San Diego, CA â€“ December 2008â€¦ Equator Audio Research, recognized globally as a leading manufacturer of highly accurate studio reference monitors for mission critical recording applications, and Broadjam.com, an international leader in Internet music services for independent musicians, are pleased to announce an agreement to provide a free premium Broadjam.com membership (a $240 value) to everyone who purchases a pair of Equator Q8 studio reference monitors.
Roy Elkins, founder of Broadjam.com, and Ted Keffalo, President of Equator Audio Research, have been friends and industry associates for more than 20 years. Elkins, whose background encompasses tenures with musical electronics manufacturer Ensoniq and leading software developer Sonic Foundry, founded Broadjam.com with the expressed interest in developing a wide range of services that enable musicians to collaborate and gain exposure for their efforts. Keffalo, whose historyâ€”prior to his current leadership role at Equator Audio Researchâ€” included key positions with musical equipment manufacturers Alesis and Event Electronics, has traditionally been at the cutting edge of technological development for music and sound production. Together, these two industry leaders provide some of the best tools for todayâ€™s creative musicians and sound professionals.
The free 1 year premium Broadjam membership includes:
â€¢ The ability to market and sell music downloads
â€¢ Web hosting of a personal site
â€¢ Access to film, TV, advertising, and video game music opportunity submissions
â€¢ The ability to build and manage a fan list and social network
â€¢ The opportunity to network and interact with members in over 190 countries
â€œOver the years, Iâ€™ve watched Roy gravitate from hardware through the software world and move ever closer to the real source of our industryâ€™s energyâ€”the artist,â€? commented Keffalo. â€œIâ€™m extremely pleased to be able to offer Broadjamâ€™s services to the Equator Q8 customer.â€?
â€œTedâ€™s been in the monitor business for many years,â€? notes Elkins. â€œI recognized that Equator monitors address issues that have long existed, but have largely gone unchecked. Many of our artists produce their work in less than perfect recording conditions. With the Q8â€™s accuracy and digital abilities, I see them as an excellent tool for better production. Armed with a Broadjam membership, Equator Audio Q8 customers have an immediate outlet for networking and marketing their creative efforts.â€?
The Equator Audio Q8â€™s Digitally-Controlled Transducersâ„¢, phase and time accurate Zero-Point Referenceâ„¢ co-axial design, internally matched speakers, and their ability to compensate for room conditions as well as Secondary Reflection Correction eliminates existing sonic obstacles and enables the producer to trust the accuracy of the mix.
Broadjam.com is an international web community dedicated to independent musicians and their friends. Itâ€™s a place to find new independent music, join a music social network, and collaborate with other indie artists and fans. Broadjam members can enter song and music contests, submit songs for TV and Film opportunities, and host their web site and music while distributing to other online channels. Broadjam has over 90,000 artists in 190 countries. Visit them online at www.broadjam.com
About Equator Audio Research
Equator Audio Research is committed to delivering studio reference monitor solutions that overcome the myriad of challenges faced in todayâ€™s audio production. Whether the challenge is on the production line or in the studio control room, Equator is dedicated to identifying and addressing it. Our products are used daily in mission-critical applications at many of the worldâ€™s finest recording studios. For additional information on the Q8 and all Equator Audio products, visit the company online at www.equatoraudio.com.
Photo caption: Equator Audio's Ted Keffalo and Broadjam.com's Roy Elkins