Archive for March 30th, 2011

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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GENELEC OFFERS ITS NEW BROADCASTPAK, FEATURING FIVE 8030A ACTIVE MONITORS AND 7050B ACTIVE SUBWOOFER

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NATICK, MA, March 28, 2011 — Genelec, the world’s longstanding pioneer in active monitoring, offers its new BroadcastPak. Composed of five 8030A Bi-Amplified Monitors and a 7050B Active Subwoofer, the BroadcastPak offers a space-saving 5.1 monitoring solution, ideal for multi-channel editing rooms, mobile recording trucks and other mixing environments where space may be at a premium.

Genelec’s successful PowerPak, featuring 8030A Monitors and a 7060B Sub, has enjoyed tremendous popularity among many different mixing markets. User feedback indicated that a similar solution with a smaller footprint might appeal to a different set of mixers, most notably the broadcast market, so the 7060B was replaced with a 7050B (which is significantly smaller) for the BroadcastPak.

The very compact 8030A is a powerful, yet compact bi-amplified nearfield monitor system ideal for broadcast mix, project and home studios, workstations, installations and surround sound monitoring. The more

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KORG IS NOW SHIPPING KAOSS PAD QUAD DYNAMIC EFFECTS PROCESSOR

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— Korg’s newest installment in the Kaoss line boasts new features, functionality and flexibility, allowing the user to select and manipulate up to four effects in real-time using fingertip control across the X-Y touchpad —

Over a decade ago, Korg changed the DJ/music scene with its first-generation Kaoss Pad, a touchpad-based effect controller. Since then, the popular X-Y touchpad has appeared in many Korg products. Now, Korg is taking effects control one step further with the new Kaoss Pad Quad, which employs new effects, functions and features that let users create their own combination of Kaoss effects with simultaneous control of up to four effects in real-time using a single fingertip on its touchpad. Any audio source can be processed: an MP3 player, a mixing board, an instrument or even vocals via the unit’s mic input.

As users tap, slide or move more

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GENELEC OFFERS ITS 1238CF TRI-AMPLIFIED DSP MONITORING SYSTEM

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— The 1238CF is a slim speaker enclosure perfect for medium-sized control rooms, film and video postproduction, broadcast monitoring and project studios —

Genelec, the world’s longstanding pioneer in active monitoring, offers its 1238CF Tri-Amplified DSP Monitoring System. The 1238CF is a compact three-way DSP monitoring loudspeaker including a slim speaker enclosure, two eight-inch (210-mm) long-throw bass drivers, a five-inch (130-mm) proprietary Genelec midrange driver and a one-inch (25-mm) metal dome tweeter, multiple power amplifiers, digital signal processing (DSP) circuitry and active, low-level crossovers. Designed for medium-sized control rooms, this system is ideal for music recording studios, project studios, film and video postproduction and broadcast monitoring. The 1238CF is compatible with proprietary Genelec Loudspeaker Manager™ (GLM™) control software, Version 1.4.0, and can be combined with Genelec 8200/7200 Series products in the same control network.

Like Genelec’s popular 1038CF, the 1238CF was developed as more

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GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL’S LATEST SWEEPSTAKES WINNER IS LOVING HIS JBL LSR4328P SPEAKERS

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Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, recently announced the winner of its latest online sweepstakes at www.gcpro.com. Spencer Prewitt of Hamilton, Ohio, was randomly selected among the entrant pool to receive a LSR4328P/PAK package from JBL featuring two LSR4328P 2-Way 8-inch speakers and accessories, a $1539.00 value. JBL’s LSR4300 Series features proprietary RMC™ Room Mode Correction, an exclusive technology that automatically analyzes and corrects the response of each speaker in the room for absolute accuracy at the mix position.

