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Audio-Technica Now Shipping AT2022

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STOW, OH, March 15, 2011 — Audio-Technica is now shipping its AT2022 X/Y Stereo Condenser Microphone. A dual-element condenser microphone designed for stereo recording, the AT2022 features two unidirectional condenser capsules in an X/Y configuration pivot to allow for 90-degree (narrow) or 120-degree (wide) stereo operation for extremely versatile pickup. The capsules also fold flat for storage and transportation. It is designed for general stereo recording, as well as field sound capture.

The AT2022 includes a 1.6′ (0.5 m) cable terminating in a 3-pin XLRF-type and a 1/8″ (3.5 mm) connector. The output of the microphone is a 3-pin XLRM-type connector. The microphone requires a 1.5V AA battery for operation. more

Korg USA Offers Multiple SP-170 Digital Piano Giveaways

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MELVILLE, NY, March 9, 2011 — During the month of March, Korg is giving away a series of Korg digital pianos to help build the next generation of musicians. On three Fridays in March (March 11, March 18 and March 25), Korg will give away an SP-170 Digital Piano complete with matching stand. The SP-170 represents piano, pure and simple. No bells, no whistles, just the finest piano sound and most realistic piano touch available in its price range.

To enter, consumers in the U.S. can complete a short online entry form at www.korg.com/sp170giveaway. Please see the website for full details.

EAW Loudspeakers Provide Great Sound for Motown Black History Month Celebration at the White House

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Whitinsville, MA, USA, February 28, 2011 – On Thursday, February 24, 2011, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama marked Black History Month at the White House with a celebration of Motown music. The event took place in the East Room at the White House, and Chris Anderson, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based Anderson Audio, was asked to spec the project. Anderson Audio is a premier audio vendor in the Mid-Atlantic region, providing professional audio design, consultation and installation. Chris decided to rely on products from EAW® for loudspeaker solutions for the event.

The Motown event is the latest in the music series, “In Performance at the White House.� Performers included Smokey Robinson, Sheryl Crow, Seal and John Legend, among others, and several Motown legends were in attendance. The event will be broadcast on PBS on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern. The night was also streamed live on http://whitehouse.gov and http://pbs.org, and will air to service members around the world on March 11 via the American Forces Network. more

Guitar Center Opens New Superstore inLouisville, KY, With Grand Opening Weekend Celebration

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— Live music events and special savings mark the opening of GC Louisville Superstore —

— Store features nation’s first on-site Guitar Center Studios, a cutting-edge studio and resource for musicians of all abilities—

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, February 7, 2011 — At 7:00 p.m. on January 27, 2011, Guitar Center launched a new retail location at 4600 Shelbyville Road in Louisville, Kentucky, kicking off a weekend-long grand opening celebration. The 17,500-square-foot superstore’s opening has brought unprecedented product selection and opportunities to artists in the area, along with the unparalleled knowledge and experience of the store’s dedicated staff. Guitar Center Louisville also features GC Studios, the retailer’s first embedded lesson and rehearsal facility. To celebrate the opening, the Grand Opening Weekend featured exclusive savings, including guitar and drum essentials at up to 89% off list price, gear giveaways and free events tailored to local musicians.

Guitar Center’s plans for the Louisville location go well beyond offering the biggest selection at the best prices. For the first time in Guitar Center history, the Louisville location features an in-house, state-of-the-art lesson and rehearsal facility called Guitar Center Studios, which will create unrivaled opportunities for Louisville musicians of all ages and skill levels. Guitar Center Studios will provide music lessons for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, featuring certified instructors providing a world-class curriculum, as well as one-on-one Pro Tools, Logic Pro and GarageBand courses. Rehearsal spaces will be fully equipped with the latest backline gear, and musicians will have access to a digital recording of their rehearsal sessions. Guitar Center Studios will serve the Louisville area as the most modern and affordable lessons and rehearsals facility in the city. The store also features GC Garage, offering on-site guitar repair services. more

Waves Now Shipping V8 (Version 8) Plugins

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KNOXVILLE, TN, January 27, 2011 — Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, is now shipping V8, the new version of Waves plugins.

One of Version 8’s most exciting highlights is that several classic plugins will be getting facelifts: L1 Ultramaximizer, S1 Stereo Imager, DeEsser, TrueVerb, Q10 Equalizer, C1 Compressor/Expander and AudioTrack will all feature a fresher, more up-to-date look. Version 8 also adds Waves V-Series plugins to selected Waves bundles, bringing the modeled sounds of the vintage 1066, 1073, 1081 and 2254 hardware units to more users than ever.

