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Robin Williams.

Robin Williams Death

It wouldn’t feel right to not acknowledge the loss of the amazing Robin Williams. There isn’t much to say that hasn’t been said, but I know I speak for many when I say he will live on in Boston- specifically in the places where he filmed Good Will Hunting. We send out our condolences to all friends, colleagues, family and fans of him who are feeling this devastating loss.

Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

“You know what music is? God’s little reminder that there’s something else besides us in this universe; harmonic connection between all living beings, everywhere, even the stars”  

-August Rush (Robin Williams as “The Wizard”)


Related articles around the web:

-Robin Williams remembered as a brilliant actor and comic, with a dark side – Fox News

‘Good Will Hunting’ Bench in Boston Public Garden becomes Robin Williams Memorial – Boston.com

Depression is a Murderer. RIP Robin Williams – The Good Men Project

Robin Williams, an Improvisational Genius, Forever Present in the Moment – NY Times

Robin Williams Dead; Family, friends and fans ‘totally devastated’ – CNN.com


If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, please call one of the 24-hour crisis hotline numbers below right away:

Samaritans Statewide Hotline: 1-877-870-HOPE (4673)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255); Press # 1 if you are a Veteran

Now available for rent! New Meyer M’elodie Line Array!

We have added a new Meyer M’elodie Line Array to our Pro Audio rental inventory!

It is now available upon request.

Evolution 101.7 no more, “The Bull” is in Boston

At the end of 2012, Clear Channel Media & Entertainment launched the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) station, after a $14.5 million signal purchase from Phoenix Media/Communications Group. Just days ago, however, EDM was replaced by “The Bull”, which claims to be “a new brand of country.”

The new station will run commercial-free for the entire summer. It will feature an award-winning syndicated program, based in Nashville, “The Bobby Bones Show” among other locally based programs, to be announced soon.

In direct competition with Boston’s longtime WKLB Country 102.5, Dylan Spraque, Vice President of Programming for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Boston, in a press release, says “The Bull” is “for the new generation of Country Music fans.”

Evolution 101.7, Clear Channel’s first EDM broadcast station in it’s company history, willcontinue to air on 107.9 HD2 and will be streamed online.  Fans of the station have already begun protesting the abrupt switch.

Radio Legend Casey Kasem Passes Away at 82

IMDB.com {IMAGE CREDIT}The voice of American Top 40 for nearly four decades, Casey Kasem, passed away yesterday  (June 15th, 2014) morning. His death was confirmed by his daughter Kerri on Facebook:

“Early this Father’s Day morning, our dad Casey Kasem passed away surrounded by family and friends,” wrote Kerri. “Even though we know he is in a better place and no longer suffering, we are heartbroken. Thank you for all your love, support and prayers. The world will miss Casey Kasem, an incredible talent and humanitarian; we will miss our Dad. With love, Kerri, Mike and Julie.”

Kasem’s last years were complicated with health issues and custody problems. However, his impressive career- and the incredible impression he made on popular music, will never be forgotten.

Read more about Casey Kasem’s passing

  • Radio Legend Casey Kasem Dead at 82 {Rolling Stone}
  • Casey Kasem’s global reach: long-distance dedications {CNN}
  • Casey Kasem, An Iconic Voice of American Radio {NPR}
  • Ryan Seacrest Remembers American Top 40 Predecessor Casey Kasem {People}

Moog introduces the Theremini

Moog has re-imagined one of the oldest electronic instruments, the Theremin. Being the only instrument that can be played without touch, the Theremini combines features of Moog’s Animoog sound engine with a traditional ‘no- touch’  Theremin.

From MoogMusic.com:

The Moog Theremini is a re-imagination of one of the oldest electronic musical instruments in history, and Bob Moog’s first love – the Theremin. Its design fuses the experience of performing with an instrument you don’t actually touch, with a powerful sound engine derived from Moog’s award winning synthesizer, Animoog. The Theremini guarantees immediate success to any player at any skill level, while providing new ways to experiment with music, education, and gestural control.

Spotlight: CDJ-2000nexus


(Read more on Pioneer DJ)

  • Send music files stored on smart phones, tablets*1 and computers*1 as well as other various devices via Wi-Fi/LAN/USB cable connections.
  • “SYNC MASTER” function enables playback with matching master clock of DJM-2000nexus to beat of CDJ-2000nexus’s music. In addition, also features “BEAT SYNC” to match the best of the music instantly between the players.
  • “TRAFFIC LIGHT” function enables to easily check which songs are in a key that is compatible with the music being played.
  • Shows at a glance the channel status (On-air status, channel number).
  • The Quantize function enables to apply beat effects perfectly synchronizing the music tempo.
  • DJs can play from two rekordbox™ laptops for easy changeover and back to back play.
  • Sample microphone input and master output and immediately play/scratch it back on the CJD-2000nexus/CDJ-2000/CDJ-900
  • Monitor music files in rekordbox™ through DJ mixer cue.


We’re Hiring!

A1 Audio Technicians

Part and full time positions available; Freelance applications welcome.

Bergsten Music is committed to providing top quality production services for Boston, New England, and the Northeast. A staple in Boston for over 40 years, we’ve worked with every type of client from local productions to major national tours.

Job Description:

As a tech at Bergsten, you will work in a fast paced, professional environment as lead engineer on numerous projects throughout New England. You will be expected to adapt and learn new skills and be able to trouble shoot on site. Excellent verbal communication and teamwork are a must. You will be building shows from the ground up, interacting with customers, and other employees.

Job Requirements:

  • Degree in audio engineering or equivalent industry experience
  • Familiarity with the following products: Avid Venue, Yamaha M7CL, Yamaha PM5D, JBL Line Array, Shure and Sennheiser In Ear and Wireless Mic Systems.
  • Excellent knowledge of signal flow and on‐site show setup
  •  Able to lift heavy cases over 50 lbs.
  • Must be comfortable driving trucks up to 26’ (CDL not required)
  • Must be flexible to work irregular hours (nights and weekends included)
  • Experience in lighting design a major plus
  • Knowledge of backline instruments a plusSalary commensurate on experience
    Benefits and retirement offered for full time positions.

    Please submit to BergstenJobs@Gmail.com a current resume and three references for consideration for this position.

Grown Ups 2


Grown Ups 2

We were delighted to have the opportunity to contribute some of our backline gear for a scene in Adam Sandler’s latest film, “Grown Ups 2”.


Matchless Amplifier rentals

Matchless Amplifier rentals

Matchless Amplifier rentals

Matchless Chieftan Head and 2×12″ Cabinet

DC30 Combo Amp

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85 Research Road
Hingham, MA 02043

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Marshall Guitar amplifier rentals

Marshall Guitar Amplifier Rentals

Heads marshall guitar amplifier rentals
JCM 2000 Model DSL 100
JCM 2000 Model TSL 100
JCM 900 Model 4100
JCM 800 Model 2203
JCM 800 Model 2203 (Red Tolex)
JCM 800 Model 2205
JCM 800 Model 2210
JMP MK II Model 2203
JMP MK II Model 2104
JTM Reissue JTM 45

1960A Lead 4 X 12″ Slant
1960A Lead 4 X 12″ Stereo Slant
1960AV Lead 4 X 12″ Vintage Slant
1960AX Lead 4 X 12″ Vintage Slant
1960B Lead 4 X 12″ Stereo Straight
1960BC Classic 4 X 12″ Green Back Celestion
1960BV Vintage Straight Stereo

Bergsten Music

 Bergsten Music
Boston Backline & more

85 Research Road
Hingham, MA 02043
We are located just 25 minutes South of Boston right off of Route 3.

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