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July 19, 2004 Volume 3, Number 14

Table of Contents
Announcements From Mix
Axia AES/EBU Node
CBS-TV Purchases Bag End Subs
Pro Tools Users Event
'The Lord of the Rings' Returns to Studio Network Solutions

Studio Precision 8 Biamplified Direct Field Monitors Nominated for TEC Award
Each and every day a host of award-winning producers, engineers, composers, and sound designers make the switch from their old monitors to the new Studio Precision 8 from Event Electronics. Find out why the editors of Mix gave them the prestigious TEC Award nomination, and Electronic Musician rated them a "Perfect 5" and "Cons: None" in their latest review. More...


The Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio announced that the 20th Annual Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2004, at the Marriott Hotel in San Francisco. The TEC Awards honors outstanding achievement in professional audio production and product design. For more information, visit mixfoundation.org.

Win a Pair of Alesis Monitors!
Enter to win a pair of Alesis ProLinear 7200 DSP Studio Reference Monitors valued at $900 MSRP! Enter through the month of July at giveaway.mixonline.com!
Complete rules and entry form are available online. No purchase necessary. Eligible winner must be 18 or over and resident of the U.S.

Register to win an AiRR 100 professional microphone stand
Finally a large boom microphone stand designed for recording professionals by recording professionals. Available in three sizes, the largest AiRR booms extend to 8' and have a large adjustment crank for easy height adjustment. They also include a removable three-wheel tripod base with telescopic adjustable locking legs and a fast locking and unlocking boom angle locks. Two sandbag counterweights and a custom carrying bag are included.
For more information - www.networkpromktg.com


Axia AES/EBU Node
Axia Audio has introduced the AES/EBU Node, a small (1RU) device that offers eight stereo AES-3 inputs and outputs and built-in auto-sensing power supply. MORE

Now Shipping: Mackie dXb*200
Mackie's new dXb*200 digital production console is now shipping to authorized U.S. dealers. The first of these dealers - RSPE in North Hollywood and West L.A. Music in Santa Monica and Universal City - received dXb*200 consoles in early July, with more than 50 dealers targeted for later this month. MORE

Tascam US-2400, FW-1884 Software Updates
Tascam has released new updates for the US-2400 and FW-1884, which extend support for Steinberg applications and allow users to map FW-1884 surface controls to software applications via new virtual MIDI ports. The new firmware for the US-2400 is supported by Steinberg Cubase 2.2 and Nuendo 2.2. Additionally, those Steinberg versions support the FE-8 extender for the FW-1884 via Mackie Control emulation. MORE

SLS PRD-LCR Speaker System
SLS Loudspeakers recently introduced the PRD-LCR In-Wall Speaker System, which is designed for use as both a left, center and right position speaker when installed vertically or as a dedicated center channel when installed horizontally. MORE

Now Available: M-Audio Audio64 Drivers
M-Audio has announced the beta release of Audio64, 64-bit drivers for pro audio applications. The new drivers were developed for the AMD Opteron processor and will be available for M-Audio's Delta and FireWire Series of audio interfaces. MORE


CBS-TV Purchases Bag End Subs
CBS Television City in Studio City, Calif., purchased six Bag End INFRAsub-18 PRO self-powered subwoofers, which will be installed in various post-production rooms and P.A. setups. MORE

Pro Audio Design Outfits Scarface's 'Garage'
Def Jam South president and rap artist Scarface teamed with Professional Audio Design and Auralex Acoustics to build a home studio near his Houston locale. Aptly named "The Garage," Scarface's studio features a Pro Tools|HD system and Digidesign Control|24 (which he runs into Digidesign 192s) worksurface at its core. MORE

Mark Your Calendars: Pro Tools Users Event -- July 27
The next Pro Tools Users event will be held on Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at 7 p.m. in Universal City, Calif. Apogee, ADAM Audio and RSPE Audio Solutions will co-host the event, which will give attendees an opportunity to listen to products from such manufacturers as Apogee, Cedar, Digidesign, Mackie, Humanscale and others. For registration and more information, visit protoolsusers.org.

NAMM Listening Event: Peter Frampton and Others to Appear at Ultrasone Booth
Ultrasone has annouced a special event for Summer NAMM with Matchbox 20's Kyle Cook, Peter Frampton and producer Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Kiss) scheduled to appear. MORE

Tascam Announces Vienna Giga Symphony, Capture Your Art Program
Tascam has joined with Vienna Symphonic Library to create Vienna Giga Symphony, a new collection to be included free with copies of GigaStudio 3 Orchestra, which begins shipping late this month. The new library has been produced at 24-bit resolution and recorded in the Vienna Symphonic Library's custom-built Silent Stage in Vienna. MORE

Tassman 4: New Price
Applied Acoustics Systems has slashed $150 off the Tassman 4 Sound Synthesis Studio. The reduced prices are $349 (MSRP); box version (AAS Webstore), $349; and download version (AAS Webstore), $289. Visit applied-acoustics.com/tassman.htm for more information.


'The Lord of the Rings' Returns to Studio Network Solutions
After aiding workflow during the recording, editing and mixing of Howard Shore's music score for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, associate music producer Mark Willsher again turned to Studio Network Solutions while creating the score for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. MORE

'Soul Plane' Flies with AKG

Production crew for MGM's latest movie release, Soul Plane, selected AKG headphones, studio microphones and headset microphones to be used by the crew and passengers throughout the film. Soul Plane's team of behind-the-scenes talent included music supervisor Melodee Sutton, with music by The RZA. MORE

Big Star Reunites at Ardent
Power pop legends Big Star reunited at Ardent Studios in Memphis to record their first album in 30 years. The group is co-producing the new Rykodisc album with Jeff Powell. MORE

The Donnas Return to the Studio
Spirited punk/rock group The Donnas have begun work on the follow-up to their 2002 Atlantic debut, Spend the Night, at Conway Studio in L.A. with Atlanta-based producer/recording artist Butch Walker. The as-yet-untitled collection is tentatively slated for a fall release. For more information on The Donnas, visit thedonnas.com. For more information on Conway Studio, visit conwayrecording.com.

Saul Zonana Taps Adrian Belew to Produce New Album
New York-based singer/songwriter Saul Zonana is currently recording his next release with noted songwriter/musician/producer Adrian Belew, best known for his work with King Crimson, Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Primus and the Talking Heads, among others. Zonana has produced and recorded his last two releases at his own studio, which now comprises the entire first floor of his New York home. MORE

Producer Michael Fine Taps KAS Music & Sound for New Album
Grammy Award-winning producer Michael Fine brought 58 nuns from the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary congregation in Scranton, Penn., to KAS Music & Sound, a part of Kaufman Astoria Studios in New York City, to record their new album. MORE

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