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d&b Announces New Advisory Board to Develop Strategic Growth

August 17th, 2016
(L-R) Rolf Hagemann, David Claringbold & Paul Whiting

(L-R) Rolf Hagemann, David Claringbold & Paul Whiting

d&b audiotechnik has announced the creation of a new advisory board that has been appointed to support the strategy implementation process at d&b. Areas of focus include the continuation of the internationalization process; strengthening of the segment strategy with particular attention devoted to installed applications; and structural company development on the growth trajectory path.

d&b has appointed a number of professionals from both inside and outside the industry to form the new advisory board.

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AtlasIED now the Exclusive North American Distributor of Fohhn

August 17th, 2016

Fohhn Audio AG, a manufacturer of digitally adaptive loudspeaker solutions, has announced the signing of an exclusive distribution partnership with AtlasIED. Through this agreement, AtlasIED will act as North America’s sole distributor and provide local sales, marketing, and support services for Fohhn’s U.S. and Canadian business.

“With this partnership, AtlasIED can provide our dealers with complete turnkey systems for the most demanding acoustic environments. Fohhn’s Linea Focus Series provides incredible ‘real-time’ digitally steerable loudspeaker technology that allows highly reverberant spaces to achieve excellent speech intelligibility,” says John Ivey, president of AtlasIED. “We serve a large amount of public facilities such as airports, rail stations, shopping centers, and entertainment venues. Today, these environments require improved audio intelligibility standards for properly alerting people during mass notification and emergency evacuation scenarios. With Fohhn beam steering loudspeakers and our own deep product portfolio, we can provide an industry-best, highly intelligible system package that starts with the audio source and covers everything from mic stands, cables, equipment cabinet, power distribution, DSP, and digitally steering loudspeakers – all working perfectly together.”

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Roland Buys 70% of Headphone & Audio Device Maker V-MODA

August 10th, 2016
(L to R): V-MODA’s Val Kolton & Roland’s Jun-ichi Miki at Roland Worldwide HQ

(L to R): V-MODA’s Val Kolton & Roland’s Jun-ichi Miki at Roland Worldwide HQ

Roland has announced the acquisition of majority stake in V-MODA, the maker of high-fidelity headphones and audio devices.

Jun-ichi Miki, CEO of Roland, says, “We’re pleased V-MODA has joined the Roland family of brands. V-MODA revolutionized headphones and has pushed the envelope of personalization. Their Milano design, material research and professional DJ roots, along with their loyal customers, are incredible assets for Roland. It’s an exciting time for both companies, and we are eager for the talent at V-MODA and Roland to collaborate. This new team and the audience that the products are going to attract will definitely inspire the future of music.”

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Thorvin Electronics Now Distributing Audio Everywhere

August 5th, 2016

Thorvin Electronics have been appointed Canadian distributor for Audio Everywhere

Audio Everywhere creates Wi-Fi audio solutions for fitness centers, bars, restaurants, and  casinos. It can also be used for assistive listening systems and covers a range of other environments and applications. Founded by Lance Glasser of ExXothermic in early 2012 as a Silicon Valley start-up, Audio Everywhere features free downloadable apps for iOS and Android users and leverages global Wi-Fi standards.

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Steve Wozniak To Speak at Innaugral FUZEnation Tech & Music Summit in Waterloo

August 5th, 2016
Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak (left) & NAMM CEO Joe Lamond at the 2015 NAMM Show

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak (left) & NAMM CEO Joe Lamond at the 2015 NAMM Show [Photo: Getty Images for NAMM]

Canada’s tech hub of Waterloo, ON will host the inaugural FUZEnation, a consumer tech show and music summit that will unite industry leaders and global visionaries, according to organizers. From Sept. 27th to 30th, 2016, FUZEnation will bring together entrepreneurial icons, computer programmers, gamers, robotics engineers, music and audio professionals, artificial intelligence inventors, virtual reality entrepreneurs, augmented reality innovators, and music enthusiasts from around the world. Tickets for FUZEnation went on sale today, Aug. 5th and are available at via Ticketmaster.

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Audix Names Doss VP of Sales & Marketing

August 5th, 2016
Chris Doss (left) & Cliff Castle

Chris Doss (left) & Cliff Castle

Microphone manufacturer Audix has announce that Chris Doss has joined the company as VP of sales and marketing. Doss will oversee the sales and marketing department with direct responsibility for the development and implementation of sales, branding, messaging, and market/product development efforts for domestic as well as international markets.

“We are very excited to have Chris join the Audix team. His acumen includes a proven track record of excellence in strategic sales and marketing. While Cliff steps out to finally enjoy the retirement milestone, Chris embarks upon his journey with Audix during an exciting period of innovation and growth,” says Cindy Bigeh, CFO for Audix.

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DPA Microphones Hires New Product Manager

July 28th, 2016
René Moerch

René Moerch

DPA Microphones has announced the appointment of René Mørch as the company’s new product manager. Mørch previously worked for DPA Microphones from 2006 to 2009 as the research and development manager.

“We are thrilled to bring René back in this new role,” says Thorsten Reuber, interim CEO of DPA Microphones. “DPA has been experiencing exceptional growth and success in presenting new products to the public, and we are excited to continue this prosperity with René. We look forward to leveraging his knowledge and experience in the field to maintain DPA’s position as an industry leader.”

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Digiflex Introduces a New Brand Identity

July 28th, 2016
New Digiflex logo

New Digiflex logo

Digiflex has revamped its image, introducing a new brand identity with a modernized logo and redefined product structure.

Operating since 1983, Digiflex manufacturers audio, video, data, lighting, and custom cables. Its products are designed and assembled in Montreal, QC.

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TASCAM Names Joe Stopka Director of Business Development

July 28th, 2016
Joe Stopka

Joe Stopka

TASCAM has named Joe Stopka to the position of director of business development. In his new position, Stopka will be responsible for pursuing and developing new business opportunities for the Tascam brand in both live and studio music production, as well as recorded sound for film and video.

Beginning his career as a commercial and industrial music studio guitarist, composer, and producer, Stopka transitioned to sales and  marketing of MI and pro audio technologies with a U.S. AV integration and pro audio rep firm and distributor. He brings extensive expertise to his new position, based on many years of working with brands including Sony Professional, MIPRO, Electro-Voice, Eventide, and others.

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NWC Hires Attila Hajzer as Technology Support Coordinator

July 26th, 2016

ADD3 Attila HajzerJim Norris, president of Norris-Whitney Communications Inc. (NWC), has announced the appointment of Attila Hajzer as the company’s technology support coordinator. NWC publishes Professional Sound, Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade and Professional Lighting & Production magazines.

Hajzer is a graduate of Niagara College in general arts and Science and new media web design. He is an accomplished website designer and an expert in computer software and hardware. He is also musician, playing keyboards and guitar, and is also an avid songwriter.

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