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iZotope and Beatport® Play Launch BT Producer Challenge

Catch BT’s Ear with BreakTweaker™ and Win a Release on Armada Music

Cambridge, MA – iZotope Inc., a leading audio technology company, and Beatport® Play, the leading remix contest platform, have partnered with BT to launch the BT Producer Challenge. Through May 5th, create an original piece of music using BreakTweaker, the future beat machine designed by BT and developed by iZotope, for a chance to release your track with Armada Music.

To enter this Beatport exclusive BT Producer Challenge, sign-in, download a free 10-day trial of iZotope BreakTweaker, and use it to create your own original track. BT will pick one lucky grand-prize winner as well as two runners-up. The grand prize package includes BreakTweaker Expanded, Stutter Edit, and Ozone 5, and an official release on Armada Music.

Ready to make your mark and become the next big name in dance music? Get started here.

About iZotope
iZotope makes innovative products that inspire and enable people to be creative. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, iZotope has spent over a decade developing award-winning products and audio technologies for professionals and hobbyists alike. Used by millions of people in over 50 countries, iZotope products are a core component of GRAMMY-winning music studios, Oscar and Emmy-winning film and TV post production studios, and prominent radio studios, as well as basement and bedroom studios across the globe. Through a robust licensing program, iZotope also powers products made by industry partners such as Adobe, Avid, Microsoft, and Sony. iZotope was recently honored with an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development for its flagship audio repair suite, RX®.

About Beatport®
Beatport, an SFX Entertainment company, is the world’s leading online provider of music, tools and resources customized for the unique needs and demands of DJs. Available in more than 230 countries, our flagship digital music service features high-definition dance tracks—from the latest exclusives to deep catalogue cuts—by the world’s top and emerging artists. As a result, our sales charts serve as the industry barometer for what tracks are currently jumping in the clubs before crossing over into the mainstream. The Beatport platform also offers tools to help DJs manage their careers, promote their productions and performances, and connect with the largest community of qualified fans on the planet. Founded in 2004, Beatport is based in Denver, CO, with offices in Los Angeles, Berlin and Tokyo. In March 2013, Beatport became part of the SFX network of companies focused on Electronic Music Culture.

About BT
GRAMMY-nominated composer and technologist BT is one of the most cutting-edge artists and producers for a dizzying array of musical styles. Whether composing intricate scores for blockbuster films such as Fast and Furious, and the Oscar-winning Monster; writing and producing for Sting, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel and Madonna to creating cutting edge proprietary software tools from scratch to make it happen – BT is at the heart of it all.

Juxtaposing memorable songwriting with sonic innovation and hand-designed technologies, BT crafts classically influenced electronic overtures, ringing with living textures that are an industry source book of new and highly copied signature techniques and ideas. For more information on BT, please visit www.btmusic.com.

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Penteo 4 Pro Stereo-to-Surround Up-mixer Now Available

AAX64 Support, New Features and a 33% Promotion Discount

Audiotech Digital Ltd has announced the release of the new Penteo 4 Pro plug-in that discretely converts stereo to 5.1, offering exacting control over sound image placement to create high-quality, sonic-free and natural-sounding surround.

Penteo 4 Pro is 100-percent ITU down-mix compatible to the original stereo. The plug-in features an intuitive visual interface modeled after vintage gear, and offers six automated preset modes as well as advanced manual controls for fine-tuning.

Mike Minkler, multiple Oscar-winning re-recording mixer at TODD-SOUNDELUX, explained, “I’ve used Penteo on almost every project for five years now, such as Django Unchained, Twilight Saga, and Inglourious Basterds. The new plug-in really shines. With a flick of a switch I can take a two-channel mix and get a quality 5.1 mix, which is a huge asset in these budget-conscious times, especially when independent films just can’t afford more than a stereo source for me to work with.”

Native AAX64 Support
Penteo 4 Pro now natively supports Avid Audio eXtension (AAX) for true 64 bit processing. As a result, Penteo 4 Pro AAX64 uses 52% less CPU processing power thereby allowing a sound designer more flexibility to simultaneously use more tracks in a mix than ever before.

“Penteo produces such a warm surround mix, and we are thrilled that now Penteo supports Avid’s AAX64 format,” said Ed Gray, Director, Avid Partnering Programs. “Now sound designers will benefit by being able to run more instances and tap all the new features of ProTools 11.”

