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AES New York 2017 Attendees Experience Maximum Audio in the Big Apple

October 26th, 2017

AES NY 2017AES New York 2017 Convention once again hosted the year’s largest annual contingent of pro audio professionals, students, and enthusiasts at the Jacob Javits Center from Oct. 18-21. Convention co-chairs Agnieszka Roginska and Paul Gallo, along with numerous convention organizers and volunteers, provided the programming and events spanning the four days of audio presentations, discussion panels, and three-day gear exhibition. Additionally, co-location at the Javits Center with the NAB New York show created an additional benefit, bringing in a more diverse attendee base to theprofessional audio education and networking event.

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AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium Announces Education Program

October 26th, 2017

NAMM_hdrTo be held concurrently with The 2018 NAMM Show from January 25-28 in Anaheim, CA, the inaugural AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio is an education and training program being presented by the Audio Engineering Society. The four-day symposium comprises a unique, high-end education and training program targeted at professionals working in live sound, recording and audio for the performing arts. AES@NAMM will be held in the NAMM Education Campus located inside the Anaheim Hilton Hotel, and adjacent to a brand-new exhibit space showcasing pro audio’s leading brands.

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Derek Black Joins HHB Canada as Broadcast & Systems Sales Manager

October 24th, 2017

Derek BlackHHB Canada has announced the appointment Derek Black to the new role of broadcast and systems sales manager. This appointment is effective immediately.

In his new position, Black will service HHB’s broadcast and systems clients and dealers, in conjunction with HHB Canada Sales Manager Norman Verrall. Together they will be responsible for managing the company’s independent broadcast and systems sales reps.

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Transom Capita Acquires LOUD Technologies

October 23rd, 2017

Transom Capital Group has acquired all brands from LOUD Technologies, Inc., including the Mackie, Ampeg, EAW, and Martin Audio brands. The new company will be called LOUD Audio, LLC and be led by the executives of LOUD Technologies, ensuring continuity with product development, distribution and the supply chain but with new capital to enable growth across all brands, according to the company.

“This transaction presents a great opportunity to work with the LOUD team to achieve the next stage of growth for these iconic brands,” says Ty Schultz, managing partner of Transom Capital.  “These brands are positioned well with major retailers, installers and production companies and bring with them an outstanding legacy of innovation and category-defining product introductions.  We have been working closely with LOUD’s leadership to ensure continuity of the supply chain, channel relationships and LOUD’s employee base.  We look forward to realizing the compelling growth opportunities for these brands both in the retail and professional audio spaces.”

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Erikson Audio Now the Canadian Distributor for Symetrix

October 23rd, 2017
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Symetrix’s Jim Latimer (left) & Erikson Audio’s Jeff Carman

Symetrix, a provider of installed systems DSP, has announced the appointment Erikson Audio as the exclusive distributor in Canada for its product line, including their extensive Dante-based solutions.

“Erikson Audio is well known, well connected, and well positioned to be successful with Symetrix in Canada,” says Symetrix Regional Sales Manager Jim Latimer. “They have multiple complimentary product lines, including several of our strategic partners, coupled with a formidable organization for market education and development, and product fulfillment. We’re excited about the possibilities this partnership will open up for both our companies, and we look forward to working with them.”

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Yorkville Sound Appoints New District Sales Manager for Ontario

October 23rd, 2017

Shawn CrockardIn an effort to improve their rep team and add further support to the  Ontario dealer base, Yorkville Sound has appointed Shawn Crockard as its newest district sales manager, effective immediately.

Reporting to the VP of Sales and Marketing, Jeff Cowling, Crockard’s territory will include southwestern and northern Ontario. Rounding out the Ontario sales team is Chris Gauthier and Alex Donmoyer, who will collectively represent Yorkville’s brands in Ontario.

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IMSTA FESTA Toronto Brings Out Enthusiastic Music & Audio Crowds

October 16th, 2017
Herb Trawick (seated left) & Dave Pensado at IMSTA FESTA

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

The fourth annual IMSTA FESTA Toronto show was held at Ryerson University on Saturday. Presented by the International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA) and the SAE Institute, the free event hosted 53 music and audio technology exhibitors, plus a lineup of presentations and panels throughout the day.

Final attendance is not yet available, but organizers say that pre-registration was up over past years. For the presentations, such as the keynote by Grammy-winning mix engineer Dave Pensado and music manager/executive Herb Trawick of Pensado’s Place, the theatre and overflow room were filled to capacity. From the stage, Trawick praised the ethnic and gender diversity of those in the theatre and said it was be most beautiful audience he has had ever seen.

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Recording Academy P&E Wing to Present AES Panel on High Resolution Record Production

October 12th, 2017

01 AES137The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing will be presenting a group of experts at AES 2017 New York as part of the convention’s Recording & Production track. Titled “High Resolution Record Production and Why It Matters,” this panel takes place Thursday, Oct. 19, from 3-4:15 p.m. (Room 1E14) at the Javits Center and will address current guidelines and production considerations when producing, recording, mixing, and mastering in High-Resolution audio.

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SMPTE Elects Officers & Governors for 2018-2019 Term; Paul Briscoe Re-Elected as Canada Region Governor

October 6th, 2017

v-nova-joins-smpte-to-encourage-deployment-of-next-generation-video-encodingSMPTE has elected its new officers and governors for the 2018-2019 term.

“This year’s elections bring to SMPTE a powerful blend of experience, leadership, and innovation in driving our industry forward,” says SMPTE President Matthew Goldman, who is also senior vice president of technology, TV, and media solutions at Ericsson. “New and returning officers and governors represent the businesses and institutions dedicated to enabling the next generation of content creation, distribution, and consumption. They will play an instrumental role in maintaining the growing momentum of the Society’s standards, education, and membership initiatives.”

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Dave Pensado, FrancisGotHeat & More to Present at IMSTA FESTA Toronto

October 5th, 2017
Producer Jimmy Douglass at IMSTA FESTA Toronto 2015

Producer Jimmy Douglass at IMSTA FESTA Toronto 2015

The fourth annual IMSTA FESTA Toronto show is approaching, taking place next Saturday, Oct. 14 at Ryerson University’s Rogers Communications Building (80 Gould St.) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Presented by the International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA) and the SAE Institute, these free IMSTA FESTA events are also held in Chicago, New York, and Berlin and showcase the latest music-making and production technologies as well as educational seminars and keynotes speeches and Q&As.

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