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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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Registration Open For CITT Rendez-vous Trade Show

July 27th, 2015

RendezVousRegistration is now open for the Trade Show component of CITT’s annual Rendez-vous, happening this year at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Friday, August 21st and Saturday, August 22nd.

The CITT Trade Show features over 25 exhibiting suppliers and manufacturers from the live performance and entertainment industries, including audio, lighting, video, staging, and rigging products. The Trade Show is a free event open to industry professionals.

To register, access the floor plan, or see a list of exhibitors, visit: http://www.citt.org/visitor_pass.html. For more information on Rendez-vous, specifically the conference programming, visit http://www.citt.org/annual_conference.html.

 

 

Rode Microphones Acquires Aphex

July 24th, 2015
Rode Founder Peter Freedman (left) & DWV Entertainment Chairman David Wiener.

Rode Founder Peter Freedman (left) & DWV Entertainment Chairman David Wiener.

Australian pro-audio company Rode Microphones has acquired California-based audio technology manufacturer Aphex, known for its range of audio signal processing equipment and technologies.

Founded in the mid-1970s as Aphex Systems, its products and technologies are now used in a wide range of applications for music, film, video, theatre, gaming, and communications. Aphex’s “Exciter” technology was inducted into the TEC “TECnology” Hall of Fame in 2013, in recognition of its contribution to improving decades of music and voice for countless artists, albums, movies, TV and radio shows around the world.

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AES Toronto Organizing an Audio Fieldtrip to the Eastman School of Music

July 23rd, 2015
Kodak Hall at the Eastman School of Music.

Kodak Hall at the Eastman School of Music.

On Saturday Sept. 19, 2015, the Toronto chapter of the AES will hold a special event at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. It will feature a tour of the school’s three concert/recital halls and their inter-connection to a sophisticated recording control facility, as well as a retrospective of the history of the recording institute with former students and teachers sharing their memories and impressions.

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Ontario Investing $1.5 Million in Live Theatre Across the Province

July 23rd, 2015

SouPepperThe Government of Ontario has announced that it is supporting live theatre in communities across the province to build interest in arts and culture, create jobs, and strengthen local economies.

Soulpepper Theatre Company will receive $1.5 million over four years to create a permanent touring repertory theatre. The touring theatre will create approximately 100 new jobs for theatre professionals, grow local theatre audiences, and boost tourism revenue and economic activity related to live theatre, according to the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

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Montreal Makes Most Of AES 59th Conference

July 19th, 2015

01 AES aRunning from July 15-17, 2015, the recent AES 59th conference on Sound Reinforcement Engineering and Technology took place at Montreal’s McGill University and several other venues around the city.

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SMPTE 2015 Registration Now Open With Early Bird Pricing

July 17th, 2015

SMPTEThe Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has opened registration for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), with early bird rates available through Aug. 15, 2015. The event, which takes place Oct. 27-29 in Hollywood, CA is billed as a premier forum for the exploration of media and entertainment technology. The signature SMPTE event will be preceded on Oct. 26 by the daylong SMPTE 2015 Symposium, which will focus on virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR).

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