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Vice President of Engineering Angel Banchs Joins the OSA International, Inc. Team

OSA International Continues to Grow Live Events Team With Industry’s Top Talent

Las Vegas, Chicago and NashvilleOSA International, Inc., one of the industry’s leading audio visual solutions providers for live events and entertainment, continues to build its live events team in 2015 with several new specialized team members, including Vice President of Engineering Angel Banchs who is well-known and respected in the industry.

"Over the past four years, when OSA purchased Media Solutions in 2011, our video and multimedia projects have significantly grown in both volume and innovative capabilities," states OSA International’s CEO & Founder Mario Educate. "As a result, we’ve brought on some of the best video talent for live events and entertainment as well as increased our inventory with the latest technology and LED to ensure we create an environment that brings our clients’ visions to reality."

A recent addition to the team, Banchs brings an impressive technical background as a video engineer, design engineer, technical director, and audio engineer. He is also an equipment designer and manufacturer and has designed custom parts and assemblies for rock tours, television studios, motion pictures and other events.

Most recently, Banchs was a freelance video engineer for 15 years and during that time worked on a variety of large-scale events for OSA. His primary focus is on large format video systems for broadcast and corporate events, and he is certified on Barco Encore, FSN, Encore 2 and Vista Spyder systems.

"I am excited to be on the OSA team," says Banchs. "I had the opportunity to work with OSA over the years and have always been impressed with the team’s drive and positive attitude they bring to the table on a daily basis. It’s important to me to work with professionals who keep cool under pressure and maintain their professionalism to ensure the client’s expectations are met and exceeded."

"We maintain our reputation of delivering the highest-quality service and solutions by employing top industry talent, such as Angel, who have the same client-centric mindset and drive to continually enhance the client and audience experience," says Educate.

Currently, Banchs is touring with the OSA Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) team to support the epic arena, designed by Production Designer Bruce Rodgers, owner of Tribe Design, which includes an 180,000-pound structure suspended above the ring and encased in nearly 2,000 LED tiles owned by OSA. The arena itself is also surrounded by numerous curved LED displays showing a variety of content to set the stage. To successfully accomplish a rigorous and detail-oriented project such as the PBC tour, it’s critical to have the right team in place to make the event come to life.

Learn more about OSA International, Inc. at www.OSAcorp.com.

About OSA International, Inc.

OSA International, Inc. is your audio visual solutions partner for live events and entertainment since 1985. Our reputation is unmatched in the industry for providing the ultimate client and audience experience. We offer a complete suite for a variety of events, including state-of-the-art sound reinforcement, engineering, multimedia and video displays, along with comprehensive technical direction and production services. Every client receives the highest quality of service, technology, and more importantly the best talent in the industry to take your vision to reality. We are a national leader in custom live event technology for auto shows, large-scale meetings and events, festivals and concerts, exhibits and tradeshows, and some of the largest sporting events in the world. OSA International, Inc. is the parent company of Integrated Solutions and M.T. Custom Cases, offering our clients an array of services and products within the audio visual industry. OSA has offices in Chicago, Las Vegas, and Nashville. Learn more about us at www.OSAcorp.com.

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OSA Expands Nation’s Largest Martin Audio MLA Inventory

OSA International, Inc. of Chicago, Las Vegas and Nashville recently purchased additional MLA enclosures to increase what is already the nation’s largest inventory of Martin Audio’s award-winning loudspeaker line.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary of top-quality live production work for tours, corporate shows, product launches, TV broadcasts and special events, OSA just added 26 MLA and 18 MLA Compact enclosures to its already full line inventory.

Because of MLA’s consistent front to back audience coverage, exceptional clarity and noise overspill control, OSA has recently used the system for two Steely Dan national tours, the Firefly Music Festival, IFC Stage at SXSW, NBC’s Premier Boxing Champions, The Pavilion at Ravinia, the David Foster Foundation Miracle Gala and Concert, The Broadway League featuring Gloria Estefan and a variety of other corporate and special events.

Commenting on the recent purchase, OSA Vice President Jim Risgin said, “Martin Audio’s MLA continues to be a runaway success, making us busier than ever in our 30th Anniversary year. We continue to add inventory to service our locations and other MLA partners as demand for these boxes continues to increase, which is a testament to Martin Audio’s breakthrough technology and engineering team that keeps the system one step ahead.

“We’ve seen other box manufacturers say they offer optimization and steering, but there’s still nothing on the market that comes close to the feature set of MLA, nor delivers it as successfully and consistently as MLA. Martin Audio continues to improve with every update, using its years of real life experience. Once our customers try MLA, they don’t want to use anything else and that’s a big reason why we continue to be successful.”

