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Hosa Technology Appoints Martinez Executive Vice President

Hosa Technology Appoints Martinez Executive Vice President

Transition to a new generation of leadership

Buena Park, CA – December 2010 … Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician and distributor of Da-Cappo Micro Microphones throughout the Americas, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mayumi Martinez to the newly created position of Executive Vice President. Martinez’ appointment is intended to prepare the company for the next generation of leadership as founding President Sho Sato transitions to retirement. Her appointment took effect in December 2010.

In her new position, Martinez will eventually be responsible for all aspects of the company’s operations. This will include all financial matters, streamlining in-house infrastructure to increase productivity and improve operating efficiencies and, with the support and expertise of the management team, expand Hosa’s product lines and increase sales with the goal of taking the company to the next level.

Martinez is a seasoned financial specialist with an extensive background managing the implementation of conventional mortgage products. Most recently, she served as Vice President, Product Implementation Manager at Bank of America where she was responsible for coordinating the execution of mortgage loan products within various company-wide areas including Sales, Operations, Compliance, Legal, IT, Fair Lending, Training, Risk Management, and Marketing. Prior to her position with Bank of America, she worked forCountrywide Home Loans where she served as 1st Vice President, Products and, prior to this position, Assistant Vice President, Community Development Initiatives.

“I’m honored to be joining Hosa Technology,” Martinez states. “I’ve always had a passion for business administration and the opportunity to apply my skills and experience to a highly regarded technology company like Hosa is a dream come true. We have a tremendously capable team here and, with their support and collective effort, I look forward to guiding the organization as we venture into the new decade. I’m excited about the new challenges this position presents and I am very optimistic about the business opportunities ahead.”

Sho Sato, President of Hosa Technology, is equally enthusiastic about Martinez’ appointment. “Martinez brings a wealth of business experience that, I’m confident, will prove invaluable as the company enters a new decade of operations,” said Sato. “I’m extremely proud of all we’ve accomplished here at Hosa Technology and I genuinely believe Mayumi brings both the business expertise and vision that will enable the company to flourish as we move forward. She’s a true team leader with the unique ability to guide this organization into a new era. I’m absolutely certain Martinez is the right person to oversee this company and I have no doubt she will make numerous significant contributions to its storied history.”

Hosa Introduces TRACKLINK Microphone to USB Interface

Easy, direct access to one’s software-based recording applications

Buena Park, CA – July 2010… Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician, announces the new TRACKLINK Microphone to USB Interface. Designed to provide easy, direct access to software-based audio applications, the TRACKLINK is a 10-foot, XLR3F to USB Type A interface cable that enables one to make a single point-to-point connection between the microphone (XLR output) and a USB port on a personal computer. Fully functional with both condenser and dynamic microphones, the TRACKLINK Microphone to USB Interface makes it easier than ever to record speech, vocals, sound effects, and more with today’s most popular software.

As a plug and play device, the TRACKLINK requires no drivers when used with one’s favorite application. The TRACKLINK is compatible with most Windows® and Apple Macintosh® audio software, including Cakewalk’s SONAR LE (for Windows PCs) and GarageBand on Macintosh computers. For those interested in podcasting who may not necessarily be musicians, the TRACKLINK is an exceptional tool as it simplifies the process of getting audio into the computer. TheTRACKLINK even provides visual confirmation of a secure connection and recording status via its onboard indicator lights.

The new Hosa TRACKLINK Microphone to USB Interface incorporates switchable 48 V phantom power for condenser microphones and adjustable gain for dynamic microphones. With its 16-bit/48 kHz sampling rate, this easy-to-use interface delivers CD Audio sound quality. It’s the perfect solution for home studio users looking for a convenient means of connecting a microphone to their computer.

System requirements for using the Hosa TRACKLINK Microphone to USB Interface are minimal. The TRACKLINK runs with most Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) or similar audio recording software on Windows PCs with Windows 98 SE, 2000, Me, XP, Vista (32-bit systems), or Windows 7. Macintosh computers must run OSX V10.3.9 or later. The TRACKLINK is a USB 2.0 device.