New Features

* Touch Screen Controls – In addition to mouse operated controls, Penteo 4 Pro is the first up-mixer to support multi-touch controls. Mixing is not a linear, sequential process — Penteo’s unique multi-touch interface allows a sound designer to control more than one Penteo feature at once, thereby creating a natural mixing experience through simple hand contact. Penteo 4 Pro is the world’s first multi-touch plug-in designed for use with the Raven MTX Surround console.

* Pro Tools Automation Keyboard Shortcuts for all parameters – Quickly add and select parameters for automation using standard control/alt/cmd shortcuts.

* Usage Preferences – With choice of circular or vertical knob drag usage options, a sound designer can select the most natural feeling knob movement for mouse or multi-touch.

* New bypass channel routing – Stereo bypass channels now routes to the ProTools channel output standard.

Special Promotion Pricing
To celebrate Penteo’s AAX release, from March 4 to April 16th, 2014, new purchases of any format of Penteo will receive 33% off the purchase price. Free trials are available here:
http://www.perfectsurround.com/request-a-trial

Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, is the exclusive U.S. distributor of this new plug-in. Penteo 4 Pro will be available beginning March 4, 2014 online at www.GuitarCenter.com, with demos available at multiple GC Pro locations.

About Audiotech Digital Limited (ADL)
Penteo transforms any stereo recording, soundtrack, DJ mix or live television broadcast into perfect 5.1 surround sound. Developed by ADL, Penteo 4 Pro is the warmest and best sounding stereo-to-surround up-mixer, because only Penteo remains faithful to the original stereo mix; no artificial sound manipulation is used. The result is that the Penteo 4 Pro plug-in creates a perfect surround experience for all stereo media with zero sonic artifacts, the most crisp and discrete center-channel available, and only Penteo is 100% ITU down-mix compatible to the original stereo. Through its comprehensive controls, automation settings and advanced low-frequency management, Penteo 4 Pro provides the ultimate mixer experience. Penteo has been used by major studios on hundreds of films, TV shows and music recordings and supports AAX64, RTAS, VST and AU formats. ADL specializes in the development and marketing of high-quality digital audio software applications.

Discover the world of Penteo at http://www.perfectsurround.com

MILK CARTON KIDS BLOWN AWAY BY EAR TRUMPET MICS

New ‘Vintage’ Mics pair nicely with Americana 

PORTLAND, OR • January 7, 2014 — The GRAMMY-nominated indie folk band Milk Carton Kids found the sound and the look they needed to take out on the road with Ear Trumpet Labs’ Edwina and Edna microphones.

They were first introduced to Ear Trumpet Labs mics while recording an episode for the performance series Portland Sessions. They were impressed with how the modern electronics provides the full, well-balanced sound they sought, and with how the unique vintage look of these mics fits perfectly with the Milk Carton Kids’ on-stage Americana persona.

“Our show is sonically delicate, prone to feedback and phase cancellation, so it can be difficult to get enough volume out of the guitars without running into trouble,” comments Joey Ryan. “The Ear Trumpet Lab mics we’ve been using handle our setup better than anything else we’ve tried. We use the Edwina model on vocals and the Ednas on guitars. Although recently we’ve been really enjoying performing on just one Edwina.”

“Of course, we pay very close attention to every facet of our performance, including visual aesthetics,” continues Ryan, “and these are handsome microphones. Philip at Ear Trumpet told us that he designed these mics with a show like ours in mind. We were grateful for that.”

The Milk Carton Kids auditioned several brands of microphones before heading out on tour, and the Ear Trumpet Labs mics rose to the top. “They make us sound how we hear ourselves in our heads,” Ryan explains. “The Edwinas and Ednas blew everything else away, sonically.”

You can see and hear the Milk Carton Kids with their Ear Trumpet Mics here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHBZGv8uvzo

About Ear Trumpet Labs

Founded in Portland, Oregon, in 2011, Ear Trumpet Labs is a craft builder of unique microphones for adventurous musicians and recordists. Combining technical expertise, the highest-grade hand-selected electrical components, and a sculptural craft aesthetic, the company is committed to bringing the best of visual and sonic creativity to musicians around the world.

KRK Systems and CD Baby Team Up for Holiday Promotion

Online Music Distributor to Give Musicians One Free Song Upload for Every KRK ROKIT Purchase

KRK Systems, a Gibson Brand, and CD Baby, the world’s largest and most-trusted online distributor of independent music, are teaming up to give musicians a free single upload to CD Baby for each KRK ROKIT Generation 3 Studio Monitor (ROKIT G3) they purchase.

