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October 18, 2004 Volume 3, Number 20

Table of Contents
Mix Master Directory 2005
Blair Jackson's Bookbag
AES New Products
AES Historical Events to Feature Paul Lehrman's Bad Boy
Sun Volt Sessions Live on the Web


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ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM MIX
Mix Master Directory 2005
As the ultimate resource for music and audio professionals, the Mix Master Directory presents your information to prospective customers at the exact moment they're ready to buy. Make sure your company is listed! Deadline is October 26, 2004.

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. Currently Live: Taylor Guitars/Rupert Neve Expression System and K4 Preamp, and Mix Presents Drum Miking Techniques. Find the Seminars on Demand at www.mixonline.com/sod, www.emusician.com/sod or www.remixmag.com/sod.

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!"

Mix eClassifieds, a user-friendly, affordable way to connect buyers, sellers, job seekers and employers is now live. And Free! Check it out!

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 attendees. Rooms are available on a first-come basis and can be booked here.

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


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BLAIR'S BLOG
Blair Jackson's Bookbag
Let's see...dipping into BJ's Bookbag, I find three cool books that are about very different kinds of genius: Bob Dylan just put out the first volume of his autobiography, called Chronicles; blues immortal Howlin' Wolf is captured beautifully in James Segrest's and Mark Hoffman's Moanin' At Midnight; and the great San Francisco photographer Jim Marshall's latest collection, Proof, shows beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is one of the great visual artists of our time. MORE



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The Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio has announced that it will present the TEC Awards Music and Sound Auction on eBay, starting on October 21 and running through November 2. The auction will coincide with the 20th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, to be held on Saturday, October 30 at the San Francisco Marriott.

The online auction will be managed by H.E.A.R. (Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers) a nonprofit dedicated to informing musicians and the public about the prevention of hearing impairment in the music environment. Proceeds will benefit H.E.A.R.(R), as well as the Sound Partners™ campaign of the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles, a hearing conservation program co-founded by the Mix Foundation in 1997.


NEW PRODUCTS
AES New Products
The 117th AES Convention hits San Francisco from October 28-31, 2004. Here are some new products that will be unveiled or displayed at the show.

API 550A EQ

Aviom AN-16/I-M, 16/o-Y1 A-NET

Brauner Phantom V

DPA 3521, 4088

Drawmer DSL424

DTS Pro Series Software Encoders

Euphonix MC Intelligent Applications Controller, System 5-MC

HHB MDPBP, ACS110

Little Labs STD Mercenary Edition

Neumann N248

Neutrik NP X Series

NHT M-60, M-80

Pelonis Sound UltiStation

Rosendahl bonsaiDRIVE

SLS PL6, PL6C

SSL C100 Software Upgrades


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NEWS YOU CAN USE
AES Historical Events to Feature Paul Lehrman's Bad Boy
On Thursday, October 28, at 4:30 p.m. during the 117 AES Convention in San Francisco, Mix columnist/screenwriter Paul Lehrman will debut Bad Boy Made Good, the 72-minute documentary written by Lehrman and directed by Ron Frank. MORE

Holophone Presents Specialized Surround Seminar at AES 2004
Holophone will present a surround sound recording seminar at the 117th AES Convention in San Francisco on Friday, October 29, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Room 101, Hall A at the Moscone Center. MORE

House Ear Institute Offers Hearing Tests at AES 2004 The Audio Engineering Society (AES) and the House Ear Institute (HEI) will offer hearing screenings and hearing health information for attendees and exhibitors at this year's AES Convention, booth #102. MORE

Hyde Street Studios Hosts Mic Seminars During AES 2004
TransAudio Group, along with A Designs, Brauner Microphones, Daking Co., Mercury Recording, Soundelux Microphones and SoundField Microphones, and in association with Hyde Street Recording Studios, will host three nightly microphone placement seminars during AES 2004. MORE

L.A. Pro Tools User's Group: October 21
John McKay, senior sound editor on Lord of the Rings, will discuss how the new Virtual Katy Conforming Software interacts with Pro Tools in the sound editing world during the next L.A. Pro Tools Users Group Meeting, held Thursday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. Visit for more information.

Disc Makers Elite Series Price Drop
Disc Makers has reduced prices on its Elite Series automated duplication systems, with discounts ranging from $300 to $1,000 per system. MORE


RECENT PROJECTS
Sun Volt Sessions Live on the Web
Jay Farrar has returned to his St. Louis studio to record the first Sun Volt album since the 1998 release, Wide Swing Tremolo. MORE

KAS Music & Sound, Kaufman Astoria Studios Hosts DIVA Jazz Orchestra
The all-female DIVA Jazz Orchestra recently recorded its fourth album, TNT, a tribute to longtime Johnny Carson bandleader Tommy Newsom, at KAS Music & Sound at Kaufman Astoria Studios (New York City). MORE

The Dubliners Restored at Cups 'N Strings
Traditional Irish band The Dubliners have had 10 multitrack analog masters restored to their original brilliance and archived to 96k/24-bit Pro Tools|HD digital for an upcoming commemorative release on Baycourt Records. MORE

Nile Rodgers Produces, Releases Xbox Halo 2 Soundtrack
Producer Nile Rodgers' Sumthing Else Music Works Inc., through its licensing relationship with Microsoft Game Studios, presents Halo(R) 2: Original Soundtrack Volume One. MORE

Showtime Gets a Burst From Creative Bubble
Michael Barrett, senior audio engineer and sound designer at Burst, and Doug Dimon, senior flame artist/designer at Creative Bubble, teamed up to deliver a new Showtime logo. MORE

L.A. Studios Hosts Super Robot Monkey
L.A. Studios reports that its Cahuenga Pass, Calif., facility, LA Studios, has been chosen by Walt Disney Television Animation to record the voices for its animated children's series, Super Robot Monkey. MORE


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