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Hosa Technology Announces Latest Addition to Synth Playground

Hosa Technology Announces Latest Addition to Synth Playground

Monkey Bars go anywhere your rig needs to go

Buena Park, CA, October 2018 — Hosa Technology, Inc. is pleased to introduce the Hosa Monkey Bars Patch Cable Holder. Hosa Monkey Bars organizes patch cables and adaptors, and goes everywhere your rig needs to go.

The Hosa Monkey Bars Patch Cable Holder is a heavy-duty unit capable of holding a variety of patch cables and adaptors so they are always within reach. Monkey Bars features 22 cable slots for maximum capacity. Each slot includes wide and narrow sections to accommodate patch cables of different diameters. The two side trays are deep enough to hold adaptors of most sizes—even larger adaptors like the popular Hosa Knucklebones.

What truly sets Monkey Bars apart is its versatility. Like the majority of existing patch cable holders, Monkey Bars can be attached to a wall. In addition, Hosa’s patch cable holder can also be secured to the bottom of a desktop in smaller workstations so you can patch and play without leaving your seat. Finally, thanks to the included stand clamp, Hosa Monkey Bars can be attached to a microphone stand to create a mobile patch cable holder.

As we began development of a patch cable holder for the modular synthesizer crowd, we noticed how often the entire rig must be packed up and taken out into the world. Events like Modular on the Spot inspired us to design Monkey Bars to be truly mobile so that it could travel and be set up wherever it was needed.

Hosa Monkey Bars Patch Cable Holder is available now at an MSRP of $29.95. Contact your favorite Hosa reseller for more information.

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Hosa Technology Announces Drive Bluetooth Interface

One interface to transmit or receive wireless audio

Buena Park, CA, August 2018 — Hosa Technology, Inc., the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician, is pleased to introduce the newest member of the Hosa Drive Series. The Hosa Drive Bluetooth Interface is designed to add wireless audio to devices lacking wireless capabilities, providing the freedom to play the music you love anywhere.

The Hosa Drive Bluetooth Interface creates a link between modern wireless devices and older audio equipment. The lightweight interface can be set to transmit or receive audio via Bluetooth. Use as a transmitter to play your favorite records over Bluetooth speakers or switch to receiver mode to stream music from a phone to an analog mixer.

Originally launched in 2015, Hosa’s IBT-300 Drive Bluetooth Receiver was an instant hit. The new IBT-402 Drive Bluetooth Interface improves upon the features that made its predecessor a success. In addition to the versatility of use, the new interface is ideal for travel thanks to its smaller and lighter build. The IBT-402 uses Bluetooth 4.2 technology to deliver high-quality, low-latency sound and transmit to up to two wireless receivers at the same time.

“The new Hosa Drive Bluetooth Interface adds a new level of versatility and portability,” said Jose Gonzalez, Director of Marketing and Product Development at Hosa Technology, Inc. “We are confident it will become a top solution for those looking to combine modern and vintage audio gear.”

The Hosa Drive Bluetooth Interface is available now at an MSRP of $44.95.

Hosa Technology Announces Winner of Audio Engineering Program Scholarship

Sanket Varadkar is Ready for Everything MI Offers

Buena Park, CA, November 2017 — Hosa Technology, Inc., the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician and audio/video professional, is pleased to name Sanket Varadkar as the winner of the fifth annual Hosa Technology Audio Engineering Program Scholarship at Musicians Institute (MI). Varadkar was chosen for providing clearly articulated career goals in a scholarship submission essay.

Asked why he chose to study in the Audio Engineering Program at MI, Varadkar stated, “I chose to study at MI because it is located at the epicenter of the entertainment industry, has award-winning faculty and great support for international students. I hope to learn how to record and mix/master on the latest version of DAWs like Pro Tools HD and consoles like SSL, API, and Neve and other analog gear.”

Varadkar has clear career objectives and the knowledge he receives at MI is essential to achieving them. When asked about his professional aspirations, Varadkar added, “I want to be a vital member of the entertainment industry and help in shaping the future of the music industry. I want to win awards for the quality work I deliver with my mixing and producing skills. I aspire to become a world-renowned audio professional, and an inspiration for other aspiring engineers/producers from India who are trying to do the same.”

Mayumi Martinez, CEO of Hosa Technology, commented on the latest recipient of the Hosa Technology Audio Engineering Program Scholarship. “We are thrilled that Mr. Varadkar is this year’s scholarship winner. Musicians Institute is an integral link in the education of up and coming musicians and audio engineers, and we are delighted to play a role in helping Sanket reach his career goals. I believe our partnership with MI allows us to give back to the community while investing in the next generation of audio professionals. We wish Mr. Varadkar the very best as he begins his education at Musicians Institute.”

