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ASHLY NETWORK-ENABLED ne24.24M PROCESSOR AND neWR-5 REMOTE CONTROLS MODERNIZE CONVENTION SPACE AT CHADRON STATE COLLEGE

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The combined four-room convention space at Chadron State College was easily networked using an Ashly ne24.24M processor and remote control wall panels.

CHADRON, NEBRASKA – JULY 2011: The students, staff, and visitors of Chadron State College in northwest Nebraska enjoy more than just a first-rate state school with deep historical significance in the region. They enjoy access to some of the finest outdoor sporting opportunities in the country, including award winning mountain biking, fishing and hunting. Those perks may partially explain the great success CSC has had renting its modest but tremendously flexible convention space. Located in the heart of the student center, which is itself in the heart of campus, the space is comprised of five separate rooms that can combine in a variety of permutations. Recently, Haggerty’s Audio Visual of nearby Rapid City, South Dakota more

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EAW® Loudspeakers Provide Great Sound for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Keynote Address to the Graduating Class of Spelman College

EAW®’s KF740 Line Array and SB1000z Subwoofers, deployed by AEE Productions, filled the room at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta with clear, articulate sound

On Sunday, May 15, 2011, First Lady Michelle Obama delivered the keynote graduation address to the 2011 class of Spelman College. The graduation event took place at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The Convention Center hall is huge, approximately 200 feet wide by 420 feet deep and able to hold in excess of 10,000 people. Still, the sound that filled the room that day was both clear and articulate, thanks to the use of EAW® loudspeaker systems.

The P.A. system, provided by Atlanta-based AEE Productions, utilized 16 EAW KF740 Three-Way Full Range Line Array Loudspeakers flown in two line arrays on either side of the 60-foot-wide stage. Another 16 EAW SB1000z Large Format Subwoofers were set up and stacked more

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HK Audio Offers Contractors and System Integrators Free “Configurator� App for Elements Line of Modular Sound Reinforcement Products

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— New App, available from Apple’s App Store, helps audio professionals decide on the ideal HK Elements system configuration based on performance type, venue and crowd size —

––Tutorial features and dealer locator also included ––

MELVILLE, NY, August 9, 2011 — As part of its ongoing efforts to streamline the system configuration process for contractors and system integrators, HK Audio offers a “Configurator� iPad®/iPhone/iPod touch App for its Elements line of modular sound reinforcement. The new App helps these audio professionals put together the ideal HK Elements system based on application. Systems range from 150-Watt configurations for speaking engagements, up to a full 3,600-Watt stereo system for live performance. The Elements range offers clients of contractors and system integrators a compact sound reinforcement solution with outstanding speech intelligibility and transparent sound quality for houses of worship, theaters, live more

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Guitar Center Professional Appoints Kurtis Ewing Account Manager, Based at GC Pro’s Sherman Oaks, California Location

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, August 9, 2011 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, announces the appointment of Kurtis Ewing to the position of Account Manager, based in the company’s Sherman Oaks, California location, effective immediately. In his new position, Ewing will draw on his extensive experience in sound production to help GC Pro expand its presence in the studio, live, post-production and house-of-worship market sectors. The announcement was made by GC Pro Vice President Rick Plushner and further underscores GC Pro’s ongoing commitment to the continuing growth of GC Pro as a turnkey supplier for professional end users.

Ewing brings a wealth of experience in the music production, television and house-of-worship market sectors to the GC Pro team. As a third-generation TV soundman, he knows the unique needs of the Southern California audio industry. With more

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Nathan Pacheco and Leo-Z Choose New TELEFUNKEN 251T

Rising Pop/Operatic Star Shines in New Disney Pearl Album

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Pictured is Nathan Pecheco with TELEFUNKEN’S new ELA M251T at EASTWEST Recording Studios in Hollywood. Photo by David Goggin.

Rising pop/operatic star Nathan Pacheco and producer/composer Leo-Z picked the new TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik ELA M 251T large diaphragm, vintage tube, condenser microphone for Pacheco’s debut on the Disney Pearl Series label. The album was recorded with full orchestra at Air Lyndhurst in London, at EASTWEST recording studios in Hollywood, and at Leo-Z’s private studio, and was mixed by the renowned Michael Brauer.

“We recorded vocals with the 251T and as an artist I couldn’t ask for anything more,” commented Pacheco, a native of Washington, D.C. “The songs have such a huge dynamic range – in the verse there is a breathy intimate sound more

#1 “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” Score Mixed at Record One/Ocean Way

Joel Iwataki Returns for #1 Summer Blockbuster Starring James Franco

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Pictured (L-R) are scoring mixer Joel Iwataki, digital recordist Vincent Cirilli, and assistant engineer Scott Moore. Photo by David Goggin.

