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Get in a “New York State of Mind” with the Technical Tour Program at the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention

— Technical Tour organizer David Merrill, son of famed baritone Robert Merrill, has planned a set of quintessentially “New York” excursions that will take attendees from Broadway to broadcasting, post-production and restoration —

New York, NY, September 20, 2013 — Continuing a long and always sold-out tradition, the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention (Thursday, October 17, through Sunday, October 20, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City) will include a four-day set of technical tours, itineraries that will take visitors into a wide range of interesting and significant facilities. And this year’s technical tour program is as “New York” as it gets. It was developed by David Merrill, a successful recording and mix engineer who has worked at several of the city’s major facilities over the past three decades, and a man who also has a very special investment in the city: he is the son of the late Robert Merrill, the longtime lead baritone for the New York Metropolitan Opera and the vocalist for “The Star Spangled Banner” before New York Yankees season-opening home games since 1969. Those fortunate enough to find a slot on what will be almost certainly sold-out tours will see the entire range of what New York has to offer as a world center for professional audio. Tickets will be available on-site at the Javits Center at the convention’s Tech Tours desk (space is limited).

Slated itineraries include the following:

On Thursday Oct. 17, attendees can visit Definition 6, a leading audio and video post-production facility.
On Friday Oct. 18, they can choose among four options: 1. A visit to Kaufman Astoria Studios (KAS), followed by a trip to the Museum of the Moving Image; 2. A look inside WNYC Radio’s station operation and their sound stages; 3. A trip to restoration specialist Battery Studios; 4. Or a jaunt to the Tony Award-winning Broadway show The Book of Mormon.
On Saturday Oct. 19, visitors will be awed by a tour of the famed Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, home of the New York Philharmonic, where they’ll tour the hall, the stage and the audio recording facilities.
On Sunday Oct. 20, attendees will stop by the NBC-TV studios of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon where they will be able to check out the sound stage and all of the production facilities.

David Merrill says he wanted to create a completely authentic New York pro audio experience, one that included iconic examples of music studios and broadcast facilities, post-production and live performances. “New York has so many great recording studios but I wanted to make this technical tour a more comprehensive experience, but still one that you can associate with New York City and nowhere else,” he explains. Even his research into the facilities on his itineraries was locally sourced. Merrill recalls that it was Avatar Studios manager Tino Passante who helped him make the connection to Lawrence Manchester, the music mixer on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. “And you can’t get more New York than Broadway and Lincoln Center, so I’m really looking forward to people enjoying these tours. They’re going to have a real New York experience.”

For further detailed information on the Technical Tours, visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/tours/. For further information on the 135th AES International Convention, and to register for your free Exhibits-Plus badge or the premium All-Access badge, please visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/.

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Lowell Manufacturing Offers New LRS Series Desktop Rack Stands

— Available in 8U and 12U, the LRS is ideal for home office or studio —

PACIFIC, MO, September 18, 2013 — Lowell Manufacturing Company, a U.S. manufacturer of professional A/V products, has introduced its new LRS Series desktop rack stand. Made in the USA with 100% certified U.S. steel, the LRS has a small footprint with just enough rack space (8 or 12 rack units) to hold smaller AV or IT equipment arrangements where space is limited and a full sized cabinet is not needed. The compact design works as a freestanding rack or it can be bolted to a desk. Either way, it’s ideal for convenient access to mounted electronics such as a recording front end, effects processors or post-production equipment.

The LRS desktop rack stand features 11-gauge steel rails on a 10-degree angle for easy viewing of mounted equipment. It’s engineered to meet EIA rackmount standards and has a load capacity of 80 lbs. The LRS ships unassembled and includes hardware.

Features:

8U or 12U rack space on 10-degree angle
Two 11-gauge steel rails tapped 10-32 are printed with rack unit increments to aid equipment set-up. Includes 16-gauge steel side supports and bottom panel.
Smooth black powder epoxy finish
Made in the USA with 100% certified U.S. steel

For more information, please visit www.lowellmfg.com or e-mail Lowell at sales@lowellmfg.com.

