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Yamaha StageMix for Viper Alley

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha Stagemix software for the M7CL iPad app was recently installed into Chicago concert venue Viper Alley. Located in Lincolnshire, Illinois, the venue is the brainchild of Scott Greenberg, creator of the Wit, Chicago’s hippest boutique hotel. Viper Alley opened in early March with American Idol winner Lee DeWyze performing for two hundred online raffle ticket winners. The club also features a complete NEXO sound system. The installation was completed by Gand Sound Installations (Glenview, Illinois).

StageMix is an application for the Apple iPad that allows remote control of the Yamaha M7CL digital console’s mix functions via a simple, intuitive graphic interface from anywhere within wireless range. The application enables an engineer to set up monitor mixes from a performer’s position on stage directly controlling mix parameters via the iPad. Controllable parameters implemented in StageMix include Sends on Faders, Input Channel Faders, Input Channel On/Off, Input more

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Keith Prestidge Joins HARMAN’s Studer Team to Head up Sales in Asia Pacific Region

Keith Prestidge joined HARMAN’s Studer team this week as Sales Director, Asia Pacific reporting to Adrian Curtis and with a brief to grow the expanding region in Broadcast and Performance installations for Studer audio mixing systems.

Keith, previously General Manager at Klotz Digital Asia, has resided in the territory for 15 years. He started his professional life as a hands-on radio broadcast engineer and has spent 20 years in the industry, which has included periods in Project Engineering and Sales.

“Extending the Studer sales team with Keith based in Sydney will further improve our customer focus in the Asia Pacific sales region,� said Curtis, “he will work closely with Tat Nam Yee, our Studer Applications Engineer already located in our KL, Malaysia office.�

Currently spending two weeks training in the Soundcraft Studer factory and Customer Centre in Potters Bar, then further training in the Regensdorf facility near more

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Kenny Mixx Creates “Pure Music – No Hype!� With HARMAN’s JBL LSR6300 Studio Monitors at Patchwerk Recording Studios

Patchwerk Recording Studios is one of the premier recording and mastering facilities in the southeast. The Atlanta studio has recorded more than 60 gold and platinum albums. Patchwerk Recording Studios’ chief mastering engineer Kenny Daniels, aka Kenny Mixx, has worked with artists including B.o.B, Yo Gotti, Scrappy, Pit Bull, Yung Joc, Flo Rida, Rick Ross, T.I. and many others.

Kenny just finished mastering Sam Sneed’s long-awaited Street Scholars album, the final album to be released on hip-hop label Death Row Records. All of Kenny’s work is done using HARMAN’s JBL LSR6328P studio monitors and an LSR6312P powered studio subwoofer.

Kenny uses a minimalist mastering approach, which can be summed up in his philosophy of “Pure music – no hype!� Kenny noted, “If a song doesn’t require a specific piece of gear, then it is removed from the chain, eliminating any unnecessary processing. I don’t like ‘hyper’ compression, over-limiting more

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HARMAN JBL EON515XT Test Drive Sweepstakes Gives Participants a Chance to Win A Complete Harman Sound System Worth Over $13,000

HARMAN’s JBL Professional brand today announced that it is launching its EON515XT Test Drive Sweepstakes at participating JBL retailers. The promotion begins March 15, 2011 and runs through June 30, 2011, with a grand prize of a complete sound system including more than $13,000 worth of JBL, AKG and Soundcraft gear.

The EON515XT system, weighing a scant 32.5 pounds and delivering an impressive 132 dB max SPL, features a 3-channel mic/line mixer with adjustable bass and treble controls, a JBL 15-inch Differential Drive® woofer and a proprietary JBL high-frequency compression driver—both powered with Crown amplification. The EON515XT is road-tough with a molded black enclosure and metal grille, and it can be placed freestanding, pole-mounted or hung using its built-in suspension points.

The “Test Drive Sweepstakes� grand prize includes four JBL EON510 speakers, two JBL EON315 speakers, two JBL EON518S 18-inch subwoofers, one Soundcraft LX7ii mixing console, three more

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HARMAN’s DigiTech Launches HD Audio Streaming From RP Multi-Effect Pedals to Apple iPad

On the heels of the launch of Apple’s iPad2 and GarageBand, HARMAN’s DigiTech, a leading manufacturer of guitar signal processors, is now offering compatibility of its world-leading RP multi-effects pedals with the iPad. Guitar players around the world now have the ability to stream, record, and play back high definition audio tracks from their own instruments through DigiTech RP multi-effect pedals to an iPad. The HD audio streaming capability of RP multi-effect pedals allows players to take further advantage of the ever increasing number of applications for musicians available from the Apple App Store.

