Rode Founder and Managing Director Peter Freedman and TSL Products’ Managing Director Chris Exelby signed the deal on Nov. 21, 2016, sealing a deal that now sees Freedman Electronics take control over the entire SoundField company, including the current product line as well as all IP associated with the brand. The existing product line will continue, and all support and warranty for SoundField products will now be handled through the new entity. TSL Products will retain the upmix/downmix processing product range, which will be rebranded.
Paiste Cymbals has announced the sad news that company founder Robert Paiste has passed away at the age of 84. Canadian Music Trade sends our deepest condolences to Paiste’s family, friends, and many colleagues.
The company has issued the following state:
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Robert Paiste, family member, visionary cymbal maker and perennial company principal.
KLANG:technologies has announced the appointment of GerrAudio Distribution as its distributor for Canada.
KLANG manufactures 3D personal monitor mixing systems that are designed to create natural and controllable spatial image around the musician with accuracy and transparency.
Radial Engineering has announce the addition of Jon Lundgren to its Vancouver, BC based team. As a member of the engineering team, Lundgren’s primary objectives are to expand Radial’s digital design presence and develop a best-in-class design for the Radial group of companies. He will be a key member of the engineering team working on the recently re-launched Dynaco brand product line. Radial Engineering purchased the Dynaco brand earlier this year.
Steve Edge, a founder of Vancouver’s Rogue Folk Club, is the recipient of the Slaight Music Unsung Hero Award for the Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA). The award will be presented at the CFMA Gala on Dec. 3, 2016 at the Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto.
Steve Edge is one of the founding members of Vancouver’s Rogue Folk Club, which became a hugely important initiative to develop and support live folk music. Prior to the arrival of Expo 86 to Vancouver, the local pubs were closed on Sundays. Steve, who had started to host “Saturday Edge” on UBC campus radio station CITR, had also noticed that the thriving Canadian folk music scene needed more venues to perform in the city. Once Expo 86 was finished, he started to book folk bands at The Savoy in Gastown and the Rogue Folk Club was born. The gathering then moved to The Railway Club, and later to East Vancouver’s Wise Hall, and finally to Kitsilano’s St. James Hall.
The 2017 NAMM Show has announced the full lineup of bands selected to perform as part of the show’s Bands @ NAMM program. From Jan. 18-22, 2017, the Anaheim Convention Center and surrounding hotels will host over 150 live performances of various musical genres performed by musicians hailing from around the world.
Musicians including singer/songwriter Josh Logan from Season 5 of NBC’s The Voice; Laura Dickinson from The Disney Channel show Phineas and Ferb; The Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp, featuring touring drummer Elijah Wood; and Elektric Voodoo, led by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals’ Scott Tournet will perform, much to the delight of the show’s 100,000 visitors.