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  • Taylor Guitars 2014 Fall Limiteds Sweepstakes

    Mike Lawson | Supplier Scene | November 16, 2014

    Taylor Guitars is celebrating the release of its Fall Limited Edition guitars with the 2014 Fall Limiteds Sweepstakes. One grand prize winner will be randomly selected to receive a stunning Dreadnought 510e-FLTD, which features Tasmanian blackwood back and sides, a Sitka spruce top, premium, grained Ivoroid appointments, and the company's Expression System® 2 pickup, along with a year's supply of Dunlop Primetone™ sculpted guitar picks, a personalized Dunlop pick tin, a Dunlop Victor Capo, and a year's membership to JamPlay.com, the leader in online guitar lessons.

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  • OneRepublic FOH Engineer With Sonnet Fusion F3 RAID Storage System

    Mike Lawson | Supplier Scene | November 16, 2014

    The Fusion™ F3 two-drive RAID storage system is enabling a live recording workflow for OneRepublic's current "Native" tour. With the ability to store up to 6TB of content on dual shock-isolated hard drives, the Fusion F3 reliably captures more than 100 tracks of audio from the band's nightly performances, recorded at 96kHz resolution. Like any high-profile touring musical act, OneRepublic needs the ability to make a high-fidelity recording of each performance — both to create an archive for future recordings and live releases, and to enable the band to perform virtual sound checks.

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  • PRS Celebrates 30th Anniversary with New Models

    Mike Lawson | Supplier Scene | November 16, 2014

    PRS is offering a series of 30th Anniversary Custom 24 guitar models in each of their electric guitar product families including the US-made Private Stock, the US-made core line, the vintage-inspired US-made S2 and the PRS designed SE guitar. Based on PRS’ iconic, top-selling model, the 30th Anniversary Custom 24 features a highly figured maple top with mahogany back, a 25” scale length, 24 fret mahogany neck and PRS’s patented tremolo system with locking.

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  • CHAUVET Professional’s MVP Ta8

    Mike Lawson | Supplier Scene | November 16, 2014

    Featuring performances by over a dozen groups, including Rock n Roll Hall of Famers, The O’Jays, the 12th annual Riverfront Ramble in suburban Chester, PA also offered visitors something new – two 14’ wide by 8’ tall LED video walls made with MVP Ta8 Curve panels from CHAUVET Professional. Flanking the main performance stage, the video walls were installed by Zeo Productions, a division of The Zeo Group, which has been handling audio and lighting for the event for a number of years.

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  • B&S Trumpets Donated to University of Louisville Cardinal Marching Band

    Mike Lawson | Supplier Scene | November 16, 2014

    Members of the University of Louisville Cardinal Marching Band were presented with a donation of 30 B&S trumpets. The benefactors are Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn, patrons of the arts and athletic programs at the University of Louisville where their son is the Assistant Director of Marching Bands and Instructor of Trumpet. These 30 B&S Challenger I Bb trumpets have outfitted the entire trumpet section of the Cardinal Marching Band and were unveiled to the students on Monday, October 20, 2014.

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  • Avid Presents New Live Sound Webinar: Mixing Massive Attack

    Mike Lawson | Supplier Scene | November 16, 2014

    Go behind the scenes with veteran FOH mixer Robb Allan. Over the past two decades, Massive Attack has established itself as one of the UK’s most successful bands, selling more than 11 million albums and gaining countless fans around the world. Now you can get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Massive Attack’s 2014 tour from the band’s own FOH engineer (and Avid live sound specialist) Robb Allan.

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  • Yamaha ‘Test Drive A Hybrid’ Retail Promo Returns

    Christian Wissmuller | Supplier Scene | November 11, 2014

    In late October, Yamaha once again kicked off its national “Test Drive A Hybrid” promotion to acquaint more consumers with its groundbreaking series of “hybrid” pianos. 

    The growing family of instruments—namely, the AvantGrand N3, N2 and N1, and the NU1 upright—are the only pianos of this type on the market. They are remarkable in that they digitally simulate the sound and experience of playing a fine concert grand piano—at a fraction of the cost, size and weight. The pianos feature exquisite craftsmanship, cabinetry and detailing, while offering a highly affordable, space-saving option to serious musicians who simply want a no compromise performance experience. Plus, they never need tuning.

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  • Peavey Named ‘Mississippi Corporate Role Model’ for Wellness Program

    Mike Lawson | Supplier Scene | November 6, 2014

    Peavey Electronics® was recently named a “Mississippi Corporate Role Model” by HR Professionals Magazine for its health program. Implemented in 2013, Peavey Wellness is an innovative employee wellness program led by Peavey corporate health director, Karin Roberts. The initiative has yielded positive results, as the company as a whole has lost a combined 1,000 lbs. since March of this year. “The whole intention of the corporate wellness program is to empower the employees to take accountability for their own health,” Roberts says.

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  • Lawson Reinvents Chopin with DPA Microphones

    Mike Lawson | Supplier Scene | November 6, 2014

    Chad Lawson used his Steinway piano to create a slightly muted, ethereal sound, captured entirely by DPA microphones. To translate the desired mood into his latest recording, Lawson wanted a mic solution that would illustrate the internal workings of his Steinway for his latest album, which was recorded in his home studio using the d:dicate 4011A Cardioid Stereo Kit. Introduced to him by an engineer during his previous record, Lawson now relies on the mics for projecting the most accurate natural sound of his piano.

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  • SSL Duality Expands Horizons At Robert Lang Studios

    Mike Lawson | Supplier Scene | November 6, 2014

    Robert Lang Studios is a two-room facility serving the Seattle and North Western U.S. creative community with a storied history as a creative space for groups such as Nirvana, the Dave Mathews Band, and legendary producers Butch Vig and John Goodmanson. As part of its ongoing commercial development and delivery of advanced education in collaboration with local colleges, the facility has upgraded one of its control rooms with an SSL Duality console.

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  • GC Pro Helps DCP Productions On The Road

    Mike Lawson | Supplier Scene | November 6, 2014

    Don Cherel, the founder and director/producer with DCP Productions, created the iconic Motorcycle Money Man for commercial client GEICO, along with spots for Planet Fitness, the Washington Nationals MLB team and the Washington Capitals NHL team. Now DCP Productions, like their mobile GEICO creation, itself is ready to go on the road, with a fly-pack rig that will let it shoot, record, edit, and mix on location, vastly increasing the boutique shop’s productivity while giving it access to new sights, sounds and talent. And that road rig, like DCP Productions’ six-room video and audio production facility in Baltimore, was sourced with a combination of technology and expertise provided by Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users.

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  • Zelinsky Announces Partnership with Guitars for Vets

    Mike Lawson | Supplier Scene | November 6, 2014

    Dean Zelinsky Private Label Guitars, in conjunction with Guitars for Vets (G4V), a non-profit organization that provides free guitars and lessons to veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), announced today the release of the official Guitars For Vets Guitar. With every purchase of this commemorative guitar at the Dean Zelinsky Guitars website the company will donate a second identical guitar to a veteran enrolled in the G4V program.

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