Roland has announced that the entire AIRA family has been updated with exciting and useful new features requested by users from around the globe. Easy to install and free for all users, this AIRA update includes enhancements for the whole line, such as backup and restore facilities, and better overall MIDI management. It also provides a wealth of product-specific enhancements, such as external MIDI pitch control for VT-3, tuning control for TB-3, and instrument gain control for TR-8.
TMP Pro Distributionis has announced a distribution agreement with Denon Professional and Marantz Professional to be their exclusive national distributor in the U.S. TMP Pro Distribution has built an expansive line of 170 pro-audio brands and continues to grow. Since pro audio distribution was added to the business model in 1985, TMP Pro has consistently followed a formula of establishing strong partner relationships with vendors. The TMP Pro Team is recognized by manufacturers and customers alike for its in-depth knowledge of the products that they sell. Accordingly, the TMP Pro national sales team offers years of first-hand experience in the full line of products offered by Denon Professional and Marantz Professional.
Audio specialist Sennheiser announced a broad updated to its artist relations site has arrived. The website [sennheiser.com/artists] is designed not only to be visually engaging for artists, music fans, and customers, but also rich with information on artists using Sennheiser microphones, wireless systems, and other products. Visitors can explore and gain relevant information on a wide range of Sennheiser artists and the equipment they use: from established acts such as Paramore to emerging acts such as Katie Cole.
On July 24, seventeen companies filed for extensions to oppose the trademark application by Gibson Brands Inc. for the (two dimensional outline) of the 335 body shape. Peavey, Dean ( Armadillo), JHS, Suhr (JS Tech), Collings, Schecter, Westheimer, ESP, Washburn (U.S. Music), Roman Guitars, Trussart Guitars, Sadowsky, Warwick, Cordoba, Premier Builders, and Guild have filed together represented by Bienstock and Michael, P.C. Fender (FMIC) and Fred W. Gretsch Enterprises have filed separately.
We'll have more on this developing story as events unfold.