio Pack. more

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EAW®’s Avalon System Loudspeakers Become the Gold Standard for VDP’s Clubs

clapham gold1The recently opened Clapham Gold in Johannesburg, South Africa, is the fourth of the company’s highly successful nightspots to have the renowned EAW® Avalon system as its main music system

Whitinsville, MA, USA, July 19, 2010 – The World Cup has put South Africa high on the world’s must-watch list, and the capital city’s nightclub scene is up to the task, thanks to the VDP Group’s club designs and great sound from EAW®’s incredible Avalon Series. The newest jewel in VDP’s global crown is Clapham Gold, which opened earlier this year in Johannesburg. The sound system, designed and installed by Johannesburg-based Surgesound, is the fourth of VDP’s South African locations to use the same Avalon Series components in the same system configuration. Other VDP Clubs include the Manhattan Club in Johannesburg and the Clapham Grand in Durban. more

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