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THE RECORDING ACADEMY® PRODUCERS & ENGINEERS WING® PRESENTS GRAMMY SOUNDTABLES®: MWA! – MIXING WITH ATTITUDE

-A Panel of Experts Examine and Discuss How to Create Mixes That Stand Out from the Pack-

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (September 28, 2009) — The Producers & Engineers Wing® of The Recording Academy® will present the 21st Annual GRAMMY SoundTables® in conjunction with the AES Convention on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, from 2:30 – 4 p.m. This unique event, entitled “MWA! – Mixing With Attitude,” will provide a close-up look at how some of the top producers and engineers create mixes that stand out from the pack with the power and personality to not only please the artist, producer and record label, but have excellent sound quality at home, in the car, on the radio, and on MP3.

Translating the excitement from a recording session to its final mix is a high-pressure art form. This GRAMMY®-winning panel work with both attitude and craft to create tracks that rise more

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GENELEC MONITORING LETS JEFFERY ALAN JONES COVER ALL THE BASES, FROM MUSIC TO MOVIES TO VIDEO GAMES

— Composer, sound designer and producer for high-profile projects says that Genelec speakers give him the consistency and reliably great sound that lets him cut easily across media and genres —

Jeffery Jones

NATICK, MA, September 28, 2009 — If a music dictionary sought to define the word “eclectic,� it would do well to simply refer to Jeffery Alan Jones. The composer, arranger, pianist, producer and sound designer has enjoyed a successful and varied career. He has been involved with music and sound for feature films, including The Gold Retrievers, featuring Billy Zane and Steve Guttenberg, Man Woman Film starring Cameron Diaz and The Seamstress, featuring Lance Henrikson. Jones has also written arrangements and orchestrations for several shows and ensembles, including the Chicago Pops Orchestra, the Hollywood Symphony and the Culver City Civic Light Opera. He was the winner of the 2002 Los Angeles Composer more

GC PRO CONTINUES TO EXPAND OPERATIONS WITH NEW FACILITIES, INITIATIVES AND EVENTS

— GC Pro continues to hire knowledgeable account managers across the country, while customers access and evaluate all types of equipment in each of GC Pro’s 33 locations —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, September 28, 2009 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, continues to expand its operations and is poised for another round of market growth. The range of positive indicators includes the significant expansion of its sales force, which now boasts 65 staff members and 33 key locations nationwide; a newly designed / enhanced website featuring a series of online sweepstakes; a successful systems and products installation initiative and an expansion of product offerings that will be shown at the upcoming 127th AES Convention. All of these factors have contributed to the company’s growth over the past year and explain GC Pro’s increasing market more

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127th AES Activities for Sonic Studio

Company Set to Launch, Demo & Preview New Professional Solutions

New York – October 9, 2009 — Back in Manhattan, the audio community will gather at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center for this fall’s 127th Audio Engineering Society Convention. Sonic Studio, LLC will be there, launching new products, demonstrating new releases, and providing a glimpse at future technologies of interest.

The company will stage the first public showing of several new items. A brief look at the convention highlights include:

• the release of the new PreMaster CD™ 3.1.2
• the release of the new soundBlade™ 1.3.5
• previews of the new Amarra™ Computer Music Player 1.1
• previews of the new secureDDP™ 1.1
• an on–site event in conjunction with Airshow Mastering
• on–site demonstrations of current software, Series 300™ hardware & future product releases

During the convention, Sonic Studio will be exhibiting more

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SOLID STATE LOGIC FEATURES MATRIX, X-DESK, X-RACK AND XLOGIC I/O PRODUCTS AT AES 2009

Consoles and Digital I/O Deliver SSL Sound, Functionality and Quality to Smaller Installations

NEW YORK – Solid State Logic will feature the new Matrix and X-Desk consoles along with X-Rack and XLogic Digital I/O modules at the 127th AES Convention, Booth 321 at the Jacob Javits Center from October 9 to 12. The new Matrix and X-Desk continue the legacy of the industry changing AWS 900 + SE by delivering SSL sound and quality to smaller installations, while the X-Rack brings the sonic capabilities and functionality of the SSL flagship Duality console to any studio. XLogic I/O units provide extremely reliable and cost effective pathways to DAW systems. Shown for the first time in the U.S. at AES is the groundbreaking XLogic MX4 PCIe audio I/O and processing card and DSP powered software mixer. more

