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Ableton was founded in 1999 and released the first version of Live in 2001. Our products are used by a community of dedicated musicians, sound designers, and artists from across the world. We are more than 350 people from 30 different countries divided between our headquarters in Berlin and our offices in Los Angeles and Tokyo. Most of us are active musicians, producers, and DJs, and many of us use Live and Push every day. We come from a wide range of cultural and professional backgrounds. Some of us have PhDs, some are self-taught, and most of us are somewhere in between. What connects us is the shared belief that each of us has the skills and knowledge to contribute to something big: helping to shape the future of music culture.
ADAM Audio was founded in March 1999 in Berlin. Since then the company has been developing, manufacturing and distributing loudspeakers in the field of Professional Audio. The development of the X-ART (eXtended Accelerating Ribbon Technology) tweeter based on the 1960’s invention of the Air Motion Transformer by Oskar Heil was largely responsible for the company’s founding. Producing sound not with a piston-like diaphragm as is done in most of the loudspeakers that are on the market, but using a pleated diaphragm that is capable of moving the air 4 times faster than the folds themselves are moving was the appealing idea behind it all. The achieved results were intriguing and gave ample reason for moving forward.
It all started with a pair of drumsticks...
Before it was one of the top companies in innovative drum products, AHEAD Products Inc. started with just a pair of drumsticks, Advanced High Efficiency Alloy Drumsticks. These drumsticks were developed by Rick Grossman, a drummer and engineer at the Easton Company, the world’s leading producer of aluminum arrows, baseball bats, and hockey sticks made from aerospace-grade aluminum.
Founded in 2011 and based in Nashville, TN, Artiphon designs smart instruments for the next billion musicians by combining hardware, software, and shareable content that anyone can play. The company’s electronics products, Orba and INSTRUMENT 1, are award-winning handheld smart instruments that let anyone create music wherever they go. Artiphon’s founder/CEO Mike Butera holds a Ph.D. in Sound Studies, and Artiphon’s investors include Warner Music Group, Shure Microphones, and other industry leaders.
The journey of AUDAC all began when a young Patrick Van de Sande who at the age of 6 was triggered by a technician that came in and repaired his parent’s television. Watching the technician bring back the broken television to life left a huge impression on Patrick and soon he was tinkering and playing with all electrical devices he could get his hand on. What started as a hobby for Patrick Van de Sande grew into an international brand that pays great attention to innovation. After all these years we still believe in the same foundations that have formed us.
Audient was founded by David Dearden and Gareth Davies in 1997. Dearden started his recording career in 1968, moving to London two years later to work as a junior maintenance engineer at Advision Studios and later led the design of two Quad Eight consoles for the studio, one which was the first automated console in England. Dearden also worked with studio designer Eddie Veale, building a custom mixing console for John Lennon's private Ascot Sound Studios, as well as consoles for George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Gus Dudgeon, and Chris Squire
Audinate is the leading provider of professional AV networking technologies globally. Audinate's Dante platform distributes digital audio and video signals over computer networks, and is designed to bring the benefits of IT networking to the professional AV industry.The seeds of the company were sown in Sydney, Australia, where a small team of engineers was designing new technologies for Motorola Research Labs. Motorola shuttered the facility in 2003, but a few members of the team stayed together, securing backing from the National Information and Communications Technology of Australia (NICTA)
Following the closure of the AKG offices in Vienna, we set out to create something new, challenging, and respectful to our heritage. Opening our doors in July 2017, Austrian Audio was born. Armed with a wealth of experience and a mission to make passion heard, our team of experts were ready to take on the industry giants by striving to produce products that embody the sound and engineering excellence one would expect from a company with our history. We started with a core team of 22 former AKG personnel from management, acoustics, electronics, test and measurement, mechanical design, RF/wireless, and software and firmware – and are continuing to grow. We may be relatively new, but the skill, knowledge, and tradition lives on at Austrian Audio, backed by over 350 years of cumulative engineering experience. And we’re not only focused on heritage: keep an eye on where our journey is taking technology, audio, and us.
Based in Medford, Massachusetts, Bricasti Design Ltd was founded in 2004 by industry veterans Brian Zolner and Casey Dowdell. The firm is dedicated to the design and manufacture of the finest professional audio products, including the highly acclaimed Model 7 Stereo Reverb Processor and the new Model 10 Remote Console.
