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January 18, 2005

Table of Contents
AUDIO PRODUCTION SEMINARS ON DEMAND!
GROSS-OUT AT THE MOVIES
HOT PRODUCTS FROM WINTER NAMM
INDUSTRY PROS FORM META
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM MIX
MUSICIAN'S HOTEL ARRIVES TO SXSW!
The Musician's Hotel at this year's South by Southwest in Austin will be held March 16 to 18, 2005, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Austin Hilton, 4th floor. Sponsored by Mackie, Shure and Guitar Center, the Musician's Hotel will provide musicians with hands-on access to the some of the hottest music-making equipment via product demos, workshops, performances and Q&A sessions with leading producers and engineers. Brought to you by Mix, Electronic Musician and Remix magazines, the industry's music production authorities. Free admission for registered SXSW attendees! Visit www.musicianshotel.com for more info.



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.

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BLAIR'S BLOG
GROSS-OUT AT THE MOVIES
As a culture, we have become completely obsessed with mega-success. As little as 15 years ago, most of the general population didn't care a whit about movie grosses. But that was before the explosion of media devoted to celebrity, from the plethora of trashy syndicated television programs devoted to scandal and hype (everything from Access Hollywood to the thoroughly odious E's True Hollywood Story), to the semi-legitimization of magazines like the National Enquirer and The Star... MORE


NEW PRODUCTS
HOT PRODUCTS FROM WINTER NAMM
Below are just a few of the many new products that will be announced at the Winter NAMM show, January 20 to 23, 2005, in Anaheim, Calif. Look for more new product announcements in future issues of MixLine, on mixonline.com and our new product section in Mix.

ALTO DIGAN 2.7 EQ, ESOTAR MP8D Preamp
ALTO (booth #6555, Hall A) is releasing the DIGAN 2.7, a digital EQ processor designed in a half-rack chassis. MORE.

ART SLA-2, USB Micro-PRE
Applied Research and Technology's (ART, booth #6555, Hall A) SLA 2 Studio Linear Power Amplifier is now shipping to dealers worldwide. MORE

Aviom A-Net Pro64
Aviom Inc. (booth #1848, hall E) will introduce the A-Net Pro64 ASIC. In addition, the company launched the Aviom Technologies Group division to support this new version of the A-Net protocol. MORE

Beyerdynamic Opus Series
Beyerdynamic (booth #6500, Hall A) will introduce the new Opus Series Microphones, targeting drums, percussion, instruments and boundary applications. MORE

Crest I-Pro I and II
Crest Performance (booth #6874, Hall A), a division of Crest Audio, introduces the mono I-PRO I and stereo I-PRO II studio microphone and line input intelligibility processors. MORE

Focusrite Saffire
Focusrite (Booth #5928 Hall B) launches Saffire, a new breed of firewire interface with onboard DSP and 24-bit/192kHz processing. MORE

HHB CD-Rs
HHB (Booth #6776, Hall A) will unveil a new range of CD-R discs that reportedly offer a significantly higher level of performance and reliability in audio recording applications than the current proliferation of high-speed CD-R media. MORE

Rapco AVI-100, Blox Series
Rapco International (Booth #5968, Hall B) will feature its AVI-100 audio/video interface and new Blox Series audio connection and testing boxes. MORE

Resolution Audio Electronics ResoPre-873, DiPre-73
Newly formed company, Resolution Audio Electronics (introduced by Audio Exchange International) will show its first product, the ResoPre-873, which will be distributed through AXI. The technology is based on the analog, discreet, Class-A mic preamp circuit and transformers that defined the classic sound of the '70s and '80s. MORE

SLS PS8R
SLS Loudspeakers (Booth #5222, Hall B) will unveil the newest addition to its popular Studio Reference Series, the PS8R. MORE

Ultrasone PROline Series
Ultrasone of America, LLC the U.S. distributor for German headphone manufacturer Ultrasone AG, will unveil its new PROline series at Booth #5699, Hall B. MORE

