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SWEETWATER NAMED API DEALER

api_radke_droppa.JPGJESSUP, MARYLAND – JUNE 2009: API Audio, one of the most enduring and respected names in pro audio, has appointed powerhouse dealer Sweetwater Sound to sell its unique brand of rack-mounted gear and Arsenal Audio by API line. The agreement gives users access to API gear in Sweetwater’s outlets. The timing is perfect, as the resolution of the analog vs. digital wars has placed a premium on high-quality, robust analog input chains. more

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SYMNET SOARS IN GOTHIC CHURCH

firstpresbyt_eriepa_exterior.JPGERIE, PENNSYLVANIA – JUNE 2009: Built in grandeur amidst the economic tide of the Great Depression, First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Erie, Pennsylvania is a spiritual and architectural gem. It is the only gothic style church in Erie, boasting amazing stonework, Tiffany stained glass windows, the largest pipe organ in northwestern Pennsylvania, and seating for 800 parishioners. First Presbyterian’s recently-completed $2 million renovation returned the gleam to those aspects of the building that were showing their age and, in addition, added an articulate sound system that blends seamlessly into the impressive stone columns of the sanctuary. For the first time in its eighty-year history, the church has a sound system possessing intelligibility and musicality worthy of its magnificence and at its heart lies a SymNet Express 4×12 Cobra with ARC-2i remote control panels. more

KEYBOARDIST BRIAN RUEDY SELECTS ASHLY LX-308B STEREO MIXER FOR UPCOMING TOUR

brian_ruedy.JPGMEDFORD, OREGON – JUNE 2009: Fans of guitarist Brian “Head” Welch were excited to hear recently that he would be embarking on his first solo tour since leaving Korn in 2005. Faced with an itinerary of tour dates across the U.S. and potential tour dates in Australia and Europe, Welch’s keyboard player and programmer Brian Ruedy went in search of a rugged, high-quality but compact onstage mixing solution, which he found in the Ashly Audio LX-308B stereo mixer. more

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SEAL’S “SOUL” TOUR GOES GLOBAL WITH SENNHEISER

seal_2009.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – JUNE 2009: Three-time Grammy Award-winner Seal is currently on a world tour to promote his sixth album “Soul,” which features such soul classics as “A Change is Gonna Come,” “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World,” “Stand by Me” and “People Get Ready” and is, for many, the high point of an already exceptional career. Having recently wrapped up the U.S. leg of his worldwide “Soul” Tour, Seal next heads to Australia for some promotional events before a busy summer of European dates and a return to Australia with his three-piece band and a stage full of Sennheiser and Neumann mics, a NET 1 system and Sennheiser personal monitor systems. more

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DANLEY LOUDSPEAKERS LOVE THE NIGHTLIFE AT MIAMI’S AERO BAR

aerobar_2.JPGMIAMI, FLORIDA – JUNE 2009: Located in the stunning heat of Miami Beach’s world-famous club scene, Aero Bar has been inspiring rumors of revolution in club design and philosophy since it opened less than a year ago. Aero Bar’s space and vibe are without antecedent and challenge conventions that appear tired and dated in its magical light. Alex Caballero, principle of southern Florida’s more

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VOICEOVER VETERAN, JOAN BAKER, ENDORSES NEUMANN

joan_baker.JPGNEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 2009: As the manufacturer of the high-end vocal microphones that have been integral to the voiceover industry since its inception, Neumann is pleased to announce its endorsement of Joan Baker.

In an amazing career that now spans two decades, Joan Baker has been “the voice” for hundreds of programs, promos, and commercials in TV, film, and radio. Her clients include ABC News, American Express, and ESPN, among countless others of equally high profile. more

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Crestron Announces New Northeast Director of Sales

chris-perkins_low.jpgIndustry Veteran to Manage Crestron Commercial and Residential Sales in Northeast Region

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, June 17, 2009 – Crestron is pleased to introduce Chris Perkins as its new Northeast Regional Sales Director, managing all commercial and residential sales activities throughout the Crestron Northeast territory. Perkins will be based at Crestron headquarters in Rockleigh, NJ and comes to Crestron from Kaleidescape, where he served as a Regional Sales Manager. His more than 20 years experience includes serving as Vice President, Sales and Operations for a custom integrator in Boston, and Vice President, Sales for New England AV retailer. more

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Meridian Offers Sensational Summer Trade-up Promotion

meridian_brand_marque_lockup_2.pngNew York, NY—June 2009—Meridian Audio has announced that it is offering owners of its CD players and Surround Sound Controllers a unique opportunity to trade-up to a higher level of performance this summer. The “Excellence to Perfection Program? will run from June 15th to September 30th. Meridian is offering a fixed value trade-up price for selected 500 Series, G Series and 800 Series Disc players and Surround Sound Controllers against the purchase of a new, higher specification model. more

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POWERSOFT SRL, ITALY ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF AUDIO SUITE CONTROL SOFTWARE FOR POWERSOFT AMPS

powersoft_audio-suite_screen-shot-300dpi.JPGFree Download Provides Comprehensive Amplifier and System Control

ORLANDO, FL, June 17, 2009 – Powersoft Srl, Italy, a world leading manufacturer of superior quality power amplifiers for the professional audio market, is proud to announce the official release and immediate availability of Powersoft Audio Suite software at InfoComm 2009 (Booth 6384). Audio Suite provides total PC-based control of the numerous parameters found in Powersoft amplifiers and represents the framework control protocol for current and future products. Visually representing all control and signal processing features, the software is downloadable free of charge from the Powersoft web site and will allow users to manage and monitor all K-series and remote versions of the Q, D and QTU series amplifiers. more

InfoComm 2009: URC’s New ZigBee Control System Eliminates RF Collisions

MX-880ZThe MX-880z remote and the MRZ-260 base station comprise a complete system designed to eliminate RF collisions caused by simultaneous button presses in installations with many users in range of each other.

Orlando, FL – InfoComm 09 – Booth 3506 – June 17-19, 2009 – Universal Remote Control®, Inc. (URC), the pioneer in control technology, today introduced its first ZigBee products. The MX-880z is a wand-style ZigBee RF (radio frequency) and IR (infrared) hard-button remote control with a two-inch color LCD screen, while its companion piece, the MRZ-260, is a ZigBee RF-to-IR base station. To further reinforce its commitment to ZigBee technology, URC also announced today that it has joined the ZigBee Alliance, an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost-effective, low-power, wirelessly networked monitoring and control products based on an open global standard. more

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