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The Networked Audio Track at the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention Explores the Future of Audio Connectivity

— Every vertical market in the broad field of professional audio is being impacted by the transitions in networked audio, and this track addresses these changes with a series of presentations —

New York, NY, September 17, 2013 — Following the recent publication of AES67-2013, a new engineering standard for networked/streaming audio-over-IP interoperability, the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention (Thursday, October 17, through Sunday, October 20, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City) will present the Networked Audio Track, a comprehensive examination of the ongoing fundamental shift in networked audio. The traditional paradigm of transmitting audio and video media content over dedicated point-to-point cabling is being rapidly supplanted by methods of moving media content over data networks such as Ethernet, local-area networks (LANs) and IP-based wide-area networks (WANs). The Networked Audio Track, supported by the AES Technical Committee on Networked Audio Systems, explores the latest developments in methods, protocols and applications of every aspect of networked audio, from low-latency media distribution to command and control of networked audio devices, from Audio-over-IP to coding and error correction.

Chaired by Tim Shuttleworth, a noted expert in the domain of networked audio and the Engineering Manager at systems manufacturer Renkus-Heinz, the Networked Audio Track will cover the entire spectrum of this complex topic, while catering to audience knowledgeability levels ranging from entry level to expert. A partial list of topics covered in presentations, which take place from 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday, includes:

Audio Distribution Over Networks
A Primer On Fundamental Concepts of Media Networking
Command and Control Protocols
Networked Audio Interoperability Standards

“Networking will influence every aspect of professional audio within the next several years, and it’s already well-entrenched in areas such as installed sound and live sound,” observes Tim Shuttleworth. “Networked audio is very rapidly integrating itself into the very fabric of pro audio, in a wide range of applications. As a result, learning as much as you can about networked audio is critical to furthering a career in any corner of the industry. This track was developed with that in mind, to offer a wide range of information to the widest audience possible.”

For further detailed information on the Networked Audio Track, visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/networkaudio/. For further information on the 135th AES International Convention, and to register for your free Exhibits-Plus badge or the premium All-Access badge, please visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/.

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Sessions on Product Design at the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention Will Balance Technology and Marketing

— Audio product design takes center stage at the Product Design Track at the AES convention, and for the first time product branding will be discussed with a presentation entitled “The Power of the Brand” —

New York, NY, September 16, 2013 — Continuing its mission to present the professional audio community with a comprehensive knowledge platform, the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention (Thursday, October 17, through Sunday, October 20, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City) this year will again feature an increasingly popular event focused on pro audio products. The Product Design Track (taking place all four days of the convention), assembled and moderated by Dan Foley, Director of European Sales for Audio Precision, will focus broadly on product design, with an emphasis on system-performance measurement. New for this year is a special presentation on the importance of properly branding and marketing new professional audio products. Presented by noted industrial designer Adrian Weidmann, “The Power of the Brand” will define the meaning of branding and explore its power and importance for the commercial success of product development and service, be it a microphone, audio processing software, or a recording studio. As Weidmann states, “Creating, defining and maintaining your brand and its message may be the most important ‘product’ you ever develop.”

“This is a unique track for the AES convention, and we’ve made it that much more interesting this year with the inclusion of the product branding seminar,” states Dan Foley. “The overarching theme is all about product development, but this year it has a timely focus on performance measurement, coming as it does at the same time that the CALM Act [Federal legislation that tightly regulates the relative level of broadcast commercials] takes effect. But the inclusion of the product branding presentation is completely new, never before done at an AES convention. So we’re balancing our technical presentations with this one that really brings out the importance of properly presenting new products to the market. I believe this shows how the AES convention continues to evolve and adapt to new realities as the industry changes.”

The Product Design Track gives design professionals insight into the latest techniques for audio hardware and software development. The events in this track are very practical in nature and anyone involved in audio product development will benefit from attending. A partial list of sessions includes:

Best Practices in Audio Software Development
High-Order Harmonic Distortion Measurement and Its Impact on Fidelity
An Introduction To the Acoustics of Personal Telecommunications Devices
The Power of the Brand

Confirmed sponsors for the Product Design Track include THAT Corporation Audio Technology and Audio Precision.

For further detailed information on the Product Design Track, visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/productdesign/. For further information on the 135th AES International Convention, and to register for your free Exhibits-Plus badge or the premium All-Access badge, please visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/.

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Audio Engineering Society Announces New Networked Audio-Over-IP Interoperability Standard: AES67-2013

New York, NY, September 12, 2013 — The Audio Engineering Society (AES) has officially announced the publication of AES67-2013, a new engineering standard for networked/streaming audio-over-IP interoperability.

