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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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Martin Audio Launches Webinar Training Program

October 4th, 2017

Training Webinars (1)Martin Audio has released a series of webinars that will kick-start a new monthly education program for its bestselling product ranges and software platforms.

A significant development in Martin Audio’s training initiative, these live sessions will initially be conducted by members of its product support group and eventually introduce guest speakers featuring end users who will share their experiences, insights, and expertise.

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SFM Now Distributing AudioPressBox in Canada

October 3rd, 2017
(L-R) Bohumil Tonkovič, CEO of AudioPressBox; Ivan Samuhel, Director of International Sales, AudioPressBox; and Chris De Sà, Asst. Brand Manager, SFM

(L-R) Bohumil Tonkovič, CEO of AudioPressBox; Ivan Samuhel, Director of International Sales, AudioPressBox; and Chris De Sà, Asst. Brand Manager, SFM

SFM has announced a new partnership with AudioPressBox, a division of MediaTech Central Europe and provider of press conference audio distribution tools. SFM has been appointed as the exclusive Canadian distributor, and U.S. reseller for AudioPressBox in a bid to expand its position in the Canadian and U.S. marketplace.

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Best of BEIT to Launch at NAB Show New York

September 27th, 2017

03NABThe Best of BEIT is launching at the NAB Show New York with a track of sessions highlighting outstanding research and timely presentations initially featured at the flagship Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology (BEIT) Conference, held at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas. Best of BEIT will take place from October 18-19 during the 2017 NAB Show New York at the Javits Convention Center.

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Audio Engineering Society Announces 2017 Election Results

September 25th, 2017
AES President-Elect Nadja Wallaszkovits

AES President-Elect Nadja Wallaszkovits

The AES has released the list of winning candidates from the balloting in the 2017 Audio Engineering Society international elections. The newly elected officers will assume their roles in October 2017, shortly after the end of the 143rd International AES Convention in New York. Entering the office of President-Elect is Nadja Wallaszkovits, who will serve first on the AES Board of Governors and Executive Committee as President-Elect, fully assuming the Presidency in October 2018 for a one-year term. Joining the Board of Governors as Treasurer-Elect is Richard Wollrich, who will serve alongside Treasurer Garry Margolis for one year, then begin a two-year term as Treasurer. Also in October, current President Alex Case will remain on the Executive Committee as Past President for the 2017-2018 term, as current President-Elect David Scheirman advances into the Presidency.

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Nominees Announced for 33rd TEC Awards

September 25th, 2017

TEC AwardsThe NAMM Foundation has announced nominees for the 33rd NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards. The annual awards will be presented at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, which will be held from Jan. 27, 2018. It’s the global gathering of music, pro sound, and event tech industries, and celebrate the spirit of innovation, honouring the best-in-class products in the pro audio community. At the show, 31 categories of products and projects will be recognized in the areas of Technical or Creative Achievement to honour the many individuals, companies, and technical innovations used in sound recordings, films, broadcast television and video games.

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