Casio's corporate creed is "creativity and contribution." It expresses the company's commitment to contributing to society by offering the kind of original, useful products that only Casio can. Products with innovative functions assist people in their daily lives and keep society moving forward. They also bring joy to people and help to create new culture. When even a single new product is widely adopted, whole new markets develop, and this in turn fosters growth in related industries. This is the story of Casio's contribution to society-innovative products enhancing people's lives.
One of the most important indicators to identify a company, is its customers: the people that bought our products for the first time and experienced them in everyday life eventually keep buying them. At CAYMON we strive for the highest quality. We are constantly developing our product range to offer you the best solutions. We offer a vast range of installation products, ranging from racks, microphone, music and speaker stands to brackets, flight cases, adaptors, soft bags and accessories.Our broad range also reflects the great diversity of our customers and thus applications, which vary from churches to concert halls, from nightclubs to cultural centres and from individual musicians to symphonic orchestras.
Clevertouch Technologies is the only manufacturer to deliver industry-leading full-service, products and software solutions. Delivering a multi-awarding winning range of interactive collaborative meeting room panels, interactive collaboration teaching panels, digital signage, room booking, large format commercial displays, and wayfinding screens, Clevertouch Technologies offers a solution for every sector.
Founded in 1997, Córdoba is a leader and innovator in nylon-string guitars. Designed by a team of renowned luthiers, the guitars are internationally distributed and played by a growing, eclectic group of talented musicians. Nylon-string guitars taken beyond tradition. Building on a history of bohemian creativity and expert craftsmanship, Córdoba incorporates the musician’s love for individuality into each guitar. From the traditional to the ground breaking, Córdoba guitars represent the history and future of guitar making.
Reto Hirschi is a Swiss-based professional drummer and teacher who noticed that the sound level of his cymbals was often too loud in performance and recording situations— and sometimes too loud in rehearsal and teaching situations, as well. Because of this, Reto (like other drummers) often either had to wear earplugs or found himself banished behind a Plexiglas wall at live concerts and in the studio, or both. Reto felt that these solutions were not satisfactory: Earplugs modified the sound of the drums and the Plexiglas wall had a sonic effect that disrupted his relationship with the audience. Reto was convinced there had to be a better way to “tame” his cymbals. To meet this need, Reto had the idea of replacing the standard bottom cymbal felt with a larger one. This small change resulted in a noticeably less aggressive, less noisy, less washy sound without changing the general sound characteristics of the cymbal. After further experimenting, Reto took his idea to the next level by swapping the traditional felt washer for a washer made of an advanced, cellular foam. He then began trying different washer sizes to create additional sound control options. Calling them “Cympad Moderators”, Reto’s invention and the Cympad Company were born in 2005 with the introduction of 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 and 100mm Moderator models to the drumming world.
DALI, Danish Audiophile Loudspeaker Industries, was created in 1983 to meet the demands of Scandinavia's leading audio retail chain's customers, who were asking for loudspeakers that existing brands couldn't offer. DALI loudspeakers would offer outstanding performance and natural sound at competitive prices. Inspired by a firm belief that we could create a unique sonic identity that focused on musical realism and sound integrity, we set out to redefine the reproduction of sound.
Darkglass Electronics is company based in Helsinki, Finland. Darkglass was founded in 2009 by Chilean engineer Douglas Castro.
I started building professionally in 1976. As soon as I got Dean Guitars up and running, I spent my days building guitars and my evenings backstage at big rock shows hustling my guitars to major rock bands. Kerry Livgren of Kansas was the first to purchase one of my guitars and the first to play one onstage. Soon after, I was working with top bands of the late '70s and early '80s like like Heart, The Doobie Brothers, Elliot Easton of the Cars…and many more. Then a bigger break was hanging out with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. I made him an ML model guitar and shipped it to him. He phoned me when he was recording the Eliminator record and said he used the guitar for the entire album. I was soon making guitars for their tour. With the advent of MTV, ZZ Top had a big resurgence and their 'Legs' video featured the Spinning Fur Guitars I built for them. Over the years, I added quite a few artists to the list including some of my guitar heros: Dimebag Darrell, Michael Schenker and finally my idol Johnny Winter. Johnny played the custom engraved guitars I made for him almost almost exclusively for the last 4 years of his life. Here is a partial roster of world-class guitarists who have graced the stages with some of my guitars:
Michael Schenker, "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (Pantera, DamagePlan), Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill (ZZ Top), Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne), Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne), Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), Leslie West (Mountain), Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains), Elliot Easton and Rik Ocasek (The Cars), Rik Emmett (Triumph), Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Sammy Hagar (Van Halen), Kerry Livgren (Kansas), John McFee (The Doobie Brothers), Nancy Wilson (Heart), Joe Don Rooney (Rascal Flatts), Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown), Johnny Winter, and many more...