High-performance media networks support professional quality audio (16 bit, 44.1 kHz and higher) with low latencies (less than 10 milliseconds) compatible with live sound reinforcement. The level of network performance required to meet these requirements is available on local-area networks and is achievable on enterprise-scale networks. A number of networked audio systems have been developed to support high-performance media networking, but until now there were no recommendations for operating these systems in an interoperable manner. This standard provides comprehensive interoperability recommendations in the areas of synchronization, media clock identification, network transport, encoding and streaming, session description and connection management.

The project was initiated by the AES in December 2010 under the project name AES-X192. In August 2012, the AES and EBU jointly announced an active collaboration to achieve interoperability of networked audio. The intent was not to invent new technology, but to identify an interoperable subset of existing technologies to achieve this goal. Task Group SC-02-12-H, under the leadership of Kevin Gross, met regularly using web conferencing and email to refine and clarify the necessary parameters.

To obtain a copy of this standard, go to http://www.aes.org/publications/standards/search.cfm?docID=96. AES standards are available to AES members free of charge as a benefit of membership. Details of AES membership can be found at: http://www.aes.org/membership/.

About the AES Standards Committee
The AES Standards Committee is the organization responsible for the standards program of the Audio Engineering Society. It develops and publishes a number of technical standards, information documents and technical reports. Working groups and task groups with a fully international membership are engaged in writing standards covering fields that include topics of specific relevance to professional audio. Membership of any AES standards working group is open to all individuals who are materially and directly affected by the documents that may be issued under the scope of that working group. Complete information, including scopes of working groups and project status, is available at http://www.aes.org/standards. Enquiries may be addressed to standards@aes.org.

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135th Audio Engineering Society Convention to Feature First-Ever “Systems Sound Symposium” Sessions

— Sponsored by Systems Contractor News, the SCN Systems Sound Symposium offers a day of panel sessions that provide real-world experience and practical knowledge on the most pertinent AV business and technology trends of today —

— In its inaugural year, the SCN Systems Sound Symposium events will provide a comprehensive look at one of pro audio’s fastest growing sectors —

New York, NY, September 9, 2013 — The 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention (Thursday, October 17, through Sunday, October 20, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City) this year will present the first comprehensive look at one of professional audio’s most robust market sectors. Sponsored by Systems Contractor News, the SCN Systems Sound Symposium, will bring together leaders in the business of installed AV, with an emphasis on how installed sound is expanding the professional audio industry. Running from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. on Sunday, October 20, 2013, the SCN Systems Sound Symposium is a full day of panel sessions finely tuned to offer real-world experience and practical knowledge about the most pertinent AV business and technology trends of today. Four in-depth panel discussions will address the opportunities and issues affecting business growth and profitability in the near and long term. AV integrators, consultants and others in attendance will benefit from a program featuring relevant topics with compelling speakers that are changing the commercial audio business. The Systems Sound Symposium is open to all Exhibits-Plus badge-holders (free with registration in advance).

“The SCN Systems Sound Symposium will add a new dimension to the AES Show by more completely integrating what is an incredibly successful market sector further into the larger pro audio landscape,” explains Kirsten Nelson, Editor, Systems Contractor News. “From music clubs to restaurants to theaters and hotels and more, installed sound is part of the fabric of our day-to-day existence. It’s a massive market with a global reach, and one also intimately intertwined with the music industry, so it’s very appropriate that installed sound become a larger part of professional audio’s largest show – the AES Convention.”

The panel topic and presenter line-up for the SCN Systems Sound Symposium represents the many diverse aspects of installed sound. Topics include:

How Expertise in Intelligibility Measurement Can Build Your AV Integration Business, featuring Robert Badenoch of Shen Milsom & Wilke, among other notable speakers.

Big in NYC – How the Metro Area’s Premier AV Installations Influence the Industry, which will feature AV integrators, consultants and manufacturers in a discussion moderated by Felix Robinson of AVI-SPL, examining how top-level sound systems in clubs, performing arts venues, retail outlets, restaurants, stadiums, houses of worship, and boardrooms in the Big Apple represent the cutting-edge of systems implementation.

The Practicalities of Networked Audio in Permanent Installations, featuring presentations from Lee Minich, Lab X Technologies/AVnu Alliance; Kevin Gross, AVA Networks; Josh Evans, Lab.gruppen/Tannoy; and moderated by Karl Winkler, Lectrosonics.

