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Obedia Moves To Nashville, Appoints Murphy CEO

Training and support pioneers take up residence in Music City with co-founder Jayce Murphy at the helm

Nashville, TN (December 1, 2010) – OBEDIA, a leading provider of technology training and support, has moved its headquarters to Nashville, having established a solid base within the music and post-audio industry over the past 6 years in Los Angeles. Moving with the company is newly named CEO Jayce Murphy, who will be tasked with further developing support services as well as overseeing third party integration of OBEDIA’s enterprise management system.

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“OBEDIA was born out of the need for a more effective way to service complex technology and has evolved into an educational and training resource for those making and producing music with computer hardware and software,� said co-founder and newly appointed CEO Jayce Murphy. “The move to Nashville puts us in a better position to work closely with its vibrant music community, which has embraced technology in producing music known throughout the world. As CEO, I’m looking forward to expanding on our success and to bring service and support into the next generation.� more

David Lucas Receives Friends Of Old Time Radio Award

NEWARK, NJ: The recent 35th annual Friends of Old Time Radio Convention presented an Award to composer/producer David Lucasdavid-lucas-old-time-radio-award.jpg (pictured left) for his contributions to Radio’s Golden Age.â€? A Clio Award-winning jingle writer, Lucas has created memorable commercial music for AT&T’s “Reach Out and Touch Someone,â€? GE’s “We Bring Good Things To Life” and many other iconic campaigns. Also pictured is author, performer Brian Gari.

Held at Newark’s Ramada Plaza Hotel, the four-day celebration of the Golden Age of Radio (Oct. 21-24), featured live recreations of classic shows, celebrity interviews, panel discussions and historical presentations. Among the attendees at this year’s convention were Chuck McCann, Joe Franklin, actor Will Hutchins, Dick Heatherton and ABC, NBC, CBS, news anchor Bob Gibson.

Robert Margouleff Keynote Speaker for 129th AES Convention

robert-margouleff-0128web.jpgSAN FRANCISCO: The 129th AES Convention will open with a bang on Thursday, Nov. 4, when veteran engineer/producer and studio owner Robert Margouleff presents the event’s Keynote Address at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Margouleff will bring his unique perspective of more than 40 years working in pro audio in an address titled “What The Hell Happened?” He plans to examine the influence of fast-paced technological developments on creativity – both for better and for worse – and the creative artist’s needs in a technological world.

“Yes, we’ve had a digital revolution in music and film, shifting power away from a few big companies and toward greater access,” says Margouleff. “But we must not forget the importance of collaboration among talented artists, engineers and business people that built an entertainment industry that changed the world.” more

Guitar Center Professional Appoints Industry Veteran Jerry Antonelli as Account Manager, Sherman Oaks, CA

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— Former Territory Sales Manager for Digidesign in Southern California will address the needs of the recording and post production community, thereby expanding GC Pro’s presence in those market sectors —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, August 16, 2010 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, has appointed industry veteran Jerry Antonelli as a GC Pro Account Manager, based in the company’s Sherman Oaks location. In his new position, Antonelli will draw on his three decades of experience in the professional audio market to help GC Pro expand its presence in the studio/recording and post production market sectors. The announcement was made by GC Pro Director, Rick Plushner and further underscores GC Pro’s ongoing commitment to the continuing growth of GC Pro as a turnkey supplier for professional end users. more

Guitar Center Professional Appoints Doug Simpson to Spearhead New Dedicated Entertainment/Hospitality Industry Sales and Support Arm in Las Vegas

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— Industry veteran Doug Simpson will address and support the audio/video needs of the Las Vegas hotel, club and recording studio sectors —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, July 22, 2010 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, has appointed industry veteran Doug Simpson to spearhead a new sales initiative specifically geared toward providing the Las Vegas market with special access to all of GC Pro’s services, with a particular focus on the hotel/hospitality industry. The announcement was made by GC Pro Director Rick Plushner, and represents the division’s ongoing commitment to the continuing growth of GC Pro as a turnkey supplier for professional end users. more

Omnia Audio President and Founder Frank Foti Hits the Road

~ Industry Leader Discusses New Technologies for Cleaner Sounding Radio ~

Frank Foti President and Founder of Omnia AudioCleveland, OH ― Omnia Audio president and founder Frank Foti is taking his wealth of knowledge on the road with several presentations and papers in the second half of 2010. Foti will talk about the Omnia team’s design philosophy incorporated in the recently announced Omnia.11, as well as sharing his decades of experience as one of the industry pioneers in creating compelling sounding radio.

