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Drake Williams Teams With Burgin McDaniel

Veteran Designer Adds to BMD Brain Trust

Wimberley, Texas – February 25, 2009 — Burgin McDaniel Design, a Texas manufacturer of boutique analog audio gear, is pleased to announce a partnership with freelance hardware designer Drake D. Williams. Williams’ most recent position was with Rupert Neve Designs, where he was responsible for hardware formulation on a variety of products, from Legendary Audio’s Masterpiece to the acclaimed 5008 console and the entire Portico range thru to the Fidelis concept prototype.

Williams, a man of few words, says “I’m a hardware designer, some folks think I’m a damn good one too.� Kevin Burgin, co–owner of Burgin McDaniel Design, elaborates. “Drake and I were two of the three founding members of RND so, to be able to work with him again is quite an honor. Reunited with our old partner, we will be able to continue our mission, supplying the industry with beautifully designed products, both for functionality and sonic quality, in a timely and professional manner.�

Travis McDaniel, the better looking half of Burgin McDaniel Design, adds that “Kevin and Drake work great together. Kevin comes up with the ideas. He thinks something up, and I build a prototype then give Drake the schematic.� Williams takes up the story, “I’ll lay out the board and design the piece…We all pay close attention to quality and sound, only the best will do.� With Williams’ help, Burgin McDaniel is answering the call for a new product that will be released in 2009 and distributed exclusively by Atlas Pro Audio.

BMD co–founder Kevin Burgin with Drake D. Williams

About Burgin McDaniel Design
Burgin McDaniel Design (BMD) is a boutique manufacturer of analog audio products for engineers and musicians. BMD–badged lines are notable for their exceptional build quality and superior sonic performance. Their designs are seen on stage and in some of the world’s most prestigious pro audio products. Based in the pro audio hamlet of Wimberley Texas, Burgin McDaniel Design is dedicated to best in class solutions for their customers. More information is available on the web at BurginMcDaniel dot com.

About Drake D. Williams
Drake Williams lives and works near Wimberley, in the beautiful Hill Country of Texas. For professional design services, contact him at drakedwilliams at yahoo dot com.

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REEDSBURG, WI — Learning on the same equipment used by professionals gives students a clear advantage and a competitive edge for the future. That’s why Sound Devices is providing U.S. students with hands-on experience on its portable audio mixers, digital recorders and related audio equipment through its new U.S. Educational Dollars Program.

“Sound Devices’ field production equipment can be summed up as portable, durable, valuable, and affordable,� says Jamie Companeschi, Film Production Services Manager at Boston University who is currently using Sound Devices gear as part of her classes’ curriculum. “Having the company’s gear available to our student filmmakers is invaluable and perfect for our academic environment. The size, versatility, and easy-to-use Sound Devices 702T and 302 mixers deliver high quality and manageability in location sound recording.� more

SAE Institute of Technology Announces Gary Platt as VP of Academics.

SAAE Institute of Technology LogoSAN FRANCISCO, CA, FEBRUARY 23, 2009 — There are a finite number of players in the media career training world, and now two of the big fish are combining their knowledge to bring career training to new heights. Tom Misner, President and founder of SAE Institute of Technology has announced Gary Platt, co-founder of Full Sail University, The Recording Workshop, and Ex’pression College as the VP of Academics and Regulatory Compliance for SAE campuses in North America.

Tom Misner acknowledges the uniqueness of the new relationship, “At first I’m sure people will look at Gary joining SAE and pause to think about the impact of it. It’s pretty big with all the history we both have in education, and that’s one reason we like the idea. When you combine SAE’s know-how from 30 years in operation and campuses all over the world with Gary’s know-how from the multiple schools he’s successfully built and run; everyone can see that by working together we’re going to get a lot done, and make SAE’s education even better.� more

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henao_hi.jpgMiami, FL – February 2009… D.A.S. Audio, a leading manufacturer of loudspeaker systems, digital signal processing, and power amplification for the live sound and installation markets, is pleased to announce the appointment of Carlos A. Henao to the position of Sales and Technical Support. The addition of Henao gives D.A.S. Audio’s US headquarters yet another highly qualified audio professional to assist customers with operational aspects of the company’s products while also helping prospective customers make the best product selections for their applications. His appointment took effect January 2009. more

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