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January 4, 2005

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SONAR Producer Edition has a well-earned reputation for delivering powerful production tools in a fast, streamlined user interface. With SONAR 4, Cakewalk has added powerful new recording, editing, comping and navigation tools that optimize workflow for today's professional. In addition, version 4 combines innovative surround and AV capabilities along with precise engineering tools. Learn more at www.SONAR4.com.

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.

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Our resident blogger, Blair Jackson, is still wrapping up his New Year's resolutions and shopping for a new desk calendar. His musings and predictions for '05 will return in the January 18 issue of MixLine.


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Disc Makers has introduced its newest line of Reflex duplicators, the ReflexMax1(tm), ReflexMax4(tm), ReflexMax7(tm), and ReflexUltra(tm). MORE

Grace Design m902
Grace Design is now shipping the m902, a stereo reference headphone amp and monitoring controller housed in a sleek new 1U, half-rack enclosure whose industrial design mirrors that of the company's m904 and m906 monitoring systems. MORE

ILIO Horizon Series in HALion, Kontakt Formats
Vienna's Performance Tool Video Tutorial (pictured) is now available, as well as all13 Horizon Series products in HALion or Kontakt formats. All libraries including Vienna's Performance Tool can now be used on the samplers EXS24 mk II, GigaStudio, HALion and Kontakt on both Mac OS and Windows platforms. MORE

PreSonus Firebox
PreSonus Audio Electronics is demonstrating the all-new Firebox FireWire computer recording system at the CES trade show in Las Vegas, January 5-9, 2005, in the CES South Plaza in the Studio at Home Tech Zone, booth 800011G. MORE

Spectrasonics S.A.G.E. Xpanders For Stylus RMX
Spectrasonics has released a series of four new expansion libraries called S.A.G.E. Xpanders to enhance the variety of choices for its recently released Stylus RMX virtual groove instrument. The four Groove Control-activated Xpanders are based on the company's Backbeat, Retro Funk, Liquid Grooves and Metamorphosis collections. A fifth library, Burning Grooves, is due to be released in January 2005. Each Xpander comes on a DVD-ROM and is priced at $99 U.S. MORE

Yamaha Corporation has reached a basic agreement to acquire 100 percent of the common stock of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH, a division of Pinnacle Systems Inc. The acquisition, which includes Steinberg's U.S. sales operations, took place through closed competitive bidding on December 20, 2004. MORE

Ray Seay Opens The Vault
Hip hop engineer/producer Ray Seay, mixer of recent Number One singles for Lil' Jon ("Get Low"), Ciarra ("Goodies") and Trick Daddy, ("Let's Go"), recently opened The Vault, his personal project studio in Miami. MORE

On the Transmigration of Souls Nominated for Grammy
On the Transmigration of Souls (Nonesuch), an orchestral work by composer John Adams, has been nominated for the Best Classical Album of 2004 Grammy Award. Commissioned by the New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center, the piece was created as a tribute to the victims of the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center. MORE

SSL AWS900 Makes German Debut
Producer and engineer Patrik Majer installed a Solid State Logic AWS 900 in his Berlin-based studio, Freudenhaus Studio. "The AWS 900 is a marvelous piece of equipment, very sophisticated and a great idea by the people at SSL," Majer says. "I was already familiar with SSL consoles, so getting to grips with the AWS 900 was really very easy. I truly believe this is the most modern way to record and I'm delighted with the results I'm achieving." MORE

Peavey Parts With Edward Van Halen
Peavey has parted with Edward Van Halen after a 13-year partnership. Peavey collaborated with the guitarist on his signature-model Peavey Wolfgang Series electric guitars and Peavey 5150 Series amplifiers. MORE

Guitarist Allan Holdsworth recently mastered his new two-CD compilaton, Best of Allan Holdsworth: Against the Clock at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood. MORE

Indre Studios Hosts Series of Broadcast Sessions
Rock group Jet rolled out of bed for a 9 a.m. session at Indre Studios in Philadelphia this month to perform a live broadcast for the Y100 morning radio show. MORE

Sugar Hill Enters the Fifth Dimension
Joyce Pierce, former singer of the classic pop quintet 5th Dimension, is currently at SugarHill Recording Studios (Houston, TX) recording her first solo album, the Contemporary Christian/R&B-flavored 24/7 Intimate Praise, with producer/studio co-owner Dan Workman. MORE

Antonio Arroyo Captures Tanner on Tanner Dialog with HHB Portadrive
Director Robert Altman has teamed-up with cartoonist Garry Trudeau ("Doonesbury") for a satirical look at the presidential election process in Tanner on Tanner. MORE

Wonderland Sound Posts Debate Documentary
Wonderland Sound, No Wonder Music and Wonderland Productions' services (NYC) were called upon by the College Sports Television Network (CSTV), for its new documentary about the high-pressure world of "The National Collegiate Debate Championship." MORE

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