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Pensado’s NAMM JAM Announced for The 2018 NAMM Show

December 18th, 2017
Herb Trawick (seated left) & Dave Pensado at IMSTA FESTA

Herb Trawick (seated left) & Dave Pensado at IMSTA FESTA Toronto 2017

Pensado’s Place, the hour-long weekly web series co-hosted by legendary mix engineer Dave Pensado (Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Michael Jackson and others) and show creator, Herb Trawick, will host the first-ever Pensado’s NAMM JAM at The 2018 NAMM Show (January 25-28) in Anaheim, CA.

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AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium Unveils Full Program Schedule of Educational Training Sessions

December 18th, 2017

NAMM_hdrWith a full schedule for the inaugural AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio now online at both the AES and NAMM websites, participants will be able to review the varied educational program and select technical and training sessions they would like to attend. The four-day international symposium from the Audio Engineering Society, which will be held at the 2018 NAMM Show from January 25-28 in Anaheim, CA, is targeted at working professionals in the live sound, recording, and performance audio communities. The program comprises a series of training academies and related sessions on line-array technologies, live-sound mixing consoles, wireless systems, in-ear monitoring, and recording studio environments, in addition to tutorials on system measurement and optimization, plus a selection of technical papers in related fields. Classes will be held within the Anaheim Hilton Hotel’s NAMM U Education Center, adjacent to a new pro-audio exhibit space. The entire schedule of nearly 300 sessions can be accessed here: www.namm.org/thenammshow/2018/events/education/aes.

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Avante Audio Announces Chuck Green as Sales Manager

December 6th, 2017
Chuck Green

Chuck Green

To coincide with the release of its Achromic Series of active loudspeaker cabinets, Avante Audio has announced the appointment of Chuck Green as its sales manager. Avante Audio is a new professional audio brand that is part of the ADJ Group of Companies.

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New Ownership at Westbury National Show Systems

December 5th, 2017
Frank Gerstein

Frank Gerstein

Canadian audiovisual integration and event services firm Westbury National has announced that Frank Gerstein is now Owner, Chairman, and President, taking over from company founders David (Benny) Bennett and Rob Sandolowich. Both Bennett and Sandolowich will continue to play active roles within the organization.

Since joining Westbury National in 2010 as a partner and managing director, Gerstein has led corporate strategic planning in addition to running operations driving innovation in the company’s Event and Show Services, and bringing new advancements to the Audio and Visual Solutions division.

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Voting Now Open for the 33rd NAMM TEC Awards

November 30th, 2017

TEC AwardsVoting is currently open until Dec. 31, 2017 for the 33rd annual NAMM TEC Awards.  The NAMM TEC Awards celebrate the pro audio community by recognizing the individuals, companies, and technical innovations behind today’s sound recordings, live sound, films, television, and video games across 31 categories. Soon to be announced, an honoree who embodies the creative, innovative, and enterprising spirit of Les Paul will be honoured with the Les Paul Innovation Award. The NAMM TEC Hall of Fame, which was created nearly 30 years ago to honour the industry’s most pioneering producers and audio recording professionals, will again induct an industry luminary to its list of honourees.

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Marc Bertrand Joins Adamson as Managing Director for the Americas

November 30th, 2017
Marc Bertrand

Marc Bertrand

Adamson Systems Engineering has announced the appointment of audio industry veteran Marc Bertrand to the role of managing director for Adamson Americas. In his new role, Bertrand will lead sales growth and network expansion in both the touring and installation markets in North and South America.

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The 2018 NAMM Show Amplifies Focus on Pro Audio

November 27th, 2017

NAMM_hdrThrough partnerships with the Audio Engineering Society (AES), Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange (A3E), and the Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA), The NAMM Show 2018 will be offering a significantly enhanced professional audio and production technologies education program from Jan. 25-28. As well, the newly expanded Anaheim Convention Center will offer a much larger selection of pro audio brands on the exhibition floor.

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SFM Now Distributing Panamax

November 20th, 2017
SFM's Simon Tournay, Brand Manager (left) & Steven Freytag, GM of the CI Division

SFM’s Simon Tournay, Brand Manager (left) & Steven Freytag, GM of the CI Division

Panamax from Core Brands today announced the appointment of Montreal-based SFM to serve as a Canada distribution partner for Panamax custom installation and pro solutions. According to Core Brands Vice President of Sales Jeff Costello, SFM is the ideal partner to bring Panamax power products to more resellers, integrators, and retailers throughout Canada.

“SFM has a 40-year record of demonstrated market success working with the AV industry’s top brands, including  Furman,” Costello says. “We are confident that their experienced and expertly trained sales force will help expand the Panamax brand throughout Canada.”

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ACT Lighting Acquires RapcoHorizon

November 20th, 2017

ACT Lighting has completed its acquisition of RHC Holdings Corp. (RapcoHorizon).  This move follows ACT Lighting’s recent acquisition of AC Power Distribution.

Headquartered in Jackson, MI and with core facilities in Massachusetts, Canada, and Mexico, RapcoHorizon manufactures interconnect assemblies, audio, data, and interface products, and specialty industrial wire. Its brand portfolio includes ProCo, RAT, RoadHog, and StageMASTER and its products are used by concert touring sound companies, video and sound contractors, recording studios, system integrators, audiophiles, and musicians.  RapcoHorizon also has leading research and development capabilities and a modern custom metal shop to build new devices.

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DPA Microphones Appoints Nikolaj Forsberg as EVP of Sales

November 16th, 2017

Nikolaj Forsberg DPADPA Microphones has announced the appointment of Nikolaj Forsberg to the post of EVP of sales.

Forsberg is based at DPA’s headquarters in Denmark where he will be responsible for overseeing global sales activity and helping to develop new prospects for DPA’s product portfolio, which covers pro audio, live sound, theatre, broadcast, house of worship, and installation markets.

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