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WAVES AUDIO TO RECEIVE TECHNICAL GRAMMY® AWARD

— Company acknowledged for its contribution of outstanding technical excellence to the recording field —

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, December 23, 2010 — Waves Audio was informed that it will be presented with a prestigious Technical GRAMMY® Award during the GRAMMY Week celebration in February 2011. The news was made public as part of The Recording Academy® announcing its Special Merit Awards recipients, with Waves Audio as a Technical GRAMMY Award® honoree. A special invitation-only ceremony will be held during GRAMMY Week on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, and a formal acknowledgment will be made during the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast, which will be held at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011. With this presentation of the Technical GRAMMY®, Waves joins a prestigious list of previous recipients which includes such well-known names as Apple Computer, Inc., Sony/Philips, Shure Incorporated and Yamaha Corporation.

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KORG ADDS MIDI CONTROL TO TOP-SELLING iMS-20 APP FOR iPAD®

Korg’s top-selling iMS-20 app for iPad has just been enhanced. Version 1.1 adds MIDI control capabilities by using the Apple Core MIDI features found in iOS 4.2, via the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit. Users can now play the MS-20 Synth and tweak the onscreen knobs (*1) using external MIDI devices(*2). Users who also own an MS-20 Controller (bundled with the original Korg Legacy Collection software) can use it for patching cables. The six-part Drum Machine can receive different MIDI notes per part.

iMS-20 is a complete music production app for iPad, consisting of a faithful recreation of the legendary Korg MS-20 analog synthesizer with patching capabilities, a 16-step analog sequencer based on Korg’s SQ-10, a six-part drum machine with dedicated pads, a seven-channel mixer with 14 types of effects and Korg’s Kaoss Pad technology. Users can share their songs online via the SoundCloud network.
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GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL LAUNCHES NEW SECTION OF WEBSITE

— New dedicated section highlights amazing deals on unique high-end audio gear —

Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, has gone live with a new section of its website titled “GC Pro Clearance,� (http://gcpro.com/clearance/), which makes available to customers some amazing deals on unique high-end audio gear. This section is updated on a regular basis and provides further discounts on a wide selection of professional audio products and accessories.

The new section of the site features a streamlined interface and straightforward navigation, with the ability for customers to search for products by: Keyword; Category; Price Range; Zip Code; Miles from Zip Code; National Search; Just Added; and Image. “The new clearance section is seamlessly integrated into the site’s main pages and offers our customers the latest news on items that are competitively priced for more

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Guitarcenter.com Launches Internationally with FiftyOne

Online Consumers in more than 90 Countries Worldwide can now Shop the Brand

Guitar Center, the largest domestic retailer of musical instruments and equipment, announced today it is now selling online, through its website at guitarcenter.com, to more than 90 countries worldwide. To facilitate this global online expansion, Guitar Center has partnered with FiftyOne, the leading provider of international e-commerce services and infrastructure to United States retailers with global ambition.

Guitar Center is using the FiftyOne platform to extend its e-commerce operations into more than 90 countries and to accept payment in 42 currencies, with all applicable taxes, duties, and shipping costs included in full.

“We are thrilled to have been able to extend the Guitar Center brand to consumers worldwide,� said Richie Pidanick, Vice President at Guitar Center. “We carry one of the world’s largest available selections of guitars, amplifiers, percussion, keyboards, pro audio and recording more

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VOX LAUNCHES FREE INTERACTIVE iPHONE®/iPAD®/iPOD TOUCH® APP

VOX Amplification has launched a free app for iPhone®/iPad®/iPod Touch® that merges a VOX catalog, website and audio/video content. It creates an interactive experience for guitarists looking to learn about, see and hear the latest VOX products, as well as check out gear being used by some of the world’s greatest artists.

Users can watch product and artist demo videos, hear audio clips of products, view specs, view photos and link to the VOX website – all from the palm of their hand, anywhere, anytime.
The app includes the full line of VOX amplifiers, guitars, pedals and accessories. It is available as a download from the Apple iTunes store. Please click here for more info.

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KORG RELEASES FREE AUDIOGATE CONVERSION SOFTWARE

— Free Korg software enables anyone to play back/convert/edit high-resolution audio without proprietary hardware —

Korg announces the release of its powerful AudioGate software for free for all content creators and listeners alike. This file conversion, editing and authoring software had previously only been available bundled with Korg’s acclaimed MR series of DSD recorders.

