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KRK On The Road With Hot Chelle Rae

NASHVILLE, TN, November 17, 2011 – KRK Systems, a member of the Stanton Group of companies and a leading provider of accurate and reliable monitors and control room solutions, is providing Nash Overstreet, lead guitarist and vocalist for platinum-selling pop-rock band Hot Chelle Rae, with versatility and superior sound, in virtually any setting. Part of Overstreet’s sonic toolkit is KRK’s VXT4, which offers accurate yet portable reference monitoring for the variety of projects he is working on for the band or himself.

“Being on the road as much as I am definitely poses a challenge in terms of mixing, programming and editing my sessions,” says Overstreet. “Whether I’m mixing a song for an artist I’m producing, or mixing a television performance of Hot Chelle Rae, having an accurate mix/reference is crucial. The KRK VXT4s deliver accuracy, versatility and superior sound in any setting. They’re small enough to set up as studio reference monitors in a hotel room, green room, or even a back lounge of a bus.”

Hot Chelle Rae’s recent success includes garnering a number-seven position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the hit single “Tonight, Tonight.” The single was also one of the top five digital downloads for 2011, indicating a bright future for Hot Chelle Rae. Balancing the demands of a skyrocketing performance career with those of other creative projects has made it necessary for Overstreet to rely on KRK speaker monitors to ensure that every mix is perfect.

According to Timothy Dorwart, CEO of KRK Systems, “The KRK VXT4 tremendously increases the efficiency of the mixing process by allowing artists to take their sound on the road. Reliable studio monitors that provide great sound and also feature high portability are an important tool in an industry where so many are on the go. ”

The VXT series of monitors consists of three models, the VXT4, VXT6, and VXT8. Equipped with a visually striking enclosure design that is equally functional, the VXT monitors achieve a new level of precision by providing low resonance, improved structural integrity and extended low-end as well as slotted ports for reduced port turbulence. They also feature a sleek, diffraction-limiting curvature that provides excellent imaging characteristics and a wide sweet spot. Additionally, the VXT monitors’ silk-domed tweeter, seamless crossover and KRK’s signature yellow Kevlar woofer bring superior audio imaging, outstanding transient response and a high level of detail.

“Pointing out the single best feature of the KRK VXT4s is almost impossible,” adds Overstreet. “The VXT4s strike the perfect balance between great, even clarity and easy transportability. Their versatility allows me to create superior sound, which I can do in virtually any setting. You can be confident that you get the most accurate reproduction of your mix.”

Overstreet formed Hot Chelle Rae together with Ian Keaggy, and brothers Ryan and Jamie Follese after a successful show with Ryan Follese in August 2006. The group eventually landed a deal with Jive Records, and released their debut album, Lovesick Electric, on October 27, 2009. Keaggy handles drums and background vocals, Ryan Follese handles lead vocals and rhythm guitar, and Jamie Follese is on drums.

Overstreet’s expertise in sonic clarity comes as no surprise. His father is country singer/songwriter Paul Overstreet, who released 10 studio albums between 1985 and 2005 with 16 singles charted on the Billboard country charts. Two reached the number-one spot. The rest of the band shares distinctive musical lineage; the Folleses are also sons of A-list Nashville songwriters, and Kreaggy’s father is a world-renowned Grammy-nominated guitarist.

Overstreet also attests to the durability of the KRK VXT4s. “I’ve worked in several studios with KRK speakers in the past, and when I was younger, I even sold them in a music store. They’ve always sounded great, had plenty of headroom for volume and held up amazingly. I’m glad I finally made the switch in my own studio. My mixes have never sounded better.”

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About KRK Systems:
KRK Systems, a member of the Stanton Group of companies is a leading provider of accurate and reliable monitors and control room solutions. Founded in 1986, KRK has remained true to its mission of providing and developing products that meet the needs of its customers. During that time, KRK’s studio monitors, subwoofers, headphones and accessories have become synonymous with quality design and unparalleled performance. With a wide range of monitoring systems, available in multiple sizes and configurations, KRK offers products that meet the diverse needs of professionals and audio enthusiasts across the globe. For additional information on all KRK Systems products, please visit us online at

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AMSTERDAM, NOVEMBER 17, 2011 ? Clear-Com®, a global leader in critical voice communication systems, is pleased to announce the appointment of AudioPro as its new distributor in the Netherlands. AudioPro, the region’s leading lighting and professional audio equipment provider, will offer the full range of HME professional intercom products as well as a majority of Clear-Com’s offerings, focusing on solutions designed for the theatre, live entertainment, studio and broadcast markets. more

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Pro16 Personal Mixing System Helps Eliminate Stage Volume in Houses of Worship

TUCKER, GA, NOVEMBER 17, 2011Aviom personal mixers have become the solution of choice for DW Services Group for helping to reduce stage volume and to ensure spoken messaging is clearly heard during church services and events across the country.

“When working with churches, our primary concern is about the message and the word,” says Fred Jacobson, co-owner/operator and VP of sales and marketing, DW Services Group. “Without that being heard or if it’s cluttered by stage volume from the band, those who have come to listen to the pastor or the minister won’t get the full message. Aviom gives us the ability to have the message come across and not be overshadowed by the band, so we like to place A-16II Personal Mixers in every venue that we can because they truly eliminate stage volume.”

A full-service audio, video, lighting and recording company, DW Services Group provides site consultations, gear rentals, equipment maintenance and repair, complete system design and installations both large and small for churches in the U.S. Having worked with such churches as Mountaintop Faith Ministries, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, Light of the World and Changing a Generation in Atlanta, Jacobson understands the importance of balancing stage volume for a congregation and utilizes personal mixers from Aviom to help manage individual monitor levels for the musicians.