Jonathan Pusey, Hosa Technology’s Director of Sales and Marketing, commented on the new TRACKLINK Microphone to USB Interface. “The new TRACKLINK Microphone to USB Interface completes our TRACKLINK USB line,” states Pusey, “which also includes our USQ-110 Guitar to USB Interface and the USM-422 MIDI to USB Interface. With so much focus on software-based audio applications, this new interface enable musicians to use a notebook computer and record whenever and wherever the creative moment strikes. If a mic pre or signal processor is used, the XLR connector simply plugs into the end of the signal chain. The on-board analog-to-digital converter will faithfully reproduce the sound in CD-quality. Our TRACKLINK is an easy-to-use, Plug and Play solution that makes recording more spontaneous than ever.”

The new TRACKLINK Microphone to USB Interface (Item number USX-110) carries an MSRP of $69.95. The TRACKLINK Instrument to USB Interface is available now.

Zaolla Silverline Key to Monster’s Sound

Buena Park, CA – June 2010 … Based in Southern California, Jugulur is a 5-piece groove metal band consisting of Justus and Judge on lead vocals, Preacher (guitars and vocals), Monster (bass, vocals, and noises), and Beast behind the drums. Metal for the Masses best summarizes the band’s focus and Monster, whose musical contribution carries tons of attitude, also happens to be the band’s spokesperson. Monster recently re-wired his pedal board setup and, to ensure all was handled with the utmost expertise and the finest cable available, he took advantage of Zaolla Silverline’s custom shop and had much to say after-the-fact.

Though not necessarily common knowledge, Zaolla Silverline offers a unique service whereby artists on the company’s endorsee roster can choose to have their rigs custom wired with the company’s Artist 500 Series cables. The process, which consists of five parts: (1) system cable measurements, (2) cables built to length and specification, (3) system re-wire with new cables, (4) final system adjustments/terminations, and (5) play test, ensures the equipment in question is professionally interconnected—enabling both the artist and the equipment to perform at full throttle without the slightest hiccup.

Monster described his first Zaolla Silverline encounter and how his relationship with the company came about. “I first met Jonathan Pusey (Zaolla Silverline’s Director of Sales and Marketing) and had an opportunity to try the Zaolla Silverline cables at last year’s Bass Player Live mini-tradeshow in Los Angeles,” Monster recalls. “The moment I auditioned the cable, I fell in love with it. The sound I heard was awesome. From that point on, Jonathan and I kept in touch. When Jonathan later informed me of the company’s custom shop, I couldn’t resist. I’m running three pedal boards and the thought of re-wiring the setup myself was more than I could deal with. By contrast, the Zaolla Silverline folks are pros at this sort of thing and are well equipped to handle the project. So I thought to myself, ‘Why not take advantage of the service?’”

Beyond the initial trip to company headquarters and the return trip to actually have the system interconnected, Monster reports the entire process was extremely efficient. “The measuring of all the cables took roughly 1.5 hours,” he notes, “and the actual re-wiring of the system took about 2 hours more. Had I tried to do this myself, I would have spent a small fortune on tools; only to drive myself crazy trying to get it all done—and even then, the actual system wouldn’t be anywhere as clean and professionally assembled as it is now.”

When queried about those qualities of Zaolla Silverline cables that prompted him to wire his entire pedal board with it, Monster offered the following, “Zaolla Silverline cables are the cables that all other cables wish they could be. Since using them, my sound has become louder, cleaner, and more distinctive. They’re also built extremely tough. I’m not exactly the easiest going type of individual when I perform. They work really well and I haven’t had a single problem with them. I like to think of them as Monster-proof.”

“Since I began using the Zaolla Silverline cables on my pedal board rig,” Monster continued, “I’m getting more highs, more lows, and my sound has a much more distinctive character with far greater presence. For those who don’t think that cables make that much of a difference, I’m here to tell you they make a tremendous difference. Wow!”

As he prepared for the band’s next gig, Monster offered a few final comments. “The entire process went really well,” he said. “The Zaolla Silverline folks really understood what I was looking to accomplish. Since the job was completed, my noises—as I like to refer to them—have considerably greater strength. The brutality of my sound has gotten a lot sharper. I’d highly recommend this service to anyone looking to get their setups properly cabled together. These cables are truly 100% alien technology. Best of all, they can handle 100% of Monster’s brutality.”

