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Chris Theberge, Founding Member of Grammy-Nominated Groove Collective, Launches Boutique Mixing, Production, and Recording Studios in Manhattan

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NEW YORK, NY, January 31, 2011 – Theberge Music Works, Inc. (TMW), a music production company and provider of music for events for over 15 years, has opened a boutique NYC recording studio on Manhattan’s Upper West Side under the name Music Works NYC [http://www.musicworksnyc.com].

On-going launch events have featured a jam session led by percussion royalty Giovanni Hidalgo, as well as appearances by Grammy winner and world music icon Youssou N’Dour and his protege Aurelio Martinez. Current sessions include visiting UK production whiz Deewaan (Lady Gaga “The Remix Album”) who just finished producing an album by up-and-comer reggae/pop artist Nando, celebrity voice-overs, and currently, pioneer engineer Carlos “C12â€? Bess (WuTang Clan) is mixing a world music featuring a who’s who of jazz and world music artists.

Past and current TMW clients include Discovery Networks, Harvard University, Lifetime more

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Andrew Nagel Named L-ACOUSTICS Installation Support Manager

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OXNARD, California — Bolstering its commitment to the fixed installation market, L-ACOUSTICS US announces the appointment of Andrew Nagel to the new post of installation support manager.

Effective February 1st, Nagel reports to Cédric Montrezor, global head of installation support for L-ACOUSTICS. “Andrew is certainly a welcome addition to our installation support team,” notes Montrezor. “Given his proven track record as a talented A/V system designer, I know that he will be instrumental in helping us advance L-ACOUSTICS’ efforts to deliver exemplary support to our permanent install client base. Furthermore, Andrew will serve as the primary technical contact for our systems integrators across the Eastern US.” more

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JBL Accepts TEC Hall of Fame Award on Behalf of Lansing Iconic, The World’s First Studio Monitor

Widely regarded as the world’s first studio monitor, the Lansing Iconic was inducted into the TEC Hall of Fame in ceremonies held at the 2011 NAMM show in Anaheim, January 15th. The Iconic was developed specifically to meet the needs of film and audio production control rooms, and was introduced in 1937 by James B. Lansing, the founder of JBL. Its 2-way configuration of a 15-inch woofer and compression driver/horn high-frequency section established the standard for studio monitor systems, still in use today.

Accepting the award for JBL was 35-year JBL veteran Mark Gander. Gander noted, “This is the fifth loudspeaker to be inducted into the TEC Hall of Fame with components designed by Jim Lansing. His loudspeaker design innovations were seminal to virtually all aspects of recorded and reproduced sound, and we at JBL are proud to carry on his traditions and embody his spirit of innovation in more

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The Conga Room at LA Live Turns Up the Beat With JBL Loudspeaker System

The Conga Room is Los Angeles’ number one Latin music venue, hosting top performers from around the world and offering a diverse range of Latin, world beat, urban, jazz, rock en Español and pop/rock. Located in the LA Live downtown entertainment district, The Conga Room recently upgraded its audio system with the installation of a complete JBL loudspeaker system comprised of VP (Venue Performance), VerTec and VRX Series loudspeakers.

Owned by celebrities including Jimmy Smits, Jennifer Lopez, Paul Rodriguez, will.i.am and others, The Conga Room combines musical excitement with style, sophistication and fine dining. When the owners decided to upgrade the audio system, they turned to Sound Image of Escondido, California for the audio system design and installation, in collaboration with AVS Production Group of the Bronx, NY. Both companies have 60 years combined experience in providing sound for stadiums, clubs, museums, houses of worship and other large venues.
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Harman IDX Information Delivery System Provides Comprehensive Life Safety Solution Fronted By Best In Class Airport FIDS Software

Providing systems integrators in the European transportation and infrastructure markets with a robust, high-performing life safety paging system with airport Flight Information Display System (FIDS) software, Harman Professional’s IDX Information Delivery System today made its European debut at ISE 2011. Capitalizing on the advanced design capabilities of Harman’s HiQnet™ System Architect™ and coupling that with paging specialist Com-Net Software’s ECLIPSX FIDS, the co-developed Harman IDX System features Crown CTs, and BSS London technologies. The combined result is great sounding, highly reliable audio networks with application-engineered interfaces and control in a versatile, cost-efficient package.

