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FENDER® AUDIO INTRODUCES NEW INNOVATIONS

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.  (January 23, 2014) — Fender Audio is pleased to introduce several new innovative products aimed to make sharing and amplifying music easier than ever before.

Fender revolutionizes the recording industry by empowering a new generation of mobile-minded producers and engineers with the world’s first truly portable world-class studio monitoring system — Passport STUDIO.

Monitoring consistency is a key factor in producing mixes that translate properly from system to system. With the advent of powerful portable recording workstations and the increasing convenience of fully “in the box” audio production, the need for highly portable and accurate studio monitors is now more important than ever. Enter Passport STUDIO.

Passport STUDIO houses a world-renowned FOCAL® driver set in a portable, protective and meticulously tuned enclosure, complemented by convenient front panel controls and connectivity. Travel from tracking to mixing sessions down the street or across the globe, with complete confidence that your monitors will arrive unharmed.

The Fender SLIDE Interface provides everything you need to start using your mobile device or PC as a recording, performing or guitar instructional workstation. Along with simple and flexible connectivity, the SLIDE interface includes two complimentary versions of IK Multimedia’s AmpliTube®, amp and FX modeling software, along with a full version of the Rock Prodigy® app, the most complete and effective way to learn guitar.

AmpliTube download links are listed in the owner’s manual. To obtain your Rock Prodigy license, visit: fender.com/slide and follow the registration prompts. Plug your guitar or bass into the SLIDE interface with a standard 1/4” instrument cable, and use either included data cable (SLIDE connect “L” for iOS devices* or SLIDE connect “A” for Mac/PC**) to connect to your device. Monitor with headphones or fill the room with sound by connecting to an amplified system. With the SLIDE Interface you have complete control.

The Fender EXPO SYSTEM is a powered speaker array with an integrated subwoofer that delivers audiophile clarity and sonic detail in a portable, small-footprint design easily set up in only seconds. The EXPO SYSTEM is the perfect sound system for DJs and instrumental performers. It’s also ideal for education, worship and many other presentation applications. The EXPO SYSTEM’s ultra-wide sound dispersion pattern covers audiences of up to 300, and it can be easily daisy-chained together with multiple EXPO systems to cover even larger audiences.

For more information, go to www.fender.com.

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About Fender Musical Instruments Corporation Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is a leading, global musical instruments company whose comprehensive portfolio of brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Guild®, Tacoma®, Gretsch®, Jackson®, Charvel®, EVH®, SWR® and Groove Tubes®, among others. Fender® instruments include the Telecaster®, Stratocaster®, Precision Bass® and Jazz Bass® guitars. For more information, visit www.fender.com

In 2007, FMIC acquired KMC Music, one of the largest independent U.S. distributors of musical instruments and accessories. In 2011, KMC Music and Musicorp united their sales and catalog divisions as KMCMusicorp, creating a leading wholesaler of musical instruments, accessories and lighting equipment. KMCMusicorp produces and/or distributes Ovation®, Takamine® and Hamer® guitars; Latin Percussion®, Gretsch® Drums, Gibraltar® Hardware, Toca® Percussion, Sabian® cymbals and Genz Benz® amplifiers and more. For more information, visit www.kmcmusicorp.com