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Harman Professional Group Expands Role with Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing

HPro’s AKG Acoustics, JBL Professional and Lexicon named official 2010 P&E Wing Sponsors

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 20, 2010) — The Producers & Engineers Wing® of The Recording Academy® announces a sponsorship agreement with the Harman Professional Group (HPro)’s leading audio brands AKG® Acoustics, JBL Professional and Lexicon. As official P&E Wing sponsors, AKG Acoustics, JBL Professional and Lexicon will participate in a variety of activities throughout the year, including being the title sponsor of high-profile regional Academy Chapter events, having a presence on the P&E Wing section of the recently launched GRAMMY365 member Web site and serving as a participating member of the P&E Wing Manufacturers Council.

“We are very pleased that Harman has chosen to have AKG, JBL and Lexicon work closely with The Producers & Engineers Wing this coming year,” stated Maureen Droney. “JBL Professional has partnered successfully with the P&E Wing for the last few years and, together with AKG and Lexicon, shares the P&E Wing’s vision of capturing and delivering the highest quality audio. We look forward to this extended partnership and to having key individuals from the Harman family of products interact and exchange ideas with our membership.” more

The Recording Academy Texa Chapter and Producers & Engineers Wing Host P&E Wing Retreat at Rock

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (June 24, 2010) — On Saturday, June 19, 2010, The Recording Academy® Texas Chapter and the Producers & Engineers Wing® presented “P&E Wing Retreat at the Rock” at Blue Rock Artist Ranch & Studio in Wimberley, Texas.

Blue Rock, founded by songwriter/guitarist Billy Crockett and his wife Dodee, is a destination studio dedicated to audio excellence situated on 19 pristine acres in the Texas Hill Country outside of Austin. At “Retreat at the Rock,” 100 guests were treated to a full day of presentations by recording luminaries, professional development workshops, networking, and a special musical performance from GRAMMY®-nominated singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster. Presenters included Steve Lamm, owner of Cryptic Globe Recording (CGR); legendary producer/engineer/designer George Massenburg; platinum producer/mixer Tim Palmer; Shadow Hills Industries president and founder Peter Reardon; and keynote speaker Rupert Neve, founder of Rupert Neve Designs Incorporated. more

Endless Analog Appoints Vintage King Audio as Exclusive U.S. Retailer for Clasp System

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— Company continues to expand and position itself for next phase of growth —

NASHVILLE, TN, June 23, 2010 — Nashville-based Endless Analog, the developers and manufacturers of the revolutionary CLASP® (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor) system, announces the appointment of Vintage King Audio as its exclusive U.S. retailer for its CLASP system. The announcement was made by company President Chris Estes and further underscores the company’s ongoing expansion and growth by teaming with Vintage King, a leading dealer of high-end new and vintage recording equipment. With the appointment of Vintage King, potential purchasers will have the ability to not only demo CLASP in Vintage King’s own facilities, but also at Vintage King’s partner showcase studios, Infrasonic Sound in Los Angeles and Media Right Productions in New York City.

“The appointment of Vintage King Audio is part of a comprehensive business plan that positions the next stage of growth for Endless Analog,� stated Chris Estes. “Vintage King is the acknowledged leader in boutique and classic audio products, which makes them a perfect fit to carry CLASP. Their staff is exceptionally well-trained and uniquely qualified to offer Endless Analog’s product line, and their contacts and reputation in the industry are second to none. We look forward to working with Vintage King to spread the word about CLASP and analog/digital hybrid recording.� more

Denon Professional Debuts 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 —

ITASCA, IL, June 9, 2010 — Denon® Professional, a leader in digital recording and playback solutions for the fixed installation and education market sectors, debuts its DN-F450R and DN-F650R Solid-state Audio Recorders. The new recorders further emphasize 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-F450R and DN-F650R Solid-state Audio Players take audio recording to new levels by implementing stable and reliable solid-state media technology as the source medium. Both products are able to record and read MP3 files and uncompressed WAV files to and from SD or SDHC cards (The DN-F650R records to 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-F450R and 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-F450R and DN-F650R are ideal for audio recording in a myriad of demanding applications, including the Studio, Broadcast, Houses of Worship, Government, Meeting and Conference Recording. more

Genelec Announces New 9000A Stereo Volume Control

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NATICK, MA, May 19, 2010 — Genelec, the leader in active monitoring technology for more than three decades, announces its new 9000A Stereo Volume Control. Visually designed to appear as a miniature version of Genelec’s 5040A Active Subwoofer, the 9000A provides convenient volume control for all Genelec monitors/loudspeakers. The volume control input and output have 3.5-mm stereo male and female connectors, providing immediate connectivity with most computers and laptops, MP3 players and game stations.

