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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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SC Media Adds David Gardner to its Ontario Sales Team

August 21st, 2015

David GardnerWith over 20 years of sales experience behind him, we are proud to have David join our team.

Sami Midani, SC Media VP of sales and marketing for Harman Pro, explains, “Our business in Ontario is growing and our product catalogue is expanding. SC Media felt a need to add more resources for our Ontario customers. David Gardner is a passionate individual that is recognized by Ontario’s audio, video, and lighting community for his professionalism, dedication, and technical knowledge. His professional background and track record is impressive. His skills and expertise will nicely compliment the work of Jeremy Power and David Petican in Ontario. We are quite excited to have David join our team.”

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PMC Speakers USA Brings its Hi-Fi and Custom Install Business In-House

August 21st, 2015
Brent Esry, PMC USA's National Sales Manager for CI-HiFi.

Brent Esry, PMC USA’s National Sales Manager for CI-HiFi.

PMC USA has restructured its Hi-Fi and Custom Installation division. The company says it has done so to “to capitalise on the success of its high quality loudspeaker range and strengthen future growth by ensuring a smoother route to market.”

Sales for all PMC Hi-Fi and CI products will now be handled centrally from the company’s offices in Irvine, CA, which already operates as a hub for all professional monitor sales. The new division will be headed by Brent Esry, PMC USA’s National Sales Manager for CI-HiFi.

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Solotech Names Claude Régimbald as Director of Business Development, Quebec Territory

August 20th, 2015

Claude RegimbaldSolotech has announced that Claude Regimbald has been appointed as the company’s director of business development, Quebec territory.

Regimbald founded Specs Audio in 1979, a company he successfully led for over 30 years. Following the acquisition of Specs Audio by Solotech in 2012, Claude spent three years as general director of the Solotech office in Gatineau and Ottawa. As part of his new role, Régimbald will be responsible of developing new market segments and collaborating with the Montreal, Quebec, and Saguenay sales teams.

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AES 140th International Convention Heading to Paris in June

August 17th, 2015

AES137With AES’s 139th International Convention just around the corner in October in New York City, the organization how now announced that its next European convention, AES 140, will return to Paris, France, taking place June 4–7, 2016. The AES140 “Call for Papers” and other deadlines are to be announced in the coming months as the AES prepares for its next European Convention.

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Freeman Audio Visual Appoints New Executive VP & COO

August 17th, 2015

DAVID CAMPBELL 2015Freeman Audio Visual has announced the appointment of David Campbell as executive vice president and chief operating officer of its Canadian division, effective immediately. Campbell has spent nearly 30 years in strategic leadership roles, including seven as vice president and general manager of a large audio visual firm.

“Never resting on its laurels, Freeman is a dynamic enterprise that nurtures and embraces the entrepreneurial spirit,” says Campbell. “My approach to business strongly aligns with the core values of the company, and I look forward to working with this incredible team to further build upon its history of success and leadership in Canada.”

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Loud Technologies Names Larry Pendergrass as New SVP of Engineering

August 12th, 2015

MAC-PendergrassLoud Technologies has announced the appointment of Larry Pendergrass to the position of senior vice president of engineering of the Music Gear Group.

Pendergrass brings more than 30 years of experience in the high tech industry, holding engineering, R&D, and management positions in prominent technology companies including Hewlett-Packard and Tektronix. His expertise includes work in Electronics, Optics, Acoustics, and Magnetics.

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LynTec Names Dan Nguyen as New VP of Engineering

August 12th, 2015

LynTec-Dan_NguyenLynTec, a manufacturer of customized electrical power control solutions for professional audio, video, and lighting systems, has announced that Dan Nguyen will serve as the company’s new vice president of engineering. Nguyen was formerly the design engineer and chief architect of LynTec’s patent-pending Remote Power Control (RPC) platform for the company’s motorized circuit breaker and relay electrical control panels.

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