For more about Martin Audio, please click to www.martin-audio.com.

About Martin Audio®

Founded by audio engineer David Martin in 1971, Martin Audio pioneered the use of all-horn-loaded bass designs in world-class touring loudspeaker systems for groups such as Pink Floyd, ELP and Supertramp. Located outside of London, Martin Audio now embodies a sophisticated mix of acoustic design, research, mathematical modeling and software engineering for a wide range of products in the installation, cinema and touring sound markets.

About OSA International, Inc.

OSA International, Inc. is your audiovisual solutions partner for live events and entertainment since 1985. Our reputation is unmatched in the industry for providing the ultimate client and audience experience. We offer a complete suite for a variety of events, including state-of-the-art sound reinforcement, engineering, multimedia and video displays, along with comprehensive technical direction and production services. Learn more about us at www.OSAcorp.com.

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“OSA Expands Nation’s Largest Martin Audio MLA Inventory” by Martin Audio Ltd.

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OSA International, Inc. Celebrates 30-Year Anniversary as a Leader in Technical Services for Live Events and Entertainment

Over the Span of 30-Years, OSA has Earned a Reputation for Delivering the Ultimate Client and Audience Experience

Las Vegas, Chicago and NashvilleOSA International, Inc., a leading global technical event services company, announces its 30-year anniversary of providing high-end audio design and reinforcement, premier multimedia and video solutions, and full-service technical direction and production services.

Throughout OSA’s 30-year journey there has been, and continues to be, significant advances in technology for the events and entertainment industry. A goal since the company’s inception, OSA’s dedicated to exceeding its clients’ expectations by continuously making R&D investments to grow its inventory with state of the art technology and providing its technicians and engineers with the training necessary to create the ultimate client and audience experience.

Initially, clients sought out OSA for its premier audio solutions, designed and operated by the industry’s highly-experienced engineers. It didn’t take long before clients requested full-service technical and production services, so they could work with a single, trusted partner.

In 2011, OSA took its video division to a new level and purchased Media Solutions, one of the most reputable custom multimedia and video display companies in the industry. Similar to OSA, Media Solutions was known for its highly skilled and dedicated talent behind the technology, making this a natural merger.

“Over the past 30 years, OSA has grown methodically, both in talent and technology,” says OSA International’s CEO & Founder Mario Educate. “Our team consists of highly talented and industry respected engineers, technicians, and technical directors who all have the same dedicated mindset of providing the best solution and performance as possible for each and every client.”

Over the past 30 years, OSA has proactively sought-out new event technology and collaborated with major manufacturers, such as Martin Audio, JBL, and Shure, on product development – giving OSA a pulse on what’s to come as well as being the first to engage in training.

“It’s essential to have the right technology to support any type of event for our clients and ensure we offer the solution they want,” adds Educate.

OSA’s role is to take its client’s vision to reality and do what it takes to make it a simple and seamless experience. Today, OSA provides comprehensive technical services to some of the largest corporate and sporting events, and tours across the globe such as Premier Boxing Champions, NBA meetings and events, BMI Music Awards and Steely Dan.

Additionally, OSA is the parent company to OSA Integrated Solutions and M.T. Custom Cases. OSA Integrated Solutions is a high-profile commercial and residential solutions provider for audio, visual, automation, lighting and staging systems. M.T. is a leader in custom road and flight cases and known for its quality craftsmanship, durability, attention to detail, and service.

“Everyone at OSA truly appreciates and thanks each and every client for their business over the past 30 years,” says Educate. “There are many clients who have been with us since the beginning and we are privileged to continue to add new events and projects each year. Thank you.”

About OSA International, Inc.

OSA International, Inc. is your audio visual solutions partner for live events and entertainment since 1985. Our reputation is unmatched in the industry for providing the ultimate client and audience experience. We offer a complete suite for a variety of events, including state-of-the-art sound reinforcement, engineering, multimedia and video displays, along with comprehensive technical direction and production services. Every client receives the highest quality of service, technology, and more importantly the best talent in the industry to take your vision to reality. We are a national leader in custom live event technology for auto shows, large-scale meetings and events, festivals and concerts, exhibits and tradeshows, and some of the largest sporting events in the world. OSA International, Inc. is the parent company of Integrated Solutions and M.T. Custom Cases, offering our clients an array of services and products within the audio visual industry. OSA has offices in Chicago, Las Vegas, and Nashville. Learn more about us at www.OSAcorp.com.