VTG CAT5e Cable
VTG, the parent company of Horizon Music Inc. and Rapco International, will introduce its new Dura-Cat durable CAT5e cable at Winter NAMM 2005 (Rapco Booth #5968 in Hall B, and Horizon Booth #4750 in Hall C). MORE



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NEWS YOU CAN USE
INDUSTRY PROS FORM META
The Music Engineering & Technology Alliance (META), comprising industry leaders Phil Ramone, Elliot Scheiner, Frank Filipetti, Al Schmitt, George Massenburg, Ed Cherney, Chuck Ainlay and Rory Kaplan, recently announced its formation. MORE

IMSTA Kicks Off 2005 Campaign With NAMM Activities
The International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA), an advocacy group of music software companies, distributors and retailers, will begin 2005 with a new campaign at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif., this week. MORE

SupportMusic, AMC "Good Enough" for Neutrik
In an effort to heighten awareness of the importance of music in a child's overall educational experience, Neutrik will donate all the proceeds raised from the sale of its "Are You Good Enough?" wristbands in support of NAMM's music education advocacy efforts, including SupportMusic and the American Music Conference. The wristbands will be on sale at Neutrik's booth during the NAMM Show. MORE

DTS Extends Business With Lowry Digital Images Acquisition
DTS (Digital Theater Systems) announced that it has acquired Lowry Digital Images (LDI), a privately held company specializing in image restoration and enhancement. MORE

Second "Wide-Track" ATR Flies to Blackbird Studios
Blackbird Studio, John McBride's abundantly equipped Nashville recording facility, has taken delivery of another 1-inch 2-track ATR-102 analog recorder from ATR Service of York, Pa. MORE

Primera Bravo II Now Ships with Mac, PC Software
Primera Technology Inc. is now shipping the Bravo II Disc Publisher with both Mac and PC software. MORE

Line 6, Propellerhead Sign Distribution Agreement
Line 6, located in Agoura Hills, Calif., and Stockholm, Sweden-based Propellerhead Software announced the signing of an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement. MORE

Electronic Arts Joins Blu-Ray Disc Association
Electronic Arts, an independent, Redwood City, Calif.-based developer and publisher of interactive game and entertainment software, joins the Blu-ray Disc Association as the newest contributing member. MORE

Margarita Mix Hollywood Taps Geoff Nathanson as New GM
The L.A. Studios Inc. announced today that its Margarita Mix Hollywood brand has tapped Geoff Nathanson as its new general manager, marketing and strategy. MORE

McHale Barone Welcomes Scott Persson to Engineering Staff
Recording engineer/mixer/sound designer Scott Persson has joined McHale Barone's commercial music/comedy radio production company in New York City. MORE



EVENTS THIS MONTH
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
The MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA)'s annual membership meeting will be held in Anaheim, Calif., on January 23, 2005. The top agenda item will be shaping MMA policy regarding issues that could threaten future MIDI standards and the viability of MIDI for developers and consumers. For an invitation or to RSVP, visit www.midi.org/meetings/.


UPCOMING EVENTS
Disc Makers kicks off the latest installment of the Independent Music World Series (IMWS), a music showcase series for independent musicians. The Western showcase finals will take place this year in San Francisco at 12 Galaxies on February 3, 2005. Bands compete for more than $35,000 in music gear and prizes. Log onto www.discmakers.com/imws to register and for more information.

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, will take place February 26, 2005. Visit www.MPSE.org for more information.

The 2005 USITT Conference & Stage Expo will be held in Toronto, Ontario, March 16-19, 2005, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The annual event will feature product demonstrations, seminars and more for performing arts and entertainment professionals. To register, visit www.usitt.org/activities/AnnualConference.

Abbey Road Studios will host the inaugural Abbey Road Film Festival March 19 to April 3, 2005, featuring films scored at the studio during the past 25 years. Visit www.abbeyroad.com for details.

Future Media Concepts (FMC) announced that it will organize the second annual 2005 Post|Production World Conference (April 16-21, 2005). The event 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.

DEADLINES
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 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.

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