FRONT of HOUSE January 2012 : Cover

Gibson Buys KRK, Cerwin-Vega, Stanton; Partners with Onkyo NASHVILLE — Gibson Guitar Corp. re-cently announced the formation of the Gib-son Pro Audio Division after acquiring the assets of the Stanton Group, which includes KRK Systems, Cerwin-Vega and Stanton DJ. Since announcing the formation of that division, Gibson announced a strategic part-nership with Onkyo Corporation. The Onkyo partnership, Gibson said, will benefit the new pro audio division with access to new technological resources. Gibson, in turn, will provide Onkyo with its marketing resources and expertise. As part of the Onkyo deal, Gibson will acquire a majority of Onkyo USA, which is Onkyo’s exclusive distributor for North America and a distributor for Central and South America. The move also makes Gib-son the second-largest Onkyo shareholder. With its strategic investment in Onkyo, Gibson chairman and CEO Henry Juszkie-wicz joins Onkyo’s board of directors. On-kyo, in turn, will invest in Gibson, and CEO and president Munenori Otsuki will take a position on Gibson’s board of directors. In addition to Onkyo USA becoming part of Gibson’s new pro audio division, Gibson and Onkyo will form a Hong Kong-based joint venture focusing on design and development of new consumer audio products. The Stanton Group acquisition paved the way for Gibson’s first big expansion into the pro audio market, with loudspeaker, monitor and electronics technology. At the time of that acquisition, Gibson cited Stan-ton Group’s R&D base as a key factor lead-ing to the deal. “Right now we have an extremely powerful brand that people recognize and value, but the musical instrument category is inherently limited because people who purchase instruments also need to know how to play them,” said Henry Juszkie-wicz, chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar. “This new divi-sion is perfectly aligned with our core. It ex-pands our reach to fellow music lovers and al-lows us access to 20 in 20 con-Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz sumers, instead of the one in 20 we currently hit. Stanton produces some of the best pro audio equip-ment in the world and we’re incredibly ex-cited to be working with the very talented team at Stanton as we take Gibson into the future.” 7,673,&#15;&#03;796+<*;065&#15;&#03;.,(9&#15;&#03;.0.:&#15; -$18$5<&#03; &#15;&#13;&#14;&#15; &#03;9RO&#11;&#03;&#14;&#13;&#03;&#03;1R&#11;&#13;&#17; Rock and Roll Never Forgets Buyers Guide: TDM Plugins STEVE JENNINGS For men (and women) of a certain age, Bob Seger’s songs are as familiar and comfortable as a pair of jeans. And those jeans filled a lot of seats — Pollstar tallied Seger’s 2011 tour sales in the middle of its top 25, with a half-million tickets sold. Engineers Andy Meyer and Bill Chrysler, at FOH and monitors, respectively, were along for the ride, serving up the decades-old hits with the latest in processing technology. For the full story, turn to page 22. From Crane Song, Eventide, Focus-rite, McDSP, SPL, Serato, tc electronic and Waves (H-EQ Hybrid EQ pictured here). Also: PMs, from Fidelity, Fit-Ear, Future Sonics, JH Audio, Sensaphonics, Shure, Ultimate Ears and Westone. Turn to pages 34 and 35. Road Tests We put Kaltman Creations’ Invisible 32 Waves X and beyerdynamic Touring Gear AES Names Bob Moses New Executive Director NEW YORK — Longtime Audio En-gineering Society (AES) member and officer Bob Moses has been named AES executive director, replacing Rog-er Furness. Moses assumed his new role on January 1, 2012. In accepting the position, Moses noted, “The AES has been the back-bone of my career. It has provided me with a unique platform to evangelize my ideas and seek feedback from the industry. I’ve learned almost every-Bob Moses drum and percussion mics to the test. thing I know about audio, and met many of my closest colleagues, through AES activities. I can’t imagine achieving my career goals with-out AES there to support me. “My initial task is to identify where the AES provides maximum value to its membership and the industry, and to advance new ways to enhance this value,” he continued. “Sixty-three years ago the AES was the place for the scientific community to share ideas. Over time, AES conventions evolved as the best forum for manufacturers to exhibit professional audio products. “But today, the Internet and persistent economic challenges worldwide have changed the game. Based on my own experience continued on page 6 as an AES member, author, Theory & Practice Tips and tricks on how to get great 40 guitar tones through the careful place-ment of mics on guitar amps. www.ProAudioSpace.com/join

Gibson Buys KRK, Cerwin-Vega, Stanton; Partners with Onkyo

NASHVILLE — Gibson Guitar Corp. recently announced the formation of the Gibson Pro Audio Division after acquiring the assets of the Stanton Group, which includes KRK Systems, Cerwin-Vega and Stanton DJ.