Beyond Background Music – Designing Sonically Driven Spaces, Production Wireless Systems: Tips and Tricks from the Experts including Sam Berkow, SIA Acoustics; David Schwartz, Essential Communications; Ben Bausher, JaffeHolden Acoustics; and moderated by Josh Evans, Lab.gruppen/Tannoy.

For further detailed information on SCN Systems Sound Symposium presentations and programs and how they can broaden your horizons as an audio professional, visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/systems/. For further information on the 135th AES International Convention, or to Register for your Exhibits-Plus (free) or All-Access badge, please visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/.

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Sessions on Live Sound to Be Highlighted at 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention

— Live Sound Track events at the 135th AES Show will explore technologies and techniques in live sound, focusing on such topics as acoustics, Broadway theater sound, mic placement, mixing, networked audio distribution and much more —

New York, NY, September 5, 2013 — Always on the leading edge of professional audio, the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention (Thursday, October 17, through Sunday, October 20, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City) will again feature a Live Sound Track of events, bringing a high level of focus to key aspects of live sound, with expertise and insight shared by some of the industry’s top professionals. Reprising their roles as Co-Chairmen of the Live Sound Track for the convention, industry veterans Henry Cohen and Mac Kerr have consistently developed meaningful and significant sessions that draw large audiences including top professionals in the fields of live audio and sound reinforcement.

This year’s Live Sound Track will cover topics both core and emerging, from signal processing, grounding, loudness and metering, to the rapidly evolving domain of networked audio, where several sessions, such as “Audio Distribution Over Networks,” will address systems and protocols like Dante and Audio Video Bridging (AVB).

“The AES Show has always been an invaluable resource for information about both the art and the science of live sound,” observes Henry Cohen, who is also Senior RF Engineer with CP Communications. “Our goal is to provide greater knowledge of the technologies and techniques around live sound and do so with great detail and intensity of focus. All of the sessions offer a good balance between the science and math of live sound coupled with its practical applications. We develop sessions and panels for the Live Sound Track by following industry practices, emerging technologies and online SR forum discussions. Audio-over-networks has become a common method of signal transport, with new protocols and topologies being constantly developed. This Live Sound session, along with several other paper presentations, looks at the competing architectures and practices so the attendee can come away with a better understanding of what might be the best options for their particular needs.”

The roster for this year’s AES Live Sound Track features a mix of cutting-edge new topics and updated familiar subjects. Topics include:

AC Power and Grounding
Audio Distribution over Networks
Sound System Optimization
Speech Intelligibility in Stadiums
Production Wireless Systems: Tips and Tricks from the Experts
Audio for Corporate Presentations

At a time when many pro audio sectors are putting a heightened emphasis on live sound technology, from music to theater to corporate presentations and houses of worship, the AES is expecting a high turnout for these sessions, which run throughout the duration of the convention. If you are a live-sound professional, make the time to stay informed and competitive through these important sessions.

For further detailed information on Live Sound Track presentations and programs, visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/livesound/. For further information on the 135th AES International Convention, please visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/.

Photo Caption 1: Henry Cohen, Co-Chairman for the Live Sound Track at the 135th AES Convention.

Photo Caption 2: Mac Kerr, Co-Chairman for the Live Sound Track at the 135th AES Convention.

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GUITAR CENTER APPOINTS GENE JOLY AS NEW PRESIDENT OF MUSICIAN’S FRIEND

Kevin Kazubowski to succeed Joly as Senior Vice President of Stores for Guitar Center

ANNOUNCEMENT HIGHLIGHTS:

GC veteran Gene Joly appointed to accelerate growth at Musician’s Friend division.
Longtime store ops executive Kevin Kazubowski to succeed Joly as new Senior Vice President of Stores for Guitar Center.

(September 4, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA) – Guitar Center (GC), the world’s largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ and lighting equipment, has named longtime GC executive Gene Joly as the new President of its Musician’s Friend (MF) division. MF is the largest direct-response retailer of musical instruments and professional audio equipment in the U.S. The announcement was made by Mike Pratt, Guitar Center Chief Executive Officer, and further underscores GC’s long-term strategic multi-channel business model.

