HEADLINES
Tri-Technical Systems Celebrates 30 Years

Tri-Technical Systems announces that September 2014 marks the company's 30th year anniversary of its founding. 

 

Under the leadership of Tri-Tech’s founder David Cox, Tri-Tech has grown from offering a single industry software application, to providing software solutions for any retail establishment, and its software can be found in thousands of businesses across the United States and Canada.

 

Numbers Up for 2014 NAMM Musikmesse Russia and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia

Muscovites and guests from beyond the capital and Russia welcomed two successful business platforms for the music products industry. Picturesque Sokolniki Park played host to NAMM Musikmesse Russia, International Fair for Musical Instruments, Sheet Music, Music Production and Music Business Connections, and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia, the International Fair of Technologies and Services for Events, Installation and Production, from September 11 - 14. The shows’ third edition was a breakthrough, according to many attendees. After a successful incorporation of the Music Moscow show into the events, this unified, complete business platform brought together manufacturers and attendees from across the world with Russian and CIS retailers, distributors, music educators, corporate buyers and more. Total attendance at this year’s shows increased by 42 percent over 2013’s record attendance to 13,169 unique visitors.

Peavey Reorganizes Manufacturing Under New Globalization Plan

Peavey Electronics Corporation is reorganizing its worldwide manufacturing assets as part of a new globalization plan to ensure continued growth worldwide. The reorganization includes focusing US-based manufacturing on Peavey’s premium products, and moving other manufacturing assets closer to its critical and emerging markets. The effort also involves modernization of production methods and a renewed focus on engineering, sales and marketing.

“In today’s global market, it is imperative that we operate as efficiently as possible,” said Hartley Peavey, founder and CEO of Peavey Electronics Corporation. “This reorganization will allow us to meet the growing demands of our global markets while providing the capital for further reinvestment in our company. We will observe our 50th anniversary next year with over 130 patents to our credit, and we will continue that legacy of innovation and quality.”

Pioneer to Sell DJ Division to KKR

After much industry specularion, Pioneer has confirmed that it will sell its DJ equipment division to U.S. private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts.

Best in Music Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Locally owned music retail store Best in Music (Orem, Utah) recently celebrated 25 years in business with an anniversary event on September 12. The event (one in a series of annual anniversary events) saw big deals on music, instruments, and other products as well as the famous drawing for $18,000 worth of prizes.  Musical performances from local bands as well as students and teachers from the Best in Music Education Center held in the store parking lot began at noon on September 13. 

LOUD and GnS Announce Mackie Distribution Agreement

LOUD Technologies Inc. ("LOUD") and GnS Electronics Co Ltd have announced a distribution agreement whereby GnS Electronics will serve as the distributor for the Mackie brand in South Korea, commencing October 1st 2014.

?"We are delighted to announce or new partnership with GnS Electronics Co Ltd during this innovative and exciting time for the Mackie brand," explained Rohan Smith, director of Sales for LOUD's Music Gear Brands in the APAC region. "With their strong technical expertise, wide reach in the market and sound relationships across many verticals, GnS Electronics is a company really going places and will deliver strong value and support to their dealer network and end users alike in the South Korean market."

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GEAR OF THE WEEK
Leslie G Pedal for Guitar

Based on the Digital Leslie circuitry pioneered on Hammond "Sk" Stage Keyboards, the "G" features three classic hot-rodded cabinet styles – Models 122, 147, and 18v (the Leslie model designation of the original vibratone single rotary speaker). New to the "G" Leslie Pedal, are "Dry" and "Wet" controls. Adjustment of the "Wet" determines the volume of the effected sound sent to the output, while the "Dry" permits the straight or unaffected sound of the guitar or instrument attached and blended with the effected tone.

MusicNomad Band & Orchestra and Piano & Keyboard Care

MusicNomad’s additions to its instrument care products include: Valve Oil, T-Slide Trombone Lubricant, Bore Oil, Silver Polish, Lacquer Polish, Polishing cloths for Piano/Keyboard, Brass and Woodwind, String Instrument, Piano ONE polish, Key ONE Key, and Keyboard cleaner. The formulations are proprietary and eco-friendly.

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