Founded in 2008 in the industrial heartland of Leeds, United Kingdom, Decksaver set out to solve the eternal problem surrounding music gear – how to protect expensive units from damage in demanding club, studio, stage and home environments. In the following years, our products quickly became the industry standard in elite clubbing establishments across the globe – such as Ministry of Sound, Fabric, Space, Pacha and Amnesia. Utilising over 50 years’ experience in the plastics industry, our covers are all manufactured under one roof in Great Britain – using only the highest grade polycarbonate. In 2008, Mustafa El-Etriby came home to find his prized CDJ-1000’s damaged by his little brother. This frustrating moment inspired a game-changing new product and soon the first Decksaver was designed. In following years, Decksaver covers caught fire in clubs across the world. The brand went from strength to strength – releasing a vast array of new covers and refining our sleek yet super-durable designs.
Since 1910, Denon has perhaps made more technological innovations than any other audio brand. Still, progress for the sake of progress is far from the Denon way. Underlying this legacy of first-to-market technologies are three pillars that continue to drive the brand forward.First and foremost, everyone at Denon is a music lover (many are indeed musicians). Whether they're a Sound Master, an engineer or a customer service representative, they will – without exception – be deeply passionate about how things sound. We've not strayed from the principles that made us famous 110 years ago.
Dynaudio is a Danish loudspeaker maker, founded in 1977. Dynaudio builds speakers using only their own drivers. Dynaudio has a subsidiary called Dynaudio Acoustics that focuses on professional studio monitor loudspeakers. Dynaudio speakers are installed in more than ten thousand recording studios worldwide and have been chosen as reference monitors by BBC Radio & Music.
Elixir Strings was born in 1997. Although we were working with guitar strings already, they weren’t anywhere near a guitar. Instead, we were using them as convenient test subjects in our attempt to develop a better variety of push-pull cable. As part of this work, our research team was coating the strings with polytetrafluoroethylene, which you can just call PTFE in order to save some breath for your next show. The coated strings worked quite well as cables, but they sounded terrible as guitar strings. (Picture a guitar strung with day-old spaghetti.) Still, the mere idea got a couple of guitarists among us thinking… What if we could alter the coating and tinker with the process so the strings sounded great? Could we make a coated string that actually got called back for an encore?
Ernie Ball is the world's leading manufacturer of premium electric and acoustic guitar strings, bass strings, and guitar accessories. Our strings have been played on many of the best-selling albums of all time and are used by some of history’s greatest musicians including Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Slash, The Rolling Stones, Angus Young, Eagles, Jeff Beck, Pete Townshend, Aerosmith, Metallica, and more.
We believe in enriching peoples' lives through music, and we're proud to play our small part in that massive endevour. We make audio interfaces, and that's all we do. It's the job of an audio interface to sit between you and your sound being shared with the world, and we're the best in the world at making that happen. Of course, we didn't always make audio interfaces. There wasn't always a computer! But those same principles applied. Back in the 80s, we made consoles. Twelve to be precise. Probably the best sounding consoles ever made. It's a good story and one that has made us laugh and cry. If you've got a spare hour, perhaps it will inspire you.
Formed to serve the specific needs of audio professionals worldwide, Focusrite Pro is a division within the Focusrite Group, dedicated to removing creative and technical barriers by improving the workflows of audio professionals with scalable audio solutions that meet both their current and future requirements. The Focusrite Pro division currently oversees three product ranges:
• Red multi-format audio interfaces;
• RedNet modular audio-over-IP solutions; and
• ISA microphone preamplifiers and analogue signal processors.
Focusrite Pro seeks to engage with professional audio clients, both pre- and post-sale, as they transition their workflows and facilities to an audio-over-IP infrastructure. This includes arranging demos, providing system integration recommendations, offering comparative proof points through the sales engagement process, and further assistance to ensure the client's needs are met.
