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Full Compass Names Livezey Vice President

Full Compass Systems has announced that Cristin Livezey has expanded her role to vice president of Finance and Procurement. In addition to managing the company’s financial accounting, Cristin will now manage the Purchasing department as well.

Livezey joined Full Compass as a corporate controller in 2008 and helped to drive initiatives resulting in record sales. In 2010, she was promoted to vice president of Finance and has since been dedicated to deepening outside financial relationships, optimizing internal processes and controls, and managing cash flow to achieve profitable growth for the company.  

Gibson Brands Acquires HarmonyCentral.com

Gibson Brands has acquired HarmonyCentral.com. According to Gibson CEO and chairman Henry Juszkiewicz, “The industry needs a neutral, entertaining, informative site where musicians can exchange opinions and knowledge, ask questions, get answers, be controversial, and have a great experience. Harmony Central will not be a ‘Gibson site’; we already have that. Think of it as Gibson providing a place to throw a party, and everyone—musicians, the industry, competitors, educators, anyone involved in music and sound—is invited and welcome.”

Chauvet Lights It Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day

Chauvet “went blue” to help fight a disorder that affects 1 in 68 babies born in the U.S. every year, and the company, along with PLSN editor and noted LD Nook Schoenfeld, is hoping that other lighting industry members  join in this effort. On March 30, the company lighted its headquarters in Florida, as well as its facilities in the United Kingdom and Belgium, a bright royal blue to kick off the week leading up to World Autism Awareness Day on April 2.

A longtime advocate of autism research and care, Schoenfeld was instrumental in getting the upper floors of the Empire State Building illuminated blue a few years ago as part of the “Light It Up Blue” campaign to draw attention to the disorder on Autism Awareness Day.  “The organization Autisms Speaks came up with the idea of lighting landmark buildings blue on Autism Awareness Day to raise awareness of the disorder,” he said. “I’ve been a big supporter throughout.”

Roland Supports National Autism Awareness Day

As part of World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) on April 2, 2015, Roland U.S. joined thousands of landmarks, religious institutions, businesses, and communities in more than 130 countries, as Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, celebrated its sixth annual Light It Up Blue campaign — an ongoing initiative to raise the global awareness of autism. Autism currently affects 1 in 68 children in the United States and millions more worldwide.

In solidarity with those afflicted with autism worldwide, Roland U.S. lit up their social media sites in blue, provided the URL for donations, and encouraged participation from their fans. Roland U.S. employees also wore blue t-shirts and apparel to work on Thursday.

DPA Microphones, Lectrosonics, and Sound Devices to Host Second Sound Summit Event

On Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at the Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Ballroom on the west side of downtown Chicago, DPA Microphones, Lectrosonics, and Sound Devices will host the Sound Summit, Chicago, the second of many being planned throughout the U.S. as an informal mixing and discussion event for the audio community. 

The event will be held from 3 pm to 8 pm, with short informational presentations from each of the manufacturers from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm, followed by food, refreshments, and social time. Presentations by location sound practitioners will take place from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Representatives from all three companies will be available throughout the event to discuss the best practices for utilizing all three brands during a production.

New GC in Columbia, S.C.

Guitar Center recently announced the grand opening of its newest retail location, a state-of-the-art musical instrument and technology center covering 12,000 square feet in Columbia, South Carolina. The grand opening took place at 7 p.m. on April 9 at 253 Park Terrace Drive, Columbia, S.C. 29212.  

Guitar Center’s Columbia location features modern showrooms equipped with the latest products for musicians – from guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments and keyboards to live sound, DJ, lighting and recording equipment. The store also provides customers with a vast selection of products and a dedicated staff with unparalleled musical knowledge and experience. 

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Phaeton Flugelhorn

Phaeton Flugelhorns are now available in four finishes: Silver Plate, Rose Brass Lacquer, Matte Black Onyx, and Gloss Black Onyx. All models have the same mechanical specs and come standard in an oversized wood case covered in Classic Tweed fabric with solid brass hardware. All models are outfitted with18K Gold top/bottom caps and finger buttons. The Rose Brass model is priced at $1,785, the Matte Black and Gloss Black models are priced at $1,885, and the Silver Plate model is priced at $1.985.

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Vandoren V21 Clarinet Reed

A thick blank American-cut reed, the V21 is available for B-flat clarinet only in sizes 2½, 3, 3½, 3½+, 4, 4½, and 5.

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