PBC Video Scoreboard Using Absen LED

OSA International, Inc. Significantly Increases Video and Multimedia Technology

OSA International, Inc. Supplements Inventory with Absen LED, Barco Processors and New 4K Technologies

Las Vegas, Chicago and Nashville – OSA International, Inc., one of the industry’s leading custom technical services providers for live events and entertainment, continues to nurture its reputation for being at the forefront of event technology by proactively keeping a pulse on new equipment and trends in the industry.

Event technology continuously evolves year over year, giving producers and event planners the support to take their creativity to the next level. As a technical service provider for live events and entertainment, OSA feels it is important to have the right technology and professional talent on hand to take its clients’ visions to reality – always striving to exceed expectations for every event.

“We own the majority of the equipment we use on show site for quality control, gear proficiency, and to help our clients stay within budget by reducing or eliminating sub–rentals,” says OSA International’s CEO and Founder Mario Educate. “As event technology advances, we ensure we have a wide variety of equipment and the right solutions to create a positive and memorable experience for our clients.”

“Another benefit of owning the equipment is our specialized teams have the opportunity to learn and master the technology to maximize its capabilities before getting to show site,” adds Educate.

When it comes to multimedia and video display technology, OSA has one of the largest and advanced inventories of Barco and Absen LED, LED scenic video and lighting, flat panel displays, film screens, HD multi–imaging, video projection, HD and SD camera systems, 4K technology and multimedia processing systems. Most recently, OSA added to its inventory to include the following new event technology:

  • Absen LED – 3.9mm, 7.25mm and 20mm mesh
  • Barco E2 – 4K Screen Management
  • Barco Image Pro II Jr.
  • Sony® BRC–Z330 HD CMOS Cameras
  • Sound Devices Pix 270i Recorders

This year, 2000 of OSA’s new Absen HD LED tiles are displayed on the set of NBC’s Premier Boxing Champions (PBC), encasing the impressive 180,000-pound structure suspended above the ring. OSA, the technical production company, production company, and technical service provider, has been touring throughout North America with PBC since March, delivering custom video solutions for each match and using the latest technology to achieve the grand effect designed by PBC’s Production Designer Bruce Rodgers, owner of Tribe Design.

OSA is responsible for accomplishing some of the most creative and inspiring displays today. Working closely with its clients from the onset of the project, OSA’s video team defines goals, and looks at every angle to choose the best technology, or designs custom solutions, to take the vision to fruition. Knowing there is only one chance to get it right, OSA defines a contingency plan and builds redundancies into each system to eliminate any potential issues.

Learn more information about OSA’s inventory and new technology on its website.

Premier Boxing Champions's Impressive LED Display using Absen LED

About OSA International, Inc.

OSA International, Inc. is your technical service partner for live events and entertainment since 1985. Our reputation is unmatched in the industry for providing the ultimate client and audience experience. We offer a complete suite for a variety of events, including high-end sound reinforcement, engineering, multimedia and video displays, along with comprehensive technical direction and production services. Every client receives the highest quality of service, technology, and more importantly the best talent in the industry to take your vision to reality. OSA International, Inc. is the parent company of On Stage Audio, Media Solutions, Integrated Solutions, and M.T. Custom Cases, offering our clients an array of services and products within the audio visual industry. OSA has offices in Chicago, Las Vegas, and Nashville. Learn more about OSA at www.OSAcorp.com.

IFC Stage at SXSW 2015

OSA and Martin Audio MLA Distinguish IFC Stage At SXSW

OSA and Martin Audio MLA Distinguish IFC Stage At SXSW

Austin, TX — OSA International and a Martin Audio MLA loudspeaker system provided the coverage, audio quality and noise control that quickly earned the IFC Fairgrounds stage festival-wide buzz as one of the best sounding at SXSW.

For the second year in a row, the IFC Fairgrounds, created by the award-winning, integrated, experiential marketing agency, LeadDog Marketing Group, embodied the atmosphere of a state fair and classic carnival experience with some of the hottest breakout bands at SXSW performing alongside rides, games, a giant slide, mechanical bull, prize giveaways and celebrated Austin food trucks.

Located in Austin’s Palm Park, the stage was distinguished by the professionalism of OSA’s crew, which included Peter Wiejaczka (A1 and Sound Designer), Alex McIntire (Monitor Assistant and Stage), Peter Brennan (Monitor Engineer) and Paul Deuschle (Production Manager). IFC and LeadDog Marketing Group designed the distinctive signage and decor for the Fairgrounds, which Deb Miller, OSA Account Manager, fabricated.