According to Van Williamson, Sales & Marketing Manager Commercial Systems, Harman Professional, IDX provides European integration professionals with an array of attractive features and benefits that, essentially, deliver the best of both worlds. “IDX builds on the best-performing audio components and software and the transportation community’s justifiably-preferred interface and software. We look forward to working with more

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hsr|ny’s AUDIO EXPERTISE BRINGS AMC’S HIT ZOMBIE DRAMA THE WALKING DEAD TO LIFE

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Mixing Maestros Help Actors Recreate Emotional Dialogue for ADR Work

hsr|ny, a leading audio/video post-production house that provides top-of-the-line sound design, mixing, original dialogue recording, automated dialogue replacement, offline/online editing, sound effects and stock music, recently worked on the automated dialogue replacement (ADR) for the first season of AMC’s Golden Globe nominated-drama, The Walking Dead. more

RTW’S TOUCHMONITOR SERIES WINS iF PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD

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International Forum Design Honors Company’s Innovative New Line of Audio Metering

COLOGNE, GERMANY, 31, JANUARY, 2011 – RTW, a leading manufacturer and distributor of professional audio metering and control devices, proudly announces that the company’s TouchMonitor series of products, the TM9 and TM7, has won an iF Product Design Award. more

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Harman Professional Appoints Aaron Simon To Position Of Director of Licensed Products

Harman Professional has appointed Aaron Simon to the position of Director of Licensed Products. Simon will be responsible for spearheading an ongoing range of new and existing initiatives specifically designed as part of a strategic music artist endorsement program, providing top multimedia offerings within the Harman product and technology portfolio. He will report to Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Michael MacDonald.

Prior to joining Harman Professional, Simon led the strategic marketing, partnerships and promotions department at Disney Music Group. Simon was responsible for overseeing partnership and promotions for major artists including Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers and Selena Gomez.

A results-driven leader with over 16 years of marketing and partnership experience working in the music and entertainment industry, Simon also worked with record companies such as Jive Records (Sony/BMG), Atlantic Records (Warner Music Group) and Virgin Records (EMI), where he was responsible for marketing strategies more

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Small Tree to Reveal GraniteSTOR ST-RAID II at NAB 2011

At NAB 2011, Small Tree will unveil the first Ethernet-based shared storage system to support 6Gb SAS/SATA protocol end-to-end with the introduction of GraniteSTOR ST-RAID II (Booth SL10505).

As with its original ST-RAID system, Small Tree’s ST-RAID II includes direct attached shared storage technology designed specifically for Final Cut post-production professionals looking for economical, functional and easy to manage storage solutions.

“ST-RAID II was the logical evolution to our original shared storage system,� said Corky Seeber, president of Small Tree. “We’ve received a lot of interest from mid-size to larger post-production facilities looking for an Ethernet-based shared storage solution that would provide the performance of Fibre Channel without the budget-crippling cost.�

Providing robust (greater than 600MB/sec), consistent performance over Ethernet networks while offering optimal cost-efficiency, ST-RAID II’s low latency ensures there are no dropped frames in SD or HD. Available in 8-, more

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Full Sail University Announces 8 Graduates Have Been Nominated For Grammy® Awards

Full Sail University announced today that eight of its alumni are nominated for this year’s GRAMMY® Awards airing live on CBS Sunday, February 13, 2011. A total of 74 Full Sail University graduates worked on 53 nominated projects, dominating categories such as Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Engineered Album-Classical, to name a few.

In addition, graduates of Full Sail University worked on all five projects nominated for Album of the Year, which includes The Fame Monster by Lady Gaga, Teenage Dream by Katy Perry, Recovery by Eminem, The Suburbs by Arcade Fire, and Need You Now by Lady Antebellum. Full Sail University graduates have worked on 16 GRAMMY®-award winning Album of the Year releases over the past 19 years.

Full Sail University graduates that are personally nominated include:

· Cristian Delano, Engineer, Album of the Year, The Fame Monster, Lady Gaga
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