The Hosa Technology Audio Engineering Program Scholarship is available to new students enrolling in the Audio Engineering Program at MI. Eligible students must provide a completed application along with an essay detailing their career goals in the audio industry. The awarded tuition credit is applied to the initial quarter of the program as long as the recipient maintains satisfactory progress.

Hosa Technology Announces Hopscotch Patch Cables

Unique pigtail patch point ideal for modular synths

Buena Park, CA, February 2017 — Hosa Technology, Inc., the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician, is pleased to introduce the CMM-500Y Series Hopscotch Patch Cables. Designed with modular synthesizers in mind, the new CMM-500Y Series features a unique pigtail patch point that enables users to split a signal at its output for additional versatility.

Using patch cables, audio signals can “jump” from one device to another. This is most noticeable in modular synthesizers, where signals travel in and out of modules multiple times. Hosa’s Hopscotch Patch Cables each include a short pigtail with a female 3.5 mm TS jack at one end of the cable. This jack makes it possible to take a signal that has already been patched elsewhere and send it along a completely new path. The pigtail design moves the jack far enough away from the connector—where space is limited—but close enough to identify the output to which it is connected.

Featuring Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) conductors, flexible spiral shielding, and nickel-plated plugs, Hopscotch Patch Cables are manufactured to meet the needs of today’s electronic musicians. The series utilizes slim plugs that make it possible to use in any modular synthesizer rig without interfering with other cables or controls. The combination of high-quality components and Hosa’s world-class workmanship results in outstanding cables that provide years of exceptional performance.

Hopscotch Patch Cables are color-coded by length to easily identify the cable needed prior to making the next patch. CMM-545Y consists of five yellow, 1.5-foot (45 cm) cables. For an assortment of lengths, the CMM-500Y-MIX includes one of each of the following cables: red 6-inch (15 cm), orange 1-foot (30 cm), yellow 1.5-foot (45 cm), green 2-foot (60 cm), and blue 3-foot (90 cm).

Hosa Technology’s Product Manager, Jose Gonzalez, commented on their latest release, “Modular synthesizers provide multiple fun and exciting ways to manipulate sound. Hosa’s new Hopscotch Patch Cables minimize patching limitations and make it easier to implement new sonic ideas instantly.” He continued, “We’re confident the superior construction, slim housing, and unique pigtail patch point will make Hopscotch Patch Cables must-have options in modular synth rigs everywhere.”

Hosa’s Hopscotch Patch Cables are available now. MSRP for each of the two options is $34.95.

Hosa Technology Announces Pro Headphone Cables

A reliable solution for pro-audio headphones and gear

Buena Park, CA, January 2017 — Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician, is pleased to introduce the latest additions to the highly regarded Hosa Pro line. The new Hosa Pro Headphone Cables bring next-level durability to the final link in the audio reproduction chain. Whether it’s replacing a cable or extending the reach of a favorite set of headphones, Hosa Pro Headphone Cables deliver the most reliable connection possible.

Like all Hosa products, Hosa Pro Headphone Cables rely on quality components. And like the rest of the Hosa Pro interconnects, Hosa Pro Headphone Cables start with 24 AWG Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) conductors for enhanced signal clarity and 90% OFC spiral shields for superior signal-to-noise ratio. Each cable sports REAN connectors by Neutrik AG—the industry’s most trusted connector manufacturer—for efficient signal transfer and durability. These materials, combined with Hosa’s world-class workmanship, result in remarkable interconnects designed to provide exceptional audio performance for many years.

The Hosa Pro Headphone Cable line is one of Hosa’s most comprehensive introductions, consisting of five different configurations in various length options. The HMM Series Pro Stereo Interconnect is designed to hook up pro-audio headphones equipped with a mini stereo input to source audio equipment with a mini stereo output. For headphones without removable cables, the rest of the line is comprised of extension cables in every combination of 3.5 mm and 1/4-inch connections. They provide additional reach between headphones and their audio source for any application from lifestyle use to personal monitoring during rigorous recording sessions.

Hosa Technology’s Product Manager, Jose Gonzalez, commented on the company’s latest introduction, “A great set of headphones is vital during both casual listening and critical tracking sessions, and the included cables don’t always complement the headphones they are paired with.” He continued, “Hosa Pro Headphone Cables deliver the higher degree of security and audio quality our customers desire and expect Hosa to provide for any application. We are confident this line will become a go-to solution for anyone looking to get the most out of their headphones.”

Hosa Pro Headphone Cables are available now. The HMM Pro Stereo Interconnect is offered in 3-, 5-, 10-, and 15-foot lengths. Pro Extension Cables consist of four configurations: 3.5 mm female to male (HXMM), 3.5 mm female to 1/4-inch male (HXMS), 1/4-inch female to male (HXSS), and 1/4-inch female to 3.5 mm male (HXSM). All headphone extension series are available in 5-, 10-, and 25-foot lengths.

