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McNally Smith College of Music Student Named Miss Minnesota

KATHRYN KNUTTILA — CROWNED IN WEEKEND EVENT AND RECIPIENT OF SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS — IS STUDYING MUSIC COMPOSITION AT ST. PAUL’S RENOWNED MUSIC SCHOOL

WHO: Kathryn Knuttila, a 23-year-old native of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, and a current Junior studying for her Bachelor’s Degree in Composition at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, was crowned Miss Minnesota over the past weekend during the annual pageant. Knuttila’s older sister, Kari Knuttila Heisler, held the same title in 2001. more

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Black Toast Music Marks 20th Anniversary with Continued Music Placements in Hit TV Series

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Chatsworth, CA, June 23, 2010—Marking its 20th anniversary year, prominent independent music publisher/production music library Black Toast Music and its CEO/owner/founder Bob Mair (photo at right) are celebrating the occasion with continued success in securing prominent music placements within a variety of hit television series. more

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COUNTRYMAN DELIVERS TROUBLE-FREE PERFORMANCE ON CARRIE UNDERWOOD’S “PLAY ON TOUR�

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Menlo Park, CA – June 2010… When the late NASA flight director and manager Eugene Kranz said, “Failure is not an option,� during the troubled Apollo 13 mission in 1970, he certainly wasn’t referring to on-stage electronics at a music concert. Those words, however, have an equally special meaning for Randy Lane, the front of house engineer (FOH) responsible for ensuring great sound and glitch-free performances during the live concerts of Country music singer/songwriter Carrie Underwood. To help ensure the best possible sound for a number of stringed instruments, Lane depends on the Type 10 DI from Countryman Associates. more

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Snowblind’s “Lord of the Rings” Video Game Gets Dangerous

Craig Duman with Dangerous Music ST/SR & 2-Bus LT

Craig Duman of Snowblind with Dangerous Music ST/SR & 2-Bus LT

Game Audio Guru Craig Duman adds Dangerous 2-Bus and Monitor ST/SR to his Mix

Edmeston, NY – June 22, 2010 – Craig Duman is the sound design and music expert at Snowblind, a Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment Company that specializes in video games. Duman has over fifteen years experience in game audio and has worked on over 75 games for many of the top companies in the industry including Interplay, Shiny and Rock Star. Duman is currently in the midst of creating audio for “War in the North,” a Lord of the Rings themed game that is highly anticipated by fantasy game players. It features all the latest in graphics and sound technology, including the audio in 5.1 surround. At Snowblind Duman has recently installed the Dangerous Music 2-Bus LT analog summing amp and the Dangerous Monitor ST/SR stereo and surround monitor controller. more

AES COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS STEER 129TH CONVENTION TOWARDS BRIDGE TO FUTURE

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SAN FRANCISCO: Guiding the 129th AES Convention Committee on their journey to the “Bridge To The Future,” which will culminate at SF’s Moscone Center Nov. 4-7, are Committee Co-Chairs Valerie Tyler and Jim McTigue. AES Executive Director Roger Furness considers these team leaders outstanding co-pilots for the upcoming event. “Both Valerie and Jim are long-term AES champions who have participated regularly in previous convention as well as local section events. We are fortunate to have the benefit of their creative, managerial and technical skills at the helm of this year’s Committee,” Furness comments. more

Small Tree’s Customer Service Receives Rave Reviews from Veteran Industry Professional

inMotion DVS is an Ottawa-based HD video production company working with corporate, government, institutional and broadcast clients. Company President Pat McGowan has been involved with technology in media production for more than 25 years. In that time, he has never received better customer service from a technology vender than the service he recently received from Small Tree, manufacturer of Ethernet-based shared storage solutions for Mac users. more

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