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I Can Hear Me Now
Touring production of Urban Cowboy Uses Hear Technologies personal monitoring systems supplied by Northern Sound & Light

McKees Rocks ( Pittsburgh ), PA, April 27, 2007 - Musicians for the new off-Broadway touring production of Urban Cowboy are enjoying their Hear Technologies personal monitoring system as part of the production package supplied by Northern Sound & Light (NSL), a nationally recognized audio and lighting products dealer with a thriving Internet presence.

When NSL began assembling the production package, a Hear Technologies system was at the top of the list.  "As one of Hear's largest dealers, we've experienced firsthand how a personal monitoring system can make a positive difference in the quality and consistency of a performance," said Steve Raslevich, president and founder of NSL.

"Personal monitoring systems reduce stage volume; there is no slap back from the back wall of the stage due to stage monitors," said Scott Haas, vice president of sales for Hear Technologies.  "As a result, the audience hears what the FOH engineer wants them to hear.  Also, personal monitoring systems let each musician adjust their own mix to suit their personal preferences."

Urban Cowboy bandHear Technologies products are designed for live performance or studio monitoring.  Each musician on the Urban Cowboy tour has his own Hear Back Mixer, providing local control of up to eight channels of audio.  For ease of setup, the system uses standard CAT5E cable for power and signal connection.  Designed to fit on a standard microphone or desk stand, the Hear Back Mixer is perfectly suited for life on the road or in the studio.

Haas added: "The great thing about our Hear Back system is that no matter what kind of venue, users sound the same to themselves.  The musician's performance is consistent.  Actors in a live show have to cue off the music, so it is important to have repeatable performances night after night."

Hear Technologies systems have been used in other touring productions like SPAMalot and the Lion King.

Photo Caption: Brandon Sturiale, Assistant Musical Director on the Urban Cowboy tour, is seen here using a Hear Technologies personal monitoring system.

About Northern Sound & Light (NSL)
Founded in 1990 by Steve Raslevich , Northern Sound & Light (NSL) strives to provide customers with award-winning service and top name brands at the maximum discount price.  Based just outside of Pittsburgh in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania , Northern Sound & Light is a proud member of the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) and the BBBOnline Reliability Program.  Northern Sound & Light can be found online at www.northernsound.net.

About Hear Technologies
Hear Technologies is the Pro Audio product division of Quantum Technologies Inc., a world leader in custom audio/video systems. Hear Technologies designs, manufactures, and distributes unique, solution-based, affordable pro audio equipment of the highest quality to fill the personal and professional needs of domestic and international customers. We supply world-class products rich in features that are simple to use and offer unparalleled value - all with an allegiance to superlative customer service. Products include Hear Back, Talk Back, Mix Back, ADAT® Extreme Extenders, HearBuds, HearBuds with Headsets and a variety of cables.

For more information, please contact:
Linda Seid Frembes
Total Focus Communications
Office: (508) 476-2062
Email: linda@frembes.com

Scott Haas, Vice President of Sales
Hear Technologies
991 Discovery Drive
Huntsville, AL 35806 USA
Tel: (256) 922-1200
Fax: (256) 922-1221

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