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Waves Audio Announces Tech Support Live Service

— Company expands support for live and studio markets —

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, April 24, 2013 — As part of the company’s ongoing efforts to serve its ever-growing user base, Waves Audio is proud to announce new extended tech support hours. The extended tech support service will help end users resolve issues in both the live and studio market sectors.

As the number of front-of-house and monitor engineers using Waves has expanded dramatically worldwide over the past several years, there has emerged a growing need for ultra-responsive technical expertise which can provide immediate assistance to users who need to solve live sound issues in real time. Waves Live users, working with everyone from up-and-coming local acts to megastars such as Rihanna, Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay and Beyoncé, simply cannot afford equipment downtime. In live sound, there are no second takes; performances have to take place without a hitch, night after night. And in the studio sector, Waves will continue to provide its high level of customer support, with increased hours and additional personnel.

With these concerns in mind, Waves Tech Support is now available all week long, at the following hours:

Sunday through Thursday: 4:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight (EST)
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight (EST)
Saturday: 4:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight (EST)

Customers may contact Waves Tech Support via:
Email: Accessing their Waves account and clicking Tech Support.
Phone: 1-865-909-9200 ext. 1
Fax: 1-901-328-6358

Visit www.waves.com for more information.

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Genelec 8040A and 8050A Monitors Help Key Code Media Bring It All Together for Univision

— Latino broadcasting giant Univision consolidates radio facilities as it converges traditional media with live streaming, and Genelec monitors provide the sonic superiority that systems designer/integrator
Key Code Media demanded —

NATICK, MA, April 22, 2013 — As part of a strategic consolidation of its radio and television properties and facilities, Spanish-language broadcaster Univision, which has the largest audience of Spanish-language television viewers in the world, is in the process of relocating several of its California-based radio and television stations into a new facility in the Westchester neighborhood of Los Angeles, where 23 new radio studios will also be equipped to live-stream their broadcast content. And each of these production studios will be fitted with 8040A and 8050A Bi-Amplified Loudspeaker Systems from Genelec, the world’s longstanding pioneer in active monitoring. The project will be completed later this year.

“This is a huge undertaking and it needed to have the right equipment at every level,” states Tony Arratia, Account Executive for Broadcast Sales at Key Code Media, an industry leader for turnkey systems for customers in a wide range of entertainment, broadcast, corporate, educational and government production facilities, and which did the end-to-end design, consulting, engineering and integration of the new Univision facility. “Key Code Media is proud to be a dealer for many leading manufacturers of broadcast technologies, and Univision had access to virtually any kind of monitor speaker solution available. When it came to monitors for all of these new radio studios, they chose Genelec.”

Arratia says it was a combination of Genelec’s “sonic superiority,” and the fact that Genelecs and their custom mounting hardware systems made the final installations look seamless and pleasing, that won Univision’s executives and engineers over. “They did a sound test and the 8040A and 8050A speakers won hands down in that department,” Arratia says. “But the Genelecs also had the look – they fit into the rooms seamlessly. When you’re spending millions on a facility, you need more than just great performance, you need the equipment to look good, and Genelec had both of those bases covered better than any other brand of monitor. Univision saw that Genelec monitors would also produce a return on investment faster than any other brand.”

For more information, please visit www.genelecusa.com/.

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Genelec Focuses on Green Initiative in 2013 and Beyond

— With the new M Series of high-performance, environmentally sustainable active monitors and more energy efficient versions of the company’s existing product line in the coming months, Genelec pioneers new ground in the professional audio market sector —

NATICK, MA, April 18, 2013 — Since its founding 35 years ago, Genelec, the world’s longstanding pioneer in active monitoring, has consistently shown itself to be an environmentally conscious company. In 2013 and beyond, the company is reaffirming that philosophy by dedicating itself to a renewed long-term green initiative, which will see the introduction of new products and revised, more energy-efficient versions of the existing product line, in addition to other company policies. Genelec management has always strived to adhere to efficient manufacturing and shipping methods, and in fact the very concept of active monitors is at its core more energy-efficient than passive monitor/amplifier combination setups. Environmental consciousness is also a large part of the culture of Genelec’s homeland Finland, with the country commonly ranking among the world’s greenest.