Engineer Joel Iwataki mixed the provocative score for the #1 film in North America, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” at Ocean Way’s Record One Recording Studios in LA. Original music was composed by Patrick Doyle, known for scoring such films as “Thor,” “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” and “Bridget Jones’ Diary.”

Iwataki previously mixed the score for the #1 film “Battle: Los Angeles” at Record One, which houses the former Todd-AO scoring stage console: a 96-input SSL 9000J with Shawn Murphy modifications and a film scoring monitor section.

Iwataki commented, “I was very happy to be more

Pop-Punk Band Transit Choose VOX AC30C2 Combo Guitar Amplifiers and VOX Virage Guitars

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MELVILLE, NY, August 8, 2011 — Transit is a young pop-punk band based out of Stoneham, Massachusetts, that has been progressively evolving since 2006. The band’s guitarists, Torre Cioffi and Tim Landers, have been using VOX AC30C2 amplifiers and Virage Guitars for live use and in the studio. Their style can be described as a combination of post-hardcore and pop-punk with adolescent spirit and amateur guitar grit.

Landers’ and Cioffi’s VOX AC30C2 amps and Virage guitars have been on stage with them on the popular Bamboozle tour and will be featured when the band heads out with Bayside for some late summer dates. Cioffi commented on his experience with his VOX gear while out on the road: “My favorite features about the guitar are the way it feels and the way it sounds. It’s so easy to play and just plays so smooth. It more

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Instrumentalist Danny Rader Chooses Korg SV-1 Keyboard

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MELVILLE, NY, August 4, 2011 — Danny Rader is an in-demand player on stage and in the studio. As a multi-instrumentalist, he plays keyboards, guitar, banjo, mandolin and bouzouki. Rader is currently playing keyboards with Keith Urban’s 2011 Get Closer World Tour, and the Korg SV-1 Stage Vintage Piano has been his rig of choice.

Drawn to the Korg SV-1 by its unique collection of sounds and interface, Rader explains, “It’s just the meat and potatoes stuff that I need in my main board. Up until recently, I’ve been known in Nashville as a guitar player, primarily. And my brain works very much like a guitar player’s. Scrolling through banks of thousands sounds makes my head hurt! I just need great sounds there at the touch of a button.â€?

Rader shares an anecdote about the user-friendly SV-1 interface: “I love the radio more

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D.A.S. STATE-OF-THE-ART SOUND SYSTEM AT MABEE CENTER’S JOHNSTON THEATRE

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A performance during the Miss Oklahoma Pageant.

Tulsa, OK – August 2011… Since 1975, Tulsa’s Mabee Center has been the site of the annual Miss Oklahoma Pageant. Located on the beautiful campus of Oral Roberts University, Mabee Center is also the home of the Golden Eagles men’s’ and women’s’ basketball teams and serves as the area’s primary venue for concerts, business conferences, seminars, and other special events. This year’s Miss Oklahoma Pageant and its sibling event, Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen were, as in years past, talent-filled spectacles that contributed more than $2M in scholarship funds to the contestants. To ensure robust music reproduction and the finest speech intelligibility possible, the Mabee Center staff pulled out all the stops with its deployment of a robust sound reinforcement system drawn from the catalog of D.A.S. Audio. more

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Fishman Launches Singer/Songwriter Competition

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Fishman SA220 Solo Performance System

Atlanta, GA––Fishman has announced the launch of the “Fishman Singer/Songwriter Competition.�

The Competition, which runs from August 9 through October 3, 2011, provides singer/songwriters in the Southeastern United States with the opportunity to showcase their talent and their music. Musicians simply register at the Competition website, www.Fishman.CompetitionAlley.com, and create a profile. Fans review profiles and vote for their favorite.

The fifteen musicians with the most online votes will be invited to compete live in the finals at Wild Bill’s, “America’s Largest Dance Club and Concert Hall,â€? outside of Atlanta, Georgia, on October 18, 2011.

Asked about the competition, Chris DeMaria, Fishman’s Director of Marketing & Artist Relations stated, “Since the Fishman SA220 is the perfect PA system for today’s singer/songwriter, we’re excited about the Competition and looking forward to discovering some amazing talent.’â€?

Fishman has teamed with CompetitionAlley, the premier “white-label� competition platform, to make the more

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