Just as KRK monitors let musicians take their mixes to the next level, now CD Baby can help them take their music to the world. Through CD Baby, musicians will be able to sell their recording on CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, Facebook, Rdio, on their own websites, and more. The offer is good for ROKIT G3 purchases made from November 20 to December 31, 2013; customers must register for redemption by January 10, 2014 at www.cdbaby.com/KRK, and will receive one upload per product purchased. There is no limit to the number of redemptions (for example buying a pair of ROKIT G3s qualifies for two uploads, buying two pairs qualifies for four uploads, etc.).

This promotion celebrates the recent release of the highly anticipated ROKIT G3s, which are available in five-, six-, and eight-inch versions. This new line of two-way active monitors features multiple innovative upgrades that elevate KRK’s already legendary performance. As with all KRK monitors, the ROKIT G3s feature a lightweight yellow composite woofer that achieves outstanding dynamics. Many monitor manufacturers compromise the midrange frequencies to hype the bass, but the KRK ROKIT G3’s unique tuning process treats the woofer, cabinet, and port as a single, integrated whole, resulting in extreme vocal clarity with extended bass response. Additionally, an ingenious, re-designed radius cabinet baffle minimizes diffraction to provide highly accurate low-frequency reproduction.

The G3’s reliable, analog, bi-amped, class A/B amplifier has also been enhanced to maximize headroom while retaining minimal distortion. Unlike monitors that distort at higher SPLs, KRK monitors are engineered to deliver clean, accurate sound at any volume level—the high frequencies are crisp, clean and devoid of harshness, which complements the precision midrange and accurate, yet highly satisfying, bass.

Each monitor in the ROKIT G3 line features an upgraded one-inch soft-dome tweeter that provides response up to 35 kHz, coupled with KRK’s optimized, proprietary waveguide technology for superior stereo imaging.

For more information about the KRK ROKIT G3 line and the CD Baby promotion, please visit the product webpage at http://www.krksys.com/krk-studio-monitor-speakers.

About KRK Systems
Over the past two decades, KRK Systems, a Gibson Brand, has become synonymous with quality design and unparalleled performance in the world of studio monitors, subwoofers and headphones. And because KRK has remained true to its mission of providing accurate and reliable studio monitors, as well as developed products that fit its customer’s needs like a glove, the company occupies the industry’s #1 position for studio monitors. With four series of monitoring systems (both passive and active, in a variety of sizes), KRK offers products that meet the diverse needs of home studios, professional studios, and audiophiles. For more information, visit us at www.krksys.com.

About Gibson Guitar and Gibson Brands
Gibson Brands, one the fastest-growing companies in the Music and Sound industries, was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Nashville, TN. Gibson Brands is a global leader in musical instruments, consumer audio, and professional audio, and is dedicated to bringing the finest experiences by offering exceptional product with world-recognized brands. Gibson has a portfolio of over 100 well-recognized brand names starting with the number one guitar brand, Gibson. Other brands include: Epiphone, Dobro, Valley Arts, Kramer, Steinberger, Tobias, Slingerland, Maestro, Baldwin, Hamilton, Chickering and Wurlitzer. Audio brands include: KRK Systems, TASCAM, Cerwin-Vega!, Stanton, Onkyo, Integra, TEAC and Esoteric. All Gibson Brands are dedicated to innovation, prestige and improving the quality of life of our customers.

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“Scary Deals”: Save 60% at Soundsonline.com until 10/31/2013!

Select 3 EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP titles and save 60% off the retail price

Hollywood, CA (October 22, 2013) Soundsonline.com, the industry leader in virtual instruments distribution, is offering Scary Deals this month, which allows musicians to purchase any 3 of the eligible EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP virtual instruments for 60% off the individual retail price.

All eligible titles can now be played with EASTWEST’s newest version of its proprietary software PLAY 4to support Avid’s new AAX format. This will allow Pro Tools 11 users to work with EASTWEST’s virtual instruments in 64-bit, greatly improving performance. PLAY 4 is compatible with all popular hosts (see compatibility chart). PLAY 4 also includes new time-stretch software optimized for loops (with sync to sequencer); offers a new mixer page (with sub-channels for mic positions), background loading, SSL/EW FX suite that includes SSL EQ & Dynamics Channel, SSL Transient Shaper, SSL Stereo Compressor, EASTWEST Expanded Convolution Reverb, and many other new features.

