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August 4, 2004 Volume 3, Number 15

Table of Contents
Announcements From Mix
Now Shipping: TC Electronic Dynamic EQ for PowerCore
TransAudio Recording Takes Daking Direct
Deadlines


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Chuck D, DJ Johnny "Juice"
Public Enemy

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Read the entire interview with Chuck and Juice at www.SONAR3.com/PublicEnemy. Pick up their new release available in record stores now.


ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM MIX

Mix magazine is now receiving submissions for the 2004 Directory of Audio Education Programs, an invaluable resource that lists dozens of schools and programs from across North America. This handy tool will run in the October issue of Mix and will stay up year-round on our Website, mixonline.com. Best of all, there's NO FEE to participate! Click here to submit your FREE listing.

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.

Music Education Technology Back-to-School Issue
Music Education Technology provides teacher-friendly information that allows instructors to keep up-to-date on the latest advancements in music technology in the classroom. This special back-to-school issue will spotlight the successful music technology program at Dr. Phillips High School (DPHS) in Orlando, Fla. For more information, visit metmagazine.com.

Electronic Musician presents the eighth edition of its exclusive Personal Studio Buyer's Guide. In addition to extensive product information and listings, the 2005 Personal Studio Buyer's Guide will feature a special Website linked to emusician.com where enthusiasts can find downloadable tables and contact information at no charge. Submission info to be announced on emusician.com.



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Berklee College of Music Extension School Now Offering Online Certificate Programs For Fall Semester
Berkleemusic is now offering a way for you to further your music career and earn college credit with our new Online Certificate Programs. Berkleemusic's Certificate Programs provide a structured, integrated curriculum that is designed to allow students to further their knowledge and focus on the academic direction that interests them most. Financial Aid Available * Flexible Schedules. Enrollment for our Fall semester ends on September 16th, and registration is open now! Our student advisors are available at 866.BERKLEE (866.237.5533) to answer any questions, or you can visit:
www.berkleemusic.com


NEW PRODUCTS

Now Shipping: Ableton Live 4
Making its debut at this year's Summer NAMM, Ableton Live 4 is now available. Live 4 extends real-time music composition to MIDI sequencing, virtual instrument hosting and drag-and-drop sampling. A free demo version of Live 4, along with a Live 4 tour and tutorial movies, can be found at ableton.com. MORE

Crest MLM-2, MLS2 Mic/Line Processors
Performance, a division of Crest Audio, introduced the mono MLM-2 and stereo MLS-2 studio microphone and line input intelligibility processors at the recent 2004 Summer NAMM convention. The units are designed to optimize audio signals in recording, broadcasting and live applications, and process input signals via a parametrics (EQ) section and a compand/limit (dynamics) section. MORE

Now Shipping: Drawmer 1968ME JFET Tube Compressor
Drawmer's new 1968ME dual-channel JFET tube compressor is a 1U, 2-channel compressor featuring a JFET/tube combination design. Features include dual JFET compressors with variable threshold, attack and release. On the outputs, 12AX7 tubes with variable gain control offer flexible application from transparent to "overdrive" tone characteristics. MORE

Now Shipping: M-Audio FireWire 1814
M-Audio is now shipping its new FireWire 1814 recording interface, the company's first FireWire interface with ADAT Lightpipe connectivity. The FireWire 1814 is an 18-in, 14-out audio interface with MIDI, word clock and a host of other features. MORE


Now Shipping: TC Electronic Dynamic EQ for PowerCore
TC Electronic is now shipping Dynamic EQ, a new mixing and mastering plug-in exclusive to the PowerCore platform. This new tool offers up to four definable bands, which can work in either static or dynamic mode, or a combination of both. Each of the bands can be configured as a parametric EQ or a high/low-shelving filter. MORE


NEWS YOU CAN USE

TransAudio Recording Takes Daking Direct
TransAudio Recording, a division of the TransAudio Group, announces the direct sales of all Daking rackmounted gear. The direct-sale Daking line comprises the Daking Mic/Pre-EQ, the Daking FET Compressor and the new Daking Mic/Pre4. Mic/Pre-EQs and FET Compressors are in stock and ready for shipping. MORE

NSAI Presents Song Camp 102
Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is offering Song Camp 102, a three-day intensive program held August 1-3, 2004, in Nashville. Song Camp 102 is a hands-on, interactive program designed to help writers of all levels improve their technique. There is no prerequisite for Song Camp 102. MORE

SSL Expands AWS 900's International Distribution Network
Solid State Logic has appointed a number of international distributors to handle sales of its AWS 900 Analog Workstation System. To date, Solid State Logic has appointed distributors in various territories and will be adding more in the coming months. MORE

Avatar Welcomes New Staff, Gear, Projects
Avatar Recording (New York City) welcomes engineer/mixer Kevin Killen (Elvis Costello, Peter Gabriel, U2), now found in his resident fourth-floor studio, and jazz label 411 Records, which shares the second floor with Full Force, to its in-house community. MORE

