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Articles Tagged Milestones

  • Sunday, September 20, 2015
    PSW Staff 09/20/15 10:19 AM,
    Noted innovator and leader Larry Estrin has passed away following a battle with illness, leaving an indelible mark on professional audio and broadcast in numerous impactful ways. Larry was involved with countless landmark events in a career that spanned well over 50 years, such as the first multi-satellite global broadcast of a major concert, live stereo broadcast of the Olympic Opening Ceremonies, stereo broadcasts of the Grammys and Academy Awards, as well as numerous other high-profile projects for the White… View this story
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  • Thursday, February 12, 2015
    PSW Staff 02/12/15 03:33 PM,
    What began four decades ago as a two-man endeavor in the backyard of an old farm house in Schaan, Liechtenstein is today a leading provider of audio, coaxial, power, and circular connectors as Neutrik AG celebrates its 40th anniversary. Werner Bachmann, CEO of Neutrik AG, cites “innovation, continuity and quality” as the keys to Neutrik’s success. “When it comes to innovation, it is not only the product to be mentioned but also other aspects are very important from an innovative… View this story
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  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015
    PSW Staff 02/10/15 02:26 PM,
    It’s been a long road since Jim Odom and his former high school and Louisiana State University classmate Brian Smith built and sold their first piece of professional audio equipment back in 1995. Working in a borrowed garage space in their home city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, they created the first affordable product that could digitally control analog audio signal dynamics. “At the time we designed our DCP-8, other options were esoteric gear costing tens of thousands of dollars,” Odom… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsAVConsolesDigital Audio WorkstationsLoudspeakerManufacturerMixerProcessorSoftwareSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Thursday, February 05, 2015
    PSW Staff 02/05/15 01:05 PM,
    This year Sennheiser is celebrating its 70th anniversary, remaining a family-owned and operated enterprise that’s headed by a third generation of the Sennheiser family: today’s CEOs, Daniel Sennheiser and his brother Dr. Andreas Sennheiser, are the grandchildren of the company’s founder, Prof. Dr. Fritz Sennheiser. The list of product innovations from Sennheiser is extensive. The company has made a significant impact on the evolution of audio technology over the past seven decades, from the world’s very first open headphones, the… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingNewsStudy HallAVBusinessManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudioWireless

  • Tuesday, December 16, 2014
    PSW Staff 12/16/14 09:18 AM,
    Grundorf Corporation, manufacturer of equipment cases and related accessories for audio professionals and musicians, and parent company of Grund Audio Design, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Company principals Susan (vice president) and Frank Grund (president) started the business in their garage in July of 1984 after deciding to cease touring with their band. “We started out building speaker cabinets and cases for our musician friends who saw the products we had built for use in our own band,” recalls Frank… View this story
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  • Thursday, June 12, 2014
    PSW Staff 06/12/14 02:11 PM,
    Music-industry VIPs, business-community leaders, and PreSonus employees, distributors, and dealers converged on Baton Rouge at the end of April to celebrate the grand opening of the company’s new headquarters. Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal opened the ceremonies, and PreSonus chairman of the board Kevin Couhig, CEO Jim Mack, co-founder/chief strategy officer Jim Odom, and co-founder/VP of manufacturing Brian Smith each offered their thoughts about the new building at 18011 Grand Bay Court, just off Highland Road. “This new facility enables us… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsAVBusinessConsolesDigital Audio WorkstationsLoudspeakerManufacturerMixerSoftwareSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Tuesday, May 27, 2014
    ashly audio
    PSW Staff 05/27/14 02:29 PM,
    Founded by Billy Thompson in 1974 on the wings of a successful live sound company, Ashly Audio is celebrating its 40th anniversary. “Ashly has always had a relatively slow but steady growth trajectory,” states company president Mark Wentling. “Many similar companies started out around the same time as Ashly Audio but have since closed their doors or been absorbed into other companies to become just another ‘brand.’ People have moved on and factories have been shuttered or moved overseas. “Our… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsAmplifierAVBusinessDigitalManufacturerProcessorSound Reinforcement

  • presonus
    PSW Staff 05/27/14 12:48 PM,
    PreSonus sadly announces the passing of Bob Tudor, the company’s widely admired, respected, and beloved chief technology officer. Tudor followed a long and winding road to PreSonus. A child prodigy, he studied piano with Arthur Rubinstein protégé and Julliard fellow Josephine Bacher. Tudor later studied electrical engineering at the prestigious Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute but switched to the Berklee College of Music, where he studied film scoring, jazz, and music production. He co-founded Boston’s Metropolis recording studio and recorded such well-known… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsAVManufacturerSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Thursday, May 08, 2014
    chandler limited
    PSW Staff 05/08/14 10:53 AM,
    Chandler Limited is celebrating its 15th anniversary. Company founder, owner and chief product designer Wade Goeke started the company in 1999 while living in North Hollywood, CA. Goeke worked a “day job” in order to make ends meet and, during nights and weekends, spent what little time he had left in his workshop, which at the time, was a walk-in closet in the house he rented. It was here that his vision for his contribution to music and sound began… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsBusinessManufacturerProcessorStudio

  • Thursday, March 06, 2014
    PSW Staff 03/06/14 01:14 PM,
    Celestion is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. The company reaches this landmark as one of the world’s leading supplier of premium guitar speakers and, after shipping almost half a million compression drivers in the past 12 months, a leading professional audio component suppliers. Celestion was founded in 1924, designing and building loudspeakers for the radio market. In 1932, a permanent magnet moving coil loudspeaker with greatly improved sound quality (compared to existing technologies) was developed and patented. By 1946,… View this story
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