Purchasers can choose any three or more products from EASTWEST’s 20 eligible collections. The 60% discount will be available until October 31, 2013.

For complete promotion details and ordering information, visit http://www.soundsonline.com/Scary-Deals or http://www.soundsonline-europe.com/Scary-Deals for European purchasers. Promotional offers may not be combined.

About EASTWEST
EASTWEST (www.soundsonline.com) has been dedicated to perpetual innovation and uncompromising quality of Sample Libraries and Virtual Instruments for 25 years, setting the industry standard as the most critically acclaimed soundware developer.

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Yamaha Training Sessions Set for Phoenix and California

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Seminars (YCATS) will hold training sessions in Phoenix, Arizona July 16-18, 2013 consisting of M7CL for Beginners, M7CL for Advanced Users, Yamaha CL Operational Training, and Digital Audio Networks for Engineers.

The YCATS training team will also host several training sessions at the Buena Park, California headquarters on July 24 and 25 for those interested in Yamaha CL Operational Training and Digital Audio Networks for Engineers.

For more information and to registration visit: http://yamahacommercialaudiosystems.com/training.php?catID=11001.

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Location Sound Corp. Presents The Most Awesome 50 Days of Audio Gear Giveaways Ever

Enter to win some serious audio gear!

North Hollywood, CA (June 25, 2013) – Location Sound is celebrating the launch of their redesigned website with one of the largest and longest giveaways in the audio industry yet. The name fits the occasion: The giveaway will start on July 15 and last for 50 full days. The Location Sound team secured what can only be described as the most awesome loot of audio gear audio professionals have ever laid eyes on.

LocationSound.com has started to accept entries at http://www.locationsound.com/most-awesome-audio-gear-giveaway. They will continue to do so until September 23, 2013, the last day of the giveaway. The first winner will be selected on July 15, 2013 from the pool of entries accumulated up to that point. The first prize is a Lectrosonics UCR411A/UM400A Wireless System with a retail value of $2,940. Winner will be announced the following day, July 16, and the prize for this day will change. The giveaway will follow this pattern until the end, and customers can see the new prize when they come back to LocationSound.com. A complete prize list is accessible at http://www.locationsound.com/most-awesome-audio-gear-giveaway-prize-list. Some of the giveaway gear customers can win include Sound Devices’ 664, PSC’s PowerStar Life, Sanken’s CS-3E, Audio-Technica’s BP4073, and more.

Customers can enter up to three times a day. Bonus entries are made possible if a customer, AFTER completing the entry form, uses the Twitter “share” button to tweet the giveaway (must have Twitter account to do this). With this option, one person can potentially have up to 6 entries each day. Once a customer wins, however, they will no longer be eligible for the other prizes.

The giveaway is open to all legal residents of the United States, 18 years of age or older, excluding residents of Florida, New York, Puerto Rico and all other U.S. territories. For the complete Official Rules, go to http://www.locationsound.com/most-awesome-audio-gear-giveaway-official-rules.

About Location Sound Corporation
Location Sound Corp. opened its doors in January of 1977 with a mission to be the one-stop facility for production sound mixers for all their sales, rental, and equipment service needs. More than 36 years later, the client roster now also includes production companies, broadcast companies, law enforcement and private security firms, universities, houses of worship, government agencies, and more. Location Sound is known for its excellent customer service and unparalleled depth of inventory: No matter the industry, Location Sound will get anyone the sound equipment for their critical sound recording needs, while providing unmatched support services before and after the sale. For more information, please visit www.locationsound.com

Media Contact:
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Martina McConnon
phone: 610-577-4982
email: martina@musicmarcom.com
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Amadeus to Show Speakers at PALM Expo China and CIT in Beijing

Amadeus, French provider of high-end audio solutions and services to show new speaker systems for sound reinforcement and installation at China expos

Paris, France — June 6, 2013 — Amadeus will be exhibiting at the “PALM Expo China” to be held at the New China International Exhibition Center (NCIEC) in Beijing. The Company invites attendees to visit them on their booth, Hall E1, Booth B02, between June 7-10, 2013. For further information on PALM Expo: http://www.palmexpo.net/ more

Acoustic First Ceiling Tiles get a face lift for the perfect fit to any application

For Immediate Release

Acoustic First Ceiling Tiles get a face lift for the perfect fit to any application.

