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SurgeX Joins Forces With ESP

SurgeX_ESP.jpgPIPERSVILLE, PA – January 7, 2009 – SurgeX, a leading manufacturer of AC surge elimination and power conditioning products for the professional audio, video, broadcast and multimedia industries, announced today that it has merged its North American operations with Electronic Systems Protection, Inc. (ESP), a leading original equipment manufacturer of power protection technology.

The announcement reaffirms SurgeX’s position as the leading brand of power protection for the ProAV market and is a strategic addition to ESP’s power protection business. The merger will extend ESP’s product line capabilities and will enable SurgeX to both expand within existing markets and penetrate new markets utilizing ESP’s resources and expanded distribution. SurgeX management will join the ESP team and by late January all product manufacturing will be consolidated into ESP’s facility in Zebulon, NC. more

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PROMEDIA TRAINING ANNOUNCES DALLAS PRO TOOLS 8 ACCELERATED CORE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Sign Up Now And Receive A Free Upgrade To Pro Tools 8!

ProMedia Training, the leader in modern accelerated audio and multimedia training, is pleased to present an all-new Accelerated Pro Tools 8 Core Certification Program, January 14-27, 2009, at its state-of-the-art Training Center in Dallas, Texas. Featuring music producers and sound designers, Johnny Marshall and David Rosenblad, these pros will delve deep into using Pro Tools 8 for music and sound design production, as well as offering insight and training tips/tricks for working with Digidesign’s world-renown production software.

PMT’s Pro Tools Accelerated Core Certification Package is a 40 clock-hour package—offered in an intensive 5-day session—and includes two Digidesign certified courses designed for aspiring engineers, musicians, DJ’s and singer/songwriters who want to turn their creativity into reality. We introduce students to proper setup, recording, mixing, editing, loops, plug-ins, MIDI, and much, much more. Throughout the curriculum, students work with sophisticated HD systems and control surfaces, and upon successful completion, take the Digidesign exam for Certification.

The tuition package includes a free Digidesign plug-in (valued at $500). And, for a limited time only, when students sign up or refer a friend for the Music Production, Certification, Pro Packages, or Career Program -during the month of January- they’ll also receive a FREE upgrade to the incredible new version of Pro Tools LE 8!

The value of PMT’s offerings can be found in our modern, accelerated audio curriculum, designed to offer attendees an affordable, well-rounded practical education using contemporary production tools. We focus only on what they need to be creative and start a career as an audio engineer in a modern audio environment. Our faculty of engineering professionals have significant industry recognition including a dozen Grammy Awards, hundreds of Platinum and Gold Albums and multiple Emmys, and have successfully trained thousand of engineers.

About the Trainers:
Johnny Marshall is a music producer, composer, keyboardist, and post-production sound designer with over 25 years of professional experience. He owns Marshall Sound Design, a music production and sound editorial company in Dallas, Texas. As a music producer, he has worked with artists from Phil Collins, Pantera, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and ZZ Top. Recent projects include Texas country singer/songwriter Gary Kyle, producer/composer Amin Emam, Latino artist Orlando Salinas, and Manny Trevin, an upcoming alternative singer/songwriter. As a post audio sound designer, he mixed the “Tiger Woodsâ€? documentary, recently awarded A&E’s “Biography of the Year”, and garnering an Emmy nomination for “Best Sports Documentaryâ€?. Other recent projects include feature films such as “The Imposterâ€?, “Confessions Of An Action Starâ€? and “Shroudâ€?. www.marshallsounddesign.com

