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CADAC Appoints New Director of Sales & Marketing

October 23rd, 2015

Cadac_Richard-Fez-FerridayCADAC has appointed Richard “Fez” Feriday as director of sales and marketing, with global responsibility for sales and marketing of the CADAC portfolio of audio mixing consoles and high definition networking products. The move sees Ferriday take on direct responsibility for the company’s global distributor network and its North America sales and service subsidiary, newly located in Minneapolis, MN under the management of Technical Support Manager Mitch Mortenson.

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Free Registration For AES 139 Ends Monday

October 23rd, 2015

AES137Free pre-registration for 139th AES International Convention ends on Monday, Oct 26. This free pass allows attendees to see hundreds of pro audio manufacturer exhibits, learn about live sound and project studio production from experts, hear leading producers and engineers discuss their craft, and more.

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Powersoft Appoints CM Tech Group As Canadian Sales Reps

October 22nd, 2015

CM Tech GroupAudio manufacturer Powersoft has announced a shift in its Canadian distribution strategy from a classic distribution model to an independent representative model, similar to its approach it has used in the U.S. Effective Nov. 1st, Powersoft has appointed CM Tech Group as its independent regional representative in Canada. CM Tech Group, a collaborative organization of three independent manufacturer representatives including BG Media Solutions, MM Technologie, and Connect West Marketing (based out of Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver respectively), will be authorized to carry the entire Powersoft product line — including the company’s Duecanali and Ottocanali lines of installation amplifiers.

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Erikson Audio Distributing Hercules DJ Products

October 19th, 2015
Erikson Audio Product Manager Mark Wellein

Erikson Audio Product Manager Mark Wellein

Erikson Audio has announced its appointment as the exclusive distributor of Hercules in Canada.

Hercules manufacturers a wide range of DJ and audio products, including speakers, wireless audio products, headphones, DJ controllers, soundcards, and more.

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Tracktion Acquires 2JW Design

October 19th, 2015

2jw_BldgTracktion Corporation, a developer of music recording software, has completed the acquisition of Seattle-based, audio hardware manufacturer, 2JW Design. The merger is seen as the next step toward Tracktion’s stated goal of creating a new line of boutique professional audio hardware. The first of these products, a computer interface called Copper Reference, is due in 2016.

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AES67-2015 Confirms Stability of Interoperability Standard

October 16th, 2015

A maintenance revision to AES67-2013 – the AES standard for high-performance streaming audio-over-IP interoperability – has been issued. The revision, called AES67-2015, clarifies some of the interoperability requirements, based on general implementation and “plugfest” experience.

The possibility to incorporate these revisions was identified during the AES ‘Plugfest’ 1 testing, carried out in cooperation with the European Broadcast Union (EBU), in October last year, and held at the Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT), in Munich, Germany. During these tests ten companies tested 16 currently available networked-audio products with AES67-specific extensions against each other to confirm interoperability.

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PS Publisher Jim Norris Joins Board of Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund

October 8th, 2015

PS Oct15 Input JimNThe Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund has announced the appointment of Jim Norris to its Board of Directors. Norris is the president of Norris-Whitney Communications, an international communications company specializing in the entertainment field, which publishes Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines.

The Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to making music therapy available to more people in more communities across Canada. More information atwww.musictherapytrust.ca.

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Sound Ideas Acquires Frank Serafine Sound Effects Collection

October 7th, 2015
Frank Serafine

Frank Serafine

Sound Ideas, the Toronto-based publisher of professional sound effects, has announced the acquisition of the Frank Serafine Sound Effects Collection.

Frank Serafine is an award winning Hollywood sound designer who is credited with the development of many new digital audio techniques. His work has been heard in such Hollywood blockbusters as Star Trek, Lawnmower Man, The Hunt for Red October and Virtuosity. In addition, Frank Serafine holds a unique place in the sound effects library industry as one of the first major sound designers to lend their name to commercial SFX collections.

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Free Registration for IMSTA FESTA Toronto is Open

October 7th, 2015

SMALL-RK-WG-full-roomThe second annual IMSTA FESTA Toronto will head next Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at Ryerson University and free registration is open.  Presented by the International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA), the IMSTA FESTA event are held annually in Toronto, Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles and showcase the latest music-making and production technologies as well as educational seminars and keynotes speeches and Q&As.

This year’s event will feature a keynote presentation by legendary producers and engineer Jimmy Douglas (Rolling Stones, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Al Green). Additionally, Canadian Musician Assistant Editor Michael Raine will be presenting a seminar on “Getting Your Message to the Media.” Other presentation and seminar topics will be “Composing for Visual Media,” “Dance Music Master Class,” and a “Cooking Beats” workshop.

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AES Toronto October Meeting on Broadcast Audio for PanAm Games Ceremonies

October 7th, 2015

01 PanAm1The Toronto chapter of the AES has announced its topic and date for the October meeting. Taking place on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at Ryerson University, the topic will be broadcast audio set up for the PanAm Games’ opening and closing ceremonies.

When: Tuesday October 27, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: Ryerson University
RCC 361, Rogers Communications Building
80 Gould Street
Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2M7

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