Will Eggleston, Genelec Inc. Marketing Director, stated, “We believe people do care about the future of the planet, and Genelec has given serious thought about how we can more substantially participate in this philosophy and apply our acoustics and design R&D talents towards the next generation of loudspeaker products. For our new products and updated versions of existing models, as a starting point, we are focusing on ‘voltage-friendliness,’ with regards to latent power consumption as mandated by the European Union. While the scope of the mandates appears mostly consumer-driven rather than pro, Genelec made a conscious decision to apply these standards to our professional products, because in the end it is just better for the environment and the end user.”

A main component of the green initiative is the debut of the new M Series Bi-amplified Active Monitors. The highly energy-efficient M Series takes a new approach to monitor design. The primary focus in developing the new M Series was to proceed with a green mindset without sacrificing the accuracy and reliability for which Genelec has been known for the past 35 years, while offering something new and innovative for project studio customers. The first two models being introduced are the M030 and the M040 Bi-amplified Active Monitors, which employ a Natural Composite Enclosure™ (NCE™) manufactured for Genelec in Finland with wood fiber and recycled material. Another first is that the M Series models feature new class D amplifiers developed in house by Genelec’s R&D/engineering team. The class D amplifiers are highly efficient, low distortion amplifiers that operate cooler and lighter than class A/B amps. They also feature Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS) with auto power-off after being idle for 30 minutes and auto power-on when a signal is detected. Automatic voltage selection allows the monitors to operate throughout the world.

In the near future, Genelec will be updating its entire existing product line with more efficient power management. Eggleston continued, “Genelec is known for sound quality, and we are in a unique position to set new standards in the audio industry in regards to power consumption. We’ve always been an environmentally conscious company, and as we roll out our updated product line, we have reinforced that commitment for a new era.”

For more information, please visit www.genelecusa.com/.

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Genelec Custom Installation Systems Appoints New Manufacturer’s Representatives

— Genelec adds Current Marketing in Scottsdale, Arizona, and
Audio Video Representatives in Marietta, Georgia, as the latest reps in the
Genelec Custom Installation Systems sales force —

NATICK, MA, April 17, 2013 — Genelec Inc., U.S. distributor of Genelec Custom Installation Systems, announces the appointment of two new manufacturer’s representatives: Current Marketing of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Audio Video Representatives (AVR) of Marietta, Georgia. Bart LoPiccolo, Genelec National Sales Manager, made the announcement as part of Genelec’s ongoing expansion in the custom installation/home theater market sectors. Current Marketing will represent Genelec Custom Installation products in Arizona and Southern Nevada (including Las Vegas), led by company principals Paul L. Epstein and Jerry Cave. Audio Video Representatives will cover the Southeast region, including Tennessee, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama, led by president Joe Hanson and vice president Al Davis.

The addition of new, dedicated Genelec reps in these regions underscores Genelec’s commitment to meeting the rising market demand with a network of experienced, knowledgeable representatives. Commenting on these appointments, LoPiccolo stated, “We are proud to have added Current Marketing and AVR to the Genelec family. These companies are well-established presences in the market, and their experience and support make them excellent fits for Genelec. The teams led by Paul and Jerry at Current, and Joe and Al at AVR, are very qualified, and they will assist us in increasing brand visibility and market penetration in their territories and also help build lasting relationships with high-end custom install dealers. We look forward to continuing growth as a result of these new partnerships.”