In his new position, Joly will be responsible for guiding the direction of Musician’s Friend while capitalizing on his extensive experience in merchandising, vendor relations, distribution, supply management and direct marketing. Prior to his appointment, Joly was Guitar Center’s Executive Vice President of Stores, a position he held since 2008. Replacing Gene as the new Senior Vice President of stores will be longtime GC ops vet Kevin Kazubowski.

“There’s no doubt that Gene is the man to lead Musician’s Friend and our Music 123 Business into a bold new direction as 2014 approaches. Over his 38-year career in the M.I. industry, he has earned the respect and trust of our entire organization and countless others across our industry. I’m looking forward to watching Gene put his own unique stamp on the company as its next President, and I wish him continued success.” Mike Pratt – CEO, Guitar Center

“The opportunity to lead Musician’s Friend is both exciting and bittersweet for me. Over the last 5 years, I’ve been hard at work on a host of transformational business projects with the help of an exceptional Guitar Center team. These folks mean a great deal to me. At the same time I relish the opportunity to work with my new MF team, which includes some of the all-time greats from the Medford, OR campus. We’re going to take the direct business to a whole new level.”Gene Joly – President, Musician’s Friend

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AES Educational Foundation Announces 2013 Awards

New York, NY, September 4, 2013 — The Educational Foundation of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) has announced the recipients of the 2013 AES Educational Grants for Graduate Studies in Audio Engineering. The announcement was made by Don Puluse, President of the AES Educational Foundation (AESEF), on behalf of the foundation’s Board of Directors.

Puluse stated, “We began awarding these distinctions in 1984, so this is our 30th year honoring the great potential of our community’s bright minds. The honorees for this landmark year are extraordinary talents, with impressive academic resumes and real-world experience. If this is part of the brain trust that will guide our industry into the next era in audio engineering, I think we are in great hands.”

Two new special grants are being generously provided by HARMAN International Industries to support graduate education in audio. These grants are being awarded to HARMAN Scholars Brecht De Man and Kai Siedenburg. Mr. De Man has undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical engineering from University of Ghent, Belgium, and is studying for his Ph.D. at Queen Mary University of London. Mr. Siedenburg has an M.S. in Mathematics from Humboldt University Berlin, and is a Ph.D. candidate in Music Technology, Department of Music Research, at McGill University. He was previously a Fulbright visiting student at UC Berkeley and did his master’s thesis at University of Vienna.

The Emil Torick Scholar distinction is being given to Kathleen Gray, who is earning an M.A. in Acoustical Studies, specializing in Psychoacoustics, at the Peabody Institute of John Hopkins. She holds a B.M. in Violin Performance from Towson University. The Emil Torick Award honors an outstanding student with exceptional career goals. Former AESEF president Torick, coincidentally, was also a fine violinist.

The John Eargle Award, given annually to a student who excels in both technology and music, is presented to Elizabeth Marston towards her M.M. in Sound Recording at McGill University. Ms. Marston holds a B.A. in Music from Seattle Pacific University and has completed coursework at the Berklee College of Music.

Repeat awards are granted to Areti Andreopoulou and Ross Penniman. Andreopoulou is studying for her Ph.D. in Music Technology at the Steinhardt School of NYU. She has a degree from the University of Athens, Greece, and an M.M. from Steinhardt. Mr. Penniman holds a B.M. and a B.S. from University of Michigan, and will receive an M.S. in Music Engineering Technology from the University of Miami.

Other AES Educational Foundation Awards for Ph.D. studies are offered to Javed Hamza and Rebecca Vos. Mr. Hamza is pursuing a Ph.D. in Speech and Audio Processing from Imperial College London, where he also completed his previous degrees. Ms. Vos has a B.S. in Physics from Manchester University, an M.S. in Audio Acoustics from the University of Salford, and will earn her Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from the University of York.

Other AES Educational Foundation Awards for master’s studies are offered to Kevin Fallis, Charles Holbrow and Marlene Mathews. Kevin Fallis will receive an M.M. in Sound Recording from McGill University, where he also received his B.M. before receiving a Diploma from Vancouver Film School. Charles Holbrow completed his undergraduate studies at U.Mass. Lowell, and will receive a Masters from M.I.T. in Media Arts and Sciences. Marlene Mathews is studying for an M.M. in Music Technology at McGill University. Her previous degree is a B.S. in Computer Science from Long Island University. She also attended Recording Engineers Institute.

