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August 4, 2002

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Producer Gus Dudgeon Killed in Car Accident
Tascam Brings MX-2424, MM Series Engineering Duties In-House
Engine Room Audio Opens Mastering Lab
Yamaha Begins Shipping 02R96
113th AES Convention and more...

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From Mix's Daily News Service
Producer Gus Dudgeon Killed in Car Accident
Gus Dudgeon, 59, a veteran record producer best known for his work with Elton John, was killed on July 22, when his Jaguar XK8 left the road and plunged down an embankment near Reading, west of London, England. Dudgeon's wife, Sheila, also died in the accident. MORE

Tascam Brings MX-2424, MM Series Engineering Duties In-House
Tascam (Montebello, Calif.) announced that it has recently brought ongoing engineering development in-house for the MX-2424 Hard Disk Recorder/Editor and the MM Series film dubbers, which were designed and manufactured in conjunction with TimeLine Vista Inc. MORE

Engine Room Audio Opens Mastering Lab
Engine Room Audio (New York City), a full-service audio production facility, has introduced a new state-of-the-art mastering lab. Walters-Storyk Design Group's principal architect John Storyk completed the acoustical design and installation following original construction consultation by Chris Bowman of CHBO. MORE

Stephen Paul Microphone Line
It was announced at Summer NAMM that an agreement between Stephen Paul and Alan Hyatt to collaborate on bringing the new Stephen Paul Audio microphone line to market has been reached. MORE

Fostex Cuts Price of Digital Multitracker
Fostex America announced today at Summer NAMM a price reduction on one of its popular digital multitrackers, the VF160CDR. The MSRP has been lowered from $1,799 to $1,399, and the MAP has been adjusted from $1,299 to $999. MORE

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Products and Installs
Yamaha Begins Shipping 02R96
Set for delivery, the Yamaha 02R96 carries more than five times the processing power of its predecessor, the 02R, up to date. Features include 56-input 96kHz operation, 24-bit AD/DA, delay and compression on all inputs, surround mixing and monitoring capabilities, and much more. MORE

Digital Performer Coming to a Mac OS X Near You
MOTU's flagship audio workstation software, Digital Performer, will soon become available for Mac OS X. Delivery is slated for the second half of 2002. MORE

ATC in Surround with Diamond
Bernie Becker, the longtime recording studio and touring monitor engineer for Neil Diamond, has assembled an ATC monitor speaker system for his surround sound projects. Consisting of five ATC SCM20 Pro self-powered speakers, plus a subwoofer, Becker reports that the system regularly travels with him from studio to studio. MORE

Barely Visible on "The Tonight Show"
On NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, audio engineer Pat Lucatorto and his crew rely on Sennheiser SK 5012 bodypack transmitters to unobtrusively mike the show's guests, even those dressed in the skimpiest of outfits. MORE

Neutrik Lends a Helping Connector
When Paul Braun, the Chicago Street Theatre's director of sound, began renovating the theatre's new home, an old church parish hall, he contacted Neutrik for a possible donation. Neutrik responded with a box full of goodies. MORE


For 22 years, Wallmate has been the choice of studio owners and designers for acoustic wall covering. Currently used in the acclaimed Enterprise Studios and LA's Staples Center, Wallmate is a cost effective and aesthetically pleasing acoustic wall covering for any sized environment from small home theaters to large commercial facilities. The system is easy to install and service and can be reopened and reused for great flexibility. Sold direct. Please visit www.wallmate.net for more information.

Feature Events
113th AES Convention and more...
113th AES Convention, October 5-8, 2002, at the Los Angeles Convention Center (Los Angeles).

18th Annual TEC Awards, Monday, October 7, 2002, at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in Los Angeles.

West L.A. Music Seminar :Pro Tools Control Surfaces, August 8.

Sennheiser will be conducting wireless seminars/workshops from August 27 to November 14 across the country. Find a location near you here.

DVD Entertainment 2002 Conference, August 21-22 in Universal City, Calif.