In 1990, Michael Grace began building single order custom audio products for a small, devout following of recording engineers and artists . Before long, the word had spread about these custom microphone preamplifier designs, which were said to outperform anything else that was commercially available. In 1994, Michael partnered with his brother Eben and Grace Design was founded and began production of the model 801 microphone preamplifier. Not only did the model 801 provide a new level of audio performance and functionality, it helped to establish the outboard microphone preamplifier as a new keystone in professional audio production. Over the years, Grace Design has maintained a steady, methodical pace to developing new products and technologies. Our product line has evolved into a definitive collection of microphone preamplifiers, monitor controllers and other unique hardware. We pride ourselves on providing audio professionals and enthusiasts with some of the finest tools imaginable. As our company grows, we continually strive to improve our production methods to make sure they are exact, efficient and environmentally sound. Our employees are treated like family and we strive to maintain our business relationships as friendships. And above all, we remain driven by the original passions that founded the company- the love of music and the art of recording it.
Gruv Gear is a premium lifestyle accessories brand originally rooted in the creative community. Our mission is to revolutionize the musician and jetsetter's lifestyle with the thoughtful and innovative products we create.
Trusted since 1953. Guild is a historic guitar manufacturer that continues its long-standing reputation of iconic acoustic, electric, and bass guitars. From the New York jazz scene in the 1950s, to Richie Havens’ legendary performance at Woodstock, to Seattle’s Kim Thayil of Soundgarden, Guild guitars helped create some of the greatest music in history. With a tradition built on old world craftsmanship, quality, and value, Guild guitars have and will always be Made to Be Played.
HICON is a German company which produces high-quality connectors and components in Germany, some other European countries and also in Asia (Taiwan). HICON is regarded as being very innovative, and the company also produces complex custom solutions for the media technology sector. HICON offers a huge variety of high-quality connectors at fair prices. By the way, HICON connectors are proven and famous for their high number of mating cycles and an easy handling. This is why they are already used in countless TV and broadcasting stations. To ensure a long-lasting and dependable quality, the mating cycles are mechanically tested by an automatic machine custom-made by SOMMER-TECHNIK.
Company founders (and brothers) Hans and Lothar Stamer began producing their own loudspeaker cabinets in 1979 in a small shop in southwestern Germany. While the production space may have been small, their aspirations were not. Soon, the reputation of their products for craftsmanship and performance spread, prompting them to expand operations time and time again. Along the way, they served as Original Equipment Manufacturer to some of the most revered international names in pro audio. Over time, they developed and manufactured professional touring systems for larger and larger venues, including audiences of 50,000 and more. Today, systems we manufacture in our world-class facilities in St. Wendel, Germany, serve an extremely broad range of applications. Thanks to the efforts of our highly skilled and dedicated team of more than 200 people, HK Audio has firmly established itself as one of the most distinguished names in professional sound reinforcement in Europe.
Behind Hotone Audio is a group of people passionate about music. We are a highly experienced international team that combines professional expertise with legit artistic spirit. We have one goal in mind: Create hot sonic tools to take your inspiration to the next level. We are motivated by technological innovation, we see excellence in quality as a competitive strength and we believe in outstanding service as the foundation to provide every musician with a sensational experience. As ideas become designs, the Hotone team buckles down to create products the music world has always wanted but never before imagined possible. Expect from Hotone products innovation, ingenuity and always great tone.
It all began in a small town in northern Italy. Not just any small town, but a town rich in heritage — a heritage of innovation. A town known as the sports car capital of the world, and also known for its exquisite cuisine and as the birthplace of Balsamic Vinegar. And the birthplace of one of the most innovative companies in the music industry - the town of Modena, Italy. Way back in 1996 — around the time electricity was discovered and cell phones were the size of your average 4-slot toaster — two Italian engineers got together to solve a problem in a recording studio. Could you get the sound of classic analog gear from a computer? One of them said (in Italian, of course) "Could we emulate electronic circuits using DSP algorithms and feed an audio signal through the computer and get the same sound?" The answer was yes, the piece of gear they emulated was a vintage Abbey Road console, and a company was born.
Image-Line was founded by Jean-Marie Cannie and Frank Van Biesen, who after seven years of creating stock market software for Pavell Software, decided in 1992 to branch into video games. Their first product was an adult video game based on Tetris, which they then offered on floppy disks in the ad section of Computer Magazine. Around this time CD-ROM games such as The 7th Guest were becoming popular, inspiring Van Biesen and Cannie to begin working with Private, one of the larger producers of adult video games at the time. Private released multiple Image-Line CD-ROM games including Private Prison and Private Castle. The company officially adopted the name Image-Line in 1994.