Hosa Technology Participates in PastaThon 2016

Event fights child hunger in Orange and L.A. counties

Buena Park, CA, December 2016 — Hosa Technology, Inc., the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the audio and video professional, recently participated in the 2016 KFI PastaThon. The event benefits Caterina’s Club, an organization that feeds children of low-income families in Orange and Los Angeles counties.

The company held a drive to raise donations for the PastaThon. In Hosa’s tradition of making work fun, the initiative was turned into a friendly competition dubbed Penne War. All Hosa staff was divided into three teams—Pasta La Vista, Flying Spaghetti Monsters, and Full Frontal Noodlety—and each item donated by team members carried a predetermined amount of points. In addition to fostering a competitive spirit, the point system was also used to determine Hosa’s monetary contribution. The company agreed to donate $2 for every point accrued at the end of the Penne War. All donations were to be presented at the 6th annual KFI PastaThon on December 1st.

The competition was a complete success. In the span of three weeks, Hosa compiled 194 pounds of pasta, 374 pounds of tomato sauce, 3,084 utensils, 3,425 bowls, 11,820 napkins, 1,100 cups, and 975 plates. At KFI’s PastaThon, Mayumi Martinez, CEO of Hosa Technology, presented all employee contributions along with a $4,800 check to Caterina’s Club. Martinez and three more Hosa representatives remained at the PastaThon to assist in collecting and tallying donations that were dropped off throughout the day.

Commenting on the event, Martinez said the following, “We are extremely excited the entire Hosa family pulled together in support of such a great cause. Chef Bruno Serato and Caterina’s Club work hard to keep children in our community from going to bed hungry and we are delighted to assist with their mission.”

Dating back to 2005 when Chef Bruno made pasta for one child at a local Boys & Girls Club, Caterina’s Club now feeds over 1,800 children every night throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties. In addition, the organization works to move families living in motels into more stable housing. For the past six years, local radio station KFI has sponsored the one-day PastaThon with the goal of raising enough food, supplies, and money to last through the year. At press time, the event had already surpassed previous years’ numbers with over $300,000 and more than 70,000 pounds of pasta and tomato sauce.

Hosa Technology Announces Power Distribution Cords

Eliminates excessive power cables on stage

Buena Park, CA, March 2016 — Hosa Technology, Inc., the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the audio/video professional, is pleased to introduce the PDX Series Power Distribution Cord line. Designed to simplify power cable runs, each distribution cord consists of evenly spaced NEMA 5-15R outlets to facilitate power to various devices. Hosa’s power distribution cords enable one to run multiple components on stage without resorting to extension cables and electrical strips. The line consists of three options with varying number of outlets, lengths, and gauges to eliminate cable clutter in any space.

Featuring 12 AWG Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) conductors for increased current flow, PDX-200 Series Power Distribution Cords can power multiple electronic devices with ease. The PDX-225 features a total of four outlets along a 25-foot cable while the PDX-250 runs 50 feet and enables connection of up to seven devices. Each inline outlet is illuminated so one can easily locate connection points in dark areas.

For situations that require less power, the PDX-430 Power Distribution Cord utilizes 14 AWG OFC conductors and provides seven connection points in a 30-foot cable. Displaying the same illuminated inline outlets as the 200 series, this cord can be used on any stage to minimize multiple cable runs. The PDX-430 distribution cord is ideal for stages using LED lighting.

“The power demand on today’s stages is higher than ever before and Hosa knows running multiple power cables throughout a stage is not the best solution,” commented Jose Gonzalez, Hosa Technology’s Product Manager. “The new Hosa Power Distribution Cords eliminate tripping hazards by enabling you to run one cable to the various electronic devices on stage. We’re confident this line will become a vital connectivity solution for live venues everywhere.”

The Hosa Power Distribution Cord line is available now. MSRP ranges from $95.10 to $173.70.

Hosa Technology Names Mainline Marketing as Rep of the Year

Exceptional performance throughout 2015

Buena Park, CA, February 2016 — Hosa Technology, Inc., the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the audio and video professional, has named Mainline Marketing as its 2015 Sales Representative of the Year. The award recognizes remarkable performance throughout 2015. Mainline Marketing received the award during the recent NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.

Hosa’s Rep of the Year award is based on numerous factors that lead to “comprehensive excellence in sales.” The winning rep firm consistently reaches sales goals, exhibits first-rate communication skills, adapts to an ever-changing environment, and seeks out new market opportunities. The sum of all these traits is what makes Mainline Marketing one of Hosa Technology’s top firms.

In addition to being the Hosa Sales Representative of the Year, Mainline was also presented the 2015 Mogan Microphones Rep of the Year award. This award is given to the rep firm with the highest net sales of the company’s Mogan Microphones line.