“As an early adopter of the Apple iPad, I immediately recognized the power and relevance of the platform for the working musician, and was determined to integrate it with our products,� stated Rob Urry, Vice President and General Manager of Harman Professional Signal Processing Group. “DigiTech’s mission for the last 26 years has been more

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LECTROSONICS WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY BEHIND 2011 NFL PRO BOWL REFEREE CALLS

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Honolulu, HI – March 2011… The 2011 NFL Pro Bowl, held January 30th at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu was a roaring success broadcast on FOX TV. This all-star event pitted the top NFL players in the American Football Conference (AFC) against those in the National Football Conference (NFC). For the 50,000 spectators in attendance—not to mention the millions of television viewers—this year’s game, where the NFC defeated the AFC (55–41), was eagerly anticipated. As the one who is responsible for enforcing the rules and maintaining the order of the game, it is vitally important the referee’s calls be clearly understood, so the wireless microphone technology must deliver bullet proof performance. That’s why Digital Hybrid® Wireless technology from Rio Rancho, NM-based Lectrosonics was deployed. more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA U.S. RESPONDS TO EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI IN JAPAN

STOW, OH, March 16, 2011 — Audio-Technica U.S. extends its deepest condolences to those affected by the 2011 Tohoku Pacific Coast earthquake. Audio-Technica Japan facilities have not been damaged by the disaster, and all employees are accounted for and safe. Operations at Audio-Technica Japan are normal, although minimally affected by power outages, as office workers with long commutes are working from home when possible via cell phone and computer. The company is constantly monitoring the status of operations at all sites, with safety being the number-one priority.

Audio-Technica U.S. is assessing the effect this disaster may have on its supply chain, but at this time no major disruptions are anticipated.

To help in the relief and recovery efforts for communities affected by the Tohoku Earthquake, Audio-Technica U.S. is making a donation to the Japanese Red Cross Society.

“We are tremendously grateful that our colleagues in Japan more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA IS NOW SHIPPING THE AT2022 X/Y STEREO CONDENSER MICROPHONE

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STOW, OH, March 15, 2011 — Audio-Technica is now shipping its AT2022 X/Y Stereo Condenser Microphone. A dual-element condenser microphone designed for stereo recording, the AT2022 features two unidirectional condenser capsules in an X/Y configuration pivot to allow for 90-degree (narrow) or 120-degree (wide) stereo operation for extremely versatile pickup. The capsules also fold flat for storage and transportation. It is designed for general stereo recording, as well as field sound capture.

The AT2022 includes a 1.6′ (0.5 m) cable terminating in a 3-pin XLRF-type and a 1/8″ (3.5 mm) connector. The output of the microphone is a 3-pin XLRM-type connector. The microphone requires a 1.5V AA battery for operation.

A switch permits choice of flat response or low-frequency roll-off (via integral 80 Hz high-pass filter) to help control undesired ambient noise. The microphone is enclosed in a rugged housing. The included AT8405a more

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OWL CITY’S ADAM YOUNG LOOKS TO KORG SYNTHS FOR INSPIRATION AND NEW SOUNDS

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MELVILLE, NY, March 14, 2011 — Adam Young, perhaps best known under the name Owl City (just one of his many musical projects/personae), has become one of the most prolific and creative young musicians on the scene today. Originally from the small town of Owatonna, Minnesota, Young developed musical ideas in his parents’ basement, eventually discovering the world of synthesizers, sequencers and digital audio workstations. After generating buzz in indie circles, he signed to Universal Republic, and in 2009-10, Owl City broke through to the mainstream with the hit single “Fireflies� and its album Ocean Eyes. “Fireflies� topped the US and Canadian charts and became the most-downloaded song on iTunes in the US.

As he continues to make music, Young looks to Korg synthesizers for sonic inspiration. He notes, “Whenever I’m inspired, Korg is the first place I turn to – be it more

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BLACKSTAR AMPLIFICATION HOLDS “BLACKSTAR BLITZ� EVENTS AT PREMIER DEALERS THROUGHOUT U.S.

MELVILLE, NY, March 10, 2011 — Blackstar Amplification is hosting a series of special “Blackstar Blitz� events at premier dealers across the United States. Guitarists and amp aficionados alike will be able to hear these all-tube, high-gain British amps and the HT tube-driven pedals in all their glory. From the bone-crushing Series One and hand-wired Artisan Series, to the affordable HT Venue Series and HT-1 and HT-5 practice amps, Blackstar lets players realize “the sound in their head.�

Blackstar product experts will be on hand at each event to perform demos and help attendees create their own signature sound – from USA to the UK and anywhere in between – using Blackstar’s proprietary ISF (Infinite Shape Feature) circuit that enables infinite adjustment over the characteristics of the tone control network.

Attendees can also register to win an HTOD1 Tube Overdrive Pedal ($229 retail value) and an HT-1 amplifier more

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