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Jimmy Douglass to give Keynote Speech at IMSTA FESTA Toronto

September 21st, 2015

jimmydouglassheadIMSTA FESTA Toronto, which is taking place Oct. 17 at Ryerson University, has announced Jimmy Douglass will deliver the keynote speech at this years’ event.  Jimmy Douglass is an American four-time Grammy-winning recording engineer and record producer, whose prolific career has spanned more than four decades.

In the early 1970s Douglass worked with some of the greatest engineers, producers, and record moguls including Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler and Ahmet Ertegun. He went on to work with great Atlantic Recording artists such as Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway, Led Zepellin, and AC/DC to name a few. During the 1980s, he engineered and produced established artists including The Rolling Stones, Roxy Music and Gang of Four. In 1994, he began working with up and coming contemporary R&B/hip hop producer Timbaland and served as his main engineer for more than a decade. They would eventually collaborate on classic projects from artists such as Aaliyah, Missy Elliot, Ginuwine and Jay-Z.

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Harman Professional Solutions Introduces New Leadership Team

September 17th, 2015

Blake Augsburger, executive vice president and president of Harman Professional Solutions Division, has announced his new leadership team as part of the division’s recently announced customer-centric organizational model. The new team includes Bryan Bradley, Entertainment SBU; Kevin Morrison, Enterprise SBU; and Mark Ureda, Products SBU. The team will officially move into their new roles on Oct. 1, 2015.

“Bryan, Kevin and Mark are the ideal leaders for our new customer-centric organizational model,” says Blake Augsburger. “Their deep understanding of these markets and technologies will allow us to develop breakthrough products and solutions tailored to customer needs, streamline sales and support functions, and drive high growth rates in targeted vertical markets.”

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Toronto AES September Meeting on Zenph Re-performance of Glenn Gould’s 1955 Goldberg Variations

September 15th, 2015

gouldAES Toronto has scheduled its next meeting for Sept. 22nd at Humber College. The topic will be the Sony recording sessions of the Zenph Re-performance by legendary pianist Glenn Gould.

When: Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

Time: 7 p.m.

Where: Humber College, AX Building, 3199 Lakeshore Blvd. West, Toronto

Event description

Glenn Gould‘s extraordinary career was book-ended by recordings of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations. The release of his 1955 mono, analogue debut recording on Columbia Records placed him immediately among classical music’s superstars. His 1981 stereo, digital recording was released just a few weeks before his death.

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David Vincent Joins Meyer Sound as Technical Support Specialist

September 15th, 2015

Meyer Sound David VincentDavid Vincent has joined Meyer Sound as technical support specialist to bolster support for the growing customer base in Canada and the Northeast United States. Vincent comes to Meyer Sound with extensive experience designing and calibrating large-scale sound systems, having served as audio project manager and PA technician at Solotech for 10 years.

Based in Montreal, Vincent is tasked to help customers with system design support, on-site system demonstration, system commissioning, and after-sale technician training. While at Solotech, Vincent was system tech for major events including the Montreal International Jazz Festival, Osheaga Music and Arts Festival, Heavy Montreal Festival, and Electric Daisy Carnival, and toured with artists such as Usher, Leonard Cohen, Michael Bublé, Mumford & Sons, and Sarah McLachlan.

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NAB Show Opens 2016 Call for Speakers

September 2nd, 2015

NAB smallSpeaking proposals are now being accepted for the 2016 NAB Show, which will be held April 16-21, 2016, in Las Vegas, NV. In addition to the world’s largest expo of media and entertainment technologies, NAB Show offers educational opportunities that demonstrate how innovations in digital media may generate new business and career opportunities.

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John Young Appointed Director of Pro Audio Division at Intellimix/AVL Media Group

August 28th, 2015

John YoungIntellimix Corporation (AVL Media Group) has announced that John Young will be joining the AVL Media Group Team as of Sept. 1st, 2015, in the position of Director, Pro Audio Division – Product Specialist.

“John’s industry-wide reputation with over 27 years of experience in the audio business is an excellent addition to AVL Media Group,” says company CEO Steve Kosters. “John comes to us with a highly professional product expertise and leading edge knowledge of the audio industry trends that will certainly enhance the AVL product brands.”

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Second IMSTA FESTA Toronto Taking Shape

August 28th, 2015

SMALL RK & WG full roomOn Oct. 17, 2015 the International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA) and Ryerson University will partner to host the second annual IMSTA FESTA Toronto, a product showcase and education event focused on music technology and designed for professional and semi-professional musicians, songwriters, music producers, and audio engineers, as well as music students and educators. It is a free event.

Organizers say their educational panels and Q&As will bring together an array of industry experts to discuss the state of the music business, technology, and more. Last year’s event include a keynote Q&A with American audio engineer, record producer, and DJ, Young Guru, as well as a Cooking Beats seminar with Rich Kidd and WondaGurl. Manufacturers and distributors will also be showcasing the latest music creation technologies at the exhibition.

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Tech Program Details Released for AES139 Convention in New York City

August 28th, 2015
AES Pres. Andres Mayo at AES138

AES Pres. Andres Mayo at AES138

The Audio Engineering Society (AES) has released the Technical Program details for the 139th International AES Convention, which will be held Oct. 29 to Nov. 1, 2015, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Bringing together individuals of all skill and experience levels from around the world, the AES139 Convention offers attendees four full days of comprehensive Technical Program presentations including workshops, tutorials, paper sessions, student and career development events, special events, and more. These events are designed to showcase latest technologies and techniques in the fields of recording and production, live sound, broadcast and streaming, mixing and mastering, audio for gaming, system integration, and other topics. Additionally, AES139 will offer three full days of pro audio manufacturer exhibition, as well as free specialized presentations on the convention’s Live Sound Expo (LSE) and Project Studio Expo (PSE) stages. Advanced Registration pricing is still available, as well as free Exhibits-Plus badges.

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AMX Canada & Techni+Contact Product Conferences Announced for Montreal

August 27th, 2015

On Sept. 1st and 2nd, AMX Canada and Techni+Contact we will be launching the second leg of their cross-Canada product conferences near Montreal to showcase all their commercial lines.

These events will entail an intense half-day of workshops from manufacturers, table top presentations, and demos. Snacks, refreshments, and lunch will be provided as well as door prizes and giveaways.

There will be four identical sessions over two days. Seats are limited so those interested are encourage to register soon, say the companies.

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PLASA Show 2015 Makes Last Call For Free Visitor Registration

August 27th, 2015

PLASA passThis Monday, Aug. 31st, is the last day that visitors can pre-register for free entry to PLASA Show 2015, one of the largest annual business events for the live entertainment technology industry. Organizers say international pre-registrations are at their highest level since the show moved to ExCel on London, England in 2013, with registrations coming from over 90 countries so far.

PLASA Show 2015 takes place at London’s ExCel from Oct. 4-6, 2015. On site entry will cost £25.

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