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THE TIN EAR STUDIO USES SOLID STATE LOGIC AWS 900+SE CONSOLE TO MIX NEW RICHARD MARX RELEASE

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NASHVILLE, TN – The Tin Ear Studio, a mix and overdub studio located on Nashville’s famous Music Row, recently mixed a new Richard Marx release collection on a Solid State Logic AWS 900+ SE console accompanied by an SSL X-Rack loaded with Dynamics Modules. Previously an all in-the-box, computer based facility, the addition of the AWS has improved the entire working environment for the studio, delivering classic analogue working topology and bussing with SSL’s signature SuperAnalogue™ sound. more

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The Guitar Frame: Smartest Way To Hang Your Guitar

the-frame-w-grip.jpgHuntington, NY–– Following the successful introduction of The Guitar Armoire, The Guitar Rack and The Guitar Stand, Hart Productions introduces The Guitar Frame, a handsome, unique and practical way to hang electric and acoustic instruments in any kind of living environment.

For the first time, The Guitar Frame lets guitarists and recordists hang their instruments in an attractive padded frame that allows fast, easy access to the guitar while protecting the instrument and enhancing the decor of a room.

The Guitar Frame is ideal for recording and practice studios, living spaces, rehearsal rooms and any setting where players want to get to their guitars without hanging them directly onto the wall, an approach that can damage the instrument and restrict access.

Equipped with a hanging cleat for quick, easy installation on any type of wall, The Guitar Frame features a standard more

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PWS INTRODUCES DB SERIES FILTERED RECEIVE MULTI-COUPLER

pws-db-16-front.JPGpws-db-16-back.JPGGround-Up Design Provides Breakthrough in Efficient Antenna Distribution

ORLANDO: Professional Wireless Systems’ new DB Series Filtered Receive Multi-coupler represents a breakthrough in high-quality antenna distribution. PWS General Manager Carl Cordes reports the DB-16 is designed to function as the backbone of a broad range of wireless antenna distribution system functions including broadcast, live sports, permanent install and corporate.

“After years of modifying other products to function effectively in diverse RF applications, our R&D team took a fresh look at the multi-coupler issue,” Cordes says. “The DB-16 was developed to meet the real-world needs of today’s hyper-congested RF world,”

Brand-agnostic, and compatible with most wireless receivers, the PWS DB Series eliminates the inter-mods, over-modulation, de-sensitizing, and over-sensitizing issues frequently encountered when working with multiple-manufacturer products. By incorporating cutting edge components, including multiple custom filters, more

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France 24 Upgrades With Trio Of Vista 5s

International news and current affairs TV station, France 24, has purchased three Studer Vista 5 consoles — all of which have been installed over the past two past months.

The Paris-based channel was launched in December 2006 to broadcast French news throughout the world in French, English and Arabic. It immediately became so successful that today it broadcasts 24 hours a days in French and English, and ten hours a day in Arabic (with Spanish due to be added shortly).

Since the complexity of multiple translations was making operation more and more difficult, France 24 decided to replace its three on-air consoles with Vista 5s, placing the order through Studer’s French distributors, Audiopole.

Jean-Philippe Blanchard, Director of the Broadcast Division at Audiopole, confirmed, “France 24 was being expected to handle more and more mix minus signals and simultaneous translations — and it was a nightmare more

YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO NAMES TWO NEXO MANUFACTURER’S REPS

BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯As part of a planned expansion, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) has added two additional manufacturer rep firms to spearhead sales of NEXO speaker products within North America.

ycas-marc-lopez_rob-joseph_ycas-paul-furtkamp.jpgR. Joseph Group, located in Columbus, Ohio, will be handling NEXO sales efforts in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania. “The speaker industry is in desperate need of a new leader,� states Rob Joseph, President of R. Joseph Group. “We firmly believe that NEXO is well positioned to assume this role with an unbeatable combination of high quality products, corporate stability, and dealer programs that directly address the challenges that most sound companies and systems integrators face today.�

Highway Marketing, based in Dallas, Texas, will be responsible for NEXO product sales in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. “Highway Marketing is proud to represent a quality more

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GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL AND METALLICA MARK TEN YEARS

— San Francisco-based GC Pro Account Manager Vince Bedford has supplied Metallica’s pro audio needs for a decade now, creating a long-term professional relationship —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, August 11, 2009 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, has become renowned for its ability to form long-term relationships with its customers. This year marks the 10th year that GC Pro Account Manager Vince Bedford, operating out of GC Pro’s San Francisco location, has worked closely with the members of 9-time GRAMMY® Award-winning heavy metal band Metallica. Not only has every band member turned to GC Pro during that time for professional audio equipment and specialty musical gear, but also so have members of the band’s crew, their friends and even family members.

