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Record Industry Poker Tournament Resounding Success

Pictured at The Village Recorder, spectators look on as the final table players compete for the coveted Grand Prizes donated by top Industry Manufacturers including Telefunfen, Bricasti, Summit Audio, Solid State Logic and more. Photo by David Goggin.

Composer Jody Whitesides Picks TELEFUNKEN C-12 and Runner-up Gary Reitzas Chooses Bricasti M1 from Grand Prizes
The 2nd Annual Record Industry Poker Tournament was a resounding success, raising much-needed funds for Sound Art LA, the youth-oriented music education foundation. More than 100 of the music industry’s top producers, engineers, musicians and audio manufacturers attended the event at The Village Recorders hosted by Grammy Award-winning engineer Dave Reitzas.

Songwriter/composer Jody Whitesides was the last man standing at the end of the Texas Holdem play, picking a Telefunken Elektroakustik C-12 microphone system and runner-up Gary Reitzas chose

Bricasti’s new M1 Digital-to-Analog Converter.

Pictured at The Village Recorder are (L-R) poker winner Jody Whitesides holding the TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustic C-12 microphone system and RI-PT founder and host Dave Reitzas. Photo by David Goggin.

Other winners selected from a valuable array of product from sponsors including American Music and Sound, Antares Audio Technologies, Apogee, Audio-Technica, Beyer Dynamic, Blue Microphones, Brainworx, Design FX, EastWest Sounds and Studios, FXpansion USA, Focusrite-Novation, Gavin Lurssen, Genelec, Korg, Little Labs, Matthew Lane, Millennia Media, Mojave Audio, Ocean Way Drums, Platinum Samples, Propellorhead, RealTraps, Royer, Shure, Solid State Logic, Sonalksis, SPL, Steinberg, Steven Slate Digital, Summit Audio, Tonehunter, Toontrack, and Universal Audio.

“The generosity of the sponsors, the enthusiasm of the players, and the caliber of the prizes were just amazing!” remarked Reitzas. “My goal of creating a fun day where the people of our industry get to see each other face to face has far exceeded my expectations and I am humbled by the support for this event. Thanks everybody!”

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The Recording Industry Poker Tournament is a KMD Productions event. For more information about all the sponsors,
Contact Karen Dunn at 925.708.0307 or e-mail: [email protected]