To learn more about Monster and Jugulur, visit the band online at www.jugulur.com.

Hosa Technology Debuts Goby Labs Instrument Care Products

Eco-friendly solutions provide maximum benefits for one’s musical treasures

Buena Park, CA – May 2010… Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician and distributor of the new Goby Labs instrument care products, proudly announces the first four products in the company’s instrument care line. Featuring a water-based guitar polish, a fingerboard conditioner, an anti-bacterial microphone sanitizer, and an anti-bacterial case freshener, the new Goby Labs products are the perfect solutions for maintaining one’s prized musical instruments and accessories in the best possible condition.

Goby Labs Water-Based Guitar Polish is the only mass-market, water-based guitar polish currently available-making it an environmentally friendly instrument care solution while also providing distinct benefits. Unlike oil-based polish, Goby Labs Water-Based Guitar Polish leaves no fingerprints on the just-cleaned instrument surface. Using a combination of de-ionized water and polymers, the product’s non-streaking, oil-free formula lifts oil and fingerprints, leaving the surface spotless. Made with biodegradable materials, Goby Labs Water-Based Guitar Polish is safe for use on nitrocellulose lacquers.

Ideal for all fretted instruments with porous-wood fingerboards, Goby Labs Orange-Powered Fingerboard Conditioner cleans and conditions all unfinished wood surfaces. Formulated from mineral-based white oil and citrus-based d-Limonene-both biodegradable materials -Goby Labs Orange-Powered Fingerboard Conditioner provides long-lasting moisture to revitalize old, dry fingerboards. Easy to use, the product ships with a no-spill, twist-cap applicator.

Finally, there’s a product to keep one’s microphones clean and sanitary. Goby Labs Anti-Bacterial Microphone Sanitizer eliminates odors and kills 99.99% of the germs that routinely collect on microphones. Manufactured with biodegradable materials, including de-ionized water, alcohol, and Benzalkonium chloride-and treated with a pleasant scent-Goby Labs Anti-Bacterial Microphone Sanitizer is a fast-drying formula that is ideal for sanitizing hands, skin, and equipment.

For those busy musicians who wish they had a convenient means of keeping their instrument case in better shape, Goby Labs Anti-Bacterial Case Freshener is just the ticket! Formulated with biodegradable materials, including de-ionized water, a proprietary 5% sugar-based enzyme, DMDM hydantoin (an antimicrobial formaldehyde releaser preservative), and scent, Goby Labs Anti-Bacterial Case Freshener is fast drying, safe for use on most gear, eliminates odors, and kills 99.99% of the germs with which it comes in contact.

Jonathan Pusey, Hosa Technology’s National Marketing Manager, commented on addition of Goby Labs products to the vast offerings of Hosa Technology. “Our new Goby Labs products represent a giant step forward in the area of instrument care products,” explained Pusey. “Not only are these products environmentally friendly and, hence, safe to use, they clean and disinfect the tools that musicians use day in and day out. They provide a convenient means of helping one stay healthy by minimizing contact with the myriad of germs and other contaminant that are frequently encountered in public places where musicians perform. Using biodegradable formulations, these products keep one’s gear clean, spotless, and sanitary. I’m absolutely convinced these products will be greatly appreciated by those who try them.”

The Goby Labs products are available now. MSRP pricing is as follows:

Description MSRP
Goby Labs Water-Based Guitar Polish $10
Goby Labs Orange-Powered Fingerboard Conditioner $10
Goby Labs Anti-Bacterial Microphone Sanitizer $10
Goby Labs Anti-Bacterial Case Freshener $10

Hosa Technology Announces New SNX Series Pro-Conex Stage Boxes

New models with XLR returns ensure whisper-clean monitor mixes

Buena Park, CA – March 2010… Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician, is pleased to announce the introduction of the SNX Series Pro-Conex Stage Boxes with XLR returns. Incorporating a wealth of features designed to provide years of reliable service, the new SNX Series Pro-Conex stage boxes provide clean, transparent audio feeds to and from the house audio console and, with all terminations being XLR, are ideal for live-sound environments where long cable runs are common. The SNX Series is available in multiple configurations and lengths.