Several times a year, GC Pro management selects one particular product from a high-end gear manufacturer to feature on the website and give away as that sweepstakes prize. The current contest, running through March 31, features Apogee’s Ensemble, the first multi-channel digital audio interface designed specifically for use with Mac® computers, more

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GUITAR CENTER, THE NATION’S LARGEST INSTRUMENT RETAILER, OPENS NEW STORE IN SARASOTA, FLORIDA

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— Company opens its second store in 2011 with special savings and live music events —

— Guitar Center Sarasota features on-site rehearsals, lessons and guitar repair services —

On February 24th, 2011, Guitar Center opened its newest location in University Park, near Sarasota, Florida. The store’s opening delivered unprecedented product selection, along with the unparalleled knowledge and experience of its dedicated staff. Guitar Center Sarasota features Guitar Center Studios, an embedded lesson and rehearsal facility. To celebrate the opening, Guitar Center hosted a Grand Opening Weekend featuring exclusive savings, including guitar and drum essentials at up to 89% off list price, gear giveaways and free events tailored to local musicians.

Located at 8223 Cooper Creek Blvd., University Park, Florida 34201, the 14,200-square-foot space features extensive showrooms with the latest products for the musician, from guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments and keyboards more

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GRAVITY MASTERING FINDS ULTIMATE ACCURACY WITH GENELEC 8250A BI-AMPLIFIED DSP MONITORING SYSTEM AND 7270A SUB

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— Genelec’s remarkable DSP capability allows studio Owner Doug McBride and his clients “to hear the truth� —

Gravity Mastering, a six-year-old facility that is part of Chicago’s successful Gravity Studios complex, has installed Genelec’s award-winning 8250A Bi-Amplified DSP Monitoring System and a Genelec 7270A Active DSP Subwoofer in its mastering room. Gravity has mastered recordings for projects including the 2008 Van’s Warped Tour compilation, hard-rockers Aiden and American Idol Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze, and studio Owner and Chief Mastering Engineer Doug McBride says that only Genelec monitors offer him the absolute monitoring accuracy that he and his clients demand. The Genelec 8250A monitors were purchased through pro audio dealer T.C. Furlong & Associates of Lake Forest, Illinois.

“The sole goal was accuracy,� states McBride, who opened Gravity Studios in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood 18 years ago. “I more

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Pro Sound And Video Installs HARMAN JBL DrivePack®-Powered VerTec® Line Arrays In Valley Performing Arts Center at California State University, Northridge

Boasting a new HARMAN JBL VerTec® line array system to complement its acoustically-engineered wooden interior and impressive metal and glass exterior, California State University’s newly constructed Valley Performing Arts Center recently commissioned an equipment package for its Great Hall that was sold and installed by Los Angeles-based Pro Sound and Video. The $125 million facility’s 30,000 square feet of glass is matched by 30,000 feet of interior acoustical panels, 568 miles of internal wiring, a moveable orchestra platform and 622 floor diffusers used for soundless air conditioning.

The Valley Performing Arts Center includes the 1,700-seat Great Hall and a 178-seat experimental theater along with rehearsal space, classrooms and other areas. The Center presents a diverse range of performing arts programming, including symphonic orchestras, dance, opera, theater, jazz and pop music, as well as film screenings and lectures. The Great Hall has already hosted a variety of entertainers including Shawn more

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Ozark Henry Tours With Two HARMAN Soundcraft Vi Consoles in Bespoke Design

Two experienced and respected Belgian sound engineers are currently taking their first ride on Soundcraft’s Vi platform and loving every minute of it.

Which is just as well, since the band Ozark Henry (which is also the stage name of founder Piet Goddaer) will be touring arenas up to 6,000 capacity in Germany and Benelux through the spring and early summer before playing a major part in Europe’s burgeoning festival scene — and finally continuing through 30-40 Benelux theatre dates in the Autumn.

Handling the FOH mix is Tom Janssen, who also happens to be the in-house head technician at Brussels’ popular circuit venue, Ancienne Belgique, while monitor man Marcel Cortleven has worked for many of the country’s leading bands.

It was Stef De Pooter, Audio XL Belgium’s general manager, who made the breakthrough. He knew that both engineers had worked extensively in other digital environments but more

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