The ISP Technologies engineering team has been designing cutting edge audio products for more than 30 years and our engineering technology meets or surpasses even the biggest and most established names in the speaker market. With over 30 patents issued for various audio signal-processing technologies, the engineering team of ISP Technologies has achieved the leading edge in developing state of the art sound systems. ISP understands that the basic foundation of great live sound is fidelity. Delivering extremely high performance live sound with intelligibility, clarity and accurate uniform response at every seat, is the major goal of ISP Technologies. Whatever your sound application, ISP has the right system to fit your need.
Scottish immigrant Jim Dunlop founded the Jim Dunlop Company in 1965 as a part-time business while working as a processing and chemical engineer at Barr and Stroud in Glasgow. He was an apprentice of creator of the first hip replacement, William "Bill" Wallace. His first product was the Vibra-Tuner, a small device that attached to a guitar with a suction cup and displayed whether the guitar was in tune with the vibration of a small reed. Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc. is a manufacturer of musical accessories, especially effects units, based in Benicia, California, United States. Founded in 1965 by Jim Dunlop Sr., the company grew from a small home operation to a large manufacturer of music gear. Dunlop has acquired several well-known effects pedal brands, including Cry Baby, MXR and Way Huge.
Kali Audio is a manufacturer of best-in-class audio products for the professional audio market. Kali was started in January 2018 by some of the professional audio industry’s most passionate individuals. With engineering at the forefront, Kali aims to make loudspeakers and related products that present the best possible value to our customers. By devoting time and resources to research and development, and with a little bit of panache, we offer high-performance products that fit any budget. Our design headquarters is in Burbank, California’s historic audio district, surrounded by Hollywood studios, other professional audio manufacturers, and trusted retail partners. Each of our product lines is named after a town or city in California. Our team enjoys working in a creative, experiment-heavy environment. Taking the time and space to explore ideas as they come allows us to develop products that are innovative, useful, and deliver incredible value to our customers.
The KEMPER PROFILER™ is the leading-edge digital guitar amplifier and all-in-one effects processor. Hailed as a game-changer by guitarists the world over, the PROFILER™ is the first digital guitar amp to really nail the full and dynamic sound of a guitar or bass amp. This is made possible by a radical, patented technology and concept which we call "PROFILING™". For decades, the electric guitarist has been shackled to the tube amplifier as the only means of achieving "that sound". This magical combination is by no means ideal - the challenge to achieve a consistent sound from the practice room to the studio, and especially to the stage, continues to frustrate guitarists, just as it has since the early 1940s.
... after a long search, I discovered the name of the man who invented Carbosticks and Carbo-Rods. Peter Kuppers, residing in eastern Bavaria, turned out to be someone with brilliant ideas, golden hands and an enormous love of drums. His sticks and rods had been hugely successful in the drumstick market for many years. But in 2013, he’d been forced to close his company for personal reasons. When I met Peter, we discovered that we had the same ideas about music and drumming. Peter was enthusiastic about putting his sticks back on the market. So we decided to do this together under the name Kuppmen (Kuppers and Menken) Music. Not only have the sticks gained a new name – they have been further developed technically, and now better meet our requirements. We’ve also set up an entirely new website with an online shop. Our sticks are now ready for you to order and use. My wish is that drummers all over the world will start playing with our Carbon Fiber Drumsticks and Carbon Fiber Drumrods, because I know just how much drumming pleasure they provide. They were a revelation for me and I’m confident they will be for you – whatever your style.
Best drum wishes,
Look Solutions, a German manufacturer of fog and haze machines, fluids and accessories. Since 1997, Look Solutions has been a pioneer and innovator in the fog and haze industry. Our inventors designed and built the first battery-powered fog machine and won a Technical Academy Award in 2008 for developing a revolutionary process for generating theatrical fog.
Relentless Innovation in Acoustic Amplification
LR Baggs designs and manufactures acoustic guitar pickups, microphones, preamps and pedals that provide the best acoustic amplification for musicians.
Luxibel is the professional AV lighting brand by AED group. Luxibel develops bright luminaries for clever AV users, designed and manufactured with the knowledge of AV professionals. A six step quality program is the core of Luxibel’s reliability focus. AED group was established in Belgium in 1985 as a dry-hire rental company for lighting and sound equipment. Today, the group (AED Rent, AED Display, AED Distribution, AED Store, AED Lease, AED Second Hand, AED Repair and AED Studios) is one of the major players on the audio-visual market in Europe, employing more than 300 workers in 6 countries (Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Singapore).
