NAMM2014: Elettronica Montarbo and MontAir Distribution, LLC.

The joint venture MontAir Distribution, LLC. reflects a brand new entity which brings together the experience of two companies working in collateral sectors: specifically Elettronica Montarbo srl and Audio Innovation Research, LLC. (air audio systems).

Both companies are concentrating their efforts in order to provide the international market with innovative solutions inside the ProAudio field, taking care of distribution, as well.

In one hand Elettronica Montarbo was established in 1946 in Cadriano (Bologna – Italy) and since 1962 it owns the hi-end brand Montarbo made in Italy, aimed to supply Pro Audio systems entirely manufactured in the Italian peninsula.


The Italian company currently exports to 68 countries worldwide through a selected network of professional distributors. In the last few years Elettronica Montarbo has been expanding its opportunities, developing new market possibilities, conceiving two new brands:
FiveO by Montarbo for Pro Audio systems engineered and designed in Italy, but manufactured and assembled in Asia.
Montarbo Commercial Audio provides professional audio systems designed to completely control and manage background music and paging, even for emergency and evacuation purposes, supposed to be installed inside civil buildings, hotels, airports, railway stations, and communities.

In the other hand Audio Innovation Research, LLC. was established by a group of industry insiders and experienced engineers who have been working together – driven by their passion – at an innovative project known as “air audio systems”, Complete Turnkey Audio Production Systems, representing revolutionary advancements in Live, Studio and Broadcast.

Indeed, air audio systems Virtual Mixing Technologies VMT currently up to 96 X 96 I/O, are realtime mixing and monitoring environment combined with a full 120 channel DAW recording and editing. Additionally, the Montarbo air audio systems product line includes, the air Master Control Module mix engines, airPRE and air matrix I/O, a number of control surface options with, multiple console and wireless control.

Elettronica Montarbo has recognized the magnificence of the whole project and decided to participate, offering its know-how in manufacturing and hardware design, setting about a collaboration with this great entity, around which a plenty of professional figures spin: to Audio Innovation Research, LLC. belong many Sound Engineers who’s clients have included: Metallica, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Tracy Chapman, Robert Cray Band, Bonnie Raitt, Van Morrison, Boz Scaggs, Train, Dave Weckel, Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Todd Rundgren, Celine Dion, Paul Anka, Dick Clark Productions-Quincy Jones-Lexus and Narada Michael Walden. And the list goes on…

Thanks to the successful joint venture, MontAir Distribution, LLC. exclusively represents the Official Distributor for Northern America concerning both Montarbo air audio systems and the brands Montarbo made in Italy, FiveO by Montarbo and Montarbo Commercial Audio.

In the meanwhile Elettronica Montarbo srl will be exclusively distributing air audio systems in the rest of the world through its own distribution network.

Thus, Elettronica Montarbo is ready to unveil this novelty of its catalogue: the wireless possibility of controlling a whole stage, during the show itself, including broadcasting, light controls and recording. Everything simply tapping on a touchpad, mainly in real-time.


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