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Casio Keyboards Installed at Wittenberg U. Piano Lab

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  • Supplier Scene
• September 30, 2013

Casio America, Inc. is proud to announce that Wittenberg University, located in Springfield, Ohio has just equipped their piano lab with 16 of its newly launched Privia PX-350 digital pianos for educational use.

“Music education is a significant area of importance for Casio – we understand the need to inspire creativity and foster development at a young age,” said Stephen Schmidt, vice president of Casio’s Electronic Musical Instruments Division. “It’s a great privilege to further the education and growth of students who are passionate about music and aspire to be professional musicians.”

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World-Famous DJs Celebrate 25 Years with the Sennheiser HD 25

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  • Supplier Scene
• September 30, 2013

Iconic, cult, legendary: only a product that inspires passion and remains in demand after 25 years earns this level of acclaim. Launched in 1988, Sennheiser’s HD 25 has come to define the ultimate DJ headphone. Alongside the launch of a new edition – the HD 25 ALUMINIUM, the anniversary is being marked by 25 of the world’s greatest DJs, who wish the iconic headphone a “Happy Birthday” and explain its essential role in their music and performance.

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Orange Amplification Sponsors The Classic Rock Roll of Honour 2013

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  • Supplier Scene
• September 17, 2013

Orange Amplification will present Britain’s The Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards for the third time this year. The annual event will be held at London arts venue The Roundhouse on November 14. Black Sabbath will be receiving the Orange Amplification-sponsored Living Legend Award this year.
Orange Amplifiers have been used for decades by many Classic Rock bands, and this year’s awards see many of its endorsees nominated in several categories. Longtime Orange Amplification fan Jimmy Page is nominated along with Led Zeppelin for Best Film, while Black Sabbath (who used Orange Amps during the ‘70s) are in the Band of the Year section.

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ADJ Hits The Road With A Learning Experience

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  • Supplier Scene
• September 17, 2013

"ADJ On Tour" is a multi-city coast-to-coast educational swing that will provide hands-on training in a variety of topics from video mapping and mixing to wireless and DMX lighting; in depth insights into the company’s next generation of products; impressive programmed lightshows, plus the debut of two widely anticipated series: the 2R Series and the DOTZ Series.

“We’re excited about the On Tour program,” said Alfred Gonzales, ADJ’s national sales manager. “Our dealers may not always be able to make it out to trade shows, and our end-users may not make it out to every DJ show. This is a way for them to stay in touch with the latest developments without making a big travel commitment. We encourage dealers to take their staffs with them and use ADJ On Tour as a training opportunity.”

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Sennheiser Expands Sales in Australia and New Zealand

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  • Supplier Scene
• September 12, 2013

Sennheiser electronic took over business in September from Syntec International into its own newly formed sales subsidiary, Sennheiser Australia Pty Ltd. This move will enable Sennheiser to be closer to its customers in Australia and New Zealand and further strengthen its position in the APAC region. “During the last three years, we have recorded high growth in the Asian Pacific region. This positive development shows that having our own local subsidiaries has been the right strategic decision. With a direct presence in Australia and New Zealand, we are well positioned for the future and can serve our customers with our expertise, the excellent service and quality that Sennheiser is known for,” explains Daniel Sennheiser, CEO of Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG.

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Kawai’s Don Mannino Receives ‘Hall of Fame’ Award

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  • Supplier Scene
• September 12, 2013

Don Mannino RPT, Director of Field Services for Shigeru Kawai Pianos, received the prestigious “Hall of Fame” award from the Piano Technicians Guild (PTG) at their annual convention and technical institute held in July in Chicago.  The Hall of Fame award is presented to only one or two piano technicians each year. According to the PTG, the award is given “to honor those who have shared their talents, time and loyalty with our profession so that we may have what is ours today.”  Mr. Mannino’s tributes and personal profile will be preserved in perpetuity at the Piano Technicians Guild offices in Kansas City.

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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

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  • 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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