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September 21, 2004

Table of Contents
AES San Francisco: Surviving the City, the Convention in Style
Digidesign VENUE Live Sound Environment, D-Show Mixing Console
I-Tech Complements Germany's Sirius Showequipment AG Market
James Taylor's Summer 2004 European Tour Uses Aviom


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ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM MIX
AES San Francisco: Surviving the City, the Convention in Style
Where can you find great sushi at 1 a.m. in San Francisco? Find out by logging on to Mix's AES Survival Guide, our special Website designed to help you navigate the city by the Bay like a true insider. P.S. Don't call it "Frisco!" Details to be announced soon at www.mixonline.com.

TEC: Don't Forget to Vote!
If you are a Mix subscriber in the U.S. or Canada, your September issue should have arrived with a TEC Voter's Ballot attached to the cover. Follow the TEC Voter's Guide inside the issue or find out more at www.mixfoundation.org.

Plan to visit the Remix Hotel during AES SF? Haven't booked your room yet? Host hotel the W San Francisco is offering discounted rooms to RHSF attendees. Rooms are available on a first-come basis and can be booked here.

The Liquid Channel Starts Flowing.
The talk of the show during its launch at last year's AES, Focusrite's Liquid Channel is now shipping. To find out why this advanced channel strip -- with its replicas of 40 classic mic preamps and 40 compressors, combined with Focusrite digital EQ and sparking 192kHz clarity -- is turning heads, click here.

Announcing Audio Production Seminars on Demand!
Audio Production Seminars on Demand are an exciting new medium for presenting new products, applications and techniques to those interested in audio and music production. Streaming video, audio and narrated presentation tools teamed with downloadable files, live links and supplemental info make a complete online demo viewable on your own time. For more information, visit www.mixonline.com/sod.

Now Available: Mix eClassifieds!
Mix magazine eClassifieds will provide Mix's readers and the pro audio community with an efficient way to buy and sell gear, find employment and much more. For more information, go to mixonline.com/emarketplace.



NEW SOUND REINFORCEMENT PRODUCTS
Digidesign VENUE Live Sound Environment, D-Show Mixing Console
At this year's London-based PLASA tradeshow, Digidesign announced VENUE, a state-of-the-art modular live sound reinforcement mixing and processing environment. MORE

Ashly Protea 24.24M Matrix Digital Processor
Unveiled at PLASA was Ashly's latest digital processor, the Protea 24.24M Matrix, the newest addition to the Protea System II Series. The modular unit provides up to 24 channels of audio matrix and processing and begins shipping in the fall. MORE

Sennheiser Headset Mics HSP2, HSP4
Two new Sennheiser headsets, HSP2 (omni) and the HSP4 (cardioid) with applications for professional broadcast, theater and touring, are now available. MORE

Alcons Q Series: LR16 Pro Ribbon Line Array, LR16B
Alcons Audio showed its LR16 pro ribbon line array module and the recently launched LR16B double 15-inch NeoDymium driver bandpass supplement at the recent PLASA show. The LR14, Alcons' ultracompact line array module, features the patented RBN401 pro ribbon driver. Designed as either an ultracompact line array system or as an underfill of the LR16, the LR14 has a dispersion pattern of 120x15 degrees. Its 800-watt peak power handling offers similar dynamic response as the larger LR16. MORE

KV2 EX 12 Speaker System
KV2 Audio introduced the new EX 12 active full-range speaker system at the recent PLASA show in London. In development for the past two years, KV2's goal was to create a speaker that would "redefine the 12-inch, two-way category." MORE

EAW Element Series of Weatherproof Speakers
The new Element Series from Eastern Acoustic Works is composed of acoustically inert, waterproof enclosure material and high-impact polypropylene with 40-percent calcium carbonate. Shaped into enclosures with few or no parallel surfaces, this new material makes the Element Series sonically indistinguishable from EAW's laminated Baltic Birch enclosures. MORE

Astatic 930VP
New from Astatic, the 930VP low-noise, variable-pattern surface-mounted boundary microphone comes as either cardioid, supercardioid, figure-8 and omnidirectional patterns and offers a wide range of polar patterns for optimum gain before feedback. MORE



