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Trackster Selected as Finalist in 2013 SXSW V2Venture Competition

Canadian Guitar Re-Amping Startup Boasts Global Recording Network
 
Trackster(tm), world's first studio network for the re-amping of guitar recordings, has been selected as one of five finalists in the "Culture and Entertainment" category at the 2013 South By Southwest 2013 V2Venture (SXSW V2V) competition, taking place in Las Vegas on August 13-14, 2013.

The Trackster startup venture has signed up a global network of respected recording studios for the re-recording of DI (Direct Input) guitar tracks through a wide selection of vintage amplifiers, using premium mic-pre's and classic microphones.  Guitarists worldwide can now have their own instrument and performance remotely re-amped in the very studio rooms that have produced legendary guitar sounds over the past 50 years.

The SXSW V2V Conference brings together over 1,500 leading innovators and industry investors from across all creative industries to learn the skills, make the connections and find the inspiration to take ideas and talents to the next level. Finalists were selected from a pool of over 500 entries from a diverse group of experienced industry professionals.

"We are excited and honored to be a part of the V2Venture competition," commented Dave Erickson, CEO of Trackster.  "Our selection as a finalist in a category that recognizes innovative products and services represents an early validation of both our model and of our first steps in addressing key gaps and new opportunities in the music creation process."

Learn more about Trackster at:   http://gotrackster.com
Learn more about SXSW V2V at: http://tinyurl.com/kbn49y4

ABOUT TRACKSTER
Trackster is an online worldwide professional recording studio network that allows guitarists anywhere to re-record their raw tracks through iconic and rare guitar amplifiers and mics in the unique rooms of the group's studio partners. Trackster's initial service, TracksterTONE, leverages recent bandwidth expansion to connect experienced recording engineers with tone hungry guitarists, using old school direct input/analog technology -- no plug-ins. 

In its initial guitar phase, Trackster has established a global online community that unites distant musicians with top engineers and studios worldwide.  In the future, Trackster aims to expand to the creative re-amplification of a wide variety of instruments, as well as exploring the synergy in its growing network of musicians, producers, recording engineers and studios worldwide.

For more information, contact: Gavin Freitag, Trackster COO at 807.472.1990
email:   gavin@gotrackster.com