Heavy-duty construction is a hallmark of the new SNX Series Pro-Conex stage boxes. Designed to withstand the rigors of professional touring, all models employ heavy-gauge, rolled-steel chassis with a black enamel textured finish. This combination of materials minimizes the possibility of damage and keeps the units looking new longer. With high-contrast white numbers on the chassis and corresponding numbered leads, users will have no difficulty tracing connections, regardless of the lighting conditions on stage. A heavy-duty wire mesh hanger provides strain relief when supporting the cable fan.

In addition to their robust construction, the new SNX Series Pro-Conex stage boxes are built to provide superior audio quality. These stage boxes utilize genuine Neutrik® XLR connectors on all sends and returns for trouble-free connections, free from clicks, pops, or other annoying sonic artifacts. Additionally, all models employ foil-wrapped, heat shrink-protected internal wiring. Similarly, each lead/signal path is individually shielded using 24 AWG x 2 OFC (oxygen free copper) conductors—thus ensuring superior signal transmission.

Hosa Technology’s new SNX Series Pro-Conex stage boxes are available in multiple configurations and cable lengths—ranging from 8 sends/4 returns and a 25 ft cable fan to 24 sends/4 returns and a 150 ft cable fan. In all, there are fourteen models encompassing configurations with 8, 12, 16, and 24 sends and 25, 50, 100, and 150 ft cable lengths. All models employ 4 returns.

Jonathan Pusey, Hosa Technology’s Director of Sales and Marketing, commented on the new SNX Series Pro-Conex stage boxes. “Our new SNX Series Pro-Conex stage boxes are the Sherman tank of the performing musician and audio professional,” says Pusey. “These boxes are built to withstand the abuse typically encountered in professional touring and are available in multiple configurations and cable lengths—making them well suited for shows of many sizes. With Neutrik connectors, heavy-gauge cable, and solid construction throughout, I’m confident musicians and audio pros will find exactly what they’re looking for.”

The new Hosa SNX Series Pro-Conex Stage Boxes range in price from MSRP $340. – $1,340. For additional information, contact your local authorized Hosa Technology dealer or visit www.hosatech.com.

Hosa Technology HDC-800 Dynamic Stereo Headphones Now Shipping

Superior sound quality with fold-flat design for convenient storage

Buena Park, CA – January 2010… Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician, is pleased to announce that the company’s new HDC-800 Dynamic Stereo Headphones is now shipping. Featuring closed earpieces for superior isolation and bass response combined with a collapsible, fold-flat design that facilitates convenient storage, the full-sized HDC-800 headphones are ideal for recording, practicing, and critically listening to music—making them an exceptional choice for musicians of all genres.

The new HDC-800 Dynamic Stereo Headphones employ 40 mm drivers for linear frequency response that extends from 20 Hz through 20 kHz, making them a terrific choice for any listening task. These dynamic, closed-ear headphones utilize circumaural ear coupling to deliver a rich, articulate, low end. Featuring a gold-plated 3.5 mm stereo plug and quarter-inch adaptor, the new HDC-800 headphones are as well-suited to the control room for mixing and recording as they are for use with portable music players. Outfitted with a 10-foot cable, these headphones are the perfect match for both critical and casual listening.

One particularly distinct characteristic of the new HDC-800 headphones is their extra-wide headband, which goes a long way to ensure superior comfort and sonic performance. The design creates excellent lateral pressure, thus closing-off the ear cushions for maximum isolation. This unique trait of the HDC-800 headphones makes them a stand-out in their price range.

Jonathan Pusey, Hosa Technology’s National Marketing Manager, commented on the new HDC-800 Dynamic Stereo Headphones. “The HDC-800 headphones offer excellent performance and value at a price point every musician can afford,” said Pusey. “The closed-ear design enables these headphones to deliver full-range sound—including big bass. For added convenience, the collapsible, fold-flat design makes them easy to transport and store, be it for critical or casual listening. I’m confident prospective customers will find much to like about them.”

Hosa’s new HDC-800 Dynamic Stereo Headphones carry a MSRP of $50. They are available now.