David Rosenblad has 20+ years working as a sound designer, composer, music producer, sound editor and recording/mix engineer. He is president/owner of DRM Productions, Inc. and its companion studio facility, Sir Reel Sound in Dallas, TX. His company provides comprehensive post audio services for documentaries, feature films, episodic television, TV/radio commercials, and music projects. He’s worked with a wide arry of artists such as Herbie Mann, Freddy Fender, the deathray davies, Everclear, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Allan Holdsworth, Cheap Trick, The Flaming Lips, Maynard Ferguson, and Brave Combo; and clients including PBS, HBO, MTV, HDnet, History Channel, Think Film, New Films International, and many others. Current film projects include sound design for the PBS documentary, “Nowhere But Texas 2�, “Get Out� an ongoing series for HDnet, and for feature films including “Angela’s Body�, “The Significant Other�, and “From The Dark�. Recent TV/Radio spots include work for Toyota, and Castle Park and Silver Springs theme parks. www.drminc.com

For course specifics, go to: www.promediatraining.com/catalog/prospackage.php

About ProMedia Training
With locations in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Nashville, San Diego, and New York, ProMedia Training is the leader in modern accelerated audio and multimedia training. In addition to individual instruction at professional facilities, the company provides on-site training for corporations, allowing industry professionals to upgrade their skills in their own working environment—some of which include MTV, HBO, and Turner Broadcasting; Dolby Labs, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and Loyola University. The faculty includes Grammy and Emmy Award winners that have worked on hundreds of gold and platinum albums with such artists as U2, Aerosmith, Ricky Martin, Steely Dan, Ozzy Osbourne, Outkast, and Dixie Chicks. ProMedia Training partners with manufacturers such as Digidesign, Apple, Propellerhead, and Waves. ProMedia Training is the leading authorized Digidesign Pro School, having certified more students than any other organization. For more information visit: www.promediatraining.com

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GRAMMY AWARD WINNING RAP ARTIST T.I. SPREADS HOLIDAY CHEER AT THE INSTITUTE OF PRODUCTION AND RECORDING

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, January 07, 2009 – Students at the Institute of Production and Recording (IPR) recently received a holiday treat when leading rap mogul T.I, who is nominated for four Grammy Awards this year, visited the school. The multi-platinum recording artist met with IPR’s entertainment professionals of tomorrow to shed light on a number of topics pertaining to the music industry. more

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HOLOPHONE® MOVES HEADQUARTERS TO WHERE THE GRASS IS GREENER

ONTARIO CANADA, JANUARY 7, 2009 —Holophone®, the leading manufacturer of surround microphones, has moved its headquarters out of the city of Toronto and into a 150 year-old farmhouse in historic Schomberg, in the township of King, Ontario. The larger facility allows the company to continue to expand and the quieter, ranch-like setting inspires creativity. more

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ProMedia Training Announces January 2009 Promotion: Free ProTools v8 Upgrade!

Sign Up Or Refer A Friend to a Digidesign Certification Package Or Audio Career Program And Receive A FREE Pro Tools v8 Upgrade!
PMT’s Enrollment Package Values Just Got Even Better With Inclusion of Digidesign’s Hottest PT Version

ProMedia Training, the leader in modern accelerated audio and multimedia training, is pleased to announce that it includes a FREE upgrade to Pro Tools v8 as part of it’s programs for students enrolling prior to January 31, 2009. ProMedia Training’s programs just got more valuable with the inclusion of Digidesign’s hottest Pro Tools version! Anyone who signs up or refers a friend to PMT’s Music Production, Certification, Pro Packages (which also include a free plug-in from Digidesign worth $500), or our Career Program (which includes a complete, mobile Pro Tools studio worth $6500), gets this special Pro Tools offer!

Digidesign’s Pro Tools 8 is better than ever, featuring a gorgeous new interface, dozens of new plug-ins, five new virtual instruments, exciting new scoring and MIDI features, more editing and mixing capabilities, improved ease of use, and enhanced performance. Get the most comprehensive music and sound creation features and functionality, and the proven, dedicated platform for world-class audio production—all in a single application.

ProMedia’s Audio Career Program provides students with a proprietary Pro Tools centric education, a mobile pro studio and the industry credibility they need to accelerate their creativity and start a career in the music and audio post production industry; and it just takes three months! The program includes a complete, self-contained mobile Pro Tools studio worth $6500 providing students with the equipment they need to create and pursue career opportunities.

