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Linear Acoustic Expands Leadership Team

October 28th, 2015
Chris Shaw

Chris Shaw

Linear Acoustic has expanded its leadership team with the hiring of industry veterans Chris Shaw as VP of global sales for television and Martin Dyster as VP of business development for television. These hires are coupled with the promotion of Dan Chuey to VP of engineering and production.

“With Chris, Martin, and Dan on board, it should be obvious that we are growing in some exciting new directions,” says Tim Carroll, founder of Linear Acoustic and CTO of the Telos Alliance. “This also bolsters world-wide sales and support efforts for our already excellent product lineup, further demonstrating our commitment to the industry on a more global level.”

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Patricia Carr Returns to SC Media Canada

October 27th, 2015

Patricia CarrSC Media Canada has announced the appointment of Patricia Carr as national sales manager for all Harman Professional audio brands.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Patricia back to the company,” says Jean Daoust, SC Media Canada founder and president. “She has incredible passion, great relationships throughout the Canadian industry, and a strong reputation for customer service. She’s the perfect person to be leading our Harman Pro sales team.”

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PLASA Addresses Financial Challenges, Separation from ESTA & Future Changes

October 26th, 2015

PLASAPLASA (the Professional Lighting and Sound Association) has outlined its current position in the wake of various recent changes, and asked for members’ feedback on its next steps as it moves forward.

Speaking at a meeting for PLASA members held during the PLASA Show, John Simpson, PLASA Governing Body chairman and chairman of the White Light Group of companies, said: “Without doubt our major issue this year has been that of diminishing profit, which has led to a critical cash-flow problem for the organisation.

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David Angress Appointed CEO of Adam Audio Worldwide

October 23rd, 2015

David AngressAdam Audio is pleased to announce the appointment of David Angress to the position of CEO Worldwide. In his new role, Angress will oversee ADAM’s reenergized operations from the Company headquarters in Berlin.

“For the last 15 years or so, I have followed the development of ADAM Audio, always interested in their famous handcrafted tweeter and having tremendous respect for the Company’s fine engineering and superior sounding products,” says Angress. “So naturally, I jumped at the chance to lead this organization when the Company’s owners offered me this role.”

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CADAC Appoints New Director of Sales & Marketing

October 23rd, 2015

Cadac_Richard-Fez-FerridayCADAC has appointed Richard “Fez” Feriday as director of sales and marketing, with global responsibility for sales and marketing of the CADAC portfolio of audio mixing consoles and high definition networking products. The move sees Ferriday take on direct responsibility for the company’s global distributor network and its North America sales and service subsidiary, newly located in Minneapolis, MN under the management of Technical Support Manager Mitch Mortenson.

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Free Registration For AES 139 Ends Monday

October 23rd, 2015

AES137Free pre-registration for 139th AES International Convention ends on Monday, Oct 26. This free pass allows attendees to see hundreds of pro audio manufacturer exhibits, learn about live sound and project studio production from experts, hear leading producers and engineers discuss their craft, and more.

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Powersoft Appoints CM Tech Group As Canadian Sales Reps

October 22nd, 2015

CM Tech GroupAudio manufacturer Powersoft has announced a shift in its Canadian distribution strategy from a classic distribution model to an independent representative model, similar to its approach it has used in the U.S. Effective Nov. 1st, Powersoft has appointed CM Tech Group as its independent regional representative in Canada. CM Tech Group, a collaborative organization of three independent manufacturer representatives including BG Media Solutions, MM Technologie, and Connect West Marketing (based out of Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver respectively), will be authorized to carry the entire Powersoft product line — including the company’s Duecanali and Ottocanali lines of installation amplifiers.

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Erikson Audio Distributing Hercules DJ Products

October 19th, 2015
Erikson Audio Product Manager Mark Wellein

Erikson Audio Product Manager Mark Wellein

Erikson Audio has announced its appointment as the exclusive distributor of Hercules in Canada.

Hercules manufacturers a wide range of DJ and audio products, including speakers, wireless audio products, headphones, DJ controllers, soundcards, and more.

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Tracktion Acquires 2JW Design

October 19th, 2015

2jw_BldgTracktion Corporation, a developer of music recording software, has completed the acquisition of Seattle-based, audio hardware manufacturer, 2JW Design. The merger is seen as the next step toward Tracktion’s stated goal of creating a new line of boutique professional audio hardware. The first of these products, a computer interface called Copper Reference, is due in 2016.

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AES67-2015 Confirms Stability of Interoperability Standard

October 16th, 2015

A maintenance revision to AES67-2013 – the AES standard for high-performance streaming audio-over-IP interoperability – has been issued. The revision, called AES67-2015, clarifies some of the interoperability requirements, based on general implementation and “plugfest” experience.

The possibility to incorporate these revisions was identified during the AES ‘Plugfest’ 1 testing, carried out in cooperation with the European Broadcast Union (EBU), in October last year, and held at the Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT), in Munich, Germany. During these tests ten companies tested 16 currently available networked-audio products with AES67-specific extensions against each other to confirm interoperability.

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