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GerrAudio Announces Head Office Relocation, Expansion

May 18th, 2017

GerrAudio1_May 2017Canadian professional audio distributor GerrAudio Distribution has announced that it has moved its head office and fulfillment centre to a larger, standalone facility in Brockville, ON.

Since moving from Toronto to Brockville in 1996, GerrAudio has enjoyed Brockville’s excellent accessibility to the markets surrounding Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa, as well as the logistical convenience offered by Brockville’s close proximity to the U.S. border.

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Erikson Commercial Names Claude Rivard as Sales Executive in Quebec & Ottawa Region

May 18th, 2017

HiRes - Claude RivardErikson Commercial, a division of Jam Industries, has announced the appointment of Claude Rivard to the position of sales executive for the province of Quebec and the Ottawa regions.

“Claude is well known as an industry veteran and is passionate about his new role” says Arthur Bronstein, division manager for Erikson Commercial. “We are pleased to welcome Claude as with his wealth of knowledge and his technical expertise along with the offerings of Erikson Commercial, we know that we have a winning combination.”

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Plugivery Now Distributes Akai Professional Sound Libraries

May 17th, 2017

Plugivery and Akai Professional has announced a partnership today, making available all of Akai’s MPC Sound Banks through pro Audio resellers worldwide via Plugivery’s electronic distribution service.

The AKAI Professional MPC is one of the most used drum machines/sequencers in the world. It has been the instrument of choice that ‘defines the sound’ of many different styles of music, especially that of hip-hop, trap, R&B, and many more. End users can now discover and create new stylistic trends by getting the MPC Expansion packs from all reputable audio resellers and music stores listed at Plugivery:

http://www.plugivery.com/about/dealers/

 

Dynaudio Appoints New VP of Sales for Its Professional Division

May 16th, 2017

Rune JacobsenDanish speaker brand Dynaudio has appointed Rune Jacobsen – a well-known profile in the professional audio industry – as its VP of sales. Rune has worked with the company’s professional audio division for the past seven years as export manager at Dynaudio’s former worldwide distributor TC Group International, and already has extensive knowledge of Dynaudio’s products and history.

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PreSonus Announces New Commercial Division

May 12th, 2017
PreSonus Commercial Division team: (from left to right) Hugh Sarvis, Tony Flammia, Stephen Fraser, Jim Odom & Rick Naqvi

PreSonus Commercial Division team: (L-R) Hugh Sarvis, Tony Flammia, Stephen Fraser, Jim Odom & Rick Naqvi

PreSonus Audio Electronics, a manufacturer of audio-recording and live-sound software, hardware, and related accessories, has announced the launch of the company’s new PreSonus Commercial Division. In addition to products previously sold and marketed under the WorxAudio and PreSonus brands, PreSonus has, for years, offered a comprehensive range of mixing consoles, processors, and other products that complement WorxAudio offerings. By combining all these products under the PreSonus brand and into the new PreSonus Commercial Division, the company effectively unifies all commercial audio related products under the PreSonus brand umbrella.

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AES to Join The 2018 NAMM Show in New Format: AES at NAMM

May 11th, 2017
(Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)

(Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and The Audio Engineering Society (AES) have announced a new collaborative alliance which will integrate pro audio educational training activities related to live sound, performance audio, recording technology and other topics into The 2018 NAMM Show, running from Jan. 25-28 in Anaheim, CA.

As part of the integration and affiliation, “AES at NAMM” will establish a new format for this part of the AES’s West Coast presence in 2018. The organization’s technical sessions, expert speaker presentations, hands-on workshops and tutorials, as well as networking events and social opportunities will join as a segment of The NAMM Show’s professional development offerings for music and pro audio professionals.

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InfoComm Releases Updated Standard for Audio Coverage Uniformity

May 9th, 2017

InfoComm-InternationalInfoComm International announced today the release of the updated standard Audio Coverage Uniformity (ACU) in Listener Areas (ANSI/INFOCOMM A102.01:2017).

With advancements in technology and continual audio coverage problems, InfoComm says it was important to produce an updated version of the ACU standard, which was first released in 2009. Although the original ACU standard was designed for audio coverage in enclosed environments, the 2017 version expands to cover most listener areas.

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Saved By Technology Purchased by Long & McQuade

May 4th, 2017

Saved by TechnologyPopular downtown Toronto specialty MIDI and audio equipment retailer Saved By Technology has been acquired by Long & McQuade but will retain its name and staff. The announcement was made today by store co-owner Jim Burgess.

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SFM Now Distributing Atlona AV Products in Canada

May 1st, 2017
SFM's HQ in Dorval, QC

SFM’s HQ in Dorval, QC

Atlona has announced a new distribution partnership with SFM. Based in Dorval, QC, SFM will act as an extension of Atlona’s sales and support network across Canada, joining a growing roster of global partners specializing in Atlona AV solutions and products.

SFM says it aims to work with suppliers that share similar business and technology philosophies. In partnering with Atlona, the SFM team believes it has found a company focused on interoperable solutions that also address the pertinent industry trends. Mike Calo, brand manager for SFM, points to Atlona’s recent innovations for AV over IP (OmniStream) and cloud-based control (Velocity) as particularly appealing.

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Plugivery Announces Distribution of Maestro Music Software

May 1st, 2017

imgPlugivery and Maestro Music Software today announce that they have partnered to offer easier access to all Maestro notation and composition software for pro audio resellers and music stores worldwide.

Plugivery, a distributor of audio software, plug-ins, and sound libraries via electronic delivery, and Maestro Music Software, an music composition and notation software company, have partnered in order to make all of Maestro Music’s professional notation software available to a wider range of pro audio dealers and music stores all around the world.

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