We strive to be the obvious choice for the global professional entertainment and architectural lighting market. Since 1987, we have provided trendsetting solutions and designs through technology and innovation and always guarantee trusted performance, quality and global conformity.
The founder of MIPRO Electronics, K.C. Chang, created his own brand “MIPRO”. Taken “Producing the best wireless microphones and creating a world-class brand” as his mission, he invested in the research and development, production and marketing of wireless microphones and related products. With its innovative design and excellent quality, MIPRO products have been continuously nominated for the “TEC AWARD”, and have repeatedly won Taiwan Excellence Award, Red Dot Design Award, iF Design Award. Distributing more than 80 countries, MIPRO has been one of the world’s well-known wireless microphone brands.
Originally founded in 1974, Music Man built its name leading an industry revolution, introducing active electronics on its production instruments. As part of the team during the 70’s, Sterling Ball played an important role on the design and development of the iconic StingRay basses. Officially purchasing the company in 1984, Sterling, joined later by his sons Scott and Brian, has built a team of dedicated professionals who collectively share a common goal: building the highest level of hand-crafted instruments available. Shipping to more than 135 countries from the Central Coast of California, the brand continues to expand its reach worldwide based on the strict quality standards, innovative design and the finest craftsmanship it is known for.
Since Nektar Technology, Inc was founded in 2009, we have been passionate about our mission to bridge the gap between powerful music software and controller hardware. With software continuously evolving, a plethora of instruments and effects have become available. Able to run even on modest computers, music creation has become more accessible to the many and not just the privileged few. The evolution of computer music hardware unfortunately has not matched the progress of software so our mission was born: To create transparent and intuitive tactile products that allows musicians to control and operate music software, as if its hardware.
Many products introduced in the history of the company have become milestones of professional audio technology. It is no accident that when listing their equipment, audio studios almost always put Neumann microphones at the top of the list – they are a recognized sign of a highly professional operation. Our decades of success are based on an uncompromising, quality-oriented approach, in both the development and manufacture of our products. On the rare occasions that servicing is required, Neumann Berlin repairs all of its microphones produced since the second world war, to a large extent using the original spare parts. This is a servicing pledge which is hard to equal.
Neural DSP are an American brand specialising in amp and effects modelling tones. They've carved themselves a niche thanks to their highly-praised amp plugin software, with the likes of Archetype: Nolly, Archetype, Plini, Fortin Nameless Suite and Omega Ampworks. Now they've moved into guitar hardware and are making even more waves in the form of the Quad Cortex. This ultra powerful floor amp modeller packs the quality of their software tones, as well as providing users the ability to capture their own sounds and share them in their ever-growing Sound Library.
We’ve always been on a mission to help artists sculpt and perform sound; to help electronic music makers lose themselves on an endless music-making journey. Ever since the iconic Bass Station back in 1993, we’ve kept on playing our part, shaping the sound of electronic music. Maybe even music culture itself. From the ubiquitous Launchpad that has seen well over a billion YouTube views, to synthesizers behind the signature sounds of a constantly evolving musical landscape, we want to empower the creative minds that are shaping the music and art of tomorrow.
Driven by an unmatched legacy of innovation and a total dedication to quality and reliability, Peavey Electronics embodies the pursuit of perfection in music and audio. It's our unifying spirit. It's proven. And it continues today. For nearly five decades, Peavey has blazed its own path toward musical perfection. Founded by Hartley Peavey in 1965 as a one-man shop, today Peavey Electronics Corporation is one of the largest makers and suppliers of musical instruments, amplifiers and professional audio systems in the world—distributing more than 2,000 products to more than 130 countries.
We design and manufacture professional stage lighting. We create iconic designs, well-known around the world. Distributed in over 56 countries and a huge portfolio of spectacular concerts and TV shows featuring our fixtures. Each year we visit tradeshows e.g. in Las Vegas, Madrid, London, Paris, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Tokio. The company was set in 2016 and started operating in September 2016. That was the time when we launched our first promo video – this one (P1 retro lamp). In October we delivered our first products to Clients in Belgium, the Netherlands, UK, France and Poland. The first concepts for potential products were drawn in 2012.
PROCAB’s innovating engineers provide the drive and insight our production facilities need to produce products for today’s ever-expanding electronics market. Our production facilities take great pride in the fact that all PROCAB cables are submitted to rigorous testing before the actual product launch. It is also very important for PROCAB that all manufactured cables comply with global and EU environmental regulations concerning hazardous substances.We are passionate in creating tomorrows connections that bring people together. As a result of this vision we have developed a wide range that stands our in the AV & IT and rental & MI market over the last 20 years.