AudioGate enables the real-time playback of DSD/SACD files on any computer system, with any audio hardware. Powerful dithering algorithms are provided, along with editing tools such as divide, merge, normalize, fade-in/fade-out and DC cut. Users can convert from 5.6 MHz or 2.8 MHz 1-bit audio files to any other format, including 16- or 24-bit PCM (up to 192 kHz sample rates), Apple Lossless or AAC, FLAC, Broadcast WAV (up to 32-bit floating supported) and even MP3 formats. It can be used to burn audio CDs, and the newer DSD Disc format (2.8 MHz sample more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA PROVIDES MICROPHONE SOLUTIONS FOR 2010 CMA AWARDS

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— Leading music mixers and award-winning performers again pick A-T for sound quality and reliability —

Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, is celebrating its 17th year of supporting the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards by providing an extensive selection of vocal and instrument microphones for its annual awards show. The 44th Annual CMA Awards aired live in 5.1-channel surround sound Wednesday, November 10, on the ABC Television Network from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, and featured over 200 Audio-Technica microphones, including an impressive array of hard-wired mics and Artist Elite® 5000 Series UHF Wireless Systems. Audio-Technica was chosen to provide its clear and consistent quality for this star-studded live broadcast, for performers ranging from some of country music’s biggest stars to pop and rock acts on show-stopping collaborations.

The CMA Awards presentation is recognized as Country more

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WWE, World Wrestling Entertainment, Selects Carl Tatz Design’s Dual PhantomFocus™ System to Tune Studio Monitors

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— Dynaudio C4s and Yamaha NS10s Enhanced in a Dual PhantomFocus™ System Where Both Nearfields and Mains Share the Same Frequency Response Curve —

Stamford, CT: “It’s as advertised,� says James Johnson, musical director and chief engineer at the sprawling WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) complex, of the Carl Tatz Design (CTD) Dual PhantomFocus™ System that was implemented at the main studio. Carl Tatz was highly recommended and then hired to “bump up� the lackluster performance of the main monitors in this beautiful facility. Johnson was then informed by CTD that he could have a Dual PFS that would allow his NS10’s to have the same frequency response as the mains yet retain the intimacy of a near field system while sharing the same subwoofer system. While many speaker companies now offer “click-and-play� room correction software with their monitors to address an obvious need to more

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KORG INTRODUCES iMS-20 APP FOR iPAD®

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Following the April release of the iElectribe virtual analog beatbox for iPad®, which continues to be a top seller at the iTunes store, Korg has unveiled a new app based on classic Korg synth instruments. The new, intuitive Korg iMS-20 application transforms users’ iPads into complete analog synth studios with a detailed recreation of the legendary Korg MS-20 semi-modular analog synth, along with a built-in 16-step analog sequencer, based on the Korg SQ-10. A variety of additional new features, including an analog drum machine, mixer, dual Kaoss pads and direct access to the SoundCloud audio platform, makes this application ideal for electronic musicians.

Ever since the launch of the MS-20 in 1978, this distinctive monophonic synthesizer has enjoyed unbroken popularity for its thick and solid sound, aggressive analog filters and inexhaustible potential for creative patching. Using Korg’s proprietary CMT (Component Modeling Technology) the iMS-20 more

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KORG RELEASES FREE MEXICAN/SOUTH AMERICAN STYLES DOWNLOADS FOR Pa SERIES PRODUCTS

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— Styles collection includes popular styles never before available for any arranger keyboard —

Korg has made available a free set of Mexican/South American Styles for the Pa500, Pa588, Pa800 and Pa2XPro Professional Arranger keyboards that are devoted to the needs of musicians performing Latin music. Programmed by musicians who are immersed in these genres, this collection of 32 Styles includes a variety of Mariachi, Banda, Norteño with Cumbias, Polkas and Waltzes, as well as popular music styles that never have been included on any arranger, like Bolero Ranchero and Merequetengue.

Available for free download, Mexican/South American Styles deliver the most authentic and performance-ready backing parts ever released for this growing group of musicians. Please visit www.korg.com for more info, or click to download here: PC/MAC:Soundware:Mex_SamStyles.zip.

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