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RUSS BERGER TO PRESENT AT SURROUND SOUND LIVE SEVEN AT AES 2009

Berger to Discuss Monitoring Surround in Acoustically Small Spaces

NEW YORK, NY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2009 — Russ Berger, president of Russ Berger Design Group (RBDG), will be sharing his industry expertise in small room acoustics as part of the Surround Sound Live Seven symposium taking place on October 8, 2009 at the Manhattan Center in New York, NY. The symposium is one of several special events to be held during the Audio Engineering Society (AES) 2009 convention. more

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JDB Sound and Point Source Audio Publish Critical Health Reminders for all Microphone Users

personal mics wp“How Personal Microphones Can Save Your Health,â€? a FREE educational article published by JDB Sound Acoustics and sponsored by Point Source Audio, is a timely reminder about proper microphone etiquette during this heightened period of deadly flu viruses.

JDB Sound Acoustics, an acoustics consulting firm and Point Source Audio (PSA), a specialty manufacturer of earset microphones today officially announced the availability of the newly revised “How Personal Microphones Can Save Your Health,� a FREE article to help remind all microphone users about the importance of good microphone etiquette:  following proper guidelines in using and cleaning microphones—and to avoid sharing microphones if at all possible. The article is available for immediate download at www.jdbsound.com and www.point-sourceaudio.com.   

Joseph De Buglio, principal consultant of JDB Sound Acoustics and author of the article, stresses that despite taking all precautions more

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Legendary Country Music Duo Brooks & Dunn Top The Charts With AKG Wireless Microphone Systems

Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn are two of country music’s most successful artists and together, Brooks & Dunn have recorded 23 # 1 hits, sold over 30 million records and have won more than 80 major industry awards. Brooks & Dunn are currently on tour celebrating their 10th studio album titled, “Cowboy Town� and their monitor engineer, Kurt Springer, has selected a complete AKG wireless system that encompasses over 30 AKG products for the tour.

Brooks & Dunn have relied on AKG products for a number of years and are currently using a diverse collection of wireless products, including an AKG WMS4500 wireless system, AKG 520 headset microphone, AKG D7 handheld microphone, AKG IVM4 in-ear monitoring system as well as the vintage AKG C12 tube microphone.

The selection of over 30 AKG products for Brooks & Dunn was an easy decision for Springer as the headsets more

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JBL VRX Line Arrays Go To The Mat For Ricky’s Audio Corporation At WWE Events In Puerto Rico

Showcasing the power and light weight of JBL VRX Constant Curvature line array speakers, Ricky’s Audio Corporation provided the sound equipment and services for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) professional wrestling events in Arecibo and Ponce, Puerto Rico on September 5 and 6, 2009, respectively. The audio system for the events included powered VRX line arrays and dbx signal processing for system control.

Both WWE events featured matches with such WWE stars as the Undertaker, current WWE World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk, and WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho and Big Show. The September 5 event in Arecibo took place at the Manuel Petaca Iguina Coliseum, while the September 6 event in Ponce was held in the Juan Pachin Vicens Auditorium. Both venues have seating capacities of more than 12,000 people.

The sound reinforcement system included a total of 24 JBL VRX932LAP Crown-powered Constant Curvature line more

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Hip-Hop Artist Jay-Z Delivers The Right Beat To Fans With The AKG WMS4500 Wireless Microphone System

World-renowned hip-hop artist Jay-Z brings new flavor to his current tour by deploying the AKG WMS4500 wireless microphone system and the AKG C5900 vocal microphone for reliable and accurate audio transmission on stage. Production Manager/FOH Engineer Bryon Tate selected the AKG wireless system for its ability to capture and accurately deliver Jay-Z’s lyrics on stage.

The WMS4500 provides a wide-range of versatility in many areas such as frequency selection and diversity, efficient set-up and delivers outstanding sonic quality. “I find that my show day setups are easily adjusted inside any venue size and complexity, from the small house of blues show to heavily populated frequency areas such as large scale television events,� Tate said.

The wireless microphone system offers improved audio capabilities versatile enough to handle multiple users and multi-channel applications simultaneously. The WMS4500 is available in two new frequency bands: Band 7 and Band 8, providing more

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