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RPG’s Peter D’Antonio to Present at AES Toronto June Meeting

June 3rd, 2015

RPG Peter D’AntonioThe Toronto chapter of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) has announced the date, presenter, and topic of its June 16th meeting. Dr. Peter D’Antonio, Founder/Chairman of RPG Diffusor Systems, Inc. will discuss RPG’s evolution of products and services over the past three decades and the current state-of-the-art in measuring the absorption, scattering and diffusion coefficients, using multiple microphone technology. He will also describe the services offered by the Chesapeake Acoustic Research Institute he founded in 2007.

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Eighth Day Sound Adds Adamson E-Series To Global Inventory

June 2nd, 2015

Adamson_EighthDaySoundEighth Day Sound, headquartered in Highland Heights, OH with offices in the U.K. and Australia, has announced that more than 200 Adamson E-Series loudspeakers will be joining its inventory to ensure system availability worldwide.

In 2013, Eighth Day Sound acquired one of the first E15 line array systems, which was immediately put into use by a number of national and regional tours. When the Eighth Day technical team determined that the company’s consistent growth required expanding their live sound inventory, they again turned to Adamson.

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Yorkville Sound to Take on Distribution of Gibson Pro Audio

May 29th, 2015
Jeff Cowling, Vice President Sales & Marketing at Yorkville Sound

Jeff Cowling, Vice President Sales & Marketing at Yorkville Sound

Yorkville Sound has announced that, effective June 1, 2015, it will be the exclusive Canadian distributor for all Gibson Pro Audio brands, including Stanton Audio, KRK Systems, Cerwin-Vega loudspeakers, Neat Microphones, and Cakewalk music software.

“We at Yorkville Sound are thrilled with the addition of the Gibson Pro Audio brands to our ever-expanding catalog,” explains Jeff Cowling, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Yorkville Sound.  “Our experience and success in the audio industry makes these additions a natural fit for our team.”

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CITT To Celebrate 25th Anniversary At Rendez-vous 2015

May 29th, 2015

02 Rendezvous (1)There will be cause for celebration when CITT’s annual Rendez-vous conference and trade show heads to Vancouver from August 20-22, 2015, as this year marks the association’s 25th anniversary.

In 1989, a group of like-minded individuals from the USITT sections in Alberta and Ontario gathered to form what would, on Aug. 1, 1990, become the Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology. Spurred by an era of increased regulations in Canada around such things as safety standards and the use prop guns, as well as increased recognition of the different theatrical cultures between the U.S. and Canada, Canadian theatre professionals agreed they would be better served by having their own national organization.

“And so it began, 25 years of growth and service to our members,” current CITT President Michael Harris tells Professional Sound. “We are excited to celebrate 25 years of milestones and the achievements of our members. At this year’s Rendez-vous in Vancouver, we begin the next chapter, the next 25 years of milestones and achievements. Join us as we celebrate our humble beginnings, our members, and the promise of an exciting future for CITT/ICTS.”

Rendez-vous 2015 will be hosting a larger trade show with longer visiting hours over a two-day span at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Pre-conference workshops will be replaced with hands-on training and backstage tours. The Education Forum and Roadhouse Roundtable discussions will be moved to Saturday, while the Annual General Meeting will become an AGM Breakfast on Saturday. As usual, the New Product Breakfast will kick off the Friday morning. The social events will remain the same, with the Junk Challenge on Thursday, Swag Bingo on Friday, and the Awards Banquet on Saturday.

Registration is now open and a conference schedule is available on the CITT website. For more information, contact CITT: 888-271-3383, info@citt.org, www.citt.org.

Renkus-Heinz Names David Schuster as Production Manager

May 29th, 2015

dave-schuster-2Renkus-Heinz has announced the appointment of David Schuster to the position of production manager.


A veteran in manufacturing and operations, Schuster has held high-level positions within a wide range of companies including General Dynamics, Pacific Scientific, Kaiser Electro-Precision, and JWC Environmental. 

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Montreal To Host 59th AES Conference On Sound Reinforcement in July

May 27th, 2015

01 MTLThe Audio Engineering Society (AES) will hold its 59th International Conference, focusing on Sound Reinforcement Engineering and Technology at McGill University in Montreal from July 15-17, 2015. This is the first AES International Conference to focus on sound reinforcement in over 25 years.

A select group of leading technologists, scientists, developers, and users in the sound reinforcement industry will gather to discuss the latest innovations in sound amplification and control systems for live performance, share their insight on current and advanced techniques and technologies, and present their visions for the future of the industry.

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EAW Names Frank Loyko as VP of North American Sales

May 19th, 2015

EAW_FrankLoykoEastern Acoustic Works (EAW) has announced the return of Frank Loyko as vice president of North American sales.

Loyko began his career at EAW and eventually moved to be vice president of worldwide sales for LOUD Technologies. He also held similar roles at TC Group Americas and Digidesign/Avid Technologies.

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CAD Audio Promotes Glenn Roop to VP of Business Development

May 19th, 2015
Glenn Roop

Glenn Roop

CAD Audio has promoted Glenn Roop to the position of Vice President of Business Development. In this capacity, Roop will be responsible for new product development and marketing, artist relations and establishing new markets for CAD.

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Solotech Names Normand Legault as CEO

May 13th, 2015

NormandLegaultSolotech’s board of directors has announced on behalf of all the company’s shareholders that Normand Legault will now be adding the responsibilities of chief executive officer (CEO) to his role of Chairman.

Solotech it is now switching into what it calls “amplified growth” mode with the aim of “increasing its momentum by becoming an industry consolidator in North America.”

Legault’s experience leading businesses, combined with the financial power of shareholders Claridge, Desjardins Entreprise-Capital Régional et Coopératif, Investissement Québec, and François Ménard, will permit Solotech to pursue its expansion via acquisitions while continuing to grow organically, according to the company.

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Mojave Audio Appoints New Director of Sales

May 11th, 2015

Mojave Kevin ParkerMojave Audio has announced the appointment of Kevin Parker to the position Director of Sales. His background that encompasses sales management, marketing, strategic market development, artist relations, and retail aspects of professional audio and MI.. Parker is stationed at Mojave Audio’s corporate headquarters in Burbank, CA and commenced work in his new position April 1st.

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