Celestion, a U.K.-based manufacturer of guitar and bass loudspeakers and professional audio drivers for sound reinforcement applications, has announced the appointment of Claudia Haase as distribution manager for North America. In her new role, Haase, who is based out of the Celestion office in New Jersey, will work together with Celestion’s sales and distribution partners to optimize their offerings throughout North America. Celestion is distributed in Canada by McBride Loudspeaker Source.
The show map for The 2017 NAMM Show has been released. The expansive NAMM Campus centred around the Anaheim Convention Center showcases thousands of brands across music products, pro audio, live sound, lighting and entertainment technology, and is complete with a series of lounges, demo areas, and meeting space.
Specialty areas include Lounge 88, a serene piano and organ gallery, The Boutique Guitar Showcase: a curated collection of some of outique instrument makers, The Venue, spotlighting DJ, lighting, entertainment technology, and Software.NAMM, the music software community presented by NAMM and IMSTA.
More than 900 products and projects were considered during the nomination process. This year’s Outstanding Technical Achievement Nominees were chosen across 23 categories and include selections in two new categories: Audio Education Technology and DJ Production Technology – Hardware/Software.
London-based FXpansion adds a large collection of sounds and effects to ROLI’s growing range of music creation tools. The Seaboard, ROLI’s touch-responsive instrument, will now be developed alongside FXpansion’s virtual instruments including BFD3 collection of acoustic drum sounds, and the Strobe2 analog-modelled software synthesizer.
Steve Kosters, CEO of Intellimix and AVL Media Group, has announced that industry veteran Andrew Hope has joined the company in the role of managing director for AVL. Hope comes to AVL after spending more than 25 years with GerrAudio Distribution.
“Bringing with him over 30 years of varied experience in all aspects of professional audio and communications; Andrew enjoys an enviable industry-wide reputation for his professionalism, business acumen, and solution-oriented approach. We at AVL are thrilled to welcome Andrew as managing director,” says Kosters.
Rycote, the U.K.-based manufacturer of microphone windshields and suspension systems, has announced the appointment of Audio Distributors International (ADI) as its new Canadian distributor.
Speaking of the new appointment, Rycote Managing Director Simon Davies says, “we are thrilled to work with ADI and we look forward to a long and successful partnership in this important and exciting market. This appointment reflects our long term growth ambitions, and having an established Canadian distributor to serve our Canadian dealers will be to the benefit of all. ADI are very well known in the retail audio, video and music sectors in Canada, and have a real passion and dedication for customer service.”