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THE INSTITUTE FOR THE MUSICAL ARTS HOSTS WSDG SITE VISIT

inst-mus-arts-group-_103.JPGNORTHAMPTON, MA: Rapidly approaching completion of their “dream studio complex,” founders of the Institute For Musical Arts (IMA) hosted Walters Storyk Design Group interior designer Beth Walters and architect/acoustician John Storyk at a recent site inspection.

In progress since 2004, IMA’s near million $ “Big Barn” conversion into a sophisticated teaching, performing and recording space represents the first world-class recording facility dedicated to training and supporting the work of female musicians and engineers. The 3000 + sq. ft. complex which includes a new 900 sq. ft. WSDG-designed control room/post-production suite (pictured) is on track to “go live” in October, 2009.

“We first met Beth and John in New York at an AES Convention,” June Millington recalls. When we described IMA’s mission they immediately wanted to get on board. The fact that we can provide our students and Rock ‘n Roll Camp for more

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SHURE HOSTS THREE LEGENDARY PRODUCERS FOR GRAMMY “SOUNDTABLE? EVENT

keith-olsen.JPGMike Clink, Ron Nevison, and Keith Olsen Share Stories From “Behind the Glass?

NILES, IL, August 17, 2009 — It isn’t often that one has the opportunity to hear three legendary producers tell stories about their experiences, but that is precisely what happened in the new, state-of-the-art S.N. Shure Theater at Shure’s Corporate Headquarters in Niles, Illinois. The Chicago Chapter of the Recording Academy invited Mike Clink, Ron Nevison, and Keith Olsen to participate in a GRAMMY “Soundtable? event entitled “Behind the Glass.?

“This was one of the most gratifying experiences I’ve had, personally and professionally, in my 20 years working at Shure,? said Mark Brunner, who moderated the discussion with the three panelists who have worked with artists ranging from The Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac to Guns N’ Roses and Led Zeppelin. “Some pretty serious homework was required to more

NSCA Expands List of Approved Courses for Recertification

Kramer Electronics, Termark Technical Institute Join Partner Provider Program

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, August 19, 2009 – Kramer Electronics and Termark Technical Institute were recently approved as NSCA Partner Providers, a program that awards NSCA Learning Units (LUs) to pre-approved manufacturer training courses for industry members looking to obtain the NSCA Certificate of Completion or to renew the EST-L2 certification. These new partners increase the number of industry courses that qualify for LUs to nearly 90, in addition to NSCA courses online and regionally throughout the year.

NSCA encourages organizations committed to the development and growth of the commercial electronic systems industry to apply for the program, which designates LUs to high-quality training programs relevant to the industry. The program helps connect partners to industry professionals, increase attendance in their education courses and receive free promotion of their education programs through NSCA.

Norah Hammond, NSCA senior more

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XANTECH LAUNCHES NATIONWIDE TRAINING PROGRAM, ADDRESSING HOW CHANGING MARKET CONDITIONS WILL BECOME AN ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE TO CUSTOM SYSTEMS INTEGRATORS

Nationwide Training1 — Xantech’s product range will enable integrators to take advantage of new market trends as the housing market recovers, including more efficient whole-house audio over cost-effective Category 5 structured cabling

— National training and certification will be available through September –

SYLMAR, CA, August 3, 2009 — As part of providing unparalleled support for its dealers and integrators, Xantech, a leader in the field of audio/video remote control and distribution for 40 years, announces a new nationwide training program for its DDS Digital Delivery System, going well beyond the technology itself. At a time of significant market shifts, participants will not only have the opportunity to become Xantech “Certified Digital Delivery Specialists,” but they will also have acquired significant insight into changes in their markets and how these changes affect business. As the housing market in the more

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SI Screens Partners with Apex Marketing, Inc. for Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky markets

Austin, Texas, August 5, 2009 – SI (www.siscreens.com) is proud to announce that it has partnered with Chesterton, Ind.-based manufacturer’s representative Apex Marketing, Inc. to serve the Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky markets.