Sonora acoustical ceiling tiles

Sonora acoustical ceiling tiles

Acoustics First® has expanded their line of acoustical ceiling tiles allowing you to dress up any ceiling grid with a generous number of finish options. The legacy line of Sonora® ceiling tiles includes fabric faced ceiling tiles in either the standard square edge or a tegular edge that reveals below the grid. These tiles are available in a multitude of fabric colors and can be utiliezed in a wide range of applications to provide an upscale ceiling system that looks as good as it sounds. If you are looking for the absence of color, there are now two white options. The Sonora® UltraWHITE facing provides a basic smooth white finish while the Sonora® Nubby tile provides a texture white appearance. White ceiling tiles are an excellent choice for areas where a seamless look is desired and maintaining a room that is both bright and vibrant. Alternatively, if your application requires the ceiling to disappear, a black scrim version is also available. These black scrim ceiling tiles are a popular choice for public theaters, home theaters, restaurants or any application where a dark ceiling is desired. Additionally, choose from either a PVC faced or encapsulated ceiling tile if your application requires a wipe-able surface for resistance to liquids and dirt. Test labs, animal shelters, restaurants and similar facilities may require their ceiling tiles to be cleaned on a regular basis. In addition the ample amount of absorptive ceiling tiles, Acoustics First® also carries a wide range of diffusive ceiling tiles including the patented Art Diffusor® Model C and Model F. Product information, specifications and pricing can be found on the website @ http://www.acousticsfirst.com/sonora-ceiling-tiles.htm.

Ryan Larkin
Sales & Marketing
www.AcousticsFirst.com
Acoustics First Corporation

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Acoustics First Corporation supplies acoustical panels and soundproofing materials to control sound and eliminate noise in commercial, residential, government, and institutional applications worldwide. Products include the patented Art Diffusor®, sound absorbers, noise barriers, acoustical fabrics and accessories. Acoustics First® products are sold for O.E.M applications, direct, and through dealers. For more information on acoustical materials and their application, please visit www.AcousticsFirst.com or call Toll Free 1-888-765-2900 (US & Canada).

Stephen Arnold Music Launches Little Kids Rock Benefit Drive On Facebook

Sonic Branding Company Will Donate $1 by for Each New “Like” Up to $5000 Goal




DALLAS – When programs like Little Kids Rock(tm) (www.littlekidsrock.org) – the national nonprofit that’s transforming children’s lives by restoring and revitalizing music education in disadvantaged public schools — work so well, people want to get involved.


That’s why Stephen Arnold Music (www.stephenarnoldmusic.com), the leader in sonic branding, is spearheading a new effort to raise $5,000 for the organization.


Simply go to their special Facebook page at http://ulink.tv/ch-17, and Stephen Arnold Music will donate $1 for each new “Like” that the campaign receives, all the way to $5,000.


Simple as that. Everyone who “Likes” the Facebook page will be helping Little Kids Rock to partner with school districts. Little Kids Rock trains public school teachers in their innovative curriculum, and donates all of the instruments and resources necessary to run full-fledged music programs.


Stephen Arnold Music first found a meaningful way to give back to Little Kids Rock in 2012: They released The Six Strings of Christmas (http://littlekidsrock.org/stephenarnold.html), an album of virtuoso guitar performances where 100% of the proceeds support the New Jersey-based nonprofit organization.


Stephen Arnold Music’s sonic branding has been central to the identity of such clients as Nexstar Broadcasting, Fox Business Channel, CNN, The Weather Channel, and a full 35% of all US local TV markets.


“Kids are the next sonic branders, and we want to keep encouraging them to be creative with music,” Stephen Arnold, President of Stephen Arnold Music says. “The Facebook campaign is underway, and it’s been a fun and easy way to get people involved. No need to write a check — just click and we’ll cover it.”


About Stephen Arnold Music:
As a multiple Emmy, Addy and Promax Gold award-winning music production company, Stephen Arnold Music has over 20 years of success in delivering the sounds that make a difference to networks, television stations, advertising agencies, film studios and video game companies the world over. The company’s Commanding Sonic Branding approach to music production and commitment to industry-leading service is at the core of its promise. For more information, please visit http://www.stephenarnoldmusic.com.

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