“I have been with Metallica since 1999,� notes Vince Bedford. “It’s anything more

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LINKIN PARK SELECTED AS WAVES ENDORSERS

— GRAMMY® winners Linkin Park find “the right sound� with Waves —

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, August 11, 2009 — Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing software and hardware solutions, announces that multiple GRAMMY® winners Linkin Park have been named as the latest high-profile endorsers of Waves plug-ins. The band’s innovative instrumentation, with its layers of heavy, processed guitars and DJ effects, provides the perfect backdrop for the intense vocal interplay between rapper Mike Shinoda and singer Chester Bennington. With passionate dedication to songcraft, the recording process and their live show, Linkin Park are consummate performers and a welcome addition to Waves’ ever-expanding roster of artist endorsers.

Since bursting onto the music scene with 2000’s Hybrid Theory, Linkin Park’s unique blend of modern rock, hip-hop and electronica quickly established them as one of the biggest acts of the early 21st century. Hybrid Theory went on to more

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AKG WMS 450 and WMS 40 Pro Flexx Used By Serbia Singing Extravaganza Champion

With over three million judges tuning in to select the winner of the Serbian equivalent to American Idol, singer Darko Lazic turned to AKG’s industry leading vocal system to help him stand out as the Grand Star of Zvezde Granda. The final night of competition, which was held on June 20th at Belgrade Arena in front of a live audience of 18,000, was sponsored by production vendor Studio Berar and fully stocked with AKG’s rugged sound systems.

Auditions for Zvezde Granda began in September, with judges and producers visiting locations throughout all of Serbia. By June, the TV audience had narrowed the competition to seven contestants, all of who competed for the grand finale using AKG WMS 450 wireless microphones. The WMS 450 is a highly flexible wireless system that features perfect audio transmission. It provides cost effective, high-performance solutions for situations where several radio microphones will be used more

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THE RECORDING ACADEMY® TEXAS CHAPTER IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE PRODUCERS & ENGINEERS WING PRODUCES THE STATEWIDE P&E TEXAS TOUR 2009

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Engineers, Producers, Musicians and Composers Led Panel Discussions and Networking Opportunities Deep in the Heart of Texas, with Stops in Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Houston

Talents Including Joe Chiccarelli, CJ Eiriksson, Chet Himes, David Hough, Andy Murphy, Jay Aaron Podolnick, Chris “Frenchie” Smith and Others Covered Topics Ranging from Music Production and Engineering to Stereo and Surround Mixing, Mastering, Songwriting and Audio for Video

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (August 11, 2009) — As part of its ongoing effort to stimulate dialogue and share experience and expertise throughout the music technology community, The Recording Academy® Texas Chapter and the Producers & Engineers Wing presented “The P&E Texas Tour 2009.” Designed to appeal to both the novice and seasoned pro, this professional development series toured the state during June, July and August, producing events in the more

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Britain’s Peak Hire Ltd. Bolsters Its EAW Arsenal with Eight KF850 Series Virtual Array™ Modules and Eight SB1002 Subwoofers

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Whitinsville, MA, USA, August 11, 2009 – Peak Hire Ltd., based in Cheltenham in Gloucester, England, serves as one of the U.K.’s leading sound and lighting contractors. They provide skilled technical support for productions, concerts, theaters, conferences, outdoor events, etc., throughout the U.K. and Europe, and their hire inventory of sound, lighting, rigging, power, set and stage equipment is varied and extensive. Recently, they bolstered their inventory of products from EAW, a world leader in audio system technology, with the purchase of eight EAW KF850 Series Virtual Array™ System Modules and eight EAW SB1002 Large Format Flyable Subwoofers.

Peak Hire’s EAW arsenal was already sizeable, including 16 EAW KF730 Compact Line Array Modules and eight EAW SB730 Compact Line Array Subwoofers, along with a good stock of EAW JFX88 Compact Full-Range Loudspeakers, EAW JFX200i Compact Full-Range Loudspeakers and EAW SBX220 Compact Subwoofers. The purchase more

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