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Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing Presents Fifth Annual Grammy Week Event Honoring Music Producer and Executive Jimmy Iovine

Event Will Highlight Sound Quality and Pay Homage to Chair of Interscope Geffen A&M Records and Beats Electronics at The Village Recording Studios in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, 2012

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (December 22, 2011) — The Producers & Engineers Wing® of The Recording Academy® will celebrate its fifth annual GRAMMY® Week event honoring legendary music producer and entrepreneur Jimmy Iovine for his commitment to excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music. The event will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at The Village Recording Studios in Los Angeles, and Bono and Dr. Dre will serve as honorary event co-chairs. GRAMMY Week culminates with the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards® on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, airing live on the CBS Television Network, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. (www.grammy.com)

“The work of the Producers & Engineers Wing is essential to ensure that the importance of sound quality and the integrity of recorded music continue to be acknowledged and preserved in our evolving landscape,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “This year we pay tribute to an industry leader, Jimmy Iovine, who has made an indelible impact as a recording engineer, producer, founder of Interscope Records, and now entrepreneur focused on audio quality. As we continue to highlight those who work ‘behind the glass,’ we are very pleased this year to celebrate someone of Jimmy’s stature who is so dedicated to this important cause.” more

“Hulu Guy” Dave Fennoy Counts on Neumann TLM 103 as Workhorse Microphone for Stellar Voiceover Work

Old Lyme, Conn., – December 20, 2011- Dave Fennoy is the “Voice of Hulu,” heard each day by 35 million viewers over the Internet. His voice is full of rasp and character, deep and instantly recognizable. To accurately capture every nuance of his voice, Fennoy is uncompromising and relies on a Neumann TLM 103 as his ‘workhorse’ microphone.

Fennoy, who began his career as a musician and then moved into broadcasting, recognized the importance of choosing the right microphone early on. Once he broke into voice acting in the early ‘90s, he noticed Neumann U 87 microphones in all the studios he was working in: “I learned that this was in fact the industry standard and that it reproduced sound very accurately,” he recalls. The other microphone he noticed was the Sennheiser MKH 416 shotgun microphone. “This was one of the favorite microphones in Los Angeles — they were being used for on-air promos at all the networks.” more

AES Names Bob Moses Executive Director

NEW YORK, Tuesday, December 20, 2011: Bob Moses, longtime AES member and officer, accomplished product designer, technologist, and pro audio industry advocate, has been named Executive Director of the Audio Engineering Society. Announced today, by AES President Jan Abildgaard Pedersen, Moses will assume his new role January 1, 2012.

“An exhaustive search was undertaken for the best possible candidate for this pivotal AES position,” Jan Pedersen remarked. “Bob Moses is eminently qualified to address the multi-faceted demands of our 14,000 plus member organization. He brings enthusiasm, technical acumen, leadership and communications skills to this critical position. During his 23 years as an AES member, he has established invaluable relationships throughout our international membership. He is committed to implementing the Board of Governors’ goals of ensuring the Society’s fiscal health into the future, growing membership, and increasing value to our members and supporters. His deep appreciation for our 63-year history coupled with his eagerness to address the challenges of the future make him an ideal choice for Executive Director.” more

Genelec Research and Development Manager, Dr. Aki V. Mäkivirta, Appointed Fellow of AES

Genelec is pleased to announce that Dr. Aki V. Mäkivirta, Research and Development Manager at the company, has achieved the distinction of becoming a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society (AES). The Society’s Fellowship Award is given to a member who has rendered conspicuous service or is recognized as having made a valuable contribution to the advancement in, or dissemination of, knowledge of audio engineering or in the promotion of its application in practice.

“It is a great honor to receive this award,” says Dr. Mäkivirta. “I have worked in audio research for many years, so it is gratifying to have that work recognized by my peers. Over the years we have produced some great products, and I am proud to have played a part in that success.”

Aki V. Mäkivirta was born in 1960 in Tyrvää, Finland. He received Master of Science, Licentiate of Science, and Doctor of Science degrees from Tampere University of Technology in 1985, 1989 and 1992, respectively, and a degree in pedagogy from Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences in 2005. more

Audio-Technica Promotes David Marsh to Director of Sales and Marketing, Installed Sound & Broadcast

Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, has promoted David Marsh to the position of Director of Sales and Marketing, Installed Sound & Broadcast. Marsh’s appointment was announced by Michael Edwards, Vice President Professional Markets. In his new role, David Marsh will be responsible for managing and directing all sales and marketing activities within the Installed Sound and Broadcast markets.