The other critical component for the IFC Fairgrounds concert series was the Martin Audio MLA system consisting of seven MLA and one MLD downfill enclosure per side with eight MLX subs ground-stacked in a broadside array at the front of the stage optimized to cover the width of the audience area.

Asked about mixing the audio for this year’s event, Peter explains, “The MLA system is essential to maintaining noise control and ensuring the sound where it’s meant to be, on the audience. Last year, we were able to change the MLA on the fly to re-optimize the PA to increase the volume for a larger portion of the park, which is what the client wanted.”

“MLA is one of the only systems that can be used by multiple engineers with no live sound checks between sets, and that’s a significant advantage in a festival environment. Any engineer can mix on it and be happy without going into the system EQ. They can simply focus on the mixing. With the precision of the MLA technology, we knew it sounded good, but we wanted to make sure the first downbeat came out strong.

“MLA is so coherent,” Peter concludes. “The voicing is acceptable to every ear out there and we could easily achieve the tonality required for each band in a short time. We had a 4dB difference over 110 feet from the stage and, with this many boxes, that’s exceptional.”

The audio system for the stage also included a Yamaha QL1 console at FOH for incidental music, an AVID Profile for the band nexus, a Soundcraft VI6 for monitors and Martin Audio LE1500 wedges onstage to keep it in the family.

“Delivering flawless sound at a festival with multiple stages and performers is challenging,” says CEO & Founder Mario Educate of OSA International. “However, the technology in the MLA makes the system an ideal solution. Our engineers are able to configure the system to deliver sound to exact locations within the designated perimeter and eliminating any outside interference, while producing an audio quality with precision and clarity.”

For three days, 15 of the most talked about bands took over the IFC Fairgrounds stage including Dry the River, Colony House, Jukebox the Ghost, Rubblebucket, Gorgon City Live, K.Flay, Twin Peaks, Priory, Robert DeLong, Odesza, Coin, HolyChild, Sun Club, X Ambassadors, and Smallpools.

Dan Mannix, President and CEO of LeadDog Marketing Group says, “The lineup was based on the overall upbeat and fun vibe we wanted to achieve and different music genres that were appealing to the brand’s sensibility, ensuring the energy was up throughout the entire event. IFC collaborated with artists they knew would reflect their ‘Slightly Off’ brand identity, appeal to their fans, and have the ability to drive attendance and engage the crowd through extraordinary live performances.”

Production Manager for OSA Paul Deuschle emphasized the professionalism of the stage and crew: “My job was to interface with the bands as soon as they arrived to talk about what they needed. We had a wide range of artists including newer bands with boxes and suitcases hauling their gear to guys who had 30 road cases with roadies. Some even had their own FOH and Monitor engineers.

“The biggest challenge was only having 20 minutes to get the band onstage off and the next band on. MLA was consistent and we could easily deliver excellent sound right out of the box. Some of the groups might have played six venues that week, so once they walked in and saw the setup, they were more relaxed.

“Even though there were all kinds of bands including heavy punk, hip hop, electronic music and pop, the coverage and sound quality was great. It sounded great up front, midway back through the audience, and all the way in the back of the park.”

Ultimately, the winning combination of OSA’s professionalism and MLA allowed the IFC Fairgrounds concerts to shine through all the stages as SXSW. As Mannix summarizes, “Word traveled fast among the bands that our stage was the one to be at, giving us a great leg up in year two for our future artist lineup while fans exploded the hashtag #IFCFairgrounds on Instagram and Twitter, sharing photos and videos of them having a blast.

“The IFC Fairgrounds was a huge success, marking our second year as one we’ll never forget. We brought in 15,000 fans, up 25% from last year, and this year’s lineup featured the most buzzed-about bands. Plus, with our top of the line stage, we were able to position ourselves as one of best stages and spaces at SXSW.”

For more about Martin Audio, please click to www.martin-audio.com.

About Martin Audio®

Founded by audio engineer David Martin in 1971, Martin Audio pioneered the use of all-horn-loaded bass designs in world-class touring loudspeaker systems for groups such as Pink Floyd, ELP and Supertramp. Located outside of London, Martin Audio now embodies a sophisticated mix of acoustic design, research, mathematical modeling and software engineering for a wide range of products in the installation, cinema and touring sound markets.

About OSA International, Inc.

