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ISP Technologies has been selected as the Featured Manufacturer of the Week for the Proud to Manufacture in Michigan program.

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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, a 27-year Yamaha veteran with a solid 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.

Read more: Yamaha Forms Professional Audio Division

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For the fourth consecutive year, Orange Amplification will be the headline sponsors of The Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2015, in association with World Of Warships. 

The awards will take place at The Indigo at The O2, London on Monday, June 15, 2015 and will also see HMS Hammer sailing down the Thames for a pre-show boat party with a metal stage to entertain the guests.

Read more: Orange Amplification Sponsors Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2015

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TMP Pro Distribution announced an agreement with Doppler Labs, an NYC-based tech startup, to be the exclusive pro audio distributor for their DUBS Acoustic Filters, across the United States.

DUBS Acoustic Filters provide effectively transparent SPL attenuation. Instead of muffling sound by merely blocking the ear canal, DUBS reduce sound level in a tailored curve, protecting hearing while maintaining tone and balance.

Read more: TMP Pro Adds DUBS Acoustic Filters to Pro Audio Lineup

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As of March 1st,  renowned ukulele strings producer Aquila Strings has entered into an exclusive European distribution product through Warwick/D-Distribution.

Read more: Warwick Handling European Distribution for Aquila

Upfront

After 20 years of innovation in the music products industry, Visual Sound is changing its name to Truetone. Company president and founder, Bob Weil, explains why:

“The name of the company was derived from the first product I invented, Visual Volume; the volume pedal with a 10 LED scale to indicate volume level. That was the product that launched Visual Sound at the beginning of 1995. While Visual Volume was the cornerstone of the company back then, it became a secondary product over the past 20-years. Now, we are best known for our effects pedals, including Jekyll & Hyde, Route 66 and H2O. In addition, our 1 SPOT power supplies and accessories have become the industry standard. Our company motto has always been Real Tone for Real People, which underscores our approach to making reliable, high-quality products, at a fair price. With this in mind, we feel that our new name, Truetone, clearly states our vision in one word.”

Read more: Visual Sound is Now Truetone

People

Music for All has added Kathryn Reinhardt to its Indianapolis staff as marketing coordinator. Reinhardt joins Music for All having served as a media specialist for several globally recognized public relations firms and with a strong personal background in music.

As marketing coordinator, Reinhardt will provide support to Music for All’s marketing and media efforts. Garnering interest from local, regional, and national press, this position’s focus is on putting Music for All in the eye of the public and creating awareness of the organization’s mission and purpose.

Read more: Reinhardt Joins Music for All as Marketing Coordinator

Supplier Scene

Brothers Gow has done over 500 live shows since the quintet was formed in Flagstaff, Arizona in late 2007, and it’s safe to say that no two performances have ever been the same. Fans never know where this jam band is going to take them musically as it seamlessly blends rock, funk, jazz, reggae and other genres in fresh new ways. Such music calls for a lightshow with the speed and suppleness to wrap itself around the band’s free-flowing sound, which is exactly what lighting designer Matt Collier is providing on its current “Fly With Me Tour,” using a collection of Chauvet fixtures.

“Brothers Gow is a band that makes a lot of transitions, embraces a lot of different styles of music and is always ready to improvise, so being quick is very important,” said Collier. “Having basic and static red or blue lights on stage wouldn’t do this band or its music justice.”

Read more: Brothers Gow Fly With Chauvet

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When Mount Holly New Jersey’s Jersey Surf needed to build a system for their World Class Drum Corps, they looked to Yorkville Sound’s Paraline Series cabinets for a solution, and along the way found ingenious ways to tailor the expandable system to their highly specialized application.   

Jersey Surf’s system had to be scalable to be adapted to the various venues and had to be reliable night after night in what can only be described as “far less than controlled” environments. The system needed to be highly mobile, with time from set up to performance often less than five minutes including sound check. Above all, the system needed to deliver superior sound quality and seamless coverage in venues that often include NFL stadiums.  

Read more: Jersey Surf Drum Corps Chooses Yorkville for Sound Stadium PA Solution

People

American Music and Sound (AM&S) has announced the promotion of Kris McDougall to the position of national sales manager, transducer products.

McDougall is an accomplished sales professional with nearly a decade of hands-on technical sales experience and an extensive background in studio recording, video production, and audio engineering. McDougall joined the AM&S sales team after having graduated with honors from Montreal’s Concordia University with a degree in Electroacoustic Studies and Music Technologies. He also attained a degree in Business Administration from John Abbott College.

Read more: AM&S Promotes McDougall to National Sales Manager

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