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A REFLECTION ON THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF TSUTOMU KATOH, FOUNDER OF KORG INC.

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MELVILLE, NY, March 29, 2011 — Tsutomu Katoh was born in Showa-ward, Nagoya City in Japan on August 28, 1926. After advanced graduation from Nagoya Shogyo commercial high school in 1943, He enrolled in the navy, where he was among the crew of the submarine “Koryu� (meaning dragon) during WWII.

After the war, he held a position at a trading company, and eventually went on to become the proprietor of a nightclub in the early 1960s. Tadashi Osanai, a noted Japanese accordionist, performed regularly at Katoh’s club. Katoh told Osanai, who was also an engineering graduate from Japan’s prestigious Tokyo Imperial University, that it would be nice to have a rhythm machine to keep the beat.

Katoh and Osanai teamed up to create and market the world’s first disk rotary rhythm machine. While working on the project, Mr. Katoh founded Keio Electronic Laboratories. more

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KORG USA HOLDS “WHAT WOULD YOU DO FOR A KRONOS?� PRODUCT GIVEAWAY VIDEO CONTEST

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MELVILLE, NY, March 30, 2011 — Korg USA is giving fans a chance to win its new flagship Kronos Music Workstation. The “What Would You Do for a Kronos?� video contest offers the opportunity for players to get their hands on one of the most talked-about and most anticipated music workstations, absolutely free. The contest runs April 1, 2011, through May 31, 2011.

Entrants must simply create an original YouTube video explaining or demonstrating what they would do for a free Kronos*. Each entry will be judged on its originality, creativity, entertainment value and number of views. All video files should be titled “What I Would Do for a Korg Kronos� and posted to YouTube. Then, entrants can submit the completed online entry form at www.korg.com/kronosvideocontest. Korg will select five finalists, and a panel of special Korg artists and staff more

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HK AUDIO NOW SHIPPING ELEMENTS LINE OF MODULAR SOUND REINFORCMENT IN THE U.S.

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— Popular German-based Pro Audio company brings its modular line array technology to the U.S.—

MELVILLE, NY, March 30, 2011 — Now shipping for the first time in the U.S., HK Audio offers its Elements modular sound reinforcement, which merges the benefits of modern line array technology with the portability and easy handling of ultra-compact P.A. systems. Elements enables users to easily put together a system suitable for every situation using just six easy-to-combine components. The system can be configured to support anything from an intimate speaking engagement to a multi-instrumental concert with a full 3600 Watts of Front of House power. Elements is based on line array technology for superb sonic performance, consistent with other product offerings from HK Audio.

Setting up the Elements system and tearing it down again is quick and easy. With E-Connect, HK’s proprietary integrated signal routing system, more

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WAVES AUDIO UNVEILS OneKnob PLUGINS

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— New plugin series features seven different processors, each with its own dedicated effect controlled by a single dial —

KNOXVILLE, TN, March 29, 2011 — Waves Audio announces the new OneKnob series, a set of seven plugins, each of which provides a particular effect controlled by a single knob. Great sounding and easy to use, OneKnob plugins feature the best of Waves’ award-winning audio processes, coupled with their simplest, most intuitive interfaces ever. For everyone from home recording enthusiasts to audio industry professionals, OneKnob plugins deliver high-quality, quick results, providing outstanding go-to solutions for studio and live sound work alike.

In the control room, in the DJ booth, or when mixing a live show — when users don’t feel like tweaking loads of parameters, and when they want to stay focused on the music and simply dial up some great-sounding effects — more

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GENELEC OFFERS 6010A BI-AMPLIFIED ACTIVE MONITOR AND 5040A ACTIVE SUBWOOFER IN DARK “MYSTIC� BLACK

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— Mystic Black finish is a bold new look for the award-winning 6010A and 5040A —

— The 6010A and 5040A provide the perfect solution for both stereo and surround sound applications in compact listening areas or on desktops —

NATICK, MA, March 29, 2011 — Genelec, the world’s longstanding leader in active monitoring, is shipping its 6010A Bi-Amplified Loudspeaker System and matching 5040A Active Subwoofer in a striking new finish, dark “Mysticâ€? black. The 6010A is Genelec’s smallest speaker system to date, measuring 7 1/8″ x 4 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ (height with Iso-Podâ„¢ 7 11/16″). The system has been designed for computer sound systems, workstations, Master Control Rooms, and other close proximity listening applications requiring a low-profile monitoring solution. It can even be plugged directly into personal music players for more

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New ADAM A77X Monitor Debuts at Prolight+Sound 2011

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Frankfurt, Germany––ADAM Audio, a leader in the field of professional monitoring, is launching its new AX monitor at the Prolight + Sound 2011. The A77X features the company’s acclaimed X-ART tweeter, new woofers and amplifiers, and completely re-designed speaker cabinets.