OSA International, Inc. is a global technical services provider for live events and entertainment. Since its inception in 1985, OSA has earned a reputation, unmatched in the industry, for providing the ultimate client and audience experience. OSA offers custom solutions for a variety of events, including state-of-the-art sound reinforcement, engineering, multimedia and video displays, along with comprehensive technical direction and production services. Every client receives the highest quality of service, technology, and more importantly the best talent in the industry to take a vision to reality. OSA has offices in Chicago, Las Vegas, and Nashville. Learn more about OSA at www.OSAcorp.com.

About LeadDog Marketing Group

LeadDog Marketing Group creates, markets and produces one-of-a-kind brand and consumer experiences. Their team of passionate, make-it-happen people take a full-service approach to integrated experiential marketing, providing services including campaign conception and activation, partnership negotiation, design and branding, strategic communications, brand promotions, digital, and social media strategy. Recognized by Sports Business Journal/Daily as one of the top five sports events and experiential agencies three out of the past four years, LeadDog delivers award winning campaigns for partners in the sports, media/entertainment, active lifestyle, cause, technology and food/beverage industries. Marquee clients include Cirque du Soleil, Citi, Intel, IFC, Syfy, Jabra, and 2014 NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee. LeadDog is headquartered in New York City with satellite offices in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Columbus, Boston and Mexico City. To unleash your potential, please visit www.leaddogmarketing.com.

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“OSA and Martin Audio MLA Distinguish IFC Stage At SXSW” by Martin Audio Ltd.

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OSA International, Inc. Showcasing Technical Event Services and 4K Technology at the 2015 Experiential Marketing Summit

Global Technical Event Services Company OSA Sponsors 2015 Experiential Marketing Summit

OSA International, Inc., a leading global technical event services company, is preparing for this evening’s opening reception at the 2015 Experiential Marketing Summit in San Francisco, May 11th – 13th. A first time sponsor and exhibitor at this year’s EMS, OSA is creating an exciting environment in booth #403 and showcasing the impressive 4K technology, the ground-breaking Martin Audio MLA Mini®, along with branded interactive experiences.

Celebrating 30 years this month of providing global technical event services, OSA has seen live events evolve year over year in parallel with the latest technology available to producers and event planners – technology that allows them to take their imagination to the next level and create a memorable audience experience.

“It’s our role to really understand our clients’ objectives and provide them with the right technology and design to create the desired environment,” says CEO & Founder Mario Educate of OSA International. “With the emergence of 4K video production and resolution in live events, we will demonstrate the formidable resolution quality and how it changes the way audiences take in content.”

“The visual output of 4K delivers an immersive audience experience, creating an environment they feel a part of – not just simply viewing it,” continues Educate. “We are excited to demonstrate this advanced technology and show producers and event planners at the 2015 Experiential Marketing Summit how they can take their imagination to the next level and add detail the audience can truly appreciate.”

The 2015 Experiential Marketing Summit is the world’s largest conference for professionals in the event world. Stop by booth #403 to learn why OSA has earned a reputation for taking innovative ideas and creating an environment to exceed client and audience expectations using the highest-quality and latest technology, engineered by top industry talent.

About OSA International, Inc.

OSA International, Inc. is your audio visual solutions partner for live events and entertainment since 1985. Our reputation is unmatched in the industry for providing the ultimate client and audience experience. We offer a complete suite for a variety of events, including state-of-the-art sound reinforcement, engineering, multimedia and video displays, along with comprehensive technical direction and production services. Every client receives the highest quality of service, technology, and more importantly the best talent in the industry to take your vision to reality. We are a national leader in custom live event technology for auto shows, large-scale meetings and events, festivals and concerts, exhibits and tradeshows, and some of the largest sporting events in the world.

OSA has offices in Chicago, Las Vegas, and Nashville. Learn more about us at www.OSAcorp.com.

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OSA International, Inc. and M.T. Custom Cases Nominated for the 2015 Top Dog Awards

OSA Nominated for “Sound Company of the Year” and M.T. Custom Cases Nominated for “Case Company of the Year” in Touring

OSA International, Inc., one of the industry’s leading custom audio and visual solutions providers for live events and entertainment, is honored to announce its nominations for the 2015 Top Dog Awards.

The Top Dog Awards Show, to be held on January 10, at the 2015 Tour Link Conference in Palm Springs, California, recognizes the talent behind the touring scene and honors these companies and individuals who keep the demanding tours on the road and running seamlessly each year. The top 50 individuals and companies of the year will receive awards for their work in the industry, while three industry leaders will be inducted into the Touring Hall of Fame.

