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Adamson Leading Line Array Training at AES@NAMM & Exhibiting on Show Floor

December 21st, 2017

05-Adamson-Education-Feb17The 2018 NAMM Show, running Jan. 25-28 in Anaheim, CA, has amped up its focus on live sound and event technologies for 2018. In addition to being first-time exhibitors (Booth 17305), Adamson Systems Engineering will lead a training session as part of the inaugural AES@NAMM educational program.

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William F. White Sets Date for February Freeze 2018

December 20th, 2017

Feb-Freeze-3William F. White is preparing to host the 17th annual edition of February Freeze. This technology showcase is a pre-NAB exhibit that lets production professionals navigate the latest innovations and technologies while connecting with one another. The event will take place at the William F. White Centre (800 Islington, Ave., Toronto) on Feb. 6th, 2018, from 1-9 p.m.

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Audiotonix Announces Acquisition of Solid State Logic

December 20th, 2017
James Gordon, CEO of Audiotonix

James Gordon, CEO of Audiotonix

Audiotonix is pleased to announce the acquisition of Solid State Logic (SSL) as part of its expanding group of companies that already includes audio brands DiGiCo, DiGiGrid, Calrec, and Allen & Heath. The deal, which concluded today, brings together a number of the audio industry’s leading mixing console companies.

James Gordon, CEO of Audiotonix, comments: “We are growing the Audiotonix Group with professional audio brands that have exceptional technology, committed people and a real passion for what they do. With their incredible history and reputation, their enthusiasm and loyal customer base, SSL is ideally placed to be the next partner in the group. The whole group will benefit by having SSL as an integral part of the team going forward. Having their help to further expand our international reach, technology, and customer base will be a lot of fun.”

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Products Announced for 2018 TECnology Hall of Fame

December 18th, 2017
The Phonautograph, earliest known device for recording sound through transcribing soundwaves.

The Phonautograph, earliest known device for recording sound through transcribing soundwaves.

At the 33rd Annual NAMM Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards (TEC Awards), eight products and technologies inspired by a series of global sound pioneers will be inducted into NAMM’s TECnology Hall of Fame. The ceremony, and later the awards show, will take place Saturday, January 27, as part of The 2018 NAMM Show.

A history lesson in breakthrough products in sound and production are included on the list, which spans a world of innovation from the late 1800s to 2000s. The honorees include:

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Pensado’s NAMM JAM Announced for The 2018 NAMM Show

December 18th, 2017
Herb Trawick (seated left) & Dave Pensado at IMSTA FESTA

Herb Trawick (seated left) & Dave Pensado at IMSTA FESTA Toronto 2017

Pensado’s Place, the hour-long weekly web series co-hosted by legendary mix engineer Dave Pensado (Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Michael Jackson and others) and show creator, Herb Trawick, will host the first-ever Pensado’s NAMM JAM at The 2018 NAMM Show (January 25-28) in Anaheim, CA.

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AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium Unveils Full Program Schedule of Educational Training Sessions

December 18th, 2017

NAMM_hdrWith a full schedule for the inaugural AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio now online at both the AES and NAMM websites, participants will be able to review the varied educational program and select technical and training sessions they would like to attend. The four-day international symposium from the Audio Engineering Society, which will be held at the 2018 NAMM Show from January 25-28 in Anaheim, CA, is targeted at working professionals in the live sound, recording, and performance audio communities. The program comprises a series of training academies and related sessions on line-array technologies, live-sound mixing consoles, wireless systems, in-ear monitoring, and recording studio environments, in addition to tutorials on system measurement and optimization, plus a selection of technical papers in related fields. Classes will be held within the Anaheim Hilton Hotel’s NAMM U Education Center, adjacent to a new pro-audio exhibit space. The entire schedule of nearly 300 sessions can be accessed here: www.namm.org/thenammshow/2018/events/education/aes.

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Avante Audio Announces Chuck Green as Sales Manager

December 6th, 2017
Chuck Green

Chuck Green

To coincide with the release of its Achromic Series of active loudspeaker cabinets, Avante Audio has announced the appointment of Chuck Green as its sales manager. Avante Audio is a new professional audio brand that is part of the ADJ Group of Companies.

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New Ownership at Westbury National Show Systems

December 5th, 2017
Frank Gerstein

Frank Gerstein

Canadian audiovisual integration and event services firm Westbury National has announced that Frank Gerstein is now Owner, Chairman, and President, taking over from company founders David (Benny) Bennett and Rob Sandolowich. Both Bennett and Sandolowich will continue to play active roles within the organization.

Since joining Westbury National in 2010 as a partner and managing director, Gerstein has led corporate strategic planning in addition to running operations driving innovation in the company’s Event and Show Services, and bringing new advancements to the Audio and Visual Solutions division.

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Voting Now Open for the 33rd NAMM TEC Awards

November 30th, 2017

TEC AwardsVoting is currently open until Dec. 31, 2017 for the 33rd annual NAMM TEC Awards.  The NAMM TEC Awards celebrate the pro audio community by recognizing the individuals, companies, and technical innovations behind today’s sound recordings, live sound, films, television, and video games across 31 categories. Soon to be announced, an honoree who embodies the creative, innovative, and enterprising spirit of Les Paul will be honoured with the Les Paul Innovation Award. The NAMM TEC Hall of Fame, which was created nearly 30 years ago to honour the industry’s most pioneering producers and audio recording professionals, will again induct an industry luminary to its list of honourees.

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Marc Bertrand Joins Adamson as Managing Director for the Americas

November 30th, 2017
Marc Bertrand

Marc Bertrand

Adamson Systems Engineering has announced the appointment of audio industry veteran Marc Bertrand to the role of managing director for Adamson Americas. In his new role, Bertrand will lead sales growth and network expansion in both the touring and installation markets in North and South America.

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