Modal Electronics

American Music and Sound to Distribute Etymotic Research, Westone Audio

Pro audio, musical instrument, and consumer electronics distributor American Music and Sound continues to grow, this time by taking on US distribution for two highly-respected brands specializing in in-ear monitors and hearing protection.

Westone Audio has been a pioneer of premium in-ear solutions since 1959, with proven leadership in the audio industry through a rich history of uniquely focused innovations and decades of knowledge, including the invention of the first custom in-ear monitor for stage use.

Etymotic is a world leader in development of technology addressing hearing health since 1983. With a basis in the scientific research conducted on auditory ear canal response, Etymotic invented the first insert earphone, the ER4. The ER4 is still a benchmark in In-Ear-Monitor (IEM) development as it was scientifically designed to be a truly accurate earphone.

Westone Audio and Etymotic are subsidiaries of Lucid Hearing, and both companies continue to innovate in the pro audio space.

“We are absolutely ecstatic to have Westone Audio and Etymotic added to the AM&S family of brands,” noted Kris McDougall, Senior National Sales Manager for American Music and Sound. “Their decades of experience and superior brand equity in the in-ear monitor space, combined with our industry-leading sales and distribution
competencies, are a real recipe for success. Furthermore, their solid grasp of both the Pro Audio and Consumer HiFi markets pair beautifully with our existing offerings in both spaces.”

“We are more than excited to partner with AM&S to bring the Westone Audio and Etymotic music brands to an even wider audience,” added Tal Kocen, Vice President of Consumer Product for Lucid Audio. “We know they will use their expansive retail relationships to share our deep legacy as both the inventor of the first custom in-ear monitors and the gold-standard of audio.” ///

Modal Electronics

Modal Electronics Partners with American Music & Sound to Expand Distribution in US Market

Renowned innovator of next-generation synthesisers strengthens the distribution network in the United States.

Bristol, UK – 3rd January 2023. Modal Electronics, a leading global synthesiser manufacturer, today announced the appointment of American Music & Sound — an Exertis | JAM business, as their exclusive distribution partner for their ground-breaking synthesiser portfolio in the United States of America.

Since 2013, Modal Electronics has cemented itself at the leading edge of forward-thinking synthesiser technology. Fusing sophisticated analogue and digital circuitry with an innovative approach to synthesiser design, Modal Electronics’ current portfolio is regarded as the pinnacle for users seeking modern synth-centric tools engineered for the forward-thinking creative. Whether it’s the Wavetable-fuelled ARGON-Series or the Beyond Analogue COBALT-Series, users are empowered with unparalleled creative possibilities and the convenience of a 1:1 standalone app- and plugin-based control courtesy of MODALapp.

The growth and success of Modal Electronics demand a sales/distribution entity in the all-important US market with a thorough understanding of all aspects of the international music equipment marketplace. Modal Electronics identified exactly those qualifications and capabilities in American Music & Sound (AM&S). With extensive experience distributing some of the world’s top musical instrument and pro audio brands, AM&S aims to deliver top-flight service for Modal Electronics’ next-generation synthesiser portfolio via strategic routes to market and their wealth of proven first-hand expertise.

“Modal is a company we have admired for years,” notes Patrick Sullivan, President of American Music & Sound. “The design, functionality, and quality of their products make them an essential part of any keyboard for recording artists. They continue to innovate, most notably with MODALapp which connects the Modal synthesiser ecosystem and provides a modern platform to help their customers create. We are extremely excited to partner with them in the United States.”

Christian Stahl,  VP of Marketing of Modal Electronics, adds, “AM&S has been carefully chosen for their professionalism and ability to connect and support an extensive retail network for Modal Electronics’ product portfolio. We are excited to share our passion for synth technologies with the AM&S team and work with them as business partners for the US market.”