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Lowell Manufacturing Offers a Customer Center Web Portal

— 24/7 information center is an invaluable resource for all Lowell customers —

PACIFIC, MO, June 25, 2013 — Lowell Manufacturing Company, a U.S. manufacturer of professional A/V products, offers authorized dealers access to the Lowell Customer Center (LCC) portal via the Lowell home page (www.lowellmfg.com), or at https://access.lowellmfg.com/eLowell/. This easy-to-navigate site is designed as a 24/7 resource where customers can place and track orders, view real-time pricing and shipping information, browse past and current invoices/P.O.’s, and much more. This is an information tool designed specifically for systems integrators, sales representatives, and consultants. It can serve many disciplines within an organization such as account executives, engineering, estimating, purchasing, and senior management.

“This is a no-cost, multi-purpose resource available to our customers,” stated John Lowell, Lowell Manufacturing President and CEO. “We currently have many active dealers enjoying the benefits of our customer center. The ‘LCC’ provides real time information at the user’s fingertips at any time or anywhere around the globe. This is part of a continuing effort to enhance the Lowell customer experience.”

Authorized Lowell customers can quickly set up an account via an online form, and a temporary password will be forwarded via email to the user. Once logged in to the site, the user is able to search by part numbers or partial part numbers as well as keywords, basic product descriptions, or they can navigate by product category. Other tools include “Order Tracking,” “Store” and “User Management.” The store function is not only for placing orders; it can also be used as an estimating tool without expectation of transaction. Products that are frequently purchased can be selected as “favorites” per individual user for streamlined project management. Users can also “duplicate” and edit previous orders if a similar order needs to be placed.

A Lowell Customer Center tutorial video is available to registered dealers, and will be furnished when your registration is completed. For further information e-mail Lowell at sales@lowellmfg.com.

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Lowell Manufacturing InfoComm 2013 Press Kit

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RedNet® Selected by WH Platts for Atlanta Television Production Facility

Los Angeles, CA, June 13, 2013 – Focusrite®’s RedNet® networked audio I/O technology is being specified by a number of leading designers, contractors and system integrators – a recent example of which is design/build integrator WH Platts Company, who specified the RedNet system for a high-profile client in the Atlanta area. WH Platts was looking to develop for the client the ability to use pro audio gear in an interconnected network environment as part of this major production facility. They chose RedNet because it best suited the client’s needs and installed five different RedNet I/O units: RedNet 1 – eight-channel AD/DA; RedNet 2 – 16-channel AD/DA; RedNet 3 – 32 channel digital I/O; RedNet 4 – eight-channel remote gain control Mic Pre; RedNet 5 – 32 channel HD Bridge for ProTools HD, which streamlined the operation’s workflow. Paul Yurt, RedNet product specialist, flew in from New York to work closely with the WH Platts design team on-site and to oversee the installation and ensure that it was smoothly integrated and fully operational. All involved are fully satisfied with the result.

David Strupp, Sales Design Engineer for WH Platts, stated, “Our research team looked at all available options for networked audio and choose the RedNet system based on its quality, versatility and ability to scale to the scope of this project.”

Ralph Goldheim, Focusrite Director of U.S. Sales, stated, “We are extremely pleased that such a prestigious firm as WH Platts has chosen to employ our RedNet system for their client’s major production facility in Atlanta, based on extensive evaluation of RedNet’s reliability and performance. We look forward to working with them in the future – providing them the Focusrite products and support they need.”

Rednet is Focusrite’s flagship range of Ethernet-networked studio interfaces, based around the tried and tested Dante Gigabit Ethernet audio networking system. Focusrite’s RedNet is the first to offer IP network audio interfaces for the recording studio – or any application that requires moving high-quality audio around with ultra-low latency. The RedNet system is available now from RedNet Certified Dealers. To discover more about RedNet, head to www.focusrite.com/rednet, where users can sign up to receive regular RedNet updates.

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Photo Caption: Focusrite® RedNet® was recently selected by the WH Platts Company for a high-profile client who owns an Atlanta television production facility. RedNet networked audio I/O technology is being specified by a number of leading designers, contractors and system integrators. Pictured at InfoComm 2013, L-R: Peter Fitton, WH Platts Sales Support Engineer, and Ralph Goldheim, Focusrite Director of Sales.

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Auralex InfoComm 2013 Press Kit

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The Charity Angels on Board with Recording Industry Golf Tournament (RIGT) at Malibu Country Club

— The Charity Angels to provide $100,000 Shoot-Out, on-course poker game, chance to win companion airfare and a spin-to-win —

— Event’s organizers offering a one-time million-dollar shot, hole-in-one prizes and more —

Los Angeles CA, June 6, 2013 — The 2013 Recording Industry Golf Tournament (RIGT), which will be held Monday, June 24, 2013, at Malibu Country Club, is proud to add special opportunities from L.A.-based organization The Charity Angels to the day’s events. Aside from the tournament itself, The Charity Angels will be providing several games and promotional opportunities throughout the day. These include $100,000 Shoot-Out for four lucky Superticket holders; an on-course poker game; a chance to win companion airfare; and a “Spin-to-Win” game, where every Superticket holder walks away a winner (prizes include Golfsmith GIft Cards, $150 BBQ Sets, One Hope Wine, Pro V 1 Golf Balls and more). Other opportunities, provided by the event’s organizers, include a $1,000,000 one-shot Shootout for one player at the end of the tournament as well as a $1000 chipping contest opportunity for another lucky player. Hole-in-one prizes include $25,000 and $10,000 packages, and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle provided by Bartels Harley-Davidson in Marina Del Rey.