ProMedia’s Music Production and Certification Package is perfect for the beginner and intermediate user wanting to produce professional results, obtain industry recognition with Digidesign Certification and learn music technology in just 14 days.

PMT’s Professional Certification Package is for the sophisticated audio professional who use Pro Tools daily looking to develop cutting edge skills, maximize efficiency and obtain industry recognition with Digidesign Certification in just 10 days.

About ProMedia Training
With locations in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Nashville, San Diego, and New York, ProMedia Training is the leader in modern accelerated audio and multimedia training. In addition to individual instruction at professional facilities, the company provides on-site training for corporations, allowing industry professionals to upgrade their skills in their own working environment—some of which include MTV, HBO, and Turner Broadcasting; Dolby Labs, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and Loyola University. The faculty includes Grammy and Emmy Award winners that have worked on hundreds of gold and platinum albums with such artists as U2, Aerosmith, Ricky Martin, Steely Dan, Ozzy Osbourne, Outkast, and Dixie Chicks. ProMedia Training partners with manufacturers such as Digidesign, Apple, Propellerhead, and Waves. ProMedia Training is the leading authorized Digidesign Pro School, having certified more students than any other organization. For more information visit: www.promediatraining.com

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THE RAPCOHORIZON COMPANY DOMINATES CABLE OPTIONS WITH ITS SIGNATURE DOMINATOR CABLE LINE AT WINTER NAMM 2009

ANAHEIM, CA, January 7, 2009 ― The RapcoHorizon Company, a trusted supplier of audio interfacing products for over 25 years, is showcasing its high-end Dominator cable line at Winter NAMM 2009 (Booth 4558, Hall C). dominator-silver-flex-instrument-cable.jpg

“The RapcoHorizon Company’s Dominator series gives performers distinctive variations of sound,� says Lucas McCulley, marketing specialist, The RapcoHorizon Company. “Since debuting our Dominator line in 2007, we have expanded it to offer Silver-Flex, as well as the original Gold-Tuned series instrument cables, which represents sound perfection and is exemplar of the other high-end cables available within our Dominator series. This reinforces our goal in providing our customers with choices.�

The Dominator SilverFlex line features instrument and microphone cables in two different configurations to fit every need. The entire SilverFlex line in Dominator is jacketed with a rugged TechFlex outer skin and a clear inner conductor to add durability and appeal to the cable. SilverFlex Series speaker cables are available in 12 and 10 gauge sizes with bare annealed copper conductors, all of which are silver-plated and “mega-stranded� for enhanced performance and lower capacitance.

The original Dominator “Gold Tuned” series offers four individual types of wire, each presenting unique characteristics. The Dominator Gold Tuned guitar cables provide performers with the ability to choose their own distinctive sound. These are manufactured using the four different types of Dominator wire and include additional components inside each of the connectors that actually “tuneâ€? the output of the guitar to the input of an amplifier or effects pedal.

The RapcoHorizon Company, located in Jackson, Missouri, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of audio, video, home theater, data and telecommunications cable in both bulk wire and assemblies. Used worldwide by concert touring sound companies, video and sound contractors, recording studios, system integrators, audiophiles and musicians, The RapcoHorizon Company’s products provide optimal flexibility and premium performance. The company’s state-of-the-art Custom Shop can modify existing products or build new devices to meet any need. For more information, please visit The RapcoHorizon Company’s Web site at www.rapcohorizon.com.

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PRODUCE IT NOW SELECTS WORXAUDIO TECHNOLOGIES TRUELINE SYSTEM

chargrove_hi.jpgGreensboro, NC – January 2009… WorxAudio Technologies, a leading manufacturer of loudspeaker systems for the pro touring and install markets, is pleased to announce that Produce It Now, Incorporated, a high-end special events design/production company serving the Washington DC. metropolitan and surrounding areas, recently expanded its arsenal of WorxAudio Technologies loudspeaker systems by taking delivery of two of the company’s TrueLine M80X2-P line array systems and two TL215S-P subwoofers. more

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