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KORG USA OFFERS MULTIPLE SP-170 DIGITAL PIANO GIVEAWAYS

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MELVILLE, NY, March 9, 2011 — During the month of March, Korg is giving away a series of Korg digital pianos to help build the next generation of musicians. On three Fridays in March (March 11, March 18 and March 25), Korg will give away an SP-170 Digital Piano complete with matching stand. The SP-170 represents piano, pure and simple. No bells, no whistles, just the finest piano sound and most realistic piano touch available in its price range.

To enter, consumers in the U.S. can complete a short online entry form at www.korg.com/sp170giveaway. Please see the website for full details.

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Yes Master Rises from the Deep with the Help of Carl Tatz Design

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— One of Nashville’s top mastering suites comes back strong with new cutting-edge PhantomFocus™ Technology after devastating flood damage and ten-month renovation —

Nashville, TN: “At first I was actually frightened, as if I had been transported to the planet Jupiter and then just became giddy with the realization that I had this incredible monitoring system in my mastering suite – it was that dramatic.�

That’s how Jim DeMain described his first listening experience after Carl Tatz implemented a new state-of-the-art PhantomFocus™ System 2 for Yes Master Studios in Nashville after the facility’s ten-month post-flood renovation. Tatz had designed the facility back in 2004 along with an early-iteration PhantomFocus System.

DeMain has been very successful, staying booked over the years with a wide array of clients and GRAMMY® awards, including most recently the GRAMMY-nominated Band of Joy by Robert Plant.
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ENDLESS ANALOG NAMES KMR AUDIO AS U.K. DEALER FOR CLASP® (CLOSED LOOP ANALOG SIGNAL PROCESSOR)

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— System inventor Chris Estes will tour U.K. studios for demonstration sessions this spring —

NASHVILLE, TN, March 8, 2011 — Endless Analog announces that it has appointed KMR Audio as its U.K. dealer for its CLASP® (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor), the critically acclaimed pro audio product that invisibly merges real analog tape with Pro Tools and other DAWs. The system has been on demonstration since mid-February in KMR’s dedicated listening room at the company’s London headquarters. CLASP’s inventor Chris Estes and his team will be in the U.K. this spring to help hold demonstrations at area recording studios. Interested studios should contact KMR as soon as possible, as demonstrations are limited and will be booked on a first-come-first-served basis.

KMR Sales Manager Stefan Pope exclaimed, “CLASP is probably the most exciting thing to happen to the recording industry for ten years. more

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EAW® KF740 Loudspeakers Are the Centerpiece for L.A.’s Supperclub®

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Longtime EAW user Michael Lacina of San Francisco-based JK Sound chose a wide selection of EAW components to provide powerful, clean sound

Whitinsville, MA, USA, March 9, 2011 – The latest addition to the international Supperclub® group of dining and entertainment establishments recently opened in Hollywood, California. The venue features a flown, custom, five-way EAW® line array system that covers the dance floor and a smaller EAW system installed in the bar area. In addition, four EAW MicroWedges provide monitoring for DJs and guest music artists. Four EAW UX8800 four-channel digital signal processors manage the speaker systems, which are powered by Lab.gruppen amplification.

Sound designer and contractor Michael Lacina of San Francisco-based JK Sound specified a line array with substantial headroom in order to provide distortion-free coverage throughout the room and also to ensure longevity. “There are 16 compression drivers, 16 mid-range, more

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EAW® Offers Contractors and System Integrators KF200NT Loudspeaker Module

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Small loudspeaker module is ideal for Corporate A/V, performing arts venues, houses-of-worship and more

Whitinsville, MA, USA, March 8, 2011 – EAW®, a world leader in audio system solutions, offers its KF200NT loudspeaker module. KF200NT is one of EAW’s three recently unveiled comprehensively integrated NT models in its award-winning KF Series. An ideal scalable solution for corporate A/V, performing arts venues, houses-of-worship, retail, ballrooms, theaters, theme parks and more, the KF200NT is quickly becoming a favorite among contractors and system integrators worldwide.

The KF200NT consists of a single 10-inch woofer with 2.5-inch voice coil and a coaxial mid-high driver consisting of 8-inch cone MF with 2-inch voice coil, and 1.75-inch voice coil compression driver HF, and it features a perfectly matched 1500-Watt amplifier. Engineered by EAW’s Whitinsville, Massachusetts, USA-based design team, the KF200NT delivers premium performance in a compact design that offers a more

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Stadium Red’s Music Creation And Lifestyle Company Spans All Genres With AKG Microphones

As one of the most successful and relatively new studios in the recording and production industry, Stadium Red relies on a full arsenal of AKG microphones to provide the best customer service, while making award-winning hits for clients. Built from an older, dormant studio space, Stadium Red has won eight GRAMMYâ Awards in its first four years of business, including four out of 11 nominations in nine categories in 2011.

Located in Harlem in New York, NY, the studio was purchased in July 2007 and opened that September as a one-room space. Founder and CEO Claude Zdanow has since built his ‘music creation and lifestyle company’ into a 6,000-square-foot state-of-the-art space with four studios and a mastering suite. With a tight budget and a much shorter list of clientele in 2007, Zdanow steadily stocked his microphone collection with reliable and diverse AKG equipment.

“When we first opened, we more

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Hal Leonard Ships Rockin’ Your Stage Sound

A Musician’s Guide to Professional Live Audio, by Rob Gainey

Montclair, NJ – Hal Leonard Books, the musician’s best source of books on the music business, audio technology, instrument history, and more, is shipping Rockin’ Your Stage Sound ($24.99), a step-by-step guide for improving your stage sound with over 170 stage tips for musicians and 100 tips from players in national acts.

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Rockin’ Your Stage Sound is designed to help musicians understand what they will be facing onstage during a performance and how they can best use their gear to improve their sound on stage. Professional live-sound engineer Rob Gainey combines his experience and observations with the perspectives of successful players from various genres of music.

Rockin’ Your Stage Sound offers conventional and radical approaches to solving stage problems and gives musicians multiple strategies for achieving the more

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Jose Rizo’s “Mongorama” Masters at Bernie Grundman’s

Latin Jazz Celebration Mixed by Tommy Vicari

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Pictured at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood are (L-R) Mongorama mixer Tommy Vicari, music director and flautist Danilo Lozano, bandleader Jose Rizo, and mastering engineer Bernie Grundman. Photo by David Goggin.

Bandleader Jose Rizo joined mixer Tommy Vicari for the mastering of the debut album from “Mongorama,” a new, 9-piece, latin-jazz ensemble formed by KJazz radio personality Jose Rizo (host of ‘Jazz on the Latin Side’), exploring the early Mongo Santamaria charanga-jazz material of the 50′s and early 60′s.

Conga legend Mongo Santamaria, saxophonist Chombo Silva and flautist Rolando Lozano performed an exciting latin jazz sound driven by cuban charanga rhythms and old-school straight ahead jazz. “Mongorama” celebrates this music preserving the old-school element, yet refreshing it with a modern perspective.

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