Supplier Scene

Omacro Boasts Expanded Features and New Members

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• October 11, 2014

Following a strong Summer NAMM debut, Omacro has been bringing big MI brands onto their one-of-a-kind product and pricing communication network. Director of Client Success Dana Soza has been working to make sure Omacro’s private and secure automated product and pricing information network offers convenient access to the brands retailers communicate with. In addition to forming a strategic partnership with Yamaha, several new brands have been brought on to the network:

Yamaha, Sabian, Avalon Design, Ace Products, QSC, Alfred Music, inMusic (Akai, Alesis, Numark, Alto, and M-Audio), U.S Music Corp (Randall Amplifiers, Parker Guitars, Jay Turser, Oscar Schmidt, Washburn Guitars), Mapex drums, Rapco-Horizon, Presonus, Zoom, and D'Addario

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New Website for Dave Smith Instruments

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• October 11, 2014

Dave Smith Instruments recently announced a newly redesigned website. “We’ve made it easier than ever to get the product information and support services that you need as quickly as possible,” notes the company.

Have a look at: www.davesmithinstruments.com

You’ll find detailed product specs and demos for each of our instruments, as well as support services such as product registration, user manuals, factory sound sets, OS updates, a dealer locator, and much more.

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P. Mauriat Announces ‘Give the Gift of P. Mauriat’

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• October 4, 2014

Starting October 1st, P. Mauriat began a rebate promotion called “Give the Gift of P. Mauriat”.

“A rebate program like ours may not be pioneering, but we think it continues to be a great way to engage consumers,” Says Craig Denny, vice president – Band at St. Louis Music. “Launching ‘Give the Gift’ in the 4th quarter can mean a big advantage to retailers as well, since that is the time that most step up and professional instruments are sold.”

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Arriba Cases Expands East Coast Sales Team

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• October 4, 2014

The first company exclusively dedicated to supplying lighting and audio equipment cases, Arriba's success has created a need for the company to expand its East Coast sales team.

To keep up with the growing demand for Arriba’s products, TPH & Associates has been given an expanded sales area and two new sales groups have been hired. The area serviced by TPH & Associates has been expanded to include the Northeastern United States. EDA Pro Group has been appointed to the Southeastern states, and SalesForce and Associates Inc has been assigned to the state of Florida.

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Corner Entertainment Installs Symetrix Jupiter 8s and ARC-WEB Control

hoff •
  • Supplier Scene
• October 2, 2014

Corner Entertainment is a recently-opened entertainment constellation located in Houston, Texas. It features a restaurant (Corner Table) a bar/nightclub (The Oak Bar), and a second wine and mixed drinks bar (1919). Though distinctly named, the three concepts flow together, both physically and in the vibe that unites them. That vibe is perhaps best described as high-class, but relaxed.

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Apple Invites Larry Fishman To Speak at Employee Presentation

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• October 1, 2014

Larry Fishman founder and President of Fishman, designer and manufacturer of pickups, amplification and other products for acoustic and electric musicians, was recently invited to speak to Apple designers, engineers and product managers.

Fishman delivered a presentation entitled “Inspiring Tools for Musicians: A Confluence of Engineering and Art” to a standing-room only audience. Not surprisingly, almost all in attendance raised their hand when asked by Mr. Fishman, “How many of you are engineers?” When asked the second question, “How many of you are musicians?” an equal number responded.

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Guild Guitars Unveils Revamped Website

MMR •
  • Supplier Scene
• September 26, 2014

Guild Guitars is pleased to announce the launch of the newly revamped www.guildguitars.com. The website has been completely overhauled; aside from the fresh, clean aesthetic, the most obvious major improvement is its responsive design. Whether viewing guildguitars.com on a phone, tablet, desktop, or laptop, the website auto-adjusts to optimize the browsing experience.

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Hammond’s Matthew Whitaker Makes Splash on Ovation Network

MMR •
  • Supplier Scene
• September 24, 2014

At 3 years old, Matthew Whitaker of Hackensack N.J., blind since birth, already showed musical promise on a small keyboard given to him by his Grandfather. By age 9, the “toy” keyboard gave way to a full-size Hammond B-3 Organ, and now, at 13, Matthew is poised to break large in the Jazz and Gospel Worlds. The Ovation Network’s “Young Marvels” series, which follows the developments of incredible children who are making landmark achievements in all areas of the arts has now introduced Whitaker to the nation. 

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Aguilar and Fodera Guitars Run Clinic with Bassist Tony Grey

MMR •
  • Supplier Scene
• September 24, 2014

Aguilar Amplification and Fodera Guitars recently hosted a jazz bassist Tony Grey. Grey is renowned for his melodic style of playing as well as his versatility as an accompanist. In addition to his four releases as a bandleader - including his most recent album 2013’s Elevation - Grey has recorded and/or performed with Hiromi, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Tomoyasu Hotel.

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Radial SW8 on Tour with Billy Joel

MMR •
  • Supplier Scene
• September 24, 2014

For 21 years, Rosenthal has performed with Billy Joel as keyboardist, adding "musical director" to his title along the way. A longtime Radial user, the Rosenthal says the Radial SW8 figures prominently in his equipment plan. "I've been using SW8s for quite some time, but most recently in the new generation of my keyboard rig that I'm using on this tour," he says.

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Percussionist Korpela Joins Majestic/Mapex Roster

MMR •
  • Supplier Scene
• September 24, 2014

Mapex & Majestic Concert percussion recently welcomed Pete Korpela to their roster of Artists. Korpela is a Latin Grammy Award-nominated percussionist.  Since moving to Los Angeles in 1997, he has gained a reputation as a versatile musician in orchestral, Latin, jazz, world, rock and pop music.  Korpela employs the Majestic Prophonic Snare Drum and Concert toms within his array of percussion instruments on tour with Josh Groban. He has also chosen a stand-mounted Mapex Saturn IV bass drum.

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DJ Joe Bunn Sports New Mackie SRM650

MMR •
  • Supplier Scene
• September 24, 2014

Veteran DJ Joe Bunn recently added Mackie's new SRM650 powered monitors and SRM1850 powered subwoofers to his company's arsenal. The North Carolina native, who started spinning records as a teen, founded Joe Bunn DJ Company in the late 1990s. Since then, the company has grown to a staff of more than 17 mobile DJs, covering around 400 weddings and another 200 events per year, including weddings, graduations, corporate events, and a host of other celebrations.  

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