The AES Educational Foundation was established in 1984 to encourage talented students to enter the profession of audio engineering. Grants for graduate studies with emphasis on audio topics are awarded annually. Recipients are selected on the basis of demonstrated talent, achievements, goals and recommendations. Since its inception, the AESEF has presented nearly 200 grants at 60 universities worldwide, totaling over seven hundred thousand dollars. Grants have been made possible by contributions from AES, Inc., HARMAN International Industries Inc., the estate of John K. Hilliard, JBL Inc., the Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio, and the families of John Eargle, David Smith and Emil Torick. The AES also receives support from other benefactors such as in-memoriam donors, and individuals and companies that support education in audio. Application forms and additional information are available from the Audio Engineering Society, 60 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10165, USA, or on its web site: www.aes.org/education/foundation/.

Photo Caption: Don Puluse, president of the AES Educational Foundation

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GUITAR CENTER OPENS STORE IN MESA, ARIZONA

New location features on-site lessons, new repair services, and vast inventory selection

ANNOUNCEMENT HIGHLIGHTS:

Guitar Center has opened its 251st store location in the U.S.
Customers can take a “virtual tour” of the store online
GC Garage service will provide a much-needed range of musical instrument repair services
GC Studios, first-ever GC lessons facility in Mesa to support local music scene, is at the store, located at 1652 S. Val Vista Dr., Mesa, AZ 85204

(Los Angeles, CA) – Guitar Center, the world’s largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ and lighting equipment, opened its 251st location, in Mesa, Arizona, on August 1, 2013. The store, located at 1652 S. Val Vista Dr., Mesa, AZ 85204, is also part of a new wave of Guitar Center retail stores that feature lesson spaces, which allows GC to offer additional music lessons, special programs and expanded opportunities for local musicians.

In a first for Guitar Center, customers can preview the Mesa store with an online “virtual tour.” To view, click on Mesa’s Google listing page at https://plus.google.com/108704360942360682486/about?gl=us&hl=en, then click “See Inside” near the page’s bottom right. Use your keyboard’s arrows to navigate through the store.

MESA STORE LOCATION BACKGROUNDER:

Vast Product Selection and Low Prices – Guitar Center Mesa brings an unprecedented selection of products to Mesa, all backed by Guitar Center’s guarantee and available at attractive prices. The store features the latest in guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments and keyboards, as well as live sound, DJ, lighting and recording equipment.
Guitar Center Studios – Deeply vested in expanding and enhancing the local music scene, Guitar Center Mesa also brings Guitar Center Studios to the new location.. The fully-equipped, in-house lesson space is giving area residents of all ages and skill levels access to affordable music lessons. Sourcing locally trained store employees as certified instructors, courses will be offered on guitar, bass, keys and drums, as well as vocals and recording techniques using Pro Tools, Logic Pro and GarageBand.
Guitar Center Garage – Guitar Center Mesa includes GC Garage, the store’s on-site guitar repair service, offering a host of services, including electronics repair, hardware customization, fretwork, structural repairs, cosmetic enhancements, setup and maintenances.

Guitar Center Mesa: Additional In-Store Programs and Opportunities Include:

Guitar Center’s “Endless Aisle” – Mesa customers can now shop from Guitar Center’s new multi-channel “endless aisle,” which extends the in-store inventory to over $400 million in new and used products from across the nation. Shoppers will be able to purchase in-store, online and via phone, with the option to have products shipped to their home or to the store for convenient pick up.
At: Guitar Center Programs – Throughout the calendar year, Guitar Center Mesa will host an array of free events, such as artist workshops, lessons, product launches and performances, as a part of the company’s ongoing commitment to educating and assisting unsigned artists. These programs aim to provide musicians with the opportunities and exposure essential to achieving their music goals.
Recording Made Easy – Available at all Guitar Center locations, the Recording Made Easy program is a four-week, user-friendly series of weekly classes occurring Saturdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

In addition to special programs at the new Mesa store, Guitar Center offers year-round programs designed to spearhead creativity and highlight promising undiscovered talent. Mesa residents will now be able to participate in these ongoing events from their hometown. Programs have included Your Next Record, Guitar Center On-Stage, Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter, Guitar Center’s Battle of the Blues and Guitar Center’s Drum-Off.

Guitar Center Mesa Store and Studio Hours
Mon-Sat: 10 AM-8 PM
Sun: 11 AM-6 PM

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