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Campaign Launched to Help Songwriter John Cody After Acclaimed Career Ended by Cancer

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

DSC_7695We here at NWC, publisher of Professional Sound and Canadian Musician magazines, have launched a crowd-funding campaign via GoFundMe to help acclaimed Canadian songwriter and musician John Cody. He is in desperate need of financial assistance due to cancer and other continually worsening health conditions that have taken his singing voice, ended his career, and left him in severe financial hardship.

Go to www.FriendsofJohnCody.com.

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Sennheiser Hosting Product Showcase in Toronto Next Week

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Sennheiser bannerNext Wednesday, Oct. 25, Sennheiser is hosting a full-day product showcase at the CBC’s Glenn Gould Studio in downtown Toronto.

Attendeees can see, hear, and test Sennheiser’s newest offering in digital wireless – Digital 6000, the HE 1 ( which Sennheiser calls “the world’s best – and, yes, most expensive – headphones ever”), the latest in VR Audio with the AMBEO VR mic, an 5.1 demo with the Neumann studio monitors plus the latest in Audio-for-Video products and more. This is a chance to get up close and personal with all of these products.

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GerrAudio Hosting Smaart V8 Training in Moncton Next Week

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Smaart V8GerrAudio will be hosting a SMAART v8 Training Session in Moncton, NB on Oct. 3-5, 2017.  GerrAudio representatives along with design and tuning veteran Ian Robertson will offer a feature-packed course and teach attendees how to make the most of their sound system.

The training seminar is a three-day event that will cover the fundamentals of system tuning and alignment using SMAART v8.

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Watch a Tech Tour of SSL’s Mobile Demo Studio

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

ssl truckYesterday, Sept. 20, we stopped by the Solid State Logic (SSL) Mobile Studio while it was stationed at the Long & McQuade on Bloor St. in downtown Toronto.

The SSL AWS Truck is a custom built mobile demo studio that contains two demo systems. One is based around our AWS 948 hybrid studio production console and a collection of SSL I/O. The second system is based around Nucleus2 with a particular emphasis on its use in Dante based multi-seat teaching labs. The truck’s internal acoustics were designed by Russ Berger so it provides a professional, comfortable listening environment for getting to know SSL’s range of hybrid studio technology.

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Version 2.0 of the Music Books Plus Mobile App Now Available!

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

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The Music Books Plus app has recently gone through some significant upgrades. The new Music Books Plus Mobile app is available for iOS and Android. It’s free to download, simple to use, and offers the same wide selection and fast service as www.musicbooksplus.com.

App customers can browse, order, and ship anywhere – easily and conveniently, no matter what type of device they shop from!  Search for Music Books Plus Mobile now, in Apple store and Google Play store.

See it now at www.musicbooksplus.com/app

CITT’s Rendez-vous Trade Show Starts Tomorrow; Get Your Free Visitor Pass

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

citt bannerThere is still time to register for the CITT Trade Show, which kicks off tomorrow at the Imperial Theatre in Saint John, NB. CITT/ICTS’s Rendez-vous Trade Show features audio, lighting and stage suppliers and manufacturers in the live performance industry with exhibitors from Canada and the USA, the CITT/ICTS Trade Show is the perfect opportunity to see the newest and the best products on the market today.

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Rupert Neve Celebrates His 91st Birthday

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

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Our friend Dave Dysart at HHB Canada, Rupert Neve Designs’ Canadian distributor, just shared this awesome shot from the iconic recording technology innovator’s 91st birthday celebration on August 1st. Pictured (L-R) are engineer Geoff Emerick (The Beatles, Elvis Costello), RND’s Tristan Rhodes, Rupert Neve, RND GM Josh Thomas, and engineer/artist Alan Parsons (The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Alan Parsons Project).

Happy birthday, Rupert. Glad you got to spend it in the company of good (and legendary) friends.

Also, check out our review of RND’s Shelford Channel in the August 2017 issue of Professional Sound. Spoiler alert: it’s awesome.

Tuesday’s AES Toronto Presentation on Solutions for Preserving Modern and Legacy Formats

Monday, June 26th, 2017

archiveThe Toronto chapter of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) will host its June meeting tomorrow at Ryerson University. The presenter this month Rob Poretti, who has an extensive career mastering, music production, audio post-production, and music recording. He will provide an overview of current technologies used in media archiving with a focus on legacy audio formats.

When: Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time: 7:00pm
Where: Ryerson University
RCC 361, Rogers Communications Building
80 Gould Street

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AES Toronto May 2017 Meeting: 50 Years of Toronto’s Ward-Beck Systems

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Ward-Beck-1sThe Toronto chapters of the AES has announced that this month’s meeting and event will be held next week on Tuesday, May 23 at the Ward-Beck Systems headquarters in Scarborough, ON.

Tour and Presentation:

When: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Time: 7:00pm
Where:
#9-945 Middlefield Road,
Scarborough, Ontario M1V 5E1

**Due to space restrictions, those interested in attending are asked to pre-register HERE.

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2018 TEC Awards Now Accepting Entries

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

TEC bannerThe TEC Nominating Panel is currently accepting entries for the 33rd Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards.

The TEC Awards recognizes and honors those people, companies, and products that have attained the highest standards of excellence within the audio, music technology, and sound production industry.

Products and project entries must have been released and in commercial use during the current eligibility year, September 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017.

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