Archive for May, 2010

KEN BLECHER JOINS POWERSOFT U.S.

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Powersoft U.S. meets Powersoft Global (L-R): Ken Blecher, VP/Director of Business Development U.S.; Thomas Bensen, VP/Director of Operations U.S.; Luca Giorgi, Sales Manager; Luca Lastrucci, MD Mobility Division; Thomas Mittelmann, Business Development Manager; Claudio Lastrucci, MD R&D; Carlo Lastrucci, President; and Antonio Peruch, MD Production.

New Appointment Reflects Powersoft’s Strong Commitment to U.S. Operation

Farmingdale, NY, May 27, 2010 – Claudio Lastrucci, managing director of amplifier manufacturer Powersoft, headquartered in Italy, announced the appointment of Ken Blecher as Vice President and Director of Business Development for the U.S. operation of Powersoft Advanced Technologies, LLC. With more than 25 years of experience in the manufacturing, contracting and consulting segments of pro AV integration and tour sound, Blecher will be teaming up with Thomas Bensen, U.S. Vice President and Director of Operations, at Powersoft’s U.S. facilities in Farmingdale, NY. Blecher will be at InfoComm 2010 (Booth C7798), June 9 to 11, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, to meet with clients and press. more

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LECTROSONICS WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY HELPS DAYTON KROC CENTER THRIVE

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Dayton, OH – May 2010… The newly opened Kroc Center (also known as the Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center) is one of thirty-one planned community centers now built or proposed for construction across the United States. Operated by The Salvation Army and funded by a $1.5 billion donation from the estate of the late Joan Kroc (widow of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc), the Kroc Center is a community center where children and families are to be exposed to different people, activities, and arts that would otherwise be beyond their reach. As part of the audio-visual / sound reinforcement infrastructure that enables community center staffers and others to communicate with those who participate in the facility’s various programs, the Dayton Kroc Center is equipped with wireless microphone technology from Lectrosonics. more

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Harman Professional Shows Its World-Class Capabilities At Spectacular Opening Ceremony For Expo 2010 Shanghai China

Harman brands BSS Audio, Crown Audio JBL, Soundcraft and Studer will support the theme of the world’s largest-ever world’s trade fair, “Better City – Better Life�, with the advantage that Harman Professional technology brings to everything application: “Better Sound�

SHANGHAI, China — Underscoring its leadership in audio technology design and manufacturing, Harman (NYSE: HAR), a leading provider of branded audio and infotainment electronics for the home, the car, and sound professionals, today announced that key Harman products will play a crucial role in the Opening Ceremony for Expo 2010 Shanghai China, which takes place on April 30, 2010, in Shanghai. more

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Soundcraft’s Success Above The Arctic Circle Continues As Bodo Kulturhus Invests In Vi6

BODO, Norway – Bodo, the second largest city in north Norway, and home of the Bodo Kulturhus, is located just north of the Arctic Circle.

The Kulturhus, literally “House of Culture,� is a performing arts center known for staging its own theatrical and musical productions as well as being host to touring productions covering a wide spectrum of music and performing arts. more

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Global Effort as L-ACOUSTICS and Bros Technic Join Forces with Canada’s Christian & Missionary Alliance

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ANTALYA, Turkey — L-ACOUSTICS’ Turkish distributor, Elit Light&Sound Technologies, recently assisted the Christian & Missionary Alliance of Canada with its biannual Assembly in Antalya, Turkey, providing the requisite PA system and manpower.

Usually held in Canada, the organization’s proposal to hold it in Turkey posed a unique situation for Scott Murley and Mark Lasebnik, technical director and FOH engineer, respectively, who have been supporting the C&MA Assembly for more than 16 years. more

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Paul Brown Tunes Nashville Studio with Auralex

Photos by Rick Farrah. Left to right Paul Brown & Guitarist Lou Rodriguez.

NASHVILLE, TN, May 26, 2010 – Paul Brown of Ocean Souls Studios in Nashville, TN, recently turned to Auralex Acoustics to treat his new recording studio. Brown’s years of experience as a keyboardist, producer, engineer, and arranger helped him hone his brand of “Memphis Soul� with such artists as Ann Peebles, Jimi Jamison (Survivor) and blues legend Bobby Rush. more

15th Annual TEC LA Open a Hole-in-One

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Audio Pros turn out at Malibu to golf for safe hearing

Walnut Creek, CA – May 26, 2010 — Nearly 100 audio professionals came out to play at the 15th Annual TEC LA Open Golf Tournament, held on May 17 at the Malibu Country Club, Presented by the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio the ever-popular charity event was sponsored by Guitar Center Professional and Shure. Though the weather was cool with some sprinkles thrown in, it was a fun day for all on a challenging course, with numerous contests and extra attractions to entertain the golfers.
Proceeds of the tournament support the House Ear Institute’s hearing health outreach services for audio professionals and the TEC Foundation’s TECnology Hall of Fame, recognizing the most historically significant audio innovations and inventors, held annually at the AES Convention. more

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Custom EAW® Loudspeakers Selected for Yoshi’s San Francisco

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EAW®’s Strategic Engineering Group customizes AX Series to keep the club’s sightlines clear without compromising the sound

Whitinsville, MA, USA, May 24, 2010 – Famed jazz venue Yoshi’s most recent venture, in San Francisco’s Fillmore Heritage Center, carries on the tradition begun by Founder Yoshi Akiba and her partners Kaz Kajimura and Hiroyuki Hori in 1973, when they opened a tiny sushi restaurant and jazz club in Berkeley. The new location is a 28,000-square-foot, two-story, state-of-the-art venue that features the best of local, national and international jazz artists, with seating for 417 in the jazz club and nearly 371 in the restaurant and lounge. more

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GENELEC 8020A ACTIVE MONITORS ASSURE GREAT SOUND FOR METROVISION’S HD-1 REMOTE UNIT

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— HD-1 has covered the Olympics in Vancouver, Yoko Ono in New York, the Yankees in spring training and much more with two sets of Genelec 8020A Active Monitors —

NATICK, MA, May 24, 2010 — New York-based production and broadcast service provider Metrovision’s HD-1 remote production truck has recently been a fixture for the audio production of high-profile events. In just the first few months of 2010, it has been a key part of the sound production for numerous events. Highlights have included comedian/commentator Bill Maher’s recent HBO special; Yoko Ono’s “We Are Plastic Ono Band� 77th birthday celebration concert at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (featuring Eric Clapton); the Winter Olympics in Vancouver; more

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GC PRO APPOINTED DEALER FOR VIOLA AUDIO LABORATORIES LUXURY HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPONENTS

viola — A perfect complement to its Ocean Way Monitoring Systems, GC Pro expands its product offerings to the high-end audio market sector with Viola Audio Laboratories —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, May 20, 2010 — GC Pro, the outside sales division of Guitar Center, is pleased to announce it has been appointed a dealer for the Viola Audio Laboratories range of high-performance audio components. The announcement was made by Rick Plushner, GC Pro Director, and further enhances the company’s ongoing growth and expansion. A perfect complement to GC Pro’s Ocean Way Monitoring Systems, Viola Audio Laboratories was founded in 2001 by leading designers Tom Colangelo and Paul Jayson. Viola Audio Laboratories designs and manufactures a complete range of high-end audio products that are employed in the finest stereo and home theater environments, including preamplifiers; mono, stereo and multi-channel power amplifiers; and electronic cross-overs. more

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