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June 29th, 2016

holiday sale bannerThis holiday weekend Music Books Plus wants to help you celebrate. So, it’s having a Holiday Weekend Sale. From today, June 29, 2016 until midnight on July 5th, 2016 – you can SAVE 15% off everything in the store.

Order today at Music Books Plus – www.musicbooksplus.com and simply use coupon code HOLIDAY during check-out to apply the savings.

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June 14th, 2016

neutrik-000145_low-400x253Keep an eye out for the August 2016 issue of Professional Sound, as we’ll be featuring a review of the brand new Xirium Pro products from Neutrik. Xirium Pro is a modular digital wireless audio solution that eliminates the need for cable runs.

Our good friend and prominent live sound professional Richard Forte of Forte Sound had a chance to put the products through their paces during some recent gigs and has plenty to say.

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June 3rd, 2016

Professional Sound Next Generation Survey

Professional Sound surveyed pro sound professionals across the country to get their thoughts and impressions on the younger generation working in the industry as well as the schools/programs that have trained them.  Here are the results: 

Into which of the following age grouping do you fall?

0-19                 0%

20-29               9%

30-39               18%

40-49               15%

50-59               29%

60 and over     29%

Do you currently work on a regular basis with audio professionals under the age of 30?

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May 16th, 2016

MBPAs a special thanks  – Music Books Plus is extending its Expo-Scene exhibition discount until June 30, 2016.

You can browse through the titles available at Music Books Plus, which includes, books and software on pro audio, lighting, video, staging, multimedia, audiovisual, theater, and music.

Visit musicbooksplus.com/exposcene for a full listing of categories and titles.

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April 22nd, 2016

01 Expo SceneThere is only one week left to register for Expo-Scène 2016,which is returning to the Palais des congrès de Montréal from May 2-3, 2016, a month later than last year’s event.

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March 14th, 2016

ADD4 MTLExpo-Scene organizers have arranged special hotel room rates for show attendees at three hotels close to the Palais des congrès. Expo-Scene 2016 will take place May 2nd and 3rd in Montreal.

The three participating hotels are InterContinental Montréal, Holiday Inn Montreal Centre-ville/Downtown, and Hôtel le Dauphin Montréal Centre-Ville / Palais des Congrès. All three are near the show.

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February 16th, 2016
Presenters Andrew King (left) & Jim Norris

Presenters Andrew King (left) & Jim Norris

Jim Norris, who has over four decades’ experience in the music, entertainment, and marketing industries, will be offering a free ‘Be Impossible To Ignore – Self Promotion 101’ webinar on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. To register, just go to www.nwcwebinars.com/promo.

This free webinar will show you how to promote your band, your business, or your career. Learn insider, no B.S. tips that you can put into practice right away.

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February 8th, 2016

AES showcaseThe Toronto section of the Audio Engineering Society is holding its third annual Members Showcase of Gadgets and Projects night on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. Toronto AES members will be showcasing projects, hardware, and work they have developed and created. AES Toronto says that in the AES spirit of sharing knowledge, it will be taking this opportunity to honour and appreciate some of the work that fellow engineers do on a daily basis and as hobby projects.

If you have a project or personal work you would like present to the membership, contact AES Toronto. For example, if you have a piece of gear you’ve built, or helped create, or a recording project that you’d like to share insight into. All presentations should be limited to 10 minutes and can have an audio/visual component if necessary for the presentation.

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January 26th, 2016

 

2014 Nimbus Mix Contest winner Lorenzo Dittrick-Katevatis with Garth Richardson

2014 Nimbus Mix Contest winner Lorenzo Dittrick-Katevatis with GGGarth Richardson

The Nimbus School of Recording & Media has launched the fourth annual Nimbus Mix Contest, which features tracks from Universal Music Canada recording artists Lights, Head of the Herd, and Dear Rouge.

The Mix Contest has two categories: one for high school students and one for graduates or 19+. Competitors in both categories will have the opportunity to create their own mix (or remix) for a chance to win a $25,000 scholarship to attend Nimbus School of Recording & Media in Vancouver, BC.

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November 26th, 2015

Beyerdynamic and its Canadian distributor, Techni+Contact, have teamed up to offer two free education, demo, and networking opportunities for musicians and audio professionals called Beyer Connection. At both Beyer Connection events, one for recording and the other on live sound, attendees will learn the secrets of microphone technique and network with the music industry’s best.

This special event features advice from Bernd Neubauer, application engineer and artist relations manager from Beyerdynamic Germany. He will be on-hand to demonstrate best practices techniques featuring live musicians.

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