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

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Recording Industry Golf Tournament (RIGT) Set for Monday, June 24

— Annual charity event to be held at Malibu Golf Club —

Los Angeles CA, April 18, 2013 — A date has been set for the 2013 Recording Industry Golf Tournament (RIGT), which will be held Monday, June 24, 2013, at Malibu Golf Club, with the shotgun start at 12:00 noon. The event is being organized by seasoned event producer Karen Dunn of KMD Productions and will benefit A Place Called Home (APCH), 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 is now accepting participation entries, whether as sponsors, golfers or both. In addition to the 18 holes of pristine golfing, the day will include a $1 million shootout, a $10,000 Hole-in-One prize, a $1,000 chipping contest and a Golf Channel Swing Fix Video opportunity. Dunn and the Record Plant’s Rose Mann-Cherney will be driving the “world famous tequila cart” to make sure all of the day’s participants are playing their best.

Sponsorships are available at $10,000, $6,000, $3,500, $2,500, $2,000, $1,500, $1,400, $1,000 and $750 levels, covering every aspect of the event, from apparel and golf carts to photos, refreshments, the Hole-in-One prize and much more.

“Connecting our young members to professionals in the music and recording industry has turned out to be a big win for all concerned,” says APCH Executive Director Jonathan Zeichner, “and we are moved and grateful to be named as the beneficiary of this year’s Recording Industry Golf Tournament.”

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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Bose® Expands PowerMatch® Line of Configurable Multichannel Power Amplifiers with Three New Models

Company introduces three new PowerMatch® models to offer contractors and system integrators a complete range of market-driven amplifiers.

Framingham, Massachusetts, April 10, 2013 – Bose® Professional builds on its proprietary PowerMatch® amplifier technology platform with three additional models of configurable professional power amplifiers. Based on decades of research across multiple industries, Bose engineers optimized audio performance with a robust Class-D amplifier and power supply design that together are uniquely capable of maintaining top performance even with unexpected variations in AC line voltage, rack temperature, and output load conditions. Configurable through the use of QuadBridge™ technology, each amplifier is capable of combining 2 or 4 output channels, creating flexible options to drive different power levels and loudspeaker impedances.

“Building off customer feedback we’ve received during our first 18 months with the PM8500, we developed three new models with different channel and power levels—all leveraging the same great performance, efficiency, and reliability of the acclaimed PM8500,” said Kyle Sullivan, Product Line Manager for Bose Pro Electronics. “Sound contractors and system integrators can now choose from four highly configurable models to cover the majority of their amp requirements for fixed installations ranging from demanding venues such as performing arts centers and sports arenas to high-end commercial installations including retail and hospitality locations.”

The full PowerMatch® amplifier line now includes the following models:
• PM8500 (8 channels, 4000 watts total rated power)
• PM8250 (8 channels, 2000 watts total rated power)
• PM4500 (4 channels, 2000 watts total rated power)
• PM4250 (4 channels, 1000 watts total rated power)

Network versions (PM8500N, PM8250N, PM4500N, PM4250N) are also available for each model, which enable control and monitoring over standard Ethernet networks.

All models deliver flat frequency response, wide dynamic range, and low distortion regardless of output level: Full audio frequency response deviation is +/- 0.5 dB (@ 1W), total harmonic distortion is 99 dB for the PM4250 and PM8250 and >102 dB for the PM4500 and PM8500 (below rated power, A-weighted). All models are housed in a 2U chassis and require standard AC circuits.

In conjunction with proprietary ControlSpace® Designer™ software, PowerMatch amplifiers offer the fullest feature set in their class – including onboard loudspeaker DSP, support for both low and high impedance loads (without external transformers), front-panel user interface, and fault detection, plus a digital expansion slot for use with optional audio networking and Bose ESPLink cards. PowerMatch amplifiers are put through Bose’s rigorous quality testing procedures and are backed by a 5-year warranty. The PM8250, PM4500 and PM4250 will be available starting June 2013.

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Genelec Debuts New M Series Active Monitors for Project Studios at Pro Light + Sound 2013

NATICK, MA, April 10, 2013 — Genelec, the world’s pioneer in active monitoring, is debuting its new M Series Bi-amplified Active Monitors at Pro Light + Sound 2013 in Frankfurt (booth 8 H25). The energy-efficient M Series takes a new approach to monitor design as part of Genelec’s larger ongoing sustainable initiatives known as GES (Genelec Embedded Sustainability). The primary focus in developing the new M Series was to proceed with a sustainable mindset without sacrificing the accuracy and reliability for which Genelec has been known for the past 35 years – while also offering something new and innovative for project studio customers.