The connecting cable on 9000A is Y-shaped. Past 1 meter (3 feet 3 inches) from the control knob, the single cable splits into two 1-meter (3 feet 3 inch) cables, one for audio input, one for audio output. A converter cable converting 2 x RCA to 3.5-mm stereo (female) is necessary for audio equipment with RCA outputs. A converter cable converting 3.5-mm stereo (male) to 2 x XLR (male) is necessary to use the 9000A with Genelec monitors having XLR output. These cables can be easily obtained from any authorized Genelec dealer. The 9000A is available in three colors: black, silver and white. more

Audio-Technica Microphones Selected for WKSU’s Folk Alley Mobile Studio

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— Popular Internet radio stream equips its new mobile studio with Audio-Technica mics for live music capture, in-studio performances and voiceovers —

STOW, OH, May 18, 2010 — Audio-Technica, a world leader for microphone solutions for over 45 years, was recently selected as microphone of choice employed by the new mobile studio for the Folk Alley live streaming web radio program from Kent, Ohio-based WKSU-FM. Audio-Technica microphones are used for announcement/voiceover applications, live music broadcast and in-studio guests/performances in the mobile broadcast vehicle, which has been up and running since August 1, 2009, and was part of the team for the National Public Radio (NPR) stream from the 50th Anniversary Newport Folk Festival later that month. more

Waves Audio and its Legal Representation Issue Statements Regarding Intellectual Property and Copyright Infringements

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TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, May 18, 2010 — Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, recently won one lawsuit and had a defendant admit liability in a second lawsuit regarding intellectual property infringements and the illegal use of its software. The two studios named were New York City-based Reckless Music, LLC, d.b.a. Skyline Recording Studios NYC, and Quad Recording Studios, Inc. The following statements were issued:

“This is a tremendous victory for the studio recording industry and Waves in particular,� said Waves’ attorney, Mr. Guy H. Weiss, of the international business law firm Adorno & Yoss, LLC. “The Courts are serious about protecting the rights of copyright holders, whether they are singers and musicians, or the software companies that allow the recording industry to mix and record their music,� Mr. Weiss explained. “In the Reckless d.b.a. Skyline case, the jury found that Waves had valid copyrights and that the defendant infringed on those copyrights. The law is clear: A recording studio is responsible for the copyright infringement committed by its employees, independent contractors or customers.� more

Guitar Center Launches Operation High Ground for Nashville Flood Relief

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— Guitar Center begins a comprehensive relief plan for victims of the Nashville flood to get their instruments and studios back to normal as quickly as possible —

— Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro) to work closely with commercial and private recording studios to help re-build their operations so they are up and running with minimal downtime —

— Guitar Center partners with the MusiCares® Nashville Flood Relief Fund to help local Nashville musicians in need of emergency financial assistance —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, May 11, 2010 — In direct response to the devastation from the recent floods in Nashville, Tennessee, Guitar Center, the world’s largest musical instrument and professional audio retailer, has launched a dedicated initiative titled “Operation High Ground� for Nashville Flood Relief, to help musicians, songwriters, recording studios and audio professionals re-build their lives. The goal of the program is to help Nashville’s music community get back on its feet as quickly as possible to keep the music going in Music City. Guitar Center’s President, Greg Trojan, made the announcement. more

Endless Analog Founder/President Chris Estes Addresses the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences In Arizona

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— Inventor-manufacturer of CLASP® (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor) provides unique insights into analog recording and the use of CLASP, effectively bridging the worlds of digital and analog —

NASHVILLE, TN, May 7, 2010 — The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS) recently hosted two days of workshops and seminars with Chris Estes, Founder/President of Endless Analog, the Nashville-based manufacturer and distributor of the revolutionary, critically acclaimed CLASP® (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor). Estes led four in-studio sessions at CRAS, where students and faculty were given the unique hands-on opportunity to experience CLASP and learn Estes’ insights on analog recording, ranging from tracking methods right through the final mix. Drawing upon his vast experience on both sides of the glass and as an inventor, Estes discussed analog recording and worked closely with the Conservatory’s Director of Education Kevin Becka and Conservatory Technician Jeff Harris for the sessions. Estes used CLASP to merge Studio A’s Studer A 827 analog recorder and the Pro Tools HD system into a singular system.

“Our time with Chris and CLASP was a mind blower for both faculty and students,� commented Kevin Becka. “CLASP is an inspirational piece of gear. It gives artists, engineers and producers an incredible array of tools for cutting great sounding tracks. We were easily able to audition and record tracks at different tape speeds during a session, giving us the ability to do overdubs with more or less tape saturation depending on the instrument. Students could easily hear the quality difference between straight digital recordings and tracks cut through CLASP.� more

Michael W. Smith Uses Endless Analog’s Revolutionary CLASP System on Sessiosn for New Album

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— Legendary artist dusts off his tape machine, and with CLASP®, brings analog warmth and tone into his digital workstation —

— Award-winning producer/engineer Bryan Lenox works closely with Smith to achieve the very best tone —

NASHVILLE, TN, May 6, 2010 — Over the course of his career, legendary contemporary Christian recording artist Michael W. Smith has sold more than 13 million albums and has been the recipient of 40 Dove Awards and three GRAMMY®s, in addition to countless other accolades and achievements. Smith has a reputation for being particularly tuned-in to the details and textures of his records, leaving no stone unturned sonically. Working on material for his next album, Smith was introduced to the revolutionary CLASP® (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor) system, the critically acclaimed product that finally brings the worlds of analog and digital audio together. CLASP was developed, manufactured, and is exclusively distributed by Nashville-based Endless Analog, and Smith has become an ardent fan of the system. GRAMMY-winning producer/engineer Bryan Lenox has also been floored by the system, and together Smith and Lenox are integrating CLASP into the way they track and mix, aiming to make Smith’s next album a landmark album sonically. more

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