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The NAMM 2013 Show

For Release: January 22, 2013

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Sonnet to Feature Presentations From Audio Pros Jim Roese and Sean Householder at the NAMM Show

IRVINE, CA—Jan. 22, 2013—At the 2013 NAMM Show in Anaheim, audio pros Jim Roese and Sean Householder will demonstrate solutions they are currently using based on Sonnet's Thunderbolt™-to-PCIe® expansion systems. Roese will present "Midas AES50 I/O Over Thunderbolt" at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. from Jan. 24-27. Householder's presentation, "AVID ProTools/HDX2 Over Thunderbolt," will take place at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. from Jan. 24-26. All presentations will be given in Sonnet's booth, 7620.

Roese is CEO and president of RPM Dynamics, a pro audio solutions company specializing in value-added systems based on Midas Digital audio consoles. An accomplished FOH engineer and production manager, Roese is also a writer and content provider for the online publication SoundProLive. In his presentation at the NAMM Show, Roese will demonstrate a cost-effective and highly portable solution he developed for on-location audio workflows that integrates the Sonnet Echo™ Express II Thunderbolt expansion chassis with a Midas Digital I/O console and Lynx Studio Technology's PCIe card with an AES50 port, the AES16e50. Roese has successfully applied this solution in numerous high-profile music events including last fall's Blondie/Devo 2012 "Whip It to Shreds" concert tour.

Householder, a professional music producer, engineer, and songwriter based in southern California, is involved in a wide range of live recording, mixing, and pro audio projects. At NAMM, Householder will describe how he is able to build a seamless and highly portable audio editing workflow with just the Sonnet Echo Express Pro chassis, two Avid® ProTools|HDX PCIe cards, and a lightweight MacBook Pro®.

"We are honored that these two highly respected audio professionals are giving their time to show NAMM attendees how our Thunderbolt-to-PCIe expansion solutions are being applied in real-life mobile and on-location workflows," said Greg LaPorte, vice president of sales and marketing, Sonnet Technologies. "As both Jim and Sean will demonstrate, our Echo Express chassis enable engineers to use the portable computers of their choice through integration with a host of complementary PCIe cards and technologies."


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About Sonnet Technologies
Sonnet Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of storage systems, Thunderbolt™ technology PCIe® expansion products, interface cards, and media readers for professional users in the audio, video, and broadcast industries. Sonnet's Thunderbolt expansion products enable the use of pro audio I/O and DSP cards, pro video capture and transcoding cards, interface cards, and other high-performance PCIe cards with mini, portable, and all-in-one computers. The company's product line features a range of high-performance, cost-effective, and reliable portable, desktop, and rackmount RAID storage solutions. For more than 25 years Sonnet has pioneered and brought to market numerous innovative and award-winning products that enhance the performance and connectivity of Mac®, Windows®, and other industry-standard computers. More information is available at


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