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November 5, 2004

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BLAIR'S BLOG: Thoughts on AES and TEC

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BLAIR'S BLOG: Thoughts on AES and TEC
Fate and circumstance had cruelly conspired to keep me away from the AES convention for a couple of years, but because this year's San Francisco confab was just a bridge-hop away from my palatial manor in Oakland, I had no legitimate reason to stay away: I don't think my bosses would believe "I have to feed the cat" three years running. MORE


It's hard to imagine a better, cooler or more enjoyable audio tradeshow than the 117th AES held in San Francisco from October 28 to 31, 2004. The Moscone Convention Center was packed with both eager attendees and plenty of neat audio toys to check out. We'll provide more complete coverage of the AES highlights in the December Mix and on www.mixonline.com, but in the meantime, here are 10 of our faves on the recording side, listed alphabetically. MORE

After a full day of AES conventioning last week in San Francisco, many studios and other fine San Francisco establishments opened their doors (and their bars) for a flurry of special events. Not a crew to miss a good bash, the Mix editorial team hit the AES party circuit en masse. Here, a few of our editors give you the inside scoop on the best spots to see and be "scene." MORE


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Adding to studios A, B, C, D, E and R, Avatar Studios (New York City) recently opened Studio G, a mid-priced tracking room built by Vinny Sofia, carpenter of the Power Station studios (former occupant of the Avatar building), and designed by Avatar chief engineer Roy Hendrickson. MORE

MasterMix Opens New 6.1 Facility
MasterMix, a full-service mastering and DVD authoring facility located in Nashville, recently opened a new surround mastering suite with monitoring provided by six Nova Applause S with Threshold amps, low frequencies handled through Bag End D10-E dual-10 subwoofers, which are managed by Bag End-proprietary INFRA signal processing technology. MORE

Ex'pression College Announces New South Wing
Ex'pression College for Digital Arts in Emeryville, Calif., officially announced the expansion of its state-of-the-art education facility, adding more than 20,000 square feet to its already 65,000-square-foot campus. MORE

Autumn Hill Studios Completes Renovation
Franklin, N.C.-based Autumn Hill Studios recently completed an extensive renovation with extensive upgrades, including the addition of Blue Sky's Sky System One 2.1 monitoring system as the studio's main monitoring platform. MORE

Roland Manuals Now Online
Roland Corporation U.S. has made Quick Start Guides, Owners Manuals and Applications references for the current Roland product line available online at www.RolandUS.com. The company intends to post manuals for legacy products in the near future.

Cakewalk Sonar 4 Supports Mackie Control C4
Cakewalk has announced that its Sonar 4 Producer Edition and Sonar 4 Studio Edition will support the new Mackie Control C4 plug-in and instrument controller. MORE

Obedia Launches National/International Operations
Obedia, a company that provides professional technical consultation, support and maintenance to digital media artists in the music and pro audio community, launched operations November 1st. MORE


The next Pro Tools Users Meeting is planned for November 9, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. in Los Angeles, and will cover Apple Logic Pro 7 and Logic Express 7. Sign up at www.protoolsusers.org.

The Studio Precision & Power Tour continues throughout the U.S. this month. Cakewalk presenters will show the SONAR 4 Producers Edition using MusicXPC computers, Edirol audio hardware and peripherals, and Blue Sky surround systems. For tour dates and to register, visit www.sonar4.com/tour.

Future Media Concepts (FMC) announced that it will organize the second annual 2005 Post|Production World Conference (April 16-21, 2005). 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 www.fmctraining.com for details.

Entry forms for the 52nd MPSE Golden Reel Awards, which acknowledge the year's best sound editing work in the areas of dialog, ADR, effects, Foley and music, are due by December 10, 2004, for submissions aired or released from January 1, 2004, to November 30, 2004. The Golden Reel Awards will take place February 26, 2005. Visit www.MPSE.org for more information.

Prospective vocalists for the Montreal International Musical Competition (May 9 to 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 www.jeunessesmusicales.com.

From now until January 31, 2005, Korg USA is offering a $200 rebate on a new D16XD or D32XD digital recording studio purchased from an authorized Korg dealer in the U.S. Promotion details and dealer locations can be found at www.korg.com.

College-Credit Online Certificate Programs Now Available From Berkleemusic

Berkleemusic.com, the online extension school of Berklee College of Music, is enrolling now for the winter semester's college-credit certificate programs and courses. Further your music career and earn college credit in a number of different areas including music production, songwriting, arranging, theory, harmony and ear training, and music business. Enroll in a Master level certificate program for our winter semester by November 22, and get a free iPod! You can reserve your seat now by calling our student advisors at 866.BERKLEE (866.237.5533) or by visiting us: www.berkleemusic.com

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