V8 also delivers an improved preset management system with in-host integration, multi-level Undo and easier navigation. In addition, presets created by Waves Artists like Dave Pensado, Ross Hogarth, Mike Hedges and Steve Lillywhite come pre-loaded into the plugins, for the ultimate in convenience. more

The Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing Announces Sponsors for “Shaken Rattled and Rolled” Grammy Week Event Honoring Legendary Producer T Bone Burnett

Audio Industry Leaders Support the Fourth Annual GRAMMY® Week Gala
at The Village Recording Studios in Los Angeles

The P&E Wing’s Annual Gathering Recognizes Achievements and Contributions
of the Music Industry’s Production Community

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Feb. 1, 2011) — The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing will celebrate its 10th Anniversary with a GRAMMY Week event titled “Shaken Rattled & Rolled” honoring legendary producer T Bone Burnett for his commitment to excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music. GRAMMY-winning artists Elton John and Leon Russell will serve as honorary event co-chairs at the event to be held on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at The Village Recording Studios in Los Angeles. GRAMMY Week culminates with the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, airing live on the CBS Television Network, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The event is being held with the support of leading companies within the Musical Instrument and Professional Audio markets. Presenting sponsors are The Village Studios, West L.A. Music and Westlake Professional Sales. Co-sponsors include such leading professional audio manufacturers/institutions and other corporate support as Harman International brands AKG Acoustics, JBL, and Lexicon; Honda Acura; ELS; Avid; Music Marketing; Shure Incorporated; Iron Mountain; Korg USA; PMC; Prism Sound; Mix Magazine; and Pro Sound News. Additional sponsors will be announced soon. more

Genelec 8260A Receives Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Award

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— Active monitor pioneer continues to earn accolades —

NATICK, MA, January 21, 2011 — Genelec, the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology for three decades, is proud to announce that its 8260A Tri-Amplified DSP Monitoring System has received a Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement in the Studio Monitor Technology category. The 26th annual TEC Awards were presented Saturday, January 15, 2011, at the Winter NAMM Convention in Anaheim, California.

“It is a tremendous honor that our 8260A has been selected by industry professionals for outstanding technical achievement,� stated Will Eggleston, Genelec USA Marketing Director. “It is great to receive recognition from our peers for our hard work, dedication and innovation, and all at Genelec in Finland and here in the U.S.A. are very proud to accept this award.�

Founded in 1985, the Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards is the foremost program recognizing the achievements of audio professionals. Presented annually by the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio, the TEC Awards recognizes the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games, and other media. TEC Awards nominations are made by a panel of industry professionals and voted upon by members of various professional organizations and audio industry websites. more

Waves Audio to Offer Attractive New Prices

KNOXVILLE, TN, January 3, 2011 — As part of an ongoing strategy to make its products more accessible and reach an even wider audience, Waves is announcing that they have released new, attractive pricing across their entire product line. This latest move joins the company’s other promotional activities such as free live events and online webinars which bring leading producers and engineers directly to the audio community.

In an era when hit singles and award-winning recordings are being created anywhere and everywhere, beginning January 2011, Waves is announcing price changes that are at an average of 40% lower then the 2010 price list MSRP. The freedom offered by today’s technology opens up a new world of unlimited creative possibilities and Waves is proud to be part of that world. more

Denon Profesional Now Shipping DN-F650R From New Line of Solid-state Audio Recorders

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— Company unveils intuitive, state-of-the-art, digitally-based audio recording solutions for contractors, consultants and system integrators —

Denon® Professional, a leader in digital recording and playback solutions for the fixed installation and education market sectors, is now shipping its DN-F650R Solid-state Audio Recorder. The new recorder further emphasizes the continued growth of Denon Professional, as well as the company’s commitment to providing consultants and contractors with digitally-based, solid media products that feature no moving parts, with high reliability and maintenance-free operation under the most challenging conditions.

The DN-F650R Solid-state Audio Recorder takes audio recording to new levels by implementing stable and reliable solid-state media technology as the source medium. This product is able to record and read MP3 files and uncompressed WAV files to and from SD or SDHC cards and USB drives as well, which utilize technology that is far more stable and reliable in demanding applications than the “spinning� CD. All of the advanced features that have made Denon Professional famous for reliable recording have been implemented in the DN-F650R. Additionally, many of the company’s professional playback features have been added to the DN-F650R as well. Because of their robust and reliable solid-state media format, the DN-F650R is ideal for audio recording in a myriad of demanding applications, including the Studio, Broadcast, Houses of Worship, Government, Meeting and Conference Recording. more

Waves Audio to Receive Technical Grammy Award

— Company acknowledged for its contribution of outstanding technical excellence to the recording field —

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, December 23, 2010 — Waves Audio was informed that it will be presented with a prestigious Technical GRAMMY Award during the GRAMMY Week celebration in February 2011. The news was made public as part of The Recording Academy announcing its Special Merit Awards recipients, with Waves Audio as a Technical GRAMMY Award honoree. A special invitation-only ceremony will be held during GRAMMY Week on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, and a formal acknowledgment will be made during the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast, which will be held at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011. With this presentation of the Technical GRAMMY, Waves joins a prestigious list of previous recipients which includes such well-known names as Apple Computer, Inc., Sony/Philips, Shure Incorporated and Yamaha Corporation.

This Special Merit GRAMMY is awarded by vote of the Producers & Engineers Wing Advisory Council and Producers & Engineers Wing Chapter Committees and ratification by The Recording Academy’s National Trustees to companies that have made outstanding contributions of technical significance to the recording field. more

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