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In the January 4, 2011 Issue:
  Pro Tools 8-9/Apogee Rosetta FAIL
  Mix, EM To Present Panels at NAMM 2011
  Countdown to NAMM 2011: Carver Professional Xi Series Amps

Pro Tools 8-9/Apogee Rosetta FAIL

Since Pro Tools 8 was released and now with Pro Tools 9 HD TDM, anyone using Apogee Rosetta 800 converters and a Big Ben on a rig using a Sync IO or HD have had problems with their setup. I’m close to two systems of this type which have repeatedly exhibited snatting, TDM bus overload errors and system crashes during sessions. None of the usual or suggested fixes like upping RAM, upgrading cards to PCIe, changing cables, trashing preferences, system resets/reboot and re-installing of firmware fix the problems. Read more of Kevin Becka's latest blog.
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Mix, EM To Present Panels at NAMM 2011

At the 2011 Winter NAMM show, January 13-16, NAMM's H.O.T. (Hands-On Training) Zone program on Level 2 of the Anaheim Convention Center will offer a series of free one-hour educational sessions, all of which are designed to help attendees sharpen their skills in numerous facets of music and audio production, and music business.

On Friday, January 14 at 2 p.m., Electronic Musician magazine will present 'Maximum Output from Your Home Studio' in Room 204C as part of the Digital Musician series.

On Saturday, January 15 at 10:30 a.m., Mix magazine will present 'Commercial Studios Collaborating with Home-Based Producers' in Room 204A as part of The Studio series.

Plus, be sure to check out 'Women Behind the Console: Inside the Process', presented by Making Music Herstory (MMH) on January 14, 2011, from 12 noon to 1:15 p.m. in Room 204A. MMH’s executive producer, Lisa Chamblee-Hampton (Prince, George Duke, Justin Timberlake), will moderate the panel, which includes Brenda Russell (The Color Purple, Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige); Sylvia Massy (Red Hot Chili Peppers, R.E.M., Prince); Ann Mincieli (Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Usher); Marcella Araica (Timbaland, Keri Hilson, Britney Spears); and Jeri Palumbo (NFL, CBS, Fox). These top producers and engineers will discuss the engineering, production or songwriting process behind their favorite projects and share their techniques, gear interests, and client interaction.

If you are unable to attend this discussion at NAMM, you will be able to watch the live UStream broadcast at any time.

Find the complete list of H.O.T. Zone sessions on NAMM's Website.

'The Wrecking Crew' Documentary Film Screening at NAMM
Also part of NAMM's H.O.T. Zone programming, Denny Tedesco's documentary film about some of Los Angeles' top session musicians of the 1960s, The Wrecking Crew, will be screened on Sunday, January 16 at 10:15 a.m. in Room 204C.

To learn more about Tedesco's project, visit and read Blair Jackson's November 2008 story about 'The Wrecking Crew' film.

Featured Products

Countdown to NAMM 2011: Carver Professional Xi Series Amps

As the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim approaches, we’re offering Mix readers exclusive sneak peaks of some of the new products debuting at the show.

Long a standard for professional amplification, Carver Professional will be at Winter NAMM with its new Xi Series professional power amplifiers and a line of powered speakers. Carver’s new Xi Series products are specifically designed for high power recording studio applications, offering accurate, audio reproduction from a meticulous Class-A/B layout and design.

Xi Series features include stable 2-ohm operation; ultra-quiet variable speed fan cooling; a 7-LED level display, including signal present and clip indicators; and Power Ready, Signal Present, Clip, Protect, Thermal and Standby LED indicators for each channel.

The Xi Series also features a rear panel that provides access to a level control defeat; a switchable 40/80Hz (-12dB/octave) cut; highpass and lowpass filters; switched soft-knee clip limiters; and Soft Start in-rush current limiting.

Visit Carver Audio at NAMM booth #1658 at the Anaheim Convention Center from January 13 to 16, 2011.

Carver Audio's new Website is currently under construction; to find out more about the Carver Professional Xi Series, send an e-mail to

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Guitar Center Professional launches Apogee Ensemble Sweepstakes.

Waves Audio announces new pricing for Waves Bundles.

Metric Halo offers discounts on +DSP licenses for Metric Halo interfaces until January 7.

Vintage King Audio holds 'Holiday Plug-In Gift-Away' until January 7.

Point Blank online music production school announces new electronic dance music course based on Ableton Live, which begins January 10.

Ableton offers discounts on Suite, Live, Upgrades and Max for Live until January 15.

Sweetwater holds clearance sale until January 31.

Gourmet Sound in Encino, Calif., offers overdubbing, mixing services services for $40 per hour until January 31.

METAlliance 'In Session' Event takes place at Avatar Studios in New York City on February 19-20, 2011.

The PALM (Pro Audio/Lighting/Music) Expo 2011 takes place in Mumbai, India, June 2-4, 2011.