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THE RENOWNED PEABODY CONSERVATORY CHOOSES GENELEC 8260A AND 8250A ACTIVE MONITORS TO TAME A CHALLENGING SURROUND CONTROL ROOM

peabody — Multi-purpose control room at the world-famous Peabody Conservatory had been plagued by uneven sonic response, but the 8260A’s ability to calibrate itself to accommodate any room design proved to be the perfect solution —

Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Conservatory, which has educated some of the world’s finest musicians and whose curriculum also has an extensive professional audio training component, recently purchased and installed an entire new 5.1 surround monitoring system from Genelec, the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology for three decades. more

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AO NORTH AMERICA LOOKS TO GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL FOR WIRELESS MICROPHONE SYSTEMS

ao — Medical education provider AO North America needed to completely update its wireless microphone systems for its lecture halls, and GC Pro stepped up with the right product on the correct frequency —

— AONA is the latest of a growing number of corporate clients to whom GC Pro is bringing its expertise —

Even as it continues to service the evolving music recording industry sector, Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, is developing a deep and expanding relationship with a growing number of corporate clients that require professional audio products and services. Serving clients in sectors ranging from defense to medicine to video gaming, GC Pro is taking a proactive stance and working with corporate clients who can benefit from their expertise, pricing power and depth of product. more

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SIGNATURE THEATRE DEPLOYS LECTROSONICS WIRELESS

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Arlington, VA – September 2010… Being located directly across the Potomac River from Washington, DC, Signature Theatre knew very well what it meant to operate in a crowded RF environment. With airports, radio and TV stations, the Pentagon, and countless other users of wireless frequencies all around, selecting a wireless microphone system that could readily adapt to the ever-changing frequency characteristics of the area was no small concern. Of course, frequency agility isn’t the only issue for theatre sound professionals. There’s also sound quality, the ability to easily hide transmitters in wardrobe, and reliability. Given all these factors, there was only one real choice in terms of which manufacturer’s equipment to select: Lectrosonics. more

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NEXO Loudspeaker Demo At Paramount Arts Centre Theatre

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems will hold a NEXO Loudspeaker Demo at the Paramount Arts Centre Theatre in Aurora, Illinois on Friday, September 10 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. The event is free of charge and open to all audio professionals. more

Grammy Winner Poncho Sanchez to Receive 2010 “Jazz Tribute Award” at 27th Annual LA Jazz Society Awards Dinner & Concert

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Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 2, 2010 — The Los Angeles Jazz Society’s (LAJS) 27th Annual Jazz Tribute Awards Dinner & Concert, honoring Grammy® Award musician Poncho Sanchez with the organization’s “Jazz Tribute Award,â€? will be held Sun., Oct 10, at the Los Angeles Marriott Downtown Hotel, it was announced today by LAJS President Florence “Flipâ€? Manne. Renowned pianist and composer Mike Melvoin will also receive a “Lifetime Achievement Awardâ€? from LAJS during the event, which raises money to promote music education, and the legacy of jazz, throughout Los Angeles. more

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Dangerous Music Releases the Stereo ‘BAX EQ’

Dangerous Music Stereo BAX EQ

New hardware Mastering and Mix Buss Shelving EQ is Inspired by the Classic P. J. Baxandall Shelving Curves
Edmeston, NY – September 1, 2010 – Dangerous Music announced today that it has begun shipping its new stereo ‘Dangerous BAX EQ‘ to international distributors and US dealers in quantities. The new one-rack space unit is ideal for use in mastering and as a final mix buss shelving EQ. Dangerous Music built the Bax in response to demand from a professional studio community searching for a broad-stroke sonic sculpting tool with a unique signature. The Dangerous design team took inspiration from the classic ‘Baxandall’ shelving curves of the 60′s and 70′s and created a high-fidelity equalizer with a 21st century mastering aesthetic. The result, as evidenced by engineers using the new EQ, is pure emotive expression with audiophile accuracy. The new Dangerous BAX EQ retails for $2529. US more

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EARTHWORKS MICS ON STAGE AND IN STUDIO WITH CANDLEBOX

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Baghdad, Iraq – September 2010… While success with one’s microphones in the studio is certainly important—after all, this is what sells records—success on the road can be far more daunting. The rigors of pro touring often wreak havoc with sensitive electronic equipment. Now combine the usual drops and bumps with hot, 120-degree conditions and dust that can only be found in harsh desert locales such as Iraq, and you begin to gain an entirely new appreciation for the performance characteristics and build quality of one’s microphones. Such is the case with the Seattle, WA-based band Candlebox and their experience with Earthworks microphones. more

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615 Music Acquires Kingsize Music Library

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Nashville, TN, Sept. 1, 2010 – 615 Music, one of the world’s leading providers of production music to the entertainment, broadcast, advertising, and corporate industries, and the recent winner of a national Emmy Award for “Outstanding Original Song� for NBC’s “Today Show,� has acquired noted production music library Kingsize Music NYC. Randy Wachtler, CEO/Founder, 615 Music, made the announcement. more

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Yamaha PM5D-RH for Foreigner ME Banda

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—From “Cold As Ice� to “Waiting For A Girl Like You� and chart topper “I Want To Know What Love is�, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world, racking up scores of smash hits, multi-platinum albums, and sold-out concert dates. Currently on tour and promoting their latest’ CD ‘Can’t Slow Down’, the band has chosen Lorenzo Banda to mix monitors and his choice of digital consoles is a Yamaha PM5D-RH. more

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TELEFUNKEN Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Legendary ELA M 251

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Pictured are the TELEFUNKEN 50th Anniversary editions of the renowned ELA M 250/251/270 large diaphragm tube microphones.

Special Commemorative Edition Includes Extra NOS Tubes and Accessories

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the ELA M 250/251, 250E/251E, and 270 microphones with exclusive commemorative system packages. Handsome leather-bound flightcases sport an embroidered 50th Anniversary logo, and the cable stand-mount feature the same gold diamond badge as found on the originals. more

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