Based in Melbourne, Florida, Mainline Marketing represents multiple manufacturers in the Musical Instruments, Broadcast, Pro Audio, and Commercial AV markets. Clinton Muntean, President of Mainline Marketing, said the following, “We are delighted to have won these two prestigious awards from Hosa Technology. We have worked together to grow our businesses for over 25 years and these accolades represent Hosa’s recognition of the effort the entire Mainline Marketing team puts forth each and every day.”

“After working side by side with Mainline Marketing for so many years, it is our pleasure to recognize their efforts,” said Jonathan Pusey, VP of Sales and Marketing at Hosa. “Clinton, Dana, and the crew came through for Hosa in 2015, as they so often do, regardless of the challenges they faced. Mainline is truly an extension of our company, sharing many of the same core values. We congratulate them on a successful year and look forward to many more as our partnership continues.”

For additional information about Mainline Marketing, visit the company website at www.mainlinemarketing.com.

Hosa Announces Power Cords Featuring Neutrik powerCON Connectors

The safe and ideal solution for today’s high-power stage equipment

Buena Park, CA, January 2016 — Hosa Technology, Inc., the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the audio and video professional, is pleased to introduce two new series of power cords featuring Neutrik® powerCON connectors. The Hosa PCN-200 and PWN-200 Series Power Cords combine Hosa dependability with the safety of the Neutrik powerCON connector to create a cable ideal for the high-power equipment found on today’s stages.

Hosa’s new power cords are designed specifically for gear outfitted with Neutrik powerCON connectors. When properly installed, these connectors forge a secure connection that prevents accidental disconnects due to tripping over cables or bumping of equipment. PWN-200 Series Power Cords are designed to carry power from a normal wall outlet to a powerCON-equipped device. For those using power distribution boxes equipped with powerCON outputs, PCN-200 Series Power Cords feature powerCON connectors at both ends and are also ideal for daisy-chaining multiple devices.

Featuring 12 AWG, Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) conductors, PCN-200 and PWN-200 Series Power Cords provide increased current flow to ensure devices receive the necessary amount of power for appropriate operation. PCN-200 Series Power Cords have a maximum operating voltage of 250 volts while the PWN-200 Series is rated up to 125 volts. Both, PCN-200 and PWN-200 series are listed to applicable UL standards and requirements.

“Advancements in technology and the rigors of live stages have pushed traditional power connectors beyond what they were meant to handle,” commented Hosa Technology’s Product Manager, Jose Gonzalez. “The powerCON connector, created by industry leader Neutrik AG, has taken pro A/V equipment to a new level of security. We’re confident the synthesis of Hosa cable with the durability and safety of Neutrik AG makes the new PCN-200 and PWN-200 Series Power Cords ideal solutions for A/V and visual effects applications.”

Hosa Power Cords with Neutrik powerCON Connectors are available now. MSRP ranges from $94.95 to $159.95 for the PCN-200 Series and $79.95 to $189.95 for the PWN-200 Series.

Hosa Technology Announces New 3.5 mm Patch Cables

Slim design and colors are ideal for modular synths

Buena Park, CA, December 2015 — Hosa Technology, Inc., the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician, is pleased to introduce the CMM-800 Series Unbalanced Patch Cables. Packaged in sets of 8 multi-color cables and available in various lengths, Hosa’s patch cables are ideal for connecting synthesizer modules equipped with 3.5 mm Tip/Sleeve (TS) inputs and outputs.

Featuring nickel-plated plugs for durability and efficient signal transfer, CMM-800 Series Patch Cables stand up to the needs of today’s electronic musicians. Audio chains can be disconnected and reconnected as often as necessary to create unique sounds without ever worrying about the strength of the patch being made. The slim design of the plugs enables Hosa’s Unbalanced Patch Cables to fit in any patch panel without interfering with other cables or controls.

Hosa’s Unbalanced Patch Cables are available in sets of 8 multi-color cables to simplify identification during use—a key necessity in modular synth signal chains. The CMM-800 Series Unbalanced Patch Cables are available in 6-inch, 1-, 1.5-, and 3-foot lengths. These options, combined with Hosa’s world-class workmanship, result in outstanding cables designed to provide exceptional audio performance and years of trouble-free use.

“The latest modular synthesizers have created a resurgence in electronic music creation and sound experimentation,” commented Jose Gonzalez, Hosa Technology’s Product Manager. “We’re confident the superior construction and compact housing design of the CMM-800 Unbalanced Patch Cables will make them vital solutions in modular synth setups and will aid in the creation of unique sounds.”

The Hosa CMM-800 Series Unbalanced Patch Cables are available now. MSRP ranges from $24.45 to $30.45.