“We are very excited to have Apex Marketing join the SI team,? said Blake Vackar, SI director of sales. “SI has made a strong push towards garnering strong relationships with our current and potential customers with our ever expanding line of industry leading home theater projector screens, as well as with our updated on-line sales tools and knowledgeable rep force. Apex will aggressively target our current and potential dealers and customers in the very important Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky territories by educating and delivering SI’s messages of providing the market with the industry’s most cutting edge projection screen technologies?.

Apex Marketing provides marketing, field sales, training, and full support for vendors of home theater/automation and more

New Online Communities, Tools and Training Aids from Soundcraft and Studer

No matter where you are—on tour, in the studio, at a venue or home—interacting with Harman’s two console companies has never been easier thanks to the recent launch of a range of online facilities and social networking sites. The new tools help you get the best out of your audio system, or for those who haven’t used a console before, how to choose the right one and instant training on how to use it properly.

The new Studer website, www.studer.ch , features whitepapers on Mixing in Surround, Virtual Surround Panning, and how to measure the true quality of sound. A series of tutorial videos can be downloaded explaining and demonstrating operational philosophies of the Vista digital console range. With Studer’s product range now spanning more audio markets, the site also features application-specific areas for broadcast, live sound, theatre, performing arts centres and Houses of Worship, with dedicated news sections more

NUVO TECHNOLOGIES RECAPS SPRING EDUCATION TOUR, ANNOUNCES CEDIA TRAINING DATES

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Whole home audio manufacturer also prepares for international dates.

Hebron, KY – July 30, 2009 – NuVo Technologies, the value leader in whole home audio, announced today that its Spring 2009 Know H.O.W. (Hands-On Workshop) education and training tour of 21 U.S. cities is now successfully completed. NuVo trainers educated more than 400 dealers and installers during the tour, which moves on to Australia, Canada and Europe over the coming months.

Trainings during the spring U.S. tour were divided into two types that suited the needs of both existing and new dealers and installers. A full-day course covering the entire product line was provided for dealers and installers new to NuVo, while a half-day advanced class afforded experienced NuVo installers the opportunity to get hands-on experience with new products without sitting through material they already knew.

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Create More Productive Employees with Convenient, On-Site Training

Reserve Your Training with NSCA U and Receive a $500 Discount

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, July 28, 2009 — Create a more productive and competent staff with the NSCA University educational courses of your choice delivered directly to your workplace.

Sending employees away for training is an investment of your time and money. To help NSCA members reduce costs, NSCA U can bring existing curriculum to your facility or build a new course specifically for your company. more

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NSCA Education Foundation Awards Scholarships

Students Look Forward to Joining the Industry

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, July 20, 2009 — The NSCA Education Foundation awarded 10 scholarships to students pursuing careers in the commercial electronic systems industry.

Recipients of the scholarships include:
• Jesse Ashby, Christopher Newport University, Theatre and Dance
• Matthew Ayo, Columbia College Chicago, Acoustics
• Jason Denner, Kirkwood Community College, Electronic Engineering Technology
• Byron Duarte, Columbia College Chicago, Audio Arts and Acoustics
• Gary Fine, Columbia College Chicago, Audio Arts and Acoustics
• Thomas Evans, Columbia College Chicago, Audio Design & Production
• Andrew Hart, Columbia College Chicago, Audio Arts and Acoustics
• John Hayes, Columbia College Chicago, Audio Arts and Acoustics
• Tyson King, Kirkwood Community College, Electronic Engineering Technology
• Dawn Meade, University of MD University College, Graduate School of Management and Technology, Information and Technology Systems more

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Queen’s University Saves Space with Vaddio Tracking System

hires-queens_b125.jpgMINNEAPOLIS, MN (July 15, 2009) – Vaddio, the leading manufacturer and OEM distributor of specialty PTZ cameras and high-end camera control systems, equipped Canadian-based Applied Electronics with a TrackVIEW automated camera tracking system to record class lectures and presentations for remote viewing at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. more

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