Canadian Pedal Maker Nanolog Audio Shuts Down Canadian boutique pedal manufacturer Nanolog Audio Inc . has closed .
“ Unfortunately , the time has come to shut down Nanolog Audio Inc . While there is still progress on research development of the core technology , we are at a crossroads and closing the doors to the company ,” the manufacturer said in an email announcement on Dec . 3 , 2021 . “ So , a deep thank you to : The builders who were bold enough to take a chance on us ; our suppliers who helped us reach new customers ; the retailers who took on a new line of pedals ; our amazing customers who took a leap of faith on a new technology ; and all the potential business partners who took the time to work with our prototypes and explore new possibilities . We look forward to seeing how quantum tunneling and molecular electronics will impact the world in the coming years !”
The company was founded by Rick McCreery and Adam Bergren , who embraced the concepts of molecular electronics and quantum tunneling to create new pedal tones . Bergren is a PhD senior research officer at the NRC ’ s Nanotechnology Research Centre , and McCreery is a professor of chemistry at the University of Alberta . All their products were manufactured in Edmonton . The products were developed at the aforementioned Nanotechnology Research Centre , which is a part of the National Research Council Canada , and has close partnerships with the University of Alberta .
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RICK MCCREERY ( LEFT ) & ADAM BERGREN
Launch Music Now Distributing SKB ’ s MI & Pro Audio Cases in Canada Launch Music is now distributing SKB Corporation ’ s entire line of cases for musical instruments and pro audio gear in Canada .
“ We are very excited to partner with SKB , who has proven over decades that a high-quality product goes a long way . Since 1977 , they remain the leader in their industry by adapting to consumer needs , expanding their product offerings , and re-investing in state-of-the-art technologies ,” says Launch Music ’ s VP of distribution , Jean-Philippe ( J . P .) Lambert .
Mark Hebert , president and CEO of Launch Music ’ s parent company , Cosmo Music , adds : “ We are extremely excited to have the SKB brand join the Launch Music family . SKB has a long history of manufacturing some of the best quality cases on the planet in their advanced manufacturing facility in the U . S . We are proud to have been given the opportunity to bring more of these amazing products to Canadian consumers .”
“ SKB and Launch Music are both family-operated companies with years of experience in the MI industry . We are both committed to working together to provide that same excellent customer service along with the best protective cases in the industry to Canadian dealers ,” says Will Steven , VP of sales and marketing at SKB Cases .
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