Newly announced sponsors include Blue Sky and Avid. Sponsors named previously include GC Pro, Sterling Audio, Dave Collins Mastering, Design FX Audio, Lurssen Mastering, PreSonus, Record Plant, SAE Los Angeles, Shure, Sound Design Corporation, TransAudio Group, Vintage King Audio and Westlake Recording Studios, with more to be announced.

The event has been organized by seasoned event producer Karen Dunn of KMD Productions and will benefit the music program at A Place Called Home, a dynamic community center and safe haven in South Central Los Angeles where underserved youth 8-21 years old are empowered to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, arts, and well-being. Recording veterans Ed Cherney and Al Schmitt will serve as Co-Honorary Chairs for the afternoon’s festivities.

Dunn stated, “We are pleased to have The Charity Angels add their flair to the tournament. This is a very special event for the industry, our sponsors, the golfers and A Place Called Home, and The Charity Angels’ extra opportunities will add a new level of excitement to the day. Just think if someone can snag the $100,000 shootout or comped airfare – what a thrill that would be for all of us!”

Online registry for players and sponsors is available at http://2013recordingindustrygolftournament.eventbrite.com/. For more information about the tournament, visit http://recordingindustrygolftournament.webs.com/ or call Karen Dunn at 925-708-0307.

About A Place Called Home
A Place Called Home (www.apch.org) is a dynamic community center and safe haven in South Central Los Angeles where underserved youth 8-21 years old are empowered to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, arts, and well-being. APCH provides support and opportunities that increase the likelihood that young people will stay in school, go on to higher education and viable jobs, and make a meaningful difference in their communities and the world. Music and recording are key components of the organization’s program offering, and the APCH youth band performs and records on a regular basis.

About KMD Productions
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, KMD Productions offers full-service event production across the US for businesses and individuals, providing a range of services needed to make events an overwhelming success. KMD Productions can handle all the details of your fundraiser, corporate function or trade show event. Whether you’re looking to launch a new product, get better brand recognition or raise money for your worthwhile charity, KMD Productions has the resources and experience to help you achieve your goals.

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Auralex® Offers ProGO™ Stand-Mounted Absorbers

— ProGO™s offer contractors and system integrators a portable, highly effective acoustical treatment solution —

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, JUNE 4, 2013 – Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the world’s leading brand of acoustical treatments and currently celebrating its 35th anniversary, offers its new ProGO™ Stand-Mounted Absorbers.

Auralex’s new ProGO baffle is a portable, lightweight and highly efficient absorber that’s effective on stage, in the classroom, in home theaters, in hi-fi listening spaces, in the studio and more. ProGO is short for Professional Gobo (a gobo is a freestanding acoustical treatment device usually used in studios), but clients shouldn’t let the name limit their thinking about this highly adaptable device. This portable absorber consists of a custom, two-sided ProPanel™ assembly fitted into a custom black melamine-laminated base that can be outfitted with optional casters for increased portability.

The ProGO, available in 2′x6′x8″ or 4′x4′x8″ configurations, rests in the included floorstand and is easily moved to accommodate any setup. It’s perfect for controlling early reflections and is also highly effective as a bass trap when stood across a room’s corners. The ProGO is an ideal solution for any space where boundary-mounted acoustical treatments might not be desirable.

The ProGO can be used to minimize sound leakage between instruments, amps and vocalists during recording sessions or live performances while retaining line of sight with performers. Users will be able to dial in just the right amount of room ambience by varying the position and number of ProGOs, and can quickly put together an enclosed booth within a larger space by utilizing multiple ProGOs in an array. Contractors and system integrators involved in the house-of-worship market will find ProGOs particularly useful for clients working with multiple worship and music styles.

Features:

Portable absorption treatment
Reduces excessive reverberation
Minimize sound leakage
ProGO is expandable for a wide variety of applications
Available in 12 Fabric colors to match any décor.

ProGO Absorbers are now available in both 2′ x 6′ and 4′ x 4′ models with optional casters. For more information, please visit www.auralex.com.

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GC Pro Appoints Marcin Nowak to the Position of Technical Services Manager, Western Region

— Promotion of longtime GC Pro employee reflects the division’s ongoing growth —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, May 29, 2013 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, announces the appointment of Marcin Nowak to the position of GC Pro Technical Services Manager, Western Region. In his new position, Nowak will be assisting the GC Pro staff and its affiliate network on the design of advanced installations projects. The announcement was made by GC Pro Vice President Rick Plushner and reflects the division’s ongoing success and expansion.

