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  • Thursday, December 08, 2011
    PSW Staff 12/08/11 10:52 AM, 0 Comments
    Richard Fleming has been promoted to the role of application and support manager at XTA Electronics. With more than 20 years experience in research and development, the last six at XTA, Fleming brings a wealth experience to the position. He has also worked with Klark Teknik and Laney/HH Amplification. Fleming has had a very proactive role within the R&D department at XTA, demonstrating equipment and helping customers with technical issues, something that he will be doing even more of in… View this post
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  • gibson
    PSW Staff 12/08/11 07:52 AM, 0 Comments
    Gibson Guitar has announced the creation of its pro audio division through the acquisition of the platform assets of the Stanton Group, comprised of KRK Systems, Cerwin-Vega! and Stanton DJ. Together, the companies will form Gibson Pro Audio division, which will be headquartered in Nashville, TN. The closing of this acquisition marks Gibson’s further expansion into the pro audio market with loudspeaker, monitor and electronics technology. In addition, Stanton Group gives Gibson the ability to leverage its existing research and… View this post
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    PSW Staff 12/08/11 07:28 AM, 0 Comments
    The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) announced a new education and outreach initiative with the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) where the group will host a mini-conference called “Best Practices in Identifying, Selling and Managing Systems Integration Projects” at NAMM’s Hands-On-Training (H.O.T.) Zone area on Thursday, Jan. 19 from noon to 6 p.m. NSCA’s sessions will include a keynote by NSCA executive director Chuck Wilson customized exclusively for the smaller sound contractors and music retailers who offer system installation… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessEducationAudio

  • harman pro
    PSW Staff 12/08/11 06:22 AM, 0 Comments
    Harman Professional has appointed Nick Owen as senior director, worldwide sales for the Signal Processing Business Unit, where he will be responsible for global brand strategies throughout the company’s regional sales offices and driving sales globally for the dbx, Lexicon, BSS and DigiTech brands. Owen is based in Harman’s Sandy, Utah facility and reports to Rob Urry, professional vice president and GM, of Signal Processing and Amplifier Business Units. “Harman’s aggressive growth strategy worldwide, especially in emerging markets, is built… View this post
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  • Tuesday, December 06, 2011
    PSW Staff 12/06/11 12:15 PM, 0 Comments
    Biamp Systems has announced the addition of Bruce Jandrey as its newest area manager, which has him overseeing sales and installations in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Ontario, Canada. He will report to Todd Bergum, regional manager, Biamp Systems. “Hiring Bruce provides us with an experienced sales professional who will be a valuable resource for our customers as he helps them increase their business,” says Bruce Stimpson, Western regional director for Biamp Systems. “Bruce has strong AV industry relationships,… View this post
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  • Thursday, December 01, 2011
    PSW Staff 12/01/11 11:31 AM, 0 Comments
    The sessions and keynote speakers featured at the upcoming NSCA 2012 Business & Leadership Conference, March 1-3, 2012, in Dallas, TX, will provide integrators with solutions to a wide range of challenging business issues. The conference will offer sessions selected by systems integrators who understand today’s most important industry topics, ranging from industry trends and business tactics to human resources and management skills. The agenda for the 14th annual event includes:  • Leadership at 100 mph: Keynote speaker, Cameron Herrold,… View this post
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  • Wednesday, November 23, 2011
    live sound
    Michael MacDonald 11/23/11 10:12 AM,
    This is a great business. We all love the romance of providing sound systems for the top musicians in the world, world political leaders and other luminaries. The travel is fun, the adrenalin rush is great ­ what’s not to like? Well… It just seems really hard for the companies that own all this equipment to make much money. Let’s take a hard look at pricing your services and maybe move toward some changes. It’s vital to start thinking in… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollBusinessEducationAudio

  • digital consoles
    PSW Staff 11/23/11 09:22 AM, 0 Comments
    In the wake of a lengthy restructuring process, the France-based Innovason SAS has been dissolved, with Lawo AG now owning all Innovason product and trademark rights. The move, which follows Lawo’s acquisition of the majority shareholding back in April 2008, marks the end of a juridical process which resulted in the liquidation of Innovason SAS earlier this month (November, 2011). The Innovason brand will be managed from Lawo headquarters in Rastatt, Germany. According to Marcel Babazadeh, Innovason international sales director,… View this post
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  • Tuesday, November 22, 2011
    old soundman
    Old Soundman 11/22/11 07:49 AM,
    Somebody has been feeding misinformation to our pal Roy here. He wrote in twice and I have taken the liberty of mixing and matching excerpts from both his missives. Good Sir - Yes, Roy! I was hoping you would grace us with your suggestions on mic’ing guitar amps, placement and such. When you go to concerts, do you ever see the taped “X” on some poser’s 4 x 12 cabinet? Either he or his guitar tech has painstakingly determined that… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollBusinessEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Monday, November 21, 2011
    PSW Staff 11/21/11 08:42 AM, 0 Comments
    Audinate has announced that Inter-M, South Korea’s largest PA and installed sound manufacturer, has agreed to collaborate to produce a line of products that will feature Dante, Audinate’s patented media networking technology. The Audinate Dante audio networking solution that is built using standards based IP over Ethernet. “Inter-M is a great brand in Korea and is expanding rapidly around the world.” says Lee Ellison, CEO of Audinate. “Inter-M has an aggressive plan to connect their wide variety of products into… View this post
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