“OSA is proud to be nominated for the Top Dog Awards this year,” says CEO & Founder Mario Educate of OSA International. “Nominations are selected by our peers in the concert and touring industry, which is an esteemed honor for our dependable teams who work diligently to create the ultimate experience for our clients and their audiences.”

OSA is nominated for “Sound Company of the Year” on behalf of its work throughout the 2014 Steely Dan Jamalot Ever After Tour. Touring across 56 cities in the U.S. and Canada, OSA provided the groundbreaking Martin Audio Multi-Cellular Loudspeaker Array (MLA) sound system and faithfully delivered FOH Engineer Mark Dowdle’s audio design, who is also nominated for “FOH Engineer of the Year” for his work on the Steely Dan tour. Over the three-month the tour, the audio crew received numerous accolades for the sound quality, with “Jam Magazine Online” stating it was “audio perfection.”

Nominated for the second consecutive year for “Case Company of the Year,” M.T. Custom Cases, powered by OSA, is known in the touring industry for its quality craftsmanship, custom case and workstation designs, durability, precision, and service. Its reputation and products make M.T. one of the most sought-after case companies for touring, and the company is thrilled and honored to be nominated this year by its clients. Unlike other case companies, M.T. is the only one with a patent for its reinforcement design, and manufactures some of the top road cases and displays in the industry.

As OSA continues growing in this market, the company feels it is important to show its support and dedication to the industry by being an active participant in the 2015 Tour Link Conference as Title Sponsor and OSA’s Vice President Jim Risgin as production manager for the event.

“The Tour Link team focuses on creating a program current, relevant and pertinent for all concert and touring professionals,” says Risgin. “The panels and workshops are well thought-out to ensure attendees are exposed to new techniques, processes, technology, and pressing issues crucial to the industry. It’s also a powerful platform for networking with peers and building relationships, while helping newcomers to the industry learn from seasoned touring professionals and make the industry stronger. It is a valuable learning experience for everyone in attendance.”

Learn more about OSA International and the 2015 Tour Link Conference.

About OSA International, Inc.

OSA International, Inc. is your audio visual solutions partner for live events and entertainment since 1985. Our reputation is unmatched in the industry for providing the ultimate client and audience experience. We offer a complete suite for a variety of events, including state-of-the-art sound reinforcement, engineering, multimedia and video displays, along with comprehensive technical direction and production services. Every client receives the highest quality of service, technology, and more importantly the best talent in the industry to take your vision to reality. OSA International, Inc. is the parent company of On Stage Audio, Media Solutions, Integrated Solutions, and M.T. Custom Cases, offering our clients an array of services and products within the audio visual industry. OSA has offices in Chicago, Las Vegas, and Nashville. Learn more about us at www.osacorp.com.

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OSA International, Inc. Increases National Presence with Full Service Expansion in the Southeast

OSA International Grows Martin Audio MLA® Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array Inventory by 200 Units

OSA International, Inc., one of the industry’s leading custom audio and visual solutions providers for live events and entertainment, announces its Nashville office and warehouse, along with its growing inventory of Martin Audio MLA sound systems. OSA chose Nashville to strengthen its national presence and boost support for its current and growing clientele in the southeast. From this strategic location, OSA can fully service 50% of the nation’s population within a single day drive. In addition, The Music City (consistently ranking among the top 10 cities in the U.S. in national polls) brings a wealth of new business opportunities to OSA.

“When looking at potential locations for our third U.S. office, Nashville was a logical decision geographically for both our current and projected clients in the area, as well as its close proximity to surrounding metropolitan regions throughout the southeast,” said OSA’s CEO and Founder Mario Educate. “It allows us to be more competitive by being able to deliver our services regionally with reduced transportation costs from this central location – another benefit to our clients.”

“Furthermore,” continues Educate, “our Nashville presence increases our exposure to the music industry as Nashville is one of the nation’s largest centers for music production in the U.S. Couple that with the 30% rise year over year of corporate and special event bookings in the region, it made sense for us to significantly increase our rental inventory – Martin Audio MLA being the largest purchase based on the rising requests for the system.”

Already the largest supplier of Martin Audio MLA in North America, OSA recently added an assortment of 200 units, consisting of MLA, MLA Compact™ and MLA Mini™, to meet the high demand for this groundbreaking sound system technology, designed to deliver the highest, most consistent sound quality in any environment.