Marsh has been with Audio-Technica since 2000, when he joined the company in the position of Customer Support representative. Over the past decade with Audio-Technica, Marsh was promoted to A-T’s Assistant Regional Manager and then on to Territory Manager, a position he held until his latest promotion. Marsh will help to identify emerging market dynamics and trends, while continuing to address the needs of contractors, consultants and end users, concerning the increasingly intricate requirements of complex installations and challenging applications.

“David has done an outstanding job in his past positions with Audio-Technica,” said Michael Edwards. “I’m confident that he will continue to thrive in this new leadership role.”

Please visit www.audio-technica.com.

Sennheiser Announces Key Executive Appointments in U.S. and Latin America, Completing Leadership Restructuring in The Americas

Greg Beebe, president, Sennheiser Electronic Corporation, effective January 1, 2012

Old Lyme, Conn.— October 27, 2011: Audio specialist Sennheiser announces two key executive appointments within its U.S. and Latin American regions, completing the company’s leadership team in the Americas. Effective January 1, 2012, Sennheiser veterans Greg Beebe and Markus Warlitz will be appointed to the positions of president, Sennheiser Electronic Corporation and general manager of Sennheiser Latin America, respectively. Meanwhile, Jean Langlais remains president of Sennheiser Canada. All three executives will report directly to John Falcone, president and CEO of Sennheiser Electronic Corporation, who heads Sennheiser’s business in the Americas region.

The appointments of Beebe and Warlitz follow a successful global restructuring initiative that began in January of 2011, which reorganized Sennheiser’s sales operations into three major regions: The Americas, EMEA and Asia. more

Auralex Appoints Global Sales Executive David Fischer as Company CEO

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, OCTOBER 27, 2011 – Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, recently named global sales executive and marketing industry veteran David Fischer as company CEO. Fischer brings a strong history of exceeding business objectives and growth targets to his new role at Auralex.

Prior to joining Auralex Acoustics, Fischer spent five years as executive vice president of the America’s Market division of Origins Holdings, Inc., a global manufacturer of all-wood home furnishings and cabinetry. In this position, he led sales, marketing, product development, finance and operations. more

Neumann KH 120 Monitors ‘Carry the Quality’ For Renaissance Audio Practitioner and McGill University Professor George Massenburg

Old Lyme, Conn., October 22, 2011: Over the course of his five-decade long career, George Massenburg has been a successful equipment designer and manufacturer, an internationally renowned record producer and engineer, a multi Grammy® Award winner, and a member of the National Recording Preservation Board of the Library of Congress. More recently, he has turned yet another page in his career, and is now an associate professor at Montreal’s prestigious McGill University, where he was named to the Dean’s Chair in the Schulich School of Music in 2010.

Fifty years ago, Massenburg first had the opportunity to hear a Neumann U 67 — a microphone he eventually acquired and still cherishes. Just weeks ago, he tried the new Neumann KH 120 studio monitor, which has earned a coveted spot in his daily workflow. In his role at McGill, the only university in North America to offer a Master’s and PhD degrees in sound recording, Massenburg is helping students understand the role that audio plays in a much broader context of film and multimedia. more

EAW Mourns the Loss of Moray McMillin

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Whitinsville, MA, USA, September 22, 2011 – EAW® announces the passing of Moray McMillin, a concert touring veteran and EAW Application Support Group Representative for the EMEA region. He passed away at age 58 after a long battle with cancer. McMillin was a strong presence in touring sound for several decades, and he flourished in his subsequent role at EAW. He is sorely missed by the EAW family and the professional audio industry as a whole.

“We are all just devastated,” said EAW President Jeff Rocha. “Moray was one of the unforgettable characters that make up this industry and a consummate professional. He was a true friend, one of those people you can’t help but want to spend time with. So full of life… I’m heartbroken.” more

Audio-Technica U.S. Appoints New Personnel to Its Latin American Sales Team

— Alexandre Algranti and Mary Eisaman named to Sales and Marketing positions for Brazil (Algranti) and Latin America (Eisaman) —

STOW, OH, September 21, 2011 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, announces two appointments to its Latin American sales team, reflecting the company’s continued dedication to meeting the needs of multiple markets in Latin America. Mary Eisaman has been named Sales and Marketing Manager for Latin America. She will be responsible for all countries in Central and South America except for Brazil. Alexandre (Alex) Algranti has been named Sales and Marketing Director for Brazil. The announcement was made by Audio-Technica U.S. President and CEO Philip Cajka.

Mary Eisaman joined Audio-Technica in 2008, and has served the company since then in a variety of roles, most recently as Sales Support Manager. She has been directly involved in the sales and marketing efforts for Latin America since April 2010 and has developed strong relationships throughout the region. In her new role as Sales and Marketing Manager for Latin America, Eisaman will work to develop and grow the distribution of Audio-Technica products in Latin America. more

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