“Processing for radio has been my passion since my days as chief at New York’s groundbreaking Z-100,� says Frank Foti. “I look forward to talking about our work to improve the sound of radio without sacrificing loudness, and showing off the new Omnia.11 FM.� more

Transaudio Group Adds Pro Audio Guru Mark Hornsby as Marketing and Project Manager

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 2010: TransAudio Group, boutique distributor of the recording industry’s best-of-the-best equipment, announces the addition of Mark Hornsby, a producer and engineer at the top of his field, to the position of marketing and project manager. Hornsby will help users understand what sets TransAudio Group’s manufacturers apart via multifarious routes, including in-the-field seminars, skilled trade show efforts, and product demonstrations, both live and online. Hornsby will remain in the pro audio hotbed of Nashville to continue his diversity of work as a producer, engineer, consultant, lecturer, and writer, based out of Java Jive Studio.

“For years, I have been searching for just the right fit for this position,” said Brad Lunde, principal at TransAudio Group. “It requires someone who will command the respect of the world’s best inventors and customers, someone who has both the on-the-ground skills and a gift for communication. I am happy to say that Mark Hornsby is that person. Few in the music industry can claim so diverse or so deep a background. He has worked in MI and pro audio retail. He co-owned Ridenour Studios in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He has produced and consulted on pro audio software sales and development. He is a regular contributor to Recording Magazine. He is a certified Pro Tools expert. He has lectured at the leading schools in the industry, including Pro Media Training, MTSU, Berklee, NYU, Belmont, SAE, and Full Sail.” more

Prof. Dr. Fritz Sennheiser dies

scaled_e1274277718.jpgOLD LYME, Conn. – May 19, 2010 – Late during the evening of May 17, 2010, only a few days after his 98th birthday, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Fritz Sennheiser, audio pioneer and founder of today’s Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG, passed away. The audio industry has lost a huge figure, not only in terms of his technical expertise but also in terms of his humanity.

Through his company Prof. Dr. Fritz Sennheiser had a crucial influence on the development of sound transmission technologies and was instrumental in forging many ground-breaking developments in electroacoustics and transmission technologies. Under his guidance the first shotgun microphones and open headphones were created and he oversaw important developments in wireless radio and infra-red transmission. It was completely natural for Fritz Sennheiser to give his developers the “creative and technical freedom� they required. His humanity also shone through when – considering the significant workload involved in running an expanding company – he took time to share his knowledge with students, inspiring them with an enthusiasm for audio technology. In 1982 he retired from the management of the company, handing over to his son, Prof. Dr. sc. techn. Jörg Sennheiser. more

Mike Baker Named President of Middle Atlantic Products

baker.jpgFairfield, NJ––Middle Atlantic Products has promoted Mike Baker to be its new President. Company founder Bob Schluter will continue as Chief Engineer and CEO. These changes are the latest steps to ensure that the company continues to respond ever more effectively to customer and marketplace needs.

Baker has served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing and CFO for the last five years, and has been with Middle Atlantic since 2001. Prior to joining the company, Baker served in various financial and operational leadership positions in the manufacturing industry. more

The Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing Grammy Soundtables Event “MWA! – Mixing with Attitude” Reveals Mixing Secrets of Industry Greats

Top Mixers Chuck Ainlay, Chris Lord-Alge and Tony Maserati Share Their Personal Approaches to Mixing at GRAMMY SoundTables® Event Moderated by Nile Rodgers at AES

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (October 27, 2009) — A full program of events, seminars and workshops captivated audiences at the 127th AES Convention in New York City, with no event more packed than the 21st Annual GRAMMY SoundTables®: “MWA! – Mixing with Attitude.” The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® brought together GRAMMY®-winning mixers Chuck Ainlay (Nashville), Chris Lord-Alge (L.A.) and Tony Maserati (NYC) on stage to discuss their mixing approach, with songwriter/producer Nile Rodgers as moderator. The conversation flowed from the mixers’ technical preferences to workflow to creative ownership, segueing into a listening session, with behind-the-scenes details provided by each mixer on a choice track.. Hit songs by Lee Ann Womack (“Solitary Thinking,” mixed by Ainlay), Green Day (“East Jesus Nowhere,” mixed by Lord-Alge) and Keri Hilson featuring Akon (“Change Me,” mixed by Maserati) showcased recent work by each mixer. The session ran from 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, and offered priceless mixing tips and tricks spanning musical genres, workflow styles and the current related technical and industry challenges. more

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