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KV2 Audio Launches New Website

April 13th, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-04-13 at 9.00.53 AMAt Prolight+Sound, KV2 took the opportunity to announce the launch of its brand new website at www.kv2audio.com. The company says, “We believe it will help you to understand better what we are trying to accomplish within the world of professional audio.”

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Yamaha Forms Professional Audio Division

April 2nd, 2015
Alan Macpherson headshot

Alan Macpherson

Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) has announced that it is forming the Professional Audio division to “provide a stronger, more unified presence in the live sound, recording and sound installation markets.”

Alan Macpherson (pictured), a 27-year Yamaha veteran with a background in marketing a broad range of Yamaha musical instruments, commercial audio, live sound, and recording products, will lead a dedicated team of professional and commercial audio specialists in the new division. He will report directly to Tom Sumner, senior vice president of YCA.

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Pascal Appoints Key Account Manager

April 1st, 2015

Aage HejgaardPascal A/S, a Denmark-based manufacturer of pro audio OEM amplifier modules, has appointed Aage Hejgaard as Key Account Manager. The company says the appointment and creation of the new position, is in response to the continuing growing rate of expansion of the company’s business.

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MNA Hosting AES67 Information Track & Interoperability Demonstration at NAB

March 31st, 2015

The Media Networking Alliance is hosting a presentation and product demonstration at NAB on Sunday 12 April, on the topic of “Possible Ways to Integrate AES67 into Your Products”.

The MNA session will run from 3:00pm to 4:30pm in demo room N202LMR, and is being jointly presented by MNA broadcast company members ALC NetworX, Archwave Technologies, Lawo and The Telos Alliance.

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Expo-Scène A Huge Success

March 31st, 2015

Expo-Scene [Photo: Mauricio Garzon/milemot photographie]

Expo-Scene [Photo: Mauricio Garzon/milemot photographie]

CITT/ICTS rolled out the red carpet to welcome over 1,000 visitors and 50 exhibitors at its inaugural Expo-Scène show, held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal on March 26th and 27th.

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Martin Audio Appoints Lee Stein VP, North America

March 31st, 2015

Lee SteinMartin Audio has announced the appointment of Lee Stein as Vice President for North America.

Stein comes to Martin with over 18 years of industry management, sales, and marketing experience, particularly in the field of live audio, including roles with Avid Technology and Sennheiser.

On Stein’s appointment, Managing Director, Luke Ireland said, “The U.S. market for Martin Audio has grown considerably in the last five years thanks to the support and dedication of Rob Hofkamp and his team, and Rob has obviously been instrumental in developing the brand in the U.S. for the last two decades. Bringing in another heavyweight in Lee with his complementary industry knowledge and organizational skill can further enhance our strength in the U.S. and build upon these foundations to serve and grow our customer base in the next five years.”

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Prolight+Sound Conference Program Released

March 31st, 2015

09 PL+SProlight + Sound has published full details of the conference program for 2015. With over 50 lectures within the framework of the Prolight + Sound Conference and Eventplaza Conference, speakers will communicate practical knowledge and discuss the latest technological developments, new areas of application, and legal parameters. The lectures will be held on the first three days of the fair, April 15-17, 2015. As usual, Prolight+Sound will be held in Frankfurt, Germany and will run concurrently with the Musikmesse trade fair.

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Broadcast Industry Sets Sights On Vegas For NAB Show

March 30th, 2015

10 NABGsmithThe NAB Show will be returning to Las Vegas from April 11-16, 2015. It is the world’s largest electronic media show covering the creation, management, and delivery of content across all platforms with more than 98,000 attendees from 150 countries and 1,600-plus exhibitors.

New attractions for 2015 will include Connected Media|IP, focusing on the consumer experience; the Drone Pavilion, featuring a fully enclosed “flying cage” for demonstrations; New Media Expo (NMX), hosting celebrity bloggers, podcasters, and digital content creators; SPROCKIT, where market-ready startups present their new ideas; StudioXperience, a live studio using the latest tools; and more.

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CITT Labels Expo-Scène A Success

March 30th, 2015

ADD1 ExpoScene 1CITT/ICTS rolled out the red carpet to welcome over 1,000 visitors and 50 exhibitors at its inaugural Expo-Scène show, held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal on March 26th and 27th.

Organizers describe the event as a huge success with positive vibes and a great overall atmosphere. CITT National Coordinator Monique Corbeil says the quality of the exhibitors and the visitors clearly demonstrates the need to produce and hold a trade show of that scale for the entertainment industry in Quebec. In addition to a sold-out exhibit floor showcasing pro audio, lighting, video, staging, and multimedia products and services, the event also featured seven educational sessions covering topics such as system networking, intercom over IP, training in production and stage techniques, and more.

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USITT 2015 Breaks Attendance Records

March 24th, 2015

USITT DAApanelUSITT 2015 broke all previous attendance records, attracting nearly 5,500 people to Cincinnati’s Duke Energy Center last week for the backstage industry’s biggest annual event. Over 280 exhibitors staffed booths with the latest entertainment products for the largest Stage Expo ever – and 170-plus have already signed on for USITT 2016 in Salt Lake City, according to organizers.

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