New Contact Info: Network Pro Marketing
Network Pro Marketing -- distributor for SPL, AiRR Support, Formula Sound, Gefen and Bryston, among others - has a new area code. The company can now be reached at 951/272-3465 or networkpromktg.com.

dB Technologies Opens New Singapore Office
dB Technologies has appointed Sajeev Nair as director of sales for the Asian region. Nair, who will be based in Singapore, first worked as a sales and marketing manager for a number of pro audio distributors, representing such brands as Electro-Voice, JBL, Shure, Klark Teknik, Tascam, Canare, Mackie, etc. MORE


EVENTS THIS MONTH

Fits & Starts Productions LLC continues its series of H.O.W.-To™ church audio workshops, with four programs scheduled for August. Workshops will be held Saturday, August 7, at Ball State Univeristy, Muncie, Ind.; Saturday, August 14, at First Baptist Church of Arnold, Arnold, Mo.; Saturday, August 21, at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va.; and Saturday, August 28, at Tri-County Technical College in Pendleton, S.C. All workshops run from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. For specific site addresses and registration information, visit fitsandstarts.com.

Gibson Guitar has partnered with W3G Entertainment Group to produce a quarterly networking party for music industry executives. The inaugural event takes place Thursday, August 19 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Gibson-Baldwin Showroom, located at 421 West 54th St. in Manhattan. For more info, call W3G Entertainment Group at 888/294-4749.

Course registration for The Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program (PNWFS) and Napier University's (Edinburgh, Scotland) inaugural two-week film summer-intensive led by Hollywood composer Hummie Mann is now open. The course, held at Napier University's Ian Tomlin School of Music, runs from Monday, August 23, 2004, to Friday, September 3. Full course and registration details can be found at pnwfilmmusic.com/, and information on the Napier Ian Tomlin School of Music can be found at napier.ac.uk/depts/music/tomlin.html.

The third annual Surround Conference & Technology Showcase 2004 (uemedia.com/divisions/sur.shtml) will be held August 30 to September 1 at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Music China/Prolight + Sound Shanghai will be held October 20-23, 2004, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (China). With confirmed national pavilions from Germany, Italy, Taiwan, the UK and the U.S., plus exhibitors from 10 additional countries, the show promises to be an international showcase of musical instruments and pro audio and lighting equipment. For more information, visit musikmesse.com, prolight-sound.com or e-mail consumer@hongkong.messefrankfurt.com.

The Northeast showcase finals for Disc Makers' Independent Music World Series (IMWS) will take place at New York City's The Lion's Den on October 21, 2004, and will feature a bevy of indie acts competing for $35,000 in music gear and prizes. The competition is open to all musicians not currently signed to a major record label and to all styles and genres of music. To be eligible for the Northeast showcase, at least one bandmember must reside in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia or Washington, D.C. Submissions must be postmarked by August 19, 2004. Bands and artists can log on to discmakers.com/imws to register.

Streaming Media West 2004 (October 26-28, 2004, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif.) has just announced its agenda for three days of conference sessions, plus a day of pre-conference workshops on October 25. Sign up before October 1, 2004, and save $100 off registration fees. For more information and to register, visit streamingmedia.com/west.

The Audio Engineering Society is accepting submissions for its second student design competition, to be held in San Francisco during the 116th AES Convention, October 28 to 30, 2004. Projects may include, but are not limited to, loudspeakers, electronic circuits, software, microphones, musical instruments or anything that can be made for use in the audio field. For more information about these submissions, the San Francisco convention or AES membership, visit aes.org.

Home Entertainment 2004 will take place in San Francisco, November 4-7, 2004, at the Westin-St. Francis Hotel. Advance tickets can be ordered at HomeEntertainment-EXPO.com.

Future Media Concepts (FMC) announced that it will organize the second annual 2005 Post|Production World Conference. The event, which takes place April 16 to 21, 2005, will feature an expanded number of sessions, foreign language tracks, booth camps and master classes as its debut, which took place during NAB earlier this year. Visit fmctraining.com for details.


DEADLINES

Parks Associates is currently accepting speaking proposals for its upcoming executive seminar, Fall Focus, to be held November 10 to 12, 2004 at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, Calif. Submission deadline is August 1, 2004. Addressing the theme, "On-Demand Digital Entertainment," the event will examine the current conditions and future vision for the markets involving digital entertainment content in the networked home. Visit fallfocus.com to submit or for more information.

Berklee College of Music is accepting applications for its online music education scholarship program. Five students will have the opportunity to study at berkleemusic.com, the school's online extension for a one-year period and will receive all required Berklee Press books. Applications are due by August 15, 2004. Complete information can be found at berkleemusic.com/scholarships.

Prospective vocalists for the Montreal International Musical Competition (May 9-20, 2005), formerly known as Jeunesses Musicales Montreal International Competition, have until January 21, 2005, to send in their application form, which can be found at jeunessesmusicales.com.

DBE Publishing, a branch of Digital Bear Entertainment, an independent artist development, production and publishing company in Boston, is seeking songwriters with recordings for placement in television programs, commercials and feature films. Artists interested in placing their work in sound-for-picture applications should e-mail publishing@digitalbear.com.


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