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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.


Rupert Neve Celebrates His 91st Birthday

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017


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


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
#9-945 Middlefield Road,
Scarborough, Ontario M1V 5E1

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


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.


Producer/Engineer Jim Anderson to Present at Thursday’s AES Toronto Meeting

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

1221-sThe month’s meeting of the Toronto chapter of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) will be held this Thursday, April 27 at the University of Toronto and feature a presentation by recording producer and engineer Jim Anderson.

Where & When

When: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 7:00pm
Where: University of Toronto, Faculty of Music,
80 Queen’s Park Crescent West, Toronto
Edward Johnson Building, Room 330

FYI: Once inside the main lobby of the EJB, take the elevator or stairs to 3rd floor, room 330.


Avant-garde Musician Mitchell Akiyamam to Present at AES Toronto’s March Meeting

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Volume_JMB_TH_27-small-2-2The Toronto chapter of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) has announced that this month’s meeting will be a presentation by avant-garde electronic musician Mitchell Akiyamam, who will present video documentation of several of his pieces of sound art and discuss them technically and conceptually.

Where & When

Mitchell Akiyamam, avant-garde electronic musician

When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Ryerson University
RCC 361
Rogers Communications Building
80 Gould Street, Toronto, ON
Corner of Gould and Church, east of Yonge St  (Dundas Subway)


Legendary Producer/Engineer Eddie Kramer to Present at AES Toronto Meeting Tomorrow

Monday, January 30th, 2017

JBL_EddieKramerAt AES Toronto January meeting, which is tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 31, legendary recording producer and engineer Eddie Kramer will talk about his experiences working with some of the best bands of all time. He’ll also talk about his latest “project,” overseeing the sound system and studio design for the rebuild of Toronto’s legendary El Mocambo.

In Conversation

When: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Time: 7:00pm
Where: Ryerson University
Eaton Theatre, RCC 204
Rogers Communications Building
80 Gould Street, Toronto, ON
Corner of Gould and Church, east of Yonge St  (Dundas Subway)


Nominations Close Jan. 31 for 2017 Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards

Friday, January 27th, 2017

CMMBAThere are only five days left to get your nominations in for the 2017 Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards, which will be given out at a gala during Canadian Music Week (CMW) at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto on April 20, 2017. The CMBIAs have become a highlight of CMW as a grand celebration of Canadian broadcasters and music industry standouts.

The awards cover all area of the music industry. The categories include:


Professional Sound Publisher Jim Norris Receives Special Service Award from NAMM

Monday, January 23rd, 2017
NAMM Historian Dan Del Fiorentino (left) & CMT Publisher Jim Norris

NAMM Historian Dan Del Fiorentino (left) & CMT Publisher Jim Norris

While at the 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA this weekend, Canadian Music Trade and Professional Sound Publisher Jim Norris was presented with a “Believe in Music” special service award by NAMM.

In presenting the award, NAMM Historian Dan Del Fiorentino said it was to recognize Jim’s “many years of excellent service in the music products industry” and for the support he has provided to the NAMM Oral History program.

In return, Jim thanks NAMM for its outstanding work and contributions to the MI and audio industry in North America.


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