HEADLINES
Wanamaker Named Amati USA President & COO

Amati USA has announced that industry veteran Jay Wanamaker has been named president & COO. Wanamaker will oversee all Amati U.S. operations, including Amati Woodwind & Brass Instruments and V.F. Cerveny Brass Instruments, as well as overseeing the Strunal String Instrument brand. “Jay’s vast experience in running world-class MI wholesale and retail companies, as well as his history as a highly revered music educator, makes him the perfect person to lead our U.S. operations,” comments Vaclav Hnilicka, Amati CEO.

XVIVE Audio Now Distribued Exclusively by Dana B. Goods in the U.S.

Dana B. Goods is expanding its offerings of quality micro pedals and full sized pedals to its dealers and is now the USA Exclusive Distributor of XVIVE Audio. 

?Designed by renowned USA design team

?Small package – all metal housing

?Original Tone

XVIVE has relied on the engineering talent of several U.S. engineers who have decades of professional experience and are the names behind a number of today's top-selling effects. "The USA Design Team mission was simple - to design a product that delivered premium tone and a price second to none," says Nancy Lee, CEO of XVIVE. The team is headed by Howard Davis, who was responsible for many of the Electro-Harmonix designs.  He is joined by Darius Mostowfi, who has 18 years of DSP and analog design experience, and Ray Heasman, who has 15 years of experience designing high-end audio systems.

Peavey & Chauvet Professional Make Statement at DJ Expo

Peavey Electronics is also making its presence felt in the DJ market. Just one look at the company’s awe-inspiring booth at DJ Expo in Atlantic City made this abundantly clear.

Hosted by Canal Sound and Light, the booth featured an all-star lineup of DJ performers and an eye-tingling lightshow created with a plethora of fixtures from Chauvet Professional.  The lighting highlighted a selection of acclaimed pro audio products from Peavey, including the company’s benchmark line array system, the Versarray™, along with the Peavey IPR™ Series and Crest Audio Pro-LITE™ Series of power amplifiers. Areas of the booth were also outfitted with Peavey’s compact and portable PVX™ series of active and passive loudspeakers, plus Peavey microphones and stage accessories.

D'Addario Appoints New Product Managers for Percussion/Woodwind Brands

D’Addario has announced that Nick Gordon and Chris Scialfa have joined D’Addario’s Product Management team as the Percussion Business Unit Manager and Woodwinds Business Unit Manager respectively.

As the company’s new Percussion Product Manager, Nick Gordon is responsible for leading the business management of all percussion products, including Evans, Promark, and Puresound. He manages the Marketing and Product Development vision and strategy for his assigned brands and develops supporting business plans and budgets according to brand goals and creative guidelines.

KHS America Welcomes Bartoshesky as Education Relations Coordinator

Jessica Bartoshesky recently joined KHS America to fill the newly created role of educator relations coordinator.  She will be working with the Marketing Department to help guide and spearhead marketing initiatives for music educators.  By understanding music education trends, music education forums and programs, Jessica will focus on creating and strengthening partnerships with the music education community. In addition, Jessica will help to deliver the KHS America objective of being a true “advocate for music for all”.

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GEAR OF THE WEEK
JazzDeck by NorCal Jazz

The JazzDeck™ "textbook in a box" is designed to help players of all levels build confidence and sharpen their chops as jazz soloists. Comprised of 54 high-grade playing cards color-coded by chord type, the JazzDeck systematically illustrates the ways to excel as a soloist. With its presentation and multi-dimensional, non-notation platform, the JazzDeck is especially suited to players of any stage.

Seymour Duncan NYC Bass Pickups

The NYC pickups use a dual coil J-type pickup design with a double row of exposed Alnico pole pieces. The four-conductor cable allows for three wiring modes which provide a variety of tonal options: Wire the pickup in parallel mode for a slightly thickened, hum-canceling single coil sound. Wire it in series mode for high output with maximum punch and fullness. Or wire it in single coil mode for true vintage?Jazz Bass(r) sound. This pickup is a direct retrofit replacement for either the 4-string EMG(r) 35 or 5-string EMG(r) 40.

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