The company has a reputation for continuously striving to exceed clients’ expectations and bringing the additional resources into the southeast is another way to ensure it maintains its quality of service. OSA specializes in high-end audio systems, design and engineering, custom multimedia and video display solutions, as well as technical production support for its broad client base. Having one of the largest and exponentially diverse audio visual inventories in the industry, with the most impressive inventory of leading edge technologies with world, OSA is able to provide the right solution to its clients. More importantly, OSA has one of the most sought-after teams of engineers who truly understand the technology, and how to apply it to deliver the best results.

Learn more about OSA International and Martin Audio MLA.

About OSA International, Inc.
OSA International, Inc. is your audio visual solutions partner for live events and entertainment since 1985. Our reputation is unmatched in the industry for providing the ultimate client and audience experience. We offer a complete suite for a variety of events, including state-of-the-art sound reinforcement, engineering, multimedia and video displays, along with comprehensive technical direction and production services. Every client receives the highest quality of service, technology, and more importantly the best talent in the industry to take your vision to reality. OSA International, Inc. is the parent company of On Stage Audio, Media Solutions, Integrated Solutions, and M.T. Custom Cases, offering our clients an array of services and products within the audio visual industry. OSA has offices in Chicago, Las Vegas, and Nashville. Learn more about us at www.osacorp.com.

OSA International, Inc. Concludes the Fifty-Six City Steely Dan 2014 Jamalot Ever After Tour

OSA International, Inc. has the Largest Inventory of Martin Audio’s Multi-Cellular Loudspeaker Array (MLA) Sound Systems in North America

OSA International, Inc. wraps up Steely Dan’s final performance last night at The Capitol Theatre in New York. OSA was selected to provide the system for the tour centered on Martin Audio’s Multi-Cellular Loudspeaker Array (MLA) sound system, faithfully delivering FOH Engineer Mark Dowdle’s audio design for the 56-city Steely Dan 2014 Jamalot Ever After tour across the U.S. and Canada.

“A veteran audio pro myself, it truly was an honor to be part of the audio engineering team for Walter Becker and Donald Fagan,” says OSA’s Martyn “Ferrit” Rowe, crew chief/MLA engineer for the Steely Dan tour. “Their strive for perfection in sound production is why audiophiles and pro audio engineers use Steely Dan tracks to tune their systems, and I had the opportunity to work with the real deal.”

“They are studio cats who expect to deliver the same quality in their live shows, and we achieved that using Martin Audio’s MLA sound system,” continues Rowe. “MLA allowed us to solve many of the issues a conventional PA wouldn’t be able to do, particularly in realms of consistency for the engineer. He is able to achieve his mix and translate his mix moves throughout the entire audience zone unlike other systems.”

Becker and Fagan first experienced MLA capabilities in 2013 at the Ravinia Festival Pavilion, home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Highland Park, where OSA had just completed a permanent installation of the system for its summer series. MLA breaks the current paradigm for speaker design by looking at the audience listening area and through intuitive software and Multi-Cellular Drive delivers stellar coverage for the user-defined audience area (default is +/- ½ dB over that area). The capabilities of the MLA technology are setting a benchmark for the future of speaker system designs, giving the engineer the ability to project the performance to exact locations all while delivering consistent quality for the audience wherever they are seated. After the success of last summer’s concert at Ravinia, FOH Engineer Dowdle initiated further research into the system and OSA, who has the largest inventory of MLA in North America along with the expertise to navigate the system and maximize its capabilities.

Prior to joining OSA as the senior director of engineering, Rowe was the MLA product specialist at Martin Audio. His expertise of the system and previous touring credentials, such as Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest, Ozzy Osborne, Black Sabbath, KISS, The Who, Elton John, and The Police, was a valuable combination on the tour. He played a critical role as crew chief and MLA system engineer, along with Dowdle and System Technician Bob Alumbaugh, for the sound production during in this year’s summer tour.

“When we first heard and worked with MLA, even in its beta stage, we knew it was the future of sound systems,” said CEO & Founder Mario Educate of OSA International, Inc. “We have seen MLA become the most sought-after sound system for all types of events. The quality, consistency, and precision (in any environment), makes this the most exciting technology the audio industry has seen in decades.”

Throughout the tour, there were many positive concert reviews across the country about the superior performance and sound quality – “Jam Magazine Online” stated it was “audio perfection.” Even the audience noticed the difference and commented on the how good the mix on a daily basis as they filed past the mix. Day in and day out Mark Dowdle delivered a stellar mix on the MLA system.

“All in all I would have to say it was an honor to join the outstanding Steely Dan tour crew and take part in making the magic happen,” added OSA’s Vice President Jim Risgin.

