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SC Media Adds David Gardner to its Ontario Sales Team

Friday, August 21st, 2015

David GardnerWith over 20 years of sales experience behind him, we are proud to have David join our team.

Sami Midani, SC Media VP of sales and marketing for Harman Pro, explains, “Our business in Ontario is growing and our product catalogue is expanding. SC Media felt a need to add more resources for our Ontario customers. David Gardner is a passionate individual that is recognized by Ontario’s audio, video, and lighting community for his professionalism, dedication, and technical knowledge. His professional background and track record is impressive. His skills and expertise will nicely compliment the work of Jeremy Power and David Petican in Ontario. We are quite excited to have David join our team.”

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Registration Open For CITT Rendez-vous Trade Show

Monday, July 27th, 2015

RendezVousRegistration is now open for the Trade Show component of CITT’s annual Rendez-vous, happening this year at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Friday, August 21st and Saturday, August 22nd.

The CITT Trade Show features over 25 exhibiting suppliers and manufacturers from the live performance and entertainment industries, including audio, lighting, video, staging, and rigging products. The Trade Show is a free event open to industry professionals.

To register, access the floor plan, or see a list of exhibitors, visit: http://www.citt.org/visitor_pass.html. For more information on Rendez-vous, specifically the conference programming, visit http://www.citt.org/annual_conference.html.

 

 

SFM Now Distributing Stewart Audio in Canada

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

SFM has been appointed the new exclusive Canadian distributor for Stewart Audio products.

For more than 30 years, Stewart Audio has been manufacturing commercial audio amplifiers for a wide range of applications. Today’s product catalog incorporates traditional, lightweight, and compact commercial amplifiers as well as Dante-enabled products and those that incorporate a suite of DSP functions..

SFM says Stewart Audio’s products offer seamless interoperability with another brand in its portfolio, Symetrix. The SymNet Composer software allows for complete configuration of select Dante-enabled Stewart Audio products.

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Erikson Audio Now Distributing Fluid Audio

Monday, June 29th, 2015
Erikson Audio’s Carlos Avila [Photo by Benjamin Russell]

Erikson Audio’s Carlos Avila

Erikson Audio has been appointed the exclusive distributor for the Fluid Audio range of studio monitors in Canada.

According to Erikson Audio VP Jeff Carman, “Fluid Audio is an up and coming professional monitor company that is already highly successful in other markets. We’re very pleased to bring their excellent combination of high quality, solid build, and affordable prices to the Canadian market.”

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Middle Atlantic Canada Names New Central Ontario Account Manager

Monday, June 29th, 2015
Gino Pileggi

Gino Pileggi

Middle Atlantic Canada has announced that Gino Pileggi has joined its team in the position of account manager for Central Ontario.  Gino will be working with Ron Saunders to cover the company’s direct to dealer business in Ontario.

Pileggi brings with him over 20 years of experience working in direct to dealer markets, including commercial and pro AV, residential, security, and broadcast. He has worked various roles while servicing these markets, including customer service, marketing, and for the majority, as an outside account manager. Having a B.Comm, as well as CTS, the company says Pileggi will help bring strength to its account management team.

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PS 2015 Next Generation Survey Results

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

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       2%

20-29    8%

30-39    18%

40-49   16%

50-59   29%

60 and over   27%

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Meyer Sound’s Bob McCarthy to Give AES59 Conference Keynote Address

Friday, June 12th, 2015
Bob McCarthy

Bob McCarthy

The keynote address at the 59th AES Conference on Sound Reinforcement will be presented by Bob McCarthy, director of system optimization at Meyer Sound. McCarthy is an international authority in sound system design and optimization. His book, Sound Systems: Design and Optimization (Focal Press), is considered a definitive work in the field of sound system measurement and tuning. Bob McCarthy designed countless systems around the world of all scales and types including more than 10 Cirque du Soleil productions and seven productions of Wicked.

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RPG’s Peter D’Antonio to Present at AES Toronto June Meeting

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

RPG Peter D’AntonioThe Toronto chapter of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) has announced the date, presenter, and topic of its June 16th meeting. Dr. Peter D’Antonio, Founder/Chairman of RPG Diffusor Systems, Inc. will discuss RPG’s evolution of products and services over the past three decades and the current state-of-the-art in measuring the absorption, scattering and diffusion coefficients, using multiple microphone technology. He will also describe the services offered by the Chesapeake Acoustic Research Institute he founded in 2007.

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CITT To Celebrate 25th Anniversary At Rendez-vous 2015

Friday, May 29th, 2015

02 Rendezvous (1)There will be cause for celebration when CITT’s annual Rendez-vous conference and trade show heads to Vancouver from August 20-22, 2015, as this year marks the association’s 25th anniversary.

In 1989, a group of like-minded individuals from the USITT sections in Alberta and Ontario gathered to form what would, on Aug. 1, 1990, become the Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology. Spurred by an era of increased regulations in Canada around such things as safety standards and the use prop guns, as well as increased recognition of the different theatrical cultures between the U.S. and Canada, Canadian theatre professionals agreed they would be better served by having their own national organization.

“And so it began, 25 years of growth and service to our members,” current CITT President Michael Harris tells Professional Sound. “We are excited to celebrate 25 years of milestones and the achievements of our members. At this year’s Rendez-vous in Vancouver, we begin the next chapter, the next 25 years of milestones and achievements. Join us as we celebrate our humble beginnings, our members, and the promise of an exciting future for CITT/ICTS.”

Rendez-vous 2015 will be hosting a larger trade show with longer visiting hours over a two-day span at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Pre-conference workshops will be replaced with hands-on training and backstage tours. The Education Forum and Roadhouse Roundtable discussions will be moved to Saturday, while the Annual General Meeting will become an AGM Breakfast on Saturday. As usual, the New Product Breakfast will kick off the Friday morning. The social events will remain the same, with the Junk Challenge on Thursday, Swag Bingo on Friday, and the Awards Banquet on Saturday.

Registration is now open and a conference schedule is available on the CITT website. For more information, contact CITT: 888-271-3383, info@citt.org, www.citt.org.

EAW Names Frank Loyko as VP of North American Sales

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

EAW_FrankLoykoEastern Acoustic Works (EAW) has announced the return of Frank Loyko as vice president of North American sales.

Loyko began his career at EAW and eventually moved to be vice president of worldwide sales for LOUD Technologies. He also held similar roles at TC Group Americas and Digidesign/Avid Technologies.

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