PROLIGHTS is the professional lighting division of Music & Lights S.r.l., an Italian company specialized in the manufacture of technologies for the show industry. The PROLIGHTS brand was established in 2001 with a focus on the design and manufacture of professional lighting & video products for the entertainment, event, broadcast and installation markets. PROLIGHTS is headquartered in Minturno, Italy, where the companies commerical, operational and R&D centres are all located. PROLIGHTS continues to experience a sustained growth across all sectors, with its products found on stages and in studios all over the world. Founder Franco Sorabella, and his son Fabio, are both actively involved in the day-to-day running of the business and in the development of the product range.
In 1952 James How, a violin and viola student with a diploma in engineering, fell in love with the sound of the zither after watching the film The Third Man and took to learning the 32-string instrument. After hours of playing, James ran out of zither strings and using his knowledge of acoustics, harmonics, engineering design and construction he designed himself a winding machine. With the aid of two of the family turning handles each end of his machine, after five minutes of frantic exhaustion one Zither string was produced. As the years went by James How invented and designed more and more strings, more machines and in 1958 James and brother Ron formed their own business in Blackfen, Kent called Orchestral & Jazz Strings. The first strings were branded ‘Top Strings’ which soon changed to ‘Rotop’. Among the first clients were the Shadows, Beatles, Rolling Stones, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, all strings for the Vox Organ Company, and for the Burns Guitar Company.
At RTOM we have people from many disciplines including engineering, manufacturing, and science, all working together to improve the way drums are played. All of us are passionate about drums. Our goal is to bring our unique abilities to an area of percussion that has long been overlooked by the drum industry. Practice makes perfect. RTOM makes practice perfect. RTOM was founded in 1992 by Tom Rogers. His belief in the transformative powers of technology stem, in part, from working with the legendary Dr. Amar Bose while serving in the Navy. This was “an eye opening experience” which lead to RTOM’s philosophy of using engineering principals to improve the way percussion instruments are played. Tom’s passion for learning is heavily engrained in the culture of RTOM and is a major driver of our research.
In 1976, David Schecter opened Schecter Guitar Research, a repair shop in Van Nuys, California. The shop manufactured replacement guitar necks and bodies, complete pickup assemblies, bridges, pickguards, tuners, knobs, potentiometers, and miscellaneous other guitar parts. Eventually, Schecter began supplying parts to notable guitar manufacturers and to Robert Talbot repair shops. By the late 1970s Schecter offered more than 400 guitar parts, but did not offer any finished instruments. In 1979, Schecter offered, for the first time, its own fully assembled electric guitars. They were considered very high quality and very expensive, and were sold only by twenty retailers across the United States.Schecter guitars and parts have been used by, among others, Pete Townshend, Mark Knopfler, Ritchie Blackmore, Chris Poland, Synyster Gates, Richard Patrick, Jinxx, Jake Pitts Tommy Victor, Dan Donegan, Robin Zander, and Shaun Morgan.
Ningbo Seetronic Electronic Technology Co. Ltd. is a certified national high-tech enterprise integrating R&D, production and sales of connecting equipment systems and other products in the fields of audio, video, lighting, automation and communications. It is located in the vibrant City of Ningbo, Zhejiang, China covering an area of 18,000 square meters. It has around 260 employees which includes more than 20 people in technology research and development and an annual output of approximately 20 million pieces per set of connectors. After 15 years of establishment, the company has more than 70 independent intellectual property rights in the mechanical structure and design of it’s signal, power and data connectors.
At Sennheiser, we aim to shape the future of audio by creating unique sound experiences for our customers. As a third-generation family-run business, we are equally proud of our over 75-year history and past accomplishments and innovations in the world of audio as of our ambition to shape its future. Find out more about what drives us, what it’s like to work with us and discover the latest news about us and the brand Sennheiser.
Soho Sound Company is an independent, small family business with bundles of global commercial, design and music industry experience. For the last 12 or so years we have all been working in different roles within the musician accessory world. After traveling the globe and seeing many amazing artists and venues, one day in a London pub we decided that we were going to make personal audio products for the true music lover. Taking our understanding of the customer’s requirements and delivering them a product that has comfort, quality features and a price that is sensible.