View the Martin Audio video featuring extended interviews with Steely Dan’s FOH engineer and the OSA technical crew to learn about the touring experience using MLA. For images, visit the OSA and Steely Dan gallery.

About OSA International, Inc.
OSA International, Inc. is your audio visual solutions partner for live events and entertainment since 1985. Our reputation is unmatched in the industry for providing the ultimate client and audience experience. We offer a complete suite for a variety of events, including state-of-the-art sound reinforcement, engineering, multimedia and video displays, along with comprehensive technical direction and production services. Every client receives the highest quality of service, technology, and more importantly the best talent in the industry to take your vision to reality. OSA International, Inc. is the parent company of On Stage Audio, Media Solutions, Integrated Solutions, M.T. Custom Cases, and On Stage Brokers, offering our clients an array of services and products within the audio visual industry. OSA has offices in Chicago, Las Vegas, and Nashville. Learn more about us at www.osacorp.com.

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OSA International, Inc. Takes on Title Sponsorship and Production Management for the Tour Link 2015 Conference

OSA’s Vice President Jim Risgin Takes on Role as Production Manager at Tour Link 2015

OSA International, Inc., one of the industry’s leading audio visual solutions providers for live events and entertainment, announces its expanded role at the annual Tour Link 2015 Conference in Palm Springs, California, January 8th – 10th. OSA’s Vice President Jim Risgin will take on the responsibility as the conference production manager, and the company will maintain its standing as the sole Title Production Sponsor.

The Tour Link Conference was created to unite touring professionals and provide an open forum to share experiences and learn from each other. Touring is an enormous undertaking in the world of events; executing flawless shows back-to-back while traveling throughout the country and around the world. It takes the right people with the right talent to make this happen.

“It’s critical to have a forum as valuable as Tour Link,” says Risgin. “It’s important for OSA to support the education and mentoring for this industry as it continues to rapidly evolve. The opportunity for industry professionals to learn about what’s ahead in the next generation and find support as well as new mentors, teachers, and potential employment is invaluable to make our industry stronger.”

The first Tour Link Conference was held in 1998 with less than 50 attendees, and today has grown to nearly a 1,000 of the best minds and talent in touring who loyally attend every year for the networking and educational aspects.

“The Tour Link team spends significant time creating a relevant and current program composed of workshops, panels, demonstrations and exhibits,” says Founder & Owner Larry Smith of Tour Link. “We are always looking for the latest in new techniques, processes, technology, and pressing issues crucial to the industry, both current and forthcoming. Bringing OSA into a larger role within the conference helps us advance and execute our vision for Tour Link.”

Looking ahead, the Tour Link 2015 Conference will also draw in producers, technical directors, and event planners in corporate events. Bringing these industries together provides a larger scope for learning and sharing by looking at events from a new perspective. Corporate events are becoming more elaborate, with world-class musicians as entertainment, and the use of the technology is staggering. It is an exciting year to attend Tour Link.

“My goal as the production manager is to execute a professional event that exceeds the quality the audience is accustomed to experiencing,” says Risgin. “OSA is proud to take part of this intense three-day conference to support the touring and entertainment industry we are an integral part of throughout the year.”

Learn more about OSA International, Inc. at www.osacorp.com and Tour Link 2015 at www.tourlinkconference.com.

About OSA International, Inc.
OSA International, Inc., is your audio visual solutions partner for live events and entertainment since 1985. Our reputation is unmatched in the industry for providing the ultimate client and audience experience. We offer a complete suite for a variety of events, including state-of-the-art sound reinforcement, engineering, multimedia and video displays, along with comprehensive technical direction and production services. Every client receives the highest quality of service, technology, and more importantly the best talent in the industry to take your vision to reality. OSA International, Inc. is the parent company of On Stage Audio, Media Solutions, Integrated Solutions, M.T. Custom Cases, and On Stage Brokers, offering our clients an array of services and products within the audio visual industry. OSA has offices in Chicago, Las Vegas, and Nashville. Learn more about us at www.osacorp.com.

About Tour Link Conference
Tour Link is brought to you by Tour Guide Publications, creators of Mobile Production Pro, Mobile Production Monthly and the Road Book. Each year, hundreds of the top industry professionals gather for three days of panels, interactive discussions, workshops, and to see demonstrations of the latest technology in this industry. Tour Link celebrates the best-of-the-best industry professionals, from the previous touring year, at the annual Top Dog Touring and Hall of Fame Award Show. Learn more about Tour Link 2015 at www.tourlinkconference.com.