The first two models being introduced are the M030 and the M040 Bi-amplified Active Monitors, which employ a Natural Composite Enclosure™ (NCE™) manufactured for Genelec in Finland from wood fiber and recyclable material. The M030 and M040 use Genelec enclosure design heritage, featuring rounded edges and gently curved front and sides to provide minimized cabinet edge diffraction and superb imaging. Both models also utilize a Laminar Integrated Port™ (LIP™) for accurate low frequency response and minimizing the enclosure vibration and each employ an integrated advanced Directivity Control Waveguide™ (DCW™), yielding large internal volumes with outstanding mechanical strength.

The M Series models feature new class D amplifiers developed in-house by Genelec’s R&D/engineering team. The class D amplifiers are highly efficient, low distortion amplifiers that operate cooler and lighter than class A/B amps. They also feature Intelligent Signal Sensing™ (ISS™) power management with auto power-off/auto power-on and with the standby power consumption of less than 0.5W. Automatic voltage selection allows the monitors to operate throughout the world. Additionally, the M Series has high-performance drivers, intuitive room response controls and system calibration with XLR/TRS and unbalanced RCA inputs.

The M030 utilizes a five-inch woofer and 0.75-inch metal dome tweeter, powered by a 50-Watt and 30-Watt amplifier, respectively. The free-field frequency response is 58Hz to 20kHz (+/-3dB), while low distortion peak SPL is 103dB at one meter. The M030 measures 10 3/4″ H (273mm) x 7 1/2″ W (190mm) x 7 1/2″ D (190mm) and weighs 8.8 lbs (4.6kg). The M040 employs a 6.5-inch woofer with a one-inch metal dome tweeter, powered by an 80-Watt and 50-Watt amplifier respectively. The free-field frequency response is 48Hz-20kHz (+/-3dB), while low distortion peak SPL is 107dB at one meter. The M040 measures 13 1/4″ H (337mm) x 9 1/4″ W (235mm) x 9″ D (229mm) and weighs 15.4 lbs (7.4kg).

The Genelec M030 and the M040 Bi-amplified Active Monitors are available June 2013 with U.S. MSRP pricing as follows:
M030 $695.00 (each)
M040 $995.00 (each)

For more information, please visit www.genelecusa.com/.

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Audio-Technica 2013 NAB Press Kit

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Genelec 2013 NAB Press Kit

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Aphex® Names Jim Bailey General Manager

— Appointment helps to position Aphex® for next phase of growth —

Aphex®, a leader in professional audio technology for more than 35 years, announces the appointment of Jim Bailey to the position of General Manager. The announcement was made by Aphex Chairman and CEO David Wiener and underscores the company’s ongoing expansion. Bailey’s extensive experience in product development, illustrated by the recent debuts of such groundbreaking and acclaimed Aphex models as the USB 500 Rack and USB Microphone X, along with his management talent, combined with Wiener’s leadership and creative expertise, will see the company poised for unprecedented success in 2013 and beyond.

Wiener stated, “Aphex is firing on all cylinders. We have worked really hard over the last two years, adapting, evolving and expanding our Burbank and Salt Lake City operations to position us for the next phase of growth. A key step is putting Jim in the position of General Manager, where we can fully utilize his unique skill set in leading the product and operations teams.”

After many years as a successful engineer, producer and studio operator in Los Angeles, riding the transition from analog to digital, Bailey ultimately came into pro audio manufacturing to put that experience into new products. His motto of “get the sound that’s in the artist’s head” has resulted in numerous award-winning products. Prior to joining Aphex as Director of Product Development, Bailey held product management positions at TASCAM and Avid, where he acted as the glue between the customer, the sales force, the marketing team and engineering. With his new appointment as General Manager of Aphex, that glue is becoming stronger than ever.

For more information please visit http://www.aphex.com.

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