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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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d&b audiotechnik Names Hans-Peter Nüdling as Chief Sales Officer

July 8th, 2015

Hans Peter Nudlingd&b audiotechnik has announced that it is appointing Hans-Peter Nüdling as chief sales officer. He will assume his new role on July 20, 2015 and will be responsible for global sales and services. He brings over 25 years of sales, business development, electronics and technology experience to the company.

As a member of the managing board, Nüdling will be responsible for global sales and global services including education, application support, and services. He has direct and channel sales, and business development expertise, and will help to establish best-practice processes to further expand the business. In addition, Nüdling has worked in Europe, the Americas, and Asia, which means he has an in-depth understanding of the international markets in which d&b does business, according to the company.

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Steve Torok Re-joins Sounds Distribution as an Account Manager in Ontario

July 6th, 2015

Steve TorokSounds Distribution has announced that Steve Torok has re-joined its sales force as one of its account managers in Ontario.

Torok brings over 18 years of experience and has been involved in promoting many brands. He will be working with all of Sounds Distribution’s product lines to service dealers in the Ontario region. “I’m very excited to be back with such a great team and I look forward to working with all my dealers again,” comments Torok.

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PLASA Announces First Professional Development Program Seminars for 2015

July 6th, 2015

PLASA seminarThe PLASA Professional Development Programme will once again bring global experts together to share their insight and experience at the 2015 PLASA Show, which takes place at London’s ExCel from Oct. 4-6, 2015. The first tranche of seminar sessions has just been announced, featuring a wide range of subjects.

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