EAW is now the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of the MicroWedge Series of stage monitor products under the terms of a new agreement between LOUD Technologies Inc. and MicroWedge developer Rat Sound Systems Inc.
The Perpetual License agreement between the two entities calls for current products to be branded “EAW MicroWedge,” fully supported by the resources of EAW. Further, Rat Sound founder Dave “Rat” Levine, creator of MicroWedge and other sound reinforcement designs, will be working closely with the EAW engineering department on the development of new MicroWedge models, as well as other EAW touring products.
“In securing this pre-eminent floor monitor line for our worldwide customer base, EAW is once again demonstrating its commitment to true performance audio by bringing the best in both design and talent to the EAW brand,” explains Jeffrey Cox, VP of the EAW Brand Group, who reached the agreement with Rat. “We continually populate the EAW family and brand relationships with experienced, talented visionaries who combine their unique skills to push audio forward. Our partnership with Dave is a prime example of this philosophy.”
“As a system designer, sound engineer and president of a sound rental company, I have considerable exposure to the needs of the artists, audio engineers, sound vendors and the realities of design challenges," says Rat. "I feel like I am an adapter between what the artist/engineers seek and the technical engineers; I speak both languages and am comfortable moving in the worlds of both design/development and usage/execution. That is one of the key things I hope to bring to the table for EAW and for our future product development relationship.”