The Indie Sessions (sponsored by Mix sister publications Electronic Musician, Remix and Onstage): New York City at The Puck Building, August 17; Nashville at The Radisson Hotel Opryland, August 24; and Los Angeles at The Radisson Hotel, September 7.

Replication Expo 2002 China on August 26-28, 2002 (Shanghai, China) E-mail: howell@howell.163.com.

The SONAR Axis of Audio music retail clinic tour kicks off September 2002 at key music retailers in California and New York, and runs through October 2002. To find a store near your, visit www.cakewalk.com.

Syn-Aud-Con update: "System Optimization" and "System Design" seminar: San Francisco; September 16-20, Providence, R.I.; October 14-18, Chicago; and November 18-22, Seattle.

IRMA Technology & Manufacturing Conference, September 25-27, 2002, at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Streaming Media East 2002 Conference & Exhibition at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, October 1-3.

CEA Industry Forum and Fall Conference, October 14-16, 2002, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.

Music China, the China International Trade Fair for Musical Instruments & Services, October 16-19, 2002, in Shanghai, China.

M3/Replitech dates: November 6-8, 2002, in Bangkok; and February 4-6, 2003, in San Jose, Calif.

Inter BEE 2002: November 20-22, 2002, at the Nippon Convention Center (Makuhari Messe) in Chiba City, Japan.

Replication Expo 2002, December 4-5, 2002, in Washington, D.C.

Pro Production 2003, "The Live Event Marketplace," will take place January 10-12, 2003 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego.

The Mix Master Directory has extended its deadline for submissions to August 22. MORE

Register now for SBCA 2002, August 6-10 (education seminars) and August 7-9 (exhibits) at the Las Vegas Hilton. Call 888/732-7117 and reserve your room at a special rate. MORE

In Mix Magazine This Month
The Big Bang -- Engineers' Tips on Recording Drums
Bored with the same drum miking scheme? Want to add some more flavor to your tried-and-true technique? Or do you just want to try something new, maybe something a bit odd? Mix talked with three top engineers -- David Bianco, Ed Seay and David Thoener -- and found out what makes their drums go boom. MORE

You Can Never Have Enough Mics
Ain't that the truth. After reading about new drum miking techniques, you might just want to start shopping around for a new small-diaphragm condenser. Check out Mix's buyer's guide here. MORE

Mix Interview: Dolly Parton
Mix contributing editor Rick Clark spent a morning with the incomparable Dolly Parton, in which she offered to cook him breakfast and spoke candidly about her career, her philosophy of making records, her latest release, Halos and Horns, and why home is where she hangs her hair. MORE

TEC Awards Voter's Guide and Ballot
Subscribers to Mix can vote on which products, projects and facilities will be honored at the 18th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, to be held October 7, 2002, in Los Angeles.MORE


There's a lot more to TransAmerica Audio Group than gear.
We are a group of those misfit rebel types who are foolish enough to believe that our business is not about money, but really helping you. If we earn your respect and friendship, you will come back to us again for years to come. We are a Distributor of professional audio to the American market. We are a wholesale business to the "trade" (stores). We represent the following group of companies:
AEA , APC, Brauner, Drawmer, GML, FMR Audio, Sequerra, Soundelux, SoundField , ZSYS

Tips from Inside Mix
Tour manager/FOH engineer Kevin "Chief" Zaruk on mixing for Nickelback live: "Almost every song has delay on it, even if you can't notice it, like 50 ms on guitar. On almost the whole set, there is 100 ms of delay on the vocal. But I like it because you can't notice it, but you notice it if it's not there. Chad [Kroeger, lead singer/guitarist] likes a lot of effects on certain songs; you'll notice a lot of delays will come in and out. I like it. It gives you something different than the CD." MORE

Allen Cato (guitarist/co-producer) on Meshell Ndegeocello latest release: "[Ndegeocello] really is a free spirit, creative and extremely prolific. The technical aspect of these things can block that sometimes. Being a musician myself, I can understand what that is like. So I tried to create an atmosphere where we could flow and make the technical aspects as much of a non-issue as I could for her." MORE

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