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From Mix Magazine | A PRIMEDIA Property    February 5, 2005  
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Musician's Hotel at SXSW
Three Days of Music Gear Immersion
March 16-18, 2005. 4-9pm Daily.
Austin Hilton, 4th Floor. Austin, TX

The Musician's Hotel at SXSW brings manufacturers and indie musicians together in an intimate hands-on forum of product demos, workshops, performances, and Q&A sessions. Last year SXSW showcased over 1200 acts and registered over 8000 musicians. This year Mix, Electronic Musician and Remix magazines have partnered with SXSW to create The Musician's Hotel where these emerging artists can see and experience all the latest products from participating manufacturers. Modeled after the wildly successful tour of Remix Hotels, the Musician's Hotel is the perfect venue to get face-to-face with these active bands and artists with the recording and performance tools they need to excel. Sponsored by Mackie, Shure and Guitar Center, among others, the Musician's Hotel plugs you into the hottest recording and performance products on the market. Brought to you by Mix, EM and Remix, the music production authorities.
2005 TEC Awards Announced The Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio has announced that the 21st Annual Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2005, at the New York Marriott Marquis on the second night of the 119th AES Convention. For more information, click here.

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 or www.remix.com/sod.

Mix eClassifieds!
Mix magazine eClassifieds 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 www.mixonline.com/emarketplace.

Harrison has introduced Trion, its new digital film/post-production, broadcast and live performance console featuring a traditional surface architecture, which reportedly eliminates the need for a central, shared-knobs control panel. MORE

Audio-Technica AT892 Microset Headworn Microphone
Audio-Technica announced the debut of the AT892 MicroSet subminiature omnidirectional condenser headworn microphone. The MicroSet utilizes a condenser capsule with a diameter of 2.5mm, making it ideal for applications requiring minimum visibility. In addition, the MicroSet offers an ergonomic, flexible, ultra-lightweight, under-ear design that is comfortable to wear and highly secure. When placed behind the ear, MicroSet hooks can be worn for hours without fatigue. MORE

Audix FireBall
New from Audix is the FireBall, a dynamic microphone specifically designed for the professional harmonica player, which is well-suited for both chromatic and diatonic harmonicas. The FireBall is CNC-machined at the Audix factory in Wilsonville, Ore., out of a solid bar of aircraft-grade aluminum. The final look is achieved with an elaborate three-stage anodizing process, giving every microphone its own distinctive look. Featuring a dent-resistant grille ball with a deep red internal pop filter, each FireBall is laser-etched with its name and serial number. MORE

Behringer Ultralink UHF Wireless Microphone
Behringer's newly released Ultralink UHF wireless microphone/receiver set offers 320 channels, 24 simultaneously usable systems, plus absolute reliability, signal integrity and audio bandwidth. Proprietary Scan function, transmitter frequencies, user-friendly control menu and comprehensive LCD are yielded by the system, which was designed to be easy to operate. The microphone has an excellent cardioid pickup pattern, making it ideal for vocal applications. A high-performance compander system guarantees extremely high dynamic range, an optimal signal-to-noise ratio and an ultrawide audio transmission range. MORE

Celestion FTR Professional Loudspeaker
FTR, Celestion's next generation of cast-aluminum chassis professional loudspeakers, is now shipping to dealers worldwide. FTR has already shipped 1,000 units in the first full quarter of 2005. MORE

dbx DriveRack 4800 System Processor
dbx introduced the new DriveRack 4800 System Processor, which provides versatility and intuitive control for live performance applications and is the next generation of the line of DriveRack processors. Featuring all the familiar processing functions and a host of new algorithms, including dbx's Advanced Feedback Suppression (AFS(tm)), the DriveRack 4800 is designed to provide the front-of-house (FOH) engineer, monitor engineer and systems design contractor with the necessary control tools for any live sound reinforcement situation. MORE

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Britannia Row Productions (London) recently chose Soundcraft and confirmed an order for a pair of 32-channel MH3s with Soundcraft's James Baker and LMC Audio London. MORE

Camco Adds Ethernet Connectivity
Camco has added EtherSound connectivity to its entire product range. The optional EtherSound modules will be showcased as early as April 2005 at the Prolight+Sound tradeshow in Frankfurt. This short time to market is possible thanks to a close collaboration with AuviTran, an authorized EtherSound implementor that will provide hardware modules and development services to Camco. MORE

Dowlen Sound Upgrades With Drawmer 1968ME
Bret Dowlen's Dowlen Sound (Denver) has added two new Drawmer 1968ME 2-channel analog compressors to his rental inventory. MORE

Marshall Amplification "The Marshall Stack" Turns 40
One of Marshall Electronics' earliest innovations was the world's first amplifier stack, now known as "the Marshall Stack." In 2005, the company will celebrate the 40th anniversary of this icon. MORE

BBC Uses Sennheiser Wireless for the Royal Variety Performance
Entertainment and music stars converged to perform at the 2004 Royal Variety Performance in front of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales at the London Coliseum on December 14, 2004, which screened on BBC 1 the following day. MORE

Hummingbird Nest Ranch, a new equestrian facility located 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles in Ventura County, is reportedly the world's first Soundweb London installation. MORE

Southern California's Calvary Church Installs Symnet
Calvary Church (Santa Ana, Calif.) opted for a digital audio processing and control system in the form of SymNet Audio Matrix. The church shed racks full of old analog equipment, replacing them with a system easily configured and controlled via computer. Doug Gates, owner of Gates Sound (Buena Park, Calif.), installed SymNet for the church. MORE

Jazziz Bistro Uses Audio-Technica
Jazziz Bistro in Hollywood, Fla., opened in December 2004, combines jazz and gourmet food, marrying the talents of Lori and Michael Fagien of Jazziz Omnimedia, construction expert Gerard Klauder and Burt Rapoport of Classic Cuisine Concepts. The top-tier dining and live music environment opted to bring in Audio-Technica microphones for live music needs. MORE

Fiberplex Used During Life Changes Upgrade
FiberPlex's LightViper fiber-optic solution for state-of-the-art digital data communications was recently installed in the new 3,000-seat sanctuary of Life Changers International Church in Hoffman Estates, Ill. Life Changers has one of the nation's largest congregations, including international offices and a television production studio. Changing Your Life, a weekly international television program produced by the church, reaches more than 500 million households. MORE

The Music Mill Turns Out Sound on Midas Verona
The Music Mill, a new live performance venue, restaurant and bar in Indianapolis, opened at the end 2004. Mid America Sound of Fortville (Ind.) outfitted the new venue with a new 56-channel Midas Verona mixing console and EV QRx monitor. MORE

Allen & Heath On-Hand for UK-Based The Forum
A 40-channel Allen & Heath GL3300 multipurpose live console has been installed in one of the largest concert and conference venues in the west of England. The Forum, located in Bath's city center, features a 1,700-seat auditorium. MORE

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