Since announcing the formation of that division, Gibson announced a strategic partnership with Onkyo Corporation. The Onkyo partnership, Gibson said, will benefit the new pro audio division with access to new technological resources. Gibson, in turn, will provide Onkyo with its marketing resources and expertise.

As part of the Onkyo deal, Gibson will acquire a majority of Onkyo USA, which is Onkyo’s exclusive distributor for North America and a distributor for Central and South America. The move also makes Gibson the second-largest Onkyo shareholder.

With its strategic investment in Onkyo, Gibson chairman and CEO Henry Juszkiewicz joins Onkyo’s board of directors. Onkyo, in turn, will invest in Gibson, and CEO and president Munenori Otsuki will take a position on Gibson’s board of directors.

In addition to Onkyo USA becoming part of Gibson’s new pro audio division, Gibson and Onkyo will form a Hong Kongbased joint venture focusing on design and development of new consumer audio products.

The Stanton Group acquisition paved the way for Gibson’s first big expansion into the pro audio market, with loudspeaker, monitor and electronics technology. At the time of that acquisition, Gibson cited Stanton Group’s R&D base as a key factor leading to the deal.

“Right now we have an extremely powerful brand that people recognize and value, but the musical instrument category is inherently limited because people who purchase instruments also need to know how to play them,” said Henry Juszkiewicz, chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar.

“This new division is perfectly aligned with our core. It expands our reach to fellow music lovers and allows us access to 20 in 20 consumers, instead of the one in 20 we currently hit. Stanton produces some of the best pro audio equipment in the world and we’re incredibly excited to be working with the very talented team at Stanton as we take Gibson into the future.”

Read the full article at http://digitaleditiononline.com/article/Gibson+Buys+KRK%2C+Cerwin-Vega%2C+Stanton%3B+Partners+with+Onkyo/943118/96198/article.html.

AES Names Bob Moses New Executive Director

NEW YORK — Longtime Audio Engineering Society (AES) member and officer Bob Moses has been named AES executive director, replacing Roger Furness. Moses assumed his new role on January 1, 2012.

In accepting the position, Moses noted, “The AES has been the backbone of my career. It has provided me with a unique platform to evangelize my ideas and seek feedback from the industry. I’ve learned almost everything I know about audio, and met many of my closest colleagues, through AES activities. I can’t imagine achieving my career goals without AES there to support me.

“My initial task is to identify where the AES provides maximum value to its membership and the industry, and to advance new ways to enhance this value,” he continued. “Sixty-three years ago the AES was the place for the scientific community to share ideas. Over time, AES conventions evolved as the best forum for manufacturers to exhibit professional audio products.

“But today, the Internet and persistent economic challenges worldwide have changed the game. Based on my own experience as an AES member, author, and exhibitor, I know the AES remains a vital resource for audio professionals. We need to clarify that value and communicate it better. I’m ready for the challenge.”

In 1987, after graduating from Mc- Gill University with an EE degree, Moses joined Rane Corporation as a digital audio product designer. In 1995 he invented a novel means of transporting audio over FireWire and co-founded Digital Harmony Technologies (DHT) to deploy this technology.

He also worked as a consultant to numerous consumer and professional audio manufacturers until THAT Corporation recruited him in 2006 as program manager of its IC business. As a member of the AES Board of Governors since 1999 and as president for 2007-2008, Moses has served an increasingly integral role within AES.

Read the full article at http://digitaleditiononline.com/article/AES+Names+Bob+Moses+New+Executive+Director/943120/96198/article.html.

Rock and Roll Never Forgets

For men (and women) of a certain age, Bob Seger’s songs are as familiar and comfortable as a pair of jeans. And those jeans filled a lot of seats — Pollstar tallied Seger’s 2011 tour sales in the middle of its top 25, with a half-million tickets sold. Engineers Andy Meyer and Bill Chrysler, at FOH and monitors, respectively, were along for the ride, serving up the decades-old hits with the latest in processing technology. For the full story, turn to page 22.

Read the full article at http://digitaleditiononline.com/article/Rock+and+Roll+Never+Forgets/943121/96198/article.html.

Buyers Guide: TDM Plugins

From Crane Song, Eventide, Focusrite, McDSP, SPL, Serato, tc electronic and Waves (H-EQ Hybrid EQ pictured here). Also: PMs, from Fidelity, Fit-Ear, Future Sonics, JH Audio, Sensaphonics, Shure, Ultimate Ears and Westone. Turn to pages 34 and 35.

Read the full article at http://digitaleditiononline.com/article/Buyers+Guide%3A+TDM+Plugins/943122/96198/article.html.

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