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Mapex Adds Bonus Benefits for MyDentity Drummers

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  • Supplier Scene
• September 12, 2013

Drummers who have created their dream drum kits via the Mapex MyDentity site just scored an extra bonus. Mapex is offering MyDentity a special edition T-shirt (while supplies last). Promotion details are available at the company’s Facebook page.

“The MyDentity program represents the kind of player-focused thinking that will become the signature for the Mapex brand”, said Michael Robinson, Director of Marketing for Mapex. “While all drum companies love drums, at Mapex we love drummers and want to give them the type of sound, size, and finish options they want…not what we think they should want. The t-shirts are a small token of our appreciation to our earliest adopters.”

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Chauvet Opens West Coast Branch & Showroom

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  • Supplier Scene
• September 12, 2013

Chauvet opened a California-based branch office and satellite distribution center in September. Technical support, training and demo programs serving the US western region will be handled from the California facility, which is expected to be fully operational in November; all main brands under the Chauvet umbrella are represented.

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Peavey Electronics Provides Backline For ProgPower USA Festival

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  • Supplier Scene
• September 12, 2013

Peavey Electronics® recently announced their sponsor partnership with the ProgPower USA Festival XIV. Now in its 14th consecutive year, the ProgPower Festival brings US and European acts to one stage, designed to be “America’s premier progressive and power metal event.”

 The ProgPower USA Festival took place in September at Center Stage in Atlanta featuring co-headlining acts such as Shadow Gallery, Soilwork, Sabaton, Armored Saint, and Circus Maximus. In true ProgPower tradition, the festival will also mark the U.S. debut for five of these bands. 

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PreSonus Supports LSU’s College of Engineering

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  • Supplier Scene
• September 11, 2013

To support education and research in the Division of Electrical and Computer Engineering, PreSonus Audio Electronics has pledged $200,000 to establish a digital signal processing (DSP) laboratory. DSP is a specialized branch of mathematics that performs analysis and processing of binary representations of analog signals. Advances in digital technology have enabled DSP systems to accomplish tasks inexpensively and efficiently that are difficult or impossible using analog technology. The DSP laboratory will provide LSU College of Engineering students a state-of-the-art environment for learning those skills required in industry settings.

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One Systems Appoints Tom Lee Engineering As Its New China Distributor

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• September 11, 2013

One Systems, a manufacturer of Direct Weather, high-output loudspeaker systems, has appointed Tom Lee Engineering as its new distributor in China, effective immediately.

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Reading Buccaneers Win 2013 DCA Championships

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• September 11, 2013

The Reading Buccaneers Drum and Bugle Corps, Reading, Pa, have won the 2013 DCA Championships with a score of 98.43.  New to the Pearl/Adams Roster in 2013, the Buccaneers are synonymous with success, and their tradition continued in 2013 with their production of "Higher, Faster, Stronger." The 2013 Championship is the Buccaneers’ 12th World Championship victory, and their 8th in the past nine years.  Drum Corps Associates (DCA) Finals took place in Annapolis, Md., September 1, at the magnificent Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The Bucs drumline had a very strong finals performance, finishing 2nd overall in percussion, while the corps took 1st place in the Visual, Music, Communication, and General Effect captions.

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Aaron Gillespie Joins Vater Roster

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  • Supplier Scene
• September 10, 2013

Aaron Gillespie was born and raised in Clearwater, Florida. At only 14 years old, he received a call from Underoath asking him to play drums for them. Aaron led Underoath for 10 years, including 6 albums, millions of records sold, 2 Grammy nominations and countless world tours. After much consideration he stepped down as the drummer of Underoath in April of 2010. Aaron fronts his rock band The Almost, which he started in 2007, and who just released their newest album, Fear Inside Our Bones this past June. He also fronts a solo band and released a solo album in 2011.

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Moog Announces Discontinuation of Little Phatty Analog Synthesizer

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  • Supplier Scene
• September 9, 2013

Moog Music today announced the discontinuation of the Little Phatty Stage II analog synthesizer. Moog plans to continue building a limited quantity of units at their factory in downtown Asheville while parts and materials last, which is not expected to be more than two months. The Little Phatty was released in 2006 as a tribute to the life and legacy of Moog Music founder and synthesizer pioneer, Bob Moog. Following the passing of Dr. Moog, The Little Phatty was the first Moog synthesizer designed by Moog Music's Chief Engineer, Cyril Lance.

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Epiphone’s EGi Cable Giveaway Promotion

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• September 9, 2013

As part of Epiphone's ongoing celebration honoring its 140th Anniversary, the guitar manufacturer has announced the continuation of its monthly consumer promotions series. This September is EGi Cable Month and consumers who purchase any qualifying Epiphone guitar from an Authorized Epiphone Dealer are awarded with a free EGi Cable Interface. In order to receive the free gift, consumers must register their purchase on the Epiphone website.

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‘The BackRoom’ from Katapult

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• September 9, 2013

Katapult Business Solutions has launched “The BackRoom,” a new business concept serving Independent Music Retailers and Music Schools across the US and Canada.

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Rotosound Launches ‘RotosoundTV’ with Free Videos

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• September 9, 2013

Rotosound has launched their new YouTube channel ‘RotosoundTV’, which features a new series of free videos featuring bassist Mo Foster and rising star, blues guitarist Simon McBride.

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Hohner Offers Free Lessons with Guitar Purchase

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  • Supplier Scene
• September 4, 2013

Hohner Inc. recently introduced the A+ Advantage program featuring a 30-point system of manufacturing upgrades that provides their entry-level acoustic guitars with unmatched quality and value. These improvements make Hohner’s student guitars unique in the marketplace.

Alongside the benefits of the A+ Advantage program, Hohner is now pleased to announce that included with the purchase of any student guitar model (including the popular HC nylon-string and HW steel-string guitars in 1/2, 3/4, 7/8 and full-size models), customers will receive a FREE one-hour guitar lesson. Specially marked student guitar boxes contain a free lesson coupon card that is redeemable for the free, one-hour guitar lesson provided by Taylor Robinson Music. To redeem, the purchaser simply contacts Taylor Robinson Music to arrange for a free guitar lesson in their home, in a teaching studio or online by one of their 4,000 talented teachers nationwide. The Taylor Robinson faculty is comprised of professional performing musicians, recording artists, and songwriters.  

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