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PS 2015 Next Generation Survey Results

June 18th, 2015

Professional Sound surveyed pro sound professionals across the country to get their thoughts and impressions on the younger generation working in the industry as well as the schools/programs that have trained them.  Here are the results:

Into which of the following age grouping do you fall?

0-19       2%

20-29    8%

30-39    18%

40-49   16%

50-59   29%

60 and over   27%

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Harman Acquires SVSi

June 18th, 2015
Blake Augsburger, president of the Harman Professional Division

Blake Augsburger, president of the Harman Professional Division

Harman International has acquired SVSi, a maker of networked AV products.

Based in Huntsville, AL, SVSi manufactures and sells an extensive portfolio of products for delivering AV over an IP network. Included among these is a full range of encoders and decoders, windowing/wall processors, an audio transceiver, video recorder, and management software. SVSi will join Harman Professional’s Video and Control Strategic Business Unit (SBU) led by Rashid Skaf and marketed under the AMX by Harman brand. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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AES Toronto Meeting Tomorrow on Acoustics Measurement & Control

June 15th, 2015

RPG Peter D’AntonioAt the AES Toronto meeting happening tomorrow, Tuesday, June 16th, Dr. Peter D’Antonio, Founder/Chairman of RPG Diffusor Systems 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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Meyer Sound’s Bob McCarthy to Give AES59 Conference Keynote Address

June 12th, 2015
Bob McCarthy

Bob McCarthy

The keynote address at the 59th AES Conference on Sound Reinforcement will be presented by Bob McCarthy, director of system optimization at Meyer Sound. McCarthy is an international authority in sound system design and optimization. His book, Sound Systems: Design and Optimization (Focal Press), is considered a definitive work in the field of sound system measurement and tuning. Bob McCarthy designed countless systems around the world of all scales and types including more than 10 Cirque du Soleil productions and seven productions of Wicked.

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Ontario Staging Limited Moving Locations

June 12th, 2015

Ontario Staging Limited (OSL) will be in a new location as of July 1, 2015, though the company will remain in the Greater Toronto Area.

OSL’s new address will be: 32 Bermondsey Rd., East York, ON, M4B 1Z5.

OSL’s phone and fax numbers will remain the sale.

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Erikson Audio Now Distributing Fluid Audio

June 9th, 2015

Erikson Audio’s Carlos Avila [Photo by Benjamin Russell]

Erikson Audio’s Carlos Avila [Photo by Benjamin Russell]

Erikson Audio has been appointed the exclusive distributor for the Fluid Audio range of studio monitors in Canada.

According to Erikson Audio Vice-President, Jeff Carman, “Fluid Audio is an up and coming professional monitor company that is already highly successful in other markets. We’re very pleased to bring their excellent combination of high quality, solid build, and affordable prices to the Canadian market.”

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MuxLab Names Techni+Contact As Its Canadian Distributor

June 9th, 2015
Techni+Contact's Julie Legault

Techni+Contact’s Julie Legault

MuxLab has announced the addition Techni+Contact Canada as its newest Canadian distributor it expand its presence across Canada.

“MuxLab’s longstanding reputation for reliable Pro AV products complements our existing lines to offer our extensive dealer network complete audio-video solutions,” says Julie Legault, VP Operations for Techni+Contact.

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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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