ADAM’s award-winning AX-Series originally included four high performance systems from the ultra-compact and fully professional A3X to the high performance A5X, A7X and A8X systems.

All models feature the new X-ART tweeter in addition to woofers and amplifiers that have also been completely reengineered with larger voice-coils and more powerful amplifiers for greater linear excursion and more output. A 5-year warranty is provided for all models.

The new A77X is equipped with the same advanced technologies as its acclaimed counterpart the A7X, but it produces much higher, compression-free maximum sound pressure levels and dynamics. Due to its power and radiation characteristics, it is ideally suited for more

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615 Music to Debut New Releases, Host Creative Suite for Audio Solutions, and Give Away iPad 2 During NAB 2011

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NAB, Las Vegas & NASHVILLE, TN, April 2011– 615 Music continues its aggressive library release schedule of original material, and will debut six new music CDs for NAB 2011 in Las Vegas. Randy Wachtler, 615 Music EVP made the announcement. NOTE: DURING NAB, 615 MUSIC WILL BE LOCATED AT NAB Booth #SL9615.

During NAB 2011, 615 Music will be sponsoring a Creative Suite at the Las Vegas Renaissance Hotel, from 9am-6pm on Monday, April 11th through Wednesday, April 14th. At the Creative Suite, visitors will have an opportunity to enter to win a brand new iPad 2.

Mark Agent, 615 Music Licensing Director, will be showcasing innovative new News Music, including custom packages for KTLA-TV and Journal Broadcast Group, at the Creative Suite. Discussions will include trends in music branding for local television, as well as more

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INTEGRATED MICROWAVE TECHNOLOGIES (IMT) BRINGS EXPERT INSIGHT TO THE STAGE AT THE 2011 NAB SHOW

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Leading Industry Professionals to Discuss “Efficiency in Broadcast Technology” at The Vitec Group’s Live Event Area

LAS VEGAS, MARCH 31, 2011 – Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving Broadcast, Sports & Entertainment and MAG (Military, Aerospace & Government) markets, will offer several presentations featuring industry experts discussing “Efficiency in Broadcast Technology” in The Vitec Group’s Live Event Area during the 2011 NAB Show in Las Vegas. more

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VOX NOW SHIPPING TONELAB EX IN ITS VALVETRONIX PEDAL LINE

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— New tube-driven modeling floor unit is enhanced for live performance —

MELVILLE, NY, March 28, 2011 — VOX Amplification is now shipping the ToneLab EX, the latest addition to its popular ToneLab line of Valvetronix modeling pedals. Offering more presets and more effects than previous models, ToneLab EX also introduces a number of new features designed to satisfy the needs of the live performer.

There are 200 ready-to-play programs instantly available in the ToneLab EX (100 user programmable; 100 preset). Fifty of the presets are “Song Presets� – each one created to capture the signature guitar tone of a well-known song, for instant playability.

Like all Valvetronix Series models, the ToneLab EX relies on a real 12AX7 vacuum tube (valve) to accurately capture the tone quality of a tube-driven amplifier, a feature not found in other modeling units. In addition to more

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KORG HOLDS “KRONOS ALL-ACCESS PARTIES� AT DEALERS THROUGHOUT THE U.S.

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— Limited Kronos sneak-peek events will give attendees the opportunity to be among the first to get their hands on Korg’s new game-changing, flagship workstation —

MELVILLE, NY, March 28, 2011 — Korg announces the Kronos All-Access Party series of events at dealers across the United States throughout April and May. These consumer events give attendees the opportunity to experience the new Kronos Music Workstation first-hand, in an intimate, informative setting. Hosted by select Korg dealers nationwide, these exclusive one-day-only events will include musical performances and open discussions. Korg’s Kronos crew will be on hand to provide live demos and answer questions. Best of all, attendees will be able to try Kronos for themselves.

Additionally, everyone attending will be eligible to win free Korg gear: the first 20 guests to arrive at each event will receive a free Kronos more

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