YEARS AGO… IN A CITY NOT VERY FAR AWAY… musicians used to congregate in music shops in London’s west end. From Clapton to Wood, Hendrix to Chas and Dave, if you wanted a instrument or something for your band you went to one of these shops. Sadly, there are not many left now, but if you find one, you can order SOHO SOUND COMPANY products from them. We are available to buy from most good music shops in the UK, Mainland Europe, Scandinavia, Australia and New Zealand.
Sommer cable Germany was founded in 1999 by classical musician and innovative entrepreneur Friedhelm Sommer and CEO/fellow musician Rainer Blanck. Together with cable engineering leader Pascal Miguet, they built Sommer cable into a thriving development and manufacturing company with a catalog of over 12000 products for the A/V installation, pro-audio, broadcast, video, music, IT and HiFi market, with business partners in over 50 countries. In 2015, Sommer cable America Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sommer cable Germany, was established in Santa Rosa, CA by new CEO Martin Ucik. The company will supply the American markets with Sommers wide range of innovative and high quality cable, connector, stage, PA, hardware and Audio/Video installation and distribution products.
Sonarworks is an award-winning audio technology innovator delivering an individually perfected sound experience to every music creator and lover. Sonarworks started off in the professional audio space in 2012. Its patented technologies are now used in more than 100,000 studios globally, including many Grammy-Award-winning engineers recording A-list stars (like Lady Gaga, Madonna, Rihanna, Adele, Coldplay, and more). After conducting the biggest consumer sound preference research ever, Sonarworks now is on the mission to put personal sound front row and center for every music listener world-wide. With its industry-leading SoundID audio personalization technology Sonarworks offers category excellence for data-driven machine learning technology integration into consumer electronics devices and music database platforms.
For almost two decades, we have been developing and manufacturing professional lighting, audio and multimedia equipment. In addition to DMX splitters and mergers, the Data Distribution line also offers a variety of products for wireless DMX transmission as well as Ethernet DMX nodes and Gigabit Ethernet switches. Knowing that such devices are kind of the central backbone of both live events and fixed installations, our focus lies on the operation reliability. Measures to ensure a high level of reliability include the selection of high-quality electronic components and a rigorous internal quality control. Particularly well-known are our DMX/RDM testers of the XMT series, which are sometimes dubbed the "Swiss Army knives" for lighting technicians.
Vater Percussion is an American manufacturing company based in Holbrook, Massachusetts. The company has always focused on percussion instruments, producing drum sticks, brushes and mallets. It was founded by Jack Adams, and is now run by his two grandsons Ron, Alan Vater. Although the company began producing sticks in 1956, it did not officially become "Vater Percussion" until much later. The first sticks made by "Vater" were made by Jack Adams and Ron and Alan's godfather Fred Maichle in Jacks Drum Shop in Boston, Massachusetts. Jacks was one of the first shops to offer custom models, and began producing custom models for Buddy Rich, Philly Joe Jones and Elvin Jones. In the early to mid-1980s what would become Vater began manufacturing drumsticks for Vic Firth and Zildjian Cymbals. On 22 October 1988, Vater moved their factory to Holbrook, Massachusetts. Three years later the first Vater drumsticks were introduced at a Percussive Arts Society show..
Warm Audio was founded in 2011 "in the garage" upon a simple principle, which was to build sonically high-end recording products, but to also make them affordable to the everyday musician and recording engineer. Since inception, Founder & President Bryce Young has put together a team of audio experts who combined have over 50 collective years of experience in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sales of pro audio equipment. This skilled team is applying the “Warm Formula” of design to every product released by ensuring that they deliver the very best in sound but also stay affordable in price. Warm Audio strives to provide evolutionary solutions to legendary products of the past. Warm Audio manufactures popular coveted pro audio equipment including; microphone preamplifiers, compressors, equalizers and microphones that are designed, developed and tested in-house in Texas, USA. Warm Audio has introduced over 20 innovative products to the Pro Audio market to date that have received multiple nominations awards by renowned industry professionals (TEC Awards, Sound On Sound Awards, Resolutions Awards, MusicTech Awards and Music Inc. Editors Choice Awards).
Yamaha's history began when its founder, Torakusu Yamaha, repaired a broken reed organ in 1887. Shortly thereafter, he successfully completed the first reed organ.More than 130 years after our founding in 1887, we defined the Yamaha Philosophy as the philosophical framework that underpins business management at the Yamaha Group. Furthermore, in 2019, we established our new brand promise “Make Waves” to capture that special moment when our customers’ hearts tremble.
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