NEWS
I-Tech Complements Germany's Sirius Showequipment AG Market
Sirius Showequipment AG, a large rental contractor for sound and lighting equipment in Germany, has begun converting its inventory to Crown's flagship line of touring and corporate P.A., the I-Tech. MORE

Communication Resources Inc to Represent TC Electronic in Select States
John Maier, CEO of TC Electronic Inc., announced that Communication Resources Inc. will represent TC in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and southern Illinois. Communication Resources Inc, an independent manufacturer's rep firm, will represent all five lines distributed by TC, including TC Electronic, TC-Helicon, Dynaudio Acoustics, Tube-Tech and Lab.gruppen. MORE

Robin Gibb Returns to the Stage
Bee Gees member Robin Gibb has returned to the public eye after two years of mourning the untimely loss of his twin brother and fellow Bee Gee, Maurice. Robin's immediate plans include a live tribute concert and worldwide television special, compilation, new recordings and concert tours. The project has been planned to take over five years and will re-introduce Gibb and the Bee Gees to music lovers. MORE

Crown Int. Recipient of First Runner-Up Title in U.S. Senate Productivity Award
Crown International was recently named first runner-up for the U. S. Senate Productivity Awar (2003). The award is given annually and is sponsored by U.S. Senator Richard G. Lugar, the Indiana Manufacturers Association (IMA) and the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME). The award recognizes outstanding productivity gains or methods, which may be utilized by other Indiana companies to improve Indiana's overall productivity. Larry Coburn, senior VP of manufacturing for Crown commented: "We are very proud to have received this award. This recognition by our peers in the Manufacturing community is extra special because they understand the hard work we have done to improve our processes and products." MORE

Shure Opens New Technology Annex
Shure Incorporated announced today the opening of the Shure Technology Annex, an addition to the company's corporate headquarters. This 65,000-square-foot, two-story structure is occupied by the company's engineering and quality laboratories, service department, tool and model shops, archives, training rooms and receiving dock. MORE

API Audio's New European Logistics Center
API Audio, a division of the ATI Group, opened a European Logistics Center in Wisla, Poland, in mid-May concurrent with Poland's joining of the European Union. MORE



ON THE ROAD
James Taylor's Summer 2004 European Tour Uses Aviom
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter James Taylor toured six countries using Aviom products. Taylor's longtime front-of-house engineer, John Godenzi, designed a monitoring system for the band that uses Aviom's A-Net technology for all onstage monitoring. MORE

It's MacPherson's Monoliths, IS12s at the 2004 Reno Jazz Festival
The 42nd Annual Reno Jazz Festival was held on in late April at the University of Nevada in Reno, Nev. In addition to performances by jazz legends, up-and-coming jazz performers and world-class clinicians spent three days immersed in instrumental and vocal clinics and competitions. MORE

International Artist Sanz Takes Procolor, RLM and Lake Contour on Latest Tour
Spanish pop sensation Alejandro Sanz recently completed a three-month tour of Latin America and the United States to promote his latest release, No Es lo Mismo. Joining forces to provide production sound equipment for the tour were Mexico's Procolor and Spain's RLM, who together used four Lake Contour digital loudspeaker processors for the concert system. MORE

Nashville Chamber Orchestra's Classical Musicians Get DPA Microphones
The Nashville Chamber Orchestra (NCO) turned to DPA Microphones to outfit its organization with several high-end microphones, including the MSS6000 and several others. MORE

New York's Hot 97's Summer Jam Brings in PRG Mbox
For New York radio station Hot 97's Summer Jam concert that recently took place at the Giants Stadium (New York City), production designer Gary Westcott integrated control of the show's audio and video elements using Mbox™, a media control technology available through PRG. MORE

On Tour With Wilson Phillips is Sennheiser's Revolution G2 Microphone
Wilson Phillips recently embarked on a promotional tour for the multi-Platinum vocal trio's new album release, California. The group, comprising sisters Carnie and Wendy Wilson (daughters of Beach Boy Brian Wilson), and friend Chynna Phillips (daughter of Michelle and John Phillips of The Mamas & The Papas), made use of Sennheiser's Evolution Wireless Series RF microphones and personal monitoring systems on the tour, which included select live shows and television appearances. MORE



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