In a typical worship setup, signals from the instruments and mics in the pulpit are fed into the front-of-house console, such as the Yamaha M7CL digital live-sound console or PM5D digital mixing console. The Aviom AN-16/i Input Module then takes the signals from the console and outputs a digital audio stream. The digital signal is then sent via Cat-5 to an A-16D Pro A-Net® Distributor near the stage, which sends monitor stems via Cat-5 to the personal mixers, which are used with in-ear monitors or powered wedges.

“The Aviom A-16D Pro fits nicely in my equipment racks and once I set it up, it’s done,” says Jacobson. In addition to being simple for the audio mixer, Jacobson notes the system’s ease of use for the musicians. “What makes Aviom a good fit for our musicians compared to other options is the feel of the knob. So, for example, a musician may not watch the dial to see if it’s on seven or eight, so with the Aviom personal mixers, the click tells them exactly where they are. With the 16-channel mixer, they can simply click eight times, whereas other systems require a sweeping turn.”

Other features Jacobson appreciates are the option to group the mixers and the lack of learning curve that comes along with the system. “Aviom gives me a card that I laminate and put on top of the mixers. The musicians study it and it takes them five minutes and they get it. Between the recall and grouping, I can get somebody doing 50-100 songs and recall them without a problem,” he says.

“In all, Aviom is a great investment and very reliable. I haven’t had a mixer or a Cat-5 breakdown,” says Jacobson. “It’s not overpriced and it’s certainly something that every church needs.”

For more information about DW Services Group, please visit

Aviom pioneered personal mixing with its Pro16® Monitor Mixing System and continues to break new ground with the revolutionary Pro64® Series of audio networking products. With tens of thousands of products in the field today, Aviom has set the standard for high performance, scalable digital solutions. All Aviom systems harness the power of A-Net®, Aviom’s innovative digital audio technology that simplifies system design while enhancing flexibility and fidelity. All Aviom products are designed, tested, and manufactured in the USA. For more information, visit

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Newest TouchMonitor Offering is an Affordable Solution for Pro-Level Loudness, True-Peak and PPM Metering for Analog and Digital Stereo and 5.1 Signals

TOKYO, NOVEMBER 17, 2011 — RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters for professional broadcast, production, post-production and quality control, is pleased to showcase at InterBee 2011 (Toyo Corporation Stand 4.219) the TM3 TouchMonitor, the latest addition to the company’s successful TouchMonitor range. more

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TELEFUNKEN Awards Stereo Microphone Set in Recording Hacks Sweepstakes

Two ELA M260 Tube Condenser Mics Will Go to Lucky November Winner

Pictured is the TELEFUNKEN ELA M260 Stereo Microphone Set.

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is sponsoring this November’s Recording Hacks sweepstakes and providing two ELA M 260 small diaphragm tube condenser microphones as the prize. Recording Hacks is a comprehensive Internet microphone resource, with over 1000 models documented and a unique frequency-response tool that allows precise microphone comparisons.

The TELEFUNKEN sponsored giveaway is open to musicians, producers, recordists, audio engineers, podcasters, voice artists, and studio owners. Winners will be asked to submit a photo of their home or commercial studio. The winner’s name will be drawn on November 30, 2011.

The ELA M 260 is a small-diaphragm tube condenser microphone ideal for drum overheads, acoustic guitar, orchestras, and was the winner of the TEC Award in 2008. Each mic comes with three small-diaphragm capsules: Cardioid, Omnidirectional, and Hypercardioid.

The TELEFUNKEN ELA M 260 stereo set includes two microphones, plus interchangeable capsules, two satin-lined wooden storage boxes, two cables, two shockmounts, and a single stereo power supply. Everything packs into a locking leather flightcase.

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Earthworks SR40V Vocal Microphone Nominated for 2011 TEC Award

Milford, NH, November 17, 2011 – Earthworks Microphones’ SR40V Vocal Microphone, has been nominated for a 2011 Technical Excellence & Creativity Award in the category of Outstanding Technical Achievement, Microphone Technology/Sound Reinforcement.

The world’s first high definition vocal microphone, the hand-tuned and tested Earthworks SR40V delivers extreme clarity and the broadest flat frequency response, as well as the highest levels of feedback resistance available in any condenser vocal microphone. The result is an uncolored high gain vocal microphone with benchmark levels of clarity and resistance to feedback.

The SR40V stays true to the Earthworks foundation of reproducing your sound with the ultimate clarity and faithfulness, from the subtlest nuances of soulful blues, jazz and folk singers to a stinging 145db blast of rock ‘n’ roll emotion. Featuring revolutionary circuitry for flawless sonic performance and a unique blend of balance and precision machining, the SR40V represents the pinnacle of technology and aesthetics in microphone design.

The 27th Annual TEC Awards, presented by the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio and NAMM, will be held on January 20, 2012 at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. The TEC Awards was established in 1985 to honor outstanding achievement in professional audio production and product innovation. Winners will be determined by members of professional audio and sound production organizations, through online voting conducted by an independent company. Voting takes place from November 1st through 30th.

The winners of the 27th Annual TEC Awards will be announced at a ceremony to be held Friday evening, January 20, 2012, at the Anaheim Hilton as a special highlight of the NAMM Show, the leading international music products trade show.
The SR40V, as well as microphones from the rest of the Earthworks lineup, is handmade and expertly tuned to sonic perfection in our Milford, New Hampshire facility and comes with an unrivaled 15 year warranty.

For additional information, visit the company online at

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