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WaveFrame (Emeryville, CA) recently received new funding from the investment firm Ex'tent, parent company of the Ex'pression Center for New Media. The
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WaveFrame (Emeryville, CA) recently received new funding from the investment firm Ex'tent, parent company of the Ex'pression Center for New Media. The funds will be used to bring WaveFrame technologies to the Internet. WaveFrame has also named Ron Franklin president. Franklin is an industry veteran who has held management positions at TimeLine Vista, Sonic Solutions and Avid Technology...Crown Audio (Elkhart, ID) announced the appointment of Ed Glass as VP of engineering, Scott Robbins as VP of sales and Mick Whelan VP of marketing...Kind of Loud (Santa Cruz, CA), manufacturers of surround-sound software, appointed Suz Howells VP of sales and marketing and Jason E. Davies worldwide sales manager... In Tascam (Montebello, CA) news: Daniel Keller and Jace Nuzbac have been appointed Tascam product specialists...D. Pagan Communications Inc. (Huntington, NY), a public relations firm for the pro audio industry, named Tom Di Nome, former managing editor of Pro Sound News, as VP...Liquid Audio (Redwood City, CA) appointed former Keyboard magazine columnist Bob Safir director of marketing and communications...The Primex Group (Jefferson City, MO) formed a new subsidiary called Digital Audio Workstation Gadgets (DAWG), a full-line reseller, specializing in computer-based digital audio products...DAR (UK) named Studer UK as its UK distributor for the OMR8 open media recorder product range...Digidesign (Palo Alto, CA) and Lexicon (Bedford, MA) announced a joint agreement, which allows Digidesign to distribute the new LexiVerb plug-in...Imeron Inc. (Cary, NC) has expanded its distribution in Europe with the addition of two warehouses in Lautzenhausen, Germany and Glasgow, Scotland...PreSonus moved to 7257 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806; phone 225/216-7887; fax 225/926-8347...SoundTube Entertainment (Park City, UT), manufacturer of Omni360D speaker systems, chose Digistar as its Malaysian distributor. SoundTube also selected ASR Enterprises as its mid-Atlantic rep...QSC Audio Products Inc. (Costa Mesa, CA) named Spoiled By Technology (Naperville, IL) its new rep firm for its northern Illinois/eastern Wisconsin territory...Composer, musician and commercial actor Taylor McLam joined Crushing Music (NYC), a full-service music production company and recording facility, as a sales rep, writer and composer...Trew Audio (Nashville, TN) provider of sound and communication equipment for film and television, named Richard Rosing VP and general manager...Rycote (UK) was recently awarded a Scientific and Technical Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. The award will be presented to Vivienne Dyer and Chris Woolf for the development of the Rycote Microphone Windshields Modular System...Xtreme Studios (Bellevue, WA) is changing its name to Music Works Studios. Studio founder Steve Smith will retain his position as chief engineer. Joyce Smith will continue as studio operations manager...New hires at One/Eleven (San Francisco), a digital post-production facility: Adam Pinch, studio manager; Chris Pinkston, first sound engineer; Christopher Dienstag, special projects consultant; Jennifer Belkus, client services director; and Zach Hammer, Avid assistant editor...Digigram (Arlington, VA), provider of digital audio networking solutions, has announced the appointment of Gary Gunia and James Lamb as business development managers...Wilson Audio Sales (Nashville) has added Barry Birdwell to its sales team...EMTEC (Valencia, CA), pro audio sales and marketing group, has announced the promotion of Kim McKenzie, Don Morris and Jeff Williams to the position of director of sales.