Nowak is certified on Apple computers and has been training on a variety of high-end products from manufacturers such as Avid, Ocean Way, RedNet, Raven and Penteo. In the near future, he will be attending advanced training with many vendors in an effort to better support GC Pro’s clients.

Plushner stated, “In his previous position as a GC Pro Technical Services team member, Marcin has done outstanding work for the past two years. In 2012, his skills and services assisted clients and helped us earn new business. Marcin is also chief engineer of GC Pro’s Hollywood recording demo facility – he will continue to be an asset to GC Pro, and we wish him congratulations on his new position.”

For more information, please visit www.gcpro.com.

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Auralex® Announces New Leadership Team

— With Mark Henderson as CEO, David Brune as Director of Sales and Andy Symons as Director of Operations, Auralex® is poised for its next phase of growth —

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, MAY 29, 2013 – Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the world’s leading brand of acoustical treatments and currently celebrating its 35th anniversary, has announced several recent additions to its leadership team. The announcement was made by Auralex Founder and President Eric Smith and underscores Auralex’s ongoing global expansion.

First, Mark Henderson has been appointed CEO. Prior to joining Auralex Acoustics, Henderson had a successful global career with Dow AgroSciences, and also functioned as Executive Director of the Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Marketing Council, traveling abroad to grow both organizations’ market share. Along the way, Henderson acquired experience with Six Sigma and other process and organizational re-engineering job assignments. Henderson received both his MBA and Bachelor degrees from Kansas State University.

Next, Dave Brune has been appointed Director of Sales. Brune brings over two decades of sales management and business development experience with leading global manufacturers including Sony DADC, Maxell Professional Media, Thomson Consumer Electronics, and Ampex Recording Media Corporation. Dave is a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in telecommunications.

Third, Andy Symons has been appointed Director of Operations. Symons brings with him 20 years of experience in operations and management as well as over 30 years of experience in the professional audio and music industries. With a degree in Telecommunications from Butler University, he began his career as a staff engineer (and later Chief Engineer and Vice President) at TRC Recording Studios. He later joined World Media Group as mastering engineer, then Plant Manager and VP of Operations. Starting in 2001, he served as studio manager and marketing director for The Lodge Recording Studios. In the spring of 2011 he decided to return to college to earn an associate degree in IT/Networking, which he completed in late 2012.

“I have known Andy and Dave for several decades, and I can attest to their status as experts in the audio industry, as well as being great friends,” stated Eric Smith. “We are excited to be working with them moving forward. On the same hand, Mark is an experienced business and management professional, and he and I have become close allies since before his appointment. With these three new personnel on our team, we are poised for unprecedented global growth in the coming months and years.”

For more information, please visit www.auralex.com.

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Photo Caption: Pictured L-R: Auralex® Acoustics Director of Operations Andy Symons, CEO Mark Henderson, and Director of Sales David Brune.

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GUITAR CENTER OPENS NEW STORE IN BELLINGHAM, WA

— 248th Guitar Center location features on-site lessons and repair services, along with GC’s vast inventory selection —

Westlake Village, CA (June 3, 2013) – On the evening of Thursday, May 30, 2013, Guitar Center held the grand opening of its new location in Bellingham, Washington, located at 3960 Meridian St., Suite 101, Bellingham, WA 98226. The Bellingham store (Guitar Center’s 248th retail location) is part of a new wave of Guitar Center retail stores that feature lesson spaces, which allows the brand to offer additional music lessons, special programs and expanded opportunities for local musicians.

Bellingham Store Manager Kelly Sites stated, “I’m very excited to be a part of the new Bellingham store. I grew up making music in the Northeast and it’s so rewarding to help my friends, neighbors and colleagues continue to do the same. Helping get the perfect instrument in the hands of just the right customer, while also helping our customers learn or hone their craft at the awesome new Guitar Center Studios, is what makes this job so special for myself and the staff every single day.” Sites is GC certified in guitars, accessories, pro audio, drums and keyboards, and has been with the company for six years.

Guitar Center Bellingham: What Musicians Will Find In-Store

Guitar Center Studios – Deeply vested in expanding and enhancing the Bellingham music scene, Guitar Center Bellingham also brings Guitar Center Studios to the new location. The fully-equipped, in-house lesson space is giving Bellingham 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 and Logic Pro and GarageBand.
Vast Product Selection and Low Prices – Guitar Center Bellingham brings an unprecedented selection of products to Bellingham, 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 Garage – Guitar Center Bellingham 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 Bellingham: Additional In-Store Programs and Opportunities Include:

Guitar Center’s “Endless Aisle” – Bellingham 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 Bellingham 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 Bellingham store, Guitar Center offers year-round programs designed to spearhead creativity and highlight promising undiscovered talent. Bellingham 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 Bellingham Store and Studio Hours
Mon-Fri: 11 AM-8